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Sélection ComitEE 2014

For the 53rd edition of La Semaine de la Critique, Charles Tesson, Artistic Director, will be supported by 9 journalist, all members of the Union of French Film Critics.

Artistic Director
Charles Tesson
(Les Cahiers du Cinéma)
A film critic, Charles Tesson wrote several important books on cinema and has been teaching at La Sorbonne for years. Editor of Les Cahiers du Cinéma from 1998 to 2003, he is still working with them. He was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Korean Cinema Award at the 18th Busan International Film Festival for his significant contributions to promote Korean Cinema to worldwide.


Feature Films:

Ariane Allard: Journalist and film critic, she was in charge of the Cinema Department at La Provence newspaper. Member of the Positif ‘s editorial board, teacher at Paris’ and Bordeaux’ Universities, she also published two books. She’s now working as free-lance in Paris.
Alex Vicente: Journalist for several medias in Spain and France, correspondent for the Fotogramas magazine in Paris, he writes on culture and art for El País. Commentator on a France Inter radio show, he also collaborates with Les Inrockuptibles. He’s part of the Semaine’s selection committee for the first time.
Alex Masson: Film critic, he has collaborated with various magazines such as Rendez-vous, SCORE, Standard, Les Inrockuptibles and Première and is now a reviewer for Radio Nova. French delegate for the San Sebastian Film Festival, programmer for the Belfort Film Festival – Entrevues, member of the Semaine’s Committee from 2008 to 2010, he’s back with us since 2012.
Annick Peigné-Giuly: Journalist and writer, she has worked for the newspaper Libération from 1982 to 2006. She has been a member of the magazine Images documentaires editorial selection committee since 1999. In 2001, she directed a radio documentary for Colette Fellous' show "Carnet nomade" on France Culture.
Pamela Pianezza: She worked as freelance for the French magazines Première, GQ, Le Monde des ados and Trois Couleurs, in England for Dazed & Confused and also as French correspondent for the Canadian magazine Séquences. She is the founder and editor in chief of Tess Magazine.
Léo Soesanto: Film Critic and blogger for Les Inrockuptibles, Léo has bee part of the committee in 2009 during 3 years. After a one-year-break, he enters the selection committee again for 2013 edition. He’s also Bordeaux International Film Festival’s Artistic Director. .

Short Films:

Fabien Gaffez (Coordinator): A film critic for Positif, Film History and Aesthetics teacher, he wrote several books (about Orson Welles, The Actor Studio…) and is the new Artistic Director of the Amiens International Film Festival. A member of the selection committee for feature films between 2010 and 2012, he enters the short films selection committee in 2013 before becoming its coordinator for the 53rd édition.
Iris Brey: Film critic, she collaborates with several medias (Tess Magazine, France 24, Les Fiches du Cinéma, L’Avant-Scène Cinéma), she also teaches Literature and Cinema at the New York University-Paris. She enters the Short Film Selection Committee for the first time.
Pierre-Simon Gutman: Teacher at the ESRA School in Paris, Pierre-Simon is also deputy director of L'Avant Scène Cinéma magazine, member of the editorial board of Les Fiches du Cinéma, he has collaborated with several other magazines. Member of the feature selection committee from 2008 to 2010 for La Semaine, he enters the short film committee for the 2014 edition.


Film scouting and relations with the industry are still handled by Rémi Bonhomme, Program Manager, and Hélène Auclaire, Head of the Film Department.

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