Jury Compétition Internationale longs métrages 2016

Antoine Duplan

Born in Lausanne, in 1957. At the same time as his studies in the arts, he worked, as an illustrator and writer, on different alternative reviews (Combat, Non-Violent, Rebrousse-Poil) and specialised reviews (Music Scene). A music critic for the 24 heures daily paper, he became a freelance journalist for L'Hebdo in 1981. Initially responsible for the events pages, he worked as editorial secretary, ran the cultural section, then became assistant editor. A cultural journalist, specialised in film, but keen on comics, music and literature, he joined the editorial team at Le Temps in Geneva in 2011. He was a member of the Zep jury at the Angoulême Festival in 2005 and of the Prix Pathé – Film Critic Prize at the Solothurn Film Festival in 2006.

Abbas Fahdel

Abbas Fahdel is an Iraqi-French film director, screenwriter and film critic, born in Babylon, Iraq. Based in France since the age of 18, he studied cinema at the Sorbonne University where he attended lectures by Eric Rohmer, Jean Rouch and Serge Daney, and obtained his Ph.D. In 2002, he returned to Iraq and made a documentary film, Back to Babylon. In 2008, he directed his first fiction feature film Dawn of the World, shot in Egypt with Hafsia Herzi and Hiam Abbass. In 2015, his new film, Homeland (Iraq Year Zero), a monumental documentary of 334 minutes, won prizes at Visions du Réel (Sesterce d'Or), Locarno (Doc Alliance Selection Award), Yamagata (Jury Prize and Public Prize), DMZ DOCS in South Korea (Great Prize), RIDM Montreal (Great Prize and Public Prize), Carthage (Tanit d'Argent), Ficunam Mexico (Public Prize) and Filmmaker Milano (Second Prize)...

Simone Gattoni

Born in 1984, in Broni (Italy), Simone Gattoni is one of the most important Italian film producers today. After graduating in 2007, he started directing short movies and working as a producer. On the set of Marco Bellocchio's Sorelle Mai, he started his collaboration with the director of Fists in the Pocket. In 2011, worked as an assistant on Pietro Marcello's documentary, Il silenzio di Pelesjan an observational film about Artavazd Peleshian that premiered in Venice. The same year, also directed by Marcello, he worked on Marco Bellocchio, Venezia 2011. Frammenti (2012), produced by Gattoni and directed by Italian master Franco Piavoli, was presented at the Rome International Film Festival. The same year, he helped launch S.B.: Io Lo Conoscevo Bene, the controversial documentary on Silvio Berlusconi directed by Giacomo Durzi and Giovanni Fasanella. In 2015, he produces Sangue del mio sangue, Bellocchio's take on modern day vampires and segregated nuns. Fai bei sogni is the second film of Marco Bellocchio that Gattoni has produced. 

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