Paloma Sermon-Daï was born in Namur, Belgium on 14 July 1993. She graduated in image studies at the Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles. Her graduation film Makenzy was selected at Visions du Réel in 2017. In 2020, she directed her first feature documentary, Petit Samedi. The film had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2020 and won numerous awards such as the Bayard d’Or at Namur IFF, Diagonales Award at Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers, Best Documentary Award at the Athens International Film Festival and Magritte for Best Documentary.