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 Nouvelle (paris III). He has wrote for many years for Les Cahiers du Cinéma, where he was the editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2003. 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. He is also the President of the Aide aux Cinéma du Monde commission (CNC, French Institute) from 2016.

Feature Films

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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.

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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). In 2017, Ava takes part in creating the website Frenchmania, and acts as Editor in Chief. In November she also published the book, Cheforama (Nouriturfu publications). Her third work, an essay about the TV show Game of Thrones will be published in March 2019 (Du Rocher publications).

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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 7e Obsession magazine.

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Olivier Pélisson

Film critic and journalist, he is currently writing for Bande à Part and Bref. Olivier has collaborated with Zurban, Monsieurcinéma.comDvdLive and LeCinémadanslesyeux.com to name a few. Over the years, he has worked as a script reader (France 2 Cinema, CNC), criticism workshop facilitator (Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes - Cannes Film Meetup), and jury member at festivals and for the French Union of Film Critics. After a Master’s degree in Film and audiovisual studies in Lyon, he joined the Crac - Valence’s National Stage and cinema Les Navires - and then worked for Diaphana Distribution and Cargo Films. He was also in charge of programmation at the 1999 Paris Film Festival. He is one of the contributors to the Dictionnaire Eustache, published by Léo Scheer publishing.  

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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

Journalist and film critic, Léo has collaborated among others with Libération, Les Inrockuptibles or Premiere. 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).

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Thomas Fouet

He is a journalist for Fiches du cinéma; assistant editor for Capsules. Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the online magazine Cinématraque. Jury member for the Short Film prize awarded by the French Union of Film Critics.

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Carole Milleliri

After six years with Critikat.com, Carole Milleliri joins the Clapmag.com 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.

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Marie-Pauline Mollaret

Marie-Pauline is a journalist and film critic. She is the editor-in-chief of the web magazine EcranNoir.fr dedicated to cinema and festival news. She is also a collaborator for several specialized magazines, such as L'Avant-scène Cinéma.