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La Semaine’s Artistic Director and the selection committee members are all journalists and film critics, appointed by the Board of the French Union of the Film Critics.

The selection of the 56th edition will be announced at the end of April 2017

Charles Tesson – Artistic Director
As film critic, Charles Tesson wrote several important books on cinema and he is a senior lecturer in Film History and Aesthetics at La Sorbonne. From 1998 to 2003, he was the editor-in-chief at Les Cahiers du Cinéma, for which he is still writing today. He entered the Selection Committee of La Semaine de la Critique for the 49th and 50th editions, before becoming its Artistic Director in April 2011.


Feature Films:

Thomas Baurez: After a prior experience in short and feature films production and distribution, Thomas chose to become a journalist and a film critic, activity he has taken up fully since 2004, collaborating first with Studio Magazine and afterwards with StudioCineLive.
Ava Cahen: Lecturer at the Nanterre University and intervener at Le Cercle on Canal+ Cinéma channel, Ava joined the editorial team of Clap! in 2011 and became the co-chief editor in 2012. She actively took part in the creation of the magazine associated with the website and became the editor-in-chief in May 2015. Her first essay on Woody Allen was published in November 2015 (Archipel Publishing House).
Sandrine Marques: General editor of the Trois Couleurs magazine and manager of the MK2 editorial board for four years, Sandrine joined Le Monde in 2012. As film critic, she is presently involved in various schemes destined for screen education and contributes to La Septième Obsession magazine.
Olivier Pélisson: He has collaborated with Zurban magazine, Monsieurciné, DvdLive as a journalist and film critic. He is now working for Bande à Part web magazine, and LeCiné
Nicolas Schaller : At the same time journalist, but also film and music critic at L'Obs, he collaborates with the monthly Lui and the broadcast Le Cercle on Canal+ Cinéma channel. Between 1999 and 2008 he worked for the cinema monthly Première and he officiated for such broadcasts as Le Grand Journal on Canal+ and Dimanche 2 Cinéma on France 2. He wrote in collaboration with Alexis Trosset the monograph Martin Scorsese, which was released in 2004 by Dark Star publishing.

Short Films:
Léo Soesanto, coordinator: As a journalist and film critic, Léo collaborates among others with Les Inrockuptibles and Canal+. He is the head programmer of the International Festival of Independent Films in Bordeaux since its creation in 2012. Since 2016, he is also a programmer for feature film at The Rotterdam Film Festival. At La Semaine de la Critique, he was a member of the selection committee for feature films for six editions (2009-2011, 2013-2015).
Thomas Fouet: He is a journalist for Fiches du cinéma; assistant editor for Capsules (a private collection). Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the online magazine Cinématraque. Jury member for the Film Singulier prize awarded by the French Union of Film Critics.
Carole Milleliri: After six years with, Carole Milleliri joins the team in 2013 and becomes its editor-in-chief the next year when the magazine Clap! appeared. She also helped develop the « apéro-screenings » with Collectif Prod, a scheme dedicated to short films and she created the Ciné-Rebelle Festival in 2014.
Marie-Pauline Mollaret: Marie-Pauline is a journalist and film critic. She is the editor-in-chief of the web magazine dedicated to cinema and festival news. She is also a collaborator for several specialized magazines, such as L'Avant-scène Cinéma.


Film scouting and relations with the industry are still handled by Rémi Bonhomme, Program Manager, Hélène Auclaire, Head of the Film Department and Julie Marnay, in charge of short films..

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