2022 Selection Committees

Discover the 61st Semaine de la Critique selection committees

Ava Cahen
Artistic Director

Ava Cahen founded and co-managed the magazine CLAP from 2014 to 2016. Since 2017, she's running the website frenchMania.fr and more recently, the biannual magazine FrenchMania. In 2016, she's launched her own Parisian cine-club, the Woody Club. She has also been a commentator for the TV programme "Le Cercle" on Canal+ since 2014 and since 2019 for "Une heure en séries », a radio programme broadcast on France Inter. She has published several books on cinema and series, Woody Allen: profession Cynique (2015), Cheforama (2017) and Game of Thrones Décodé (2019). Ava Cahen joined the French Union of Film Critics in 2016. A university lecturer at Nanterre Paris X University, Ava Cahen has been a dedicated member of the feature film selection committee at La Semaine de la Critique under the artistic direction of Charles Tesson. She's now the Artistic Director of La Semaine de la Critique.

Feature films committee

Short films committee

Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou
Coordinator

Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou is an art ant film curator, a film critic and university lecturer (HEAD, Geneva). In 2020, she joined the team of the Yennenga Centre in Dakar and the Marrakech International Film Festival. She is a regular contributor for specialised publications - From Programming to Curating Film Festivals : la Semaine de la Critique and Marrakech International Film Festival in the Age of Covid 19, (ed. Palgrave MacMillan), Thousand Suns by Mati Diop, as Æsthetic of the Interstice (ed. Harmattan) and to FrenchMania magazine.

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