The Team


Philippe Bachman
C.E.O & Artistic Director – programmer

Philippe Bachman is a French musician, artistic director and producer.
He studied music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris and at the Sorbonne University. At the same time, he graduated and obtained a post-graduate diploma at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences-Po Paris). 
As a composer, he was awarded a grant from the “Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs” (1995) as well as a Fulbright scholarship in New York (1996). With the support of the BNPParibas Foundation, he toured with a trio in more than 10 Mediterranean countries. For the stage, he has composed for international productions including the Canadian director Robert Lepage.
He has worked for the Ministry of Culture, for the Cité de la Musique and for Ircam in Paris. Since 2005, he is the artistic director and C.E.O. of La Comète, Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, a national multi-arts and cinema venue. In 2008, he created the 360° Network, uniting 15 circular venues for the performing arts in 11 European Countries and Canada.
In 2012, he created War on Screen International Film Festival.


Hervé bougon
Programmer (feature film Competition)

Hervé Bougon has been an events programmer and cultural events manager for over 10 years.
As co-founder of the “City and Film” Festival which he has run since 2009 (programming and coordination), he also contributes on a regular basis to a number of film-related schemes for inner city communities (festivals, screenings, lectures and performances).
He has also worked for international film festival and training organisation Emergence and for the Paris Ile de France Festival as a programmer and coordinator. Since 2014, he has organised and run a “New Hollywood" series and teaches film appreciation courses. With a degree in History, Hervé Bougon joins War On Screen this year where he will be in charge of the feature film competition.

Olivier Broche
Programmer (Short films Competition and The funnier side af War)

Olivier Broche is an actor, director, producer and TV host.
For cinema and TV, he has worked alongside the likes of Cédric Klapisch, Coline Serreau, Manuel Poirier, Romain Goupil, Tonie Marshall and Philippe Le Guay, Blandine Lenoir, Muriel Coulin, Jérôme Bonnell, Etienne Labroue... He has written and directed television documentaries including Paul Reynaud and Le Temps des grands ensembles. In association with François Magal, he has produced a number of short films, including two which featured at the Cannes Film Festival: Cindy, the Doll is mine by Bertrand Bonello and Les Signes by Eugène Green. In theatre, his main activity, he joined Jérôme Deschamps’s Company from 1992 to 2003, appearing in Les Deschiens for Canal+. In the play Instants critiques, directed by François Morel, he plays plays the role of the famous cinema critic of the 60s and 70s Jean-Louis Bory. He sits on the judging panel for a number of festivals and is a script reader of both shorts and features for various committees, including Canal+. Since 2009, he has been artistic adviser of cinema for La Comète where he regularly presents screenings.


The Festival is organised by la Comète – Scène nationale of Châlons-en-Champagne and its teams.

CEO & Artistic Director- Philippe Bachman

Programmers – Hervé Bougon, Olivier Broche

Festival Coordination - Paola Caretta with Marie-Astrid BOULA MBA

Partenariats et action culturelle - Gwenola Corre with Charlotte Schwartz

Administration générale et comptabilité - Muriel Lartilleux, Sabrina Jesson
Equipe communication, relations publiques - ENadia Hmouche, Claire Rossi, Florence Violet

Billetterie - Emmanuelle Fléau, Agnès Galle, Julie Renault
Education artistique et programme jeune public - Nadia Hmouche, France Davoigneau, Pascal Vey (service éducatif)
Coordination bénévoles - Marie Cayre, Isabelle Calduch
Accueil jury – Pascale Wright
Webmaster - Sevanova (Stéphane Berthier, Frédéric Raffin-Caboisse)
Graphisme et catalogue – Les produits de l’épicerie (Philippe Delforge, Marieke Offroy), Marilyn Félix
Traductions - Neil Coffey, Marushka Vidovic
Interprétariat - Harold Manning

Gazette du Festival – Astrig Agopian, Bastien Desclaux, Marine Garnier, lise Moutier, Anaïs Richard, Wendoly Trogneux (Science Po – Campus Reims)

Photos – Christophe Manquillet

Attaché de presse - Jean-Bernard Emery

Direction technique - Gérard Claudel
Avec : Miguel Hernandez (Régie générale) Loïc Perrot, Nicolas Souply, Eric Audurier, Cédric Millet, Lorène Fourny

Régie technique et logistique - Twister Events (Emilie Rodière, avec Sébastien Aubert, Kamel Beztout, Jérôme Boyer, Stéphanie Ghaemian, Stéphane Imari, Rémi Laurichesse, Omar Mohammed, Wilfrid Wilbert)

Régie copies, coordination des projections - Cousu Main (Xuan Bérard, Vincent Godard)
Sous-titrage – VOSTAO (François Minaudier, Manuel Fernandez)

Entretien (Reims Nettoyage) - Nelly Arnier

Les techniciens intermittents qui accompagnent La Comète dans toutes ses activités.
L’équipe de 110 bénévoles.



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