2016 International Jury

muriel coulin

jury president

Muriel Coulin is a French filmmaker, born in Lorient in Brittany. She studied at the Louis Lumière School and began her career as director of photography for documentaries. In 1995, Muriel Coulin started making short films with her younger sister Delphine, a writer and head of documentary programmes at Arte. In 2011, the sisters made their first feature film 17 filles: the story of 17 teenage girls who get pregnant at the same time, to escape their daily lives. In 2014, their second feature film as screenwriters, Samba, was adapted from the novel written by Delphine a few years earlier.
In 2016, they released their third feature film, The Stopover (presented at the WOS at a special screening) about two women soldiers returning from Afghanistan and the possible psychological consequences of war. This drama was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 where it won the Best Screenplay Award.


thierry jousse 

Thierry Jousse, French filmmaker, radio journalist, screenwriter and film critic, was born in Nantes in 1961. After working as chief editor of the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma from 1991 to 1996 and writing numerous books on cinema (John Cassavetes and David Lynch amongst other subjects), he made three short films including Le Jour de Noël and Nom de code: Sacha starring Philippe Katerine.
Not limited to cinema, during the second half of the '90s he worked as music journalist for Inrockuptibles and Jazz Magazine, as well as on numerous radio shows on France Inter (Le Masque et la Plume) and France Musique (Cinéma Song, Easy Tempo). In 2005, he made his first feature film Les Invisibles, starring Laurent Lucas, Lio and Michael Lonsdale, and then in 2009 his second film Je suis un No Man’s Land starring Philippe Katerine. Since then, he has worked regularly for Arte (making a documentary on the golden age of soundtracks, Cartes Blanches Blow Up).


patrick chauvel

For over 45 years, Patrick Chauvel has been photographing almost all of the wars and conflicts that have blighted our world, from the Vietnam War to the troubles of Northern Ireland, from Mozambique to Angola, Lebanon, Iran, the former Yugoslavia and Chechnya. He has also directed a number of documentaries and is the author of three stories that draw on his experience as a key witness to these historic events: Rapporteur de guerre, Sky and Les Pompes de Riccardo Jesus. He has received a number of awards, among them the highly prestigious World Press Photo award in 1995. He recently co-ordinated the publication of Ceux du Nord, co-published by Les Arènes in association with his Foundation, which, through 140 previously unseen photographs taken by photo journalists from North Vietnam between 1966 and 1975, gives an insight into the Vietnam War as seen from their perspective.
The same year saw the creation of his foundation allowing to save a fund of over 200,000 images representing to date almost half a century of international history. He co-directed the documentary The Siege with Rémy Ourdan, winner of the 2016 Golden FIPA.


Ginger román

After spending a few years in La Cambre, the School of Fine Arts in Brussels, she trained at the studio Pygmalion in Paris and began working as an actress in 2009. Isild Le Besco gave Ginger her first major film role in the movie Bas Fonds. She then worked with directors Vincent Mariette, Emmanuel Bonnat,Vincent GPioutaz Sylvainiovanni, Jean-Paul Rouve and Rachid Hami. In 2014, she joined the cast of the musical Christophe Colomb La grande Aventure (Columbus The Great Adventure), directed by Gérald Dellorta and Gérôme Gallo at the Vingtième Théâtre, when she played Pepina, a young Italian girl who pretends to be a sailor and becomes a pirate. 

She played Fanny, a military nurse back from Afghanistan, in the film On Call by Delphine and Muriel Coulin, released in September 2016 and still in theaters. On television, she played Violet in season 2 of the series Le bureau des légendes (The Office of the Legends), written and directed by Eric Rochant.

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