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

Danielle Attali

Journalist and film critic, Danielle Attali has been the head of the cultural department with Journal du Dimanche for over twenty years. Jury member for “Aide à la realisation” of the Gan Foundation in 2014, she covered more than thirty editions of the Cannes Film Festival. She was a co-writer of the book on the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 (Edition Stock). Since 2017 she works as an independent critic and devotes herself to writing.

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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 Frenchmania, and acts as Editor in Chief. In November 2017, she publishes her second book, Cheforama (Nouriturfu publications)

Pierre-Simon Gutman

Pierre Simon Gutman is the deputy editor for l'avant-scène cinéma and mise en scène and cinema history teacher for ESRA in Paris and Brussels. After a PHD on Michael Cimino, obtained in 2008 at Paris VII Denis Diderot, he has been teaching at Paris VII and Nancy 2 universities. He has been a collaborator for 3 Couleurs, Éclipses and l'Annuel du cinéma, has directed several short films and has been a member of the feature films selection committee (2007 to 2010) and short film committee between 2013 and 2016.

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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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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).

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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.