Member of Visions du Réel’s selection committee since 2007, Emmanuel Chicon has been a journalist, a documentary film critic and has produced several radio documentaries. He is currently member of La Fabrique documentaire, and of Sans Canal Fixe, another association active in the local distribution of documentary cinema. Since 2012, he also collaborates with the Agence régionale du Centre pour le livre, l'image et la culture numérique (CICLIC) organising directing and editing workshops within the University.
After graduating in History and Film with a research project about the intertwined destinies of the French Cinémathèque and MoMA's Film Library, Céline Guénot teaches in schools and universities in France, England and the U.S. In 2012 she joins FIDMarseille's selection committee, also works as editor in chief for its daily newspaper and participates in Doc Alliance Academy's projects. An alumna of Paris film school La Fémis, she directs several short films. She is now settled in Zurich and working on her first feature documentary.
Based in Geneva, Elena López Riera has been a member of the Festival Entrevues Belfort selection committee since 2016, and a consultant at the Seville European Film Festival. A doctor in audiovisual communication, she has taught at the universities of Geneva, Madrid, Valencia, Gerona and the Tabakalera–International Centre for Contemporary Culture. She has published articles on cinema and comparative literature and she is one of the co-founding members of the Lacasinegra collective, as well as a director and screenwriter.
Giona A. Nazzaro is the General Delegate of Venice's International Film Critics' Week. Film critic, journalist and programmer, he writes for Il Manifesto, Rumore and FilmTV. Author of many books and essays about cinema and music. He has been working for the Festival Cinema Giovani di Torino, the Festival dei Popoli, the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, and the Festival del film Locarno.
After having worked for a number of festivals, Madeline Robert now dedicates her career to documentary films. She has settled in the Village Documentaire in Lussas (France) where she was head of Africadoc, before joining Ardèche Images Production. In 2011, she cofounded the production company Les Films de la Caravane. She also takes part in organising the Doc Corner at the Cannes Film Market. At Visions du Réel, she coordinated the programming of the 2015 edition, before joining the selection committee the following year.
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