2020 Selection committees

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

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.

Clémentine Dramani-Issifou

F. Clémentine Dramani-Issifou is an independent film curator, researcher and critic. Between 2010 and 2017, she launched and ran the New Film Documentaries Festival (Paris, Porto Novo, Lome, Phnom Penh). Since 2016 she has been taking part in curating residences and initiating projetcs around research, film programming and contemporary art. She recently published critical essays such as Mille Soleils de Mati Diop, une esthétique de l’interstice, in Dix films d’Afrique (published by L’Harmattan, 2019), Musique et cinéma, in Africa in Music published by Duta, 2018) and joined the team of Frenchmania magazine.

Miquel Escudero Diéguez

Journalist and cinema programmer, his articles have been published in magazines such SoFilmDirigido Por and Cuenta y Razón. He is a programmer at Chinechilex (Chilean film directors association), where he works with director Pamela Varela. He is also a programmer at the experimental cinema association Braquage, as well as the represnetative and curator of the avant-garde film directors collective Obscuritads.

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Pauline Mallet

After studying film, Pauline Mallet became a film critique. She has worked for various outlets such as Konbini, Rockyrama and CinéSéries - where she was able to sharpen her writing skills by analysing series. In 2018, she created a podcast, Sorociné where she sheds light on women in film both on and behind the camera. She is currently writing an essay on the relationship between mainstream cinema and the depiction of women.

Olivier Pélisson

Film critic and journalist, he is currently writing for Bande à Part and Bref. Olivier currently takes part in the TV program Top of the Shorts on Canal+ Cinéma and has collaborated with Zurban, Monsieurcinéma.com,
DvdLive and LeCinémadanslesyeux.com. Over the years, he has worked as a festivalm programmer (Paris Film Festival), script reader (France 2 Cinema, CNC), criticism workshop facilitator (Paris, Cannes, Bakouriani, Erevan), and jury member at festivals and for the French Union of Film Critics. He is one of the contributors to the Dictionnaire Eustache, published by Léo Scheer publishing.

Courts métrages

Léo Soesanto

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).

William Le Personnic

William Le Personnic is a contributor at Brefcinéma and the monthly magazine Positif. He is currently involved in a non-profit organisation to champion short films. 

Marie Pauline Mollaret

Journalist and film critic, Marie-Pauline Mollaret is the editor-in-chief of the web magazine EcranNoir.fr and also contributes to several specialised magazines, such as Bref and L'Avant-scène Cinéma. In 2019, She also took part in the selection committee of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival as well as the preselection committee for animated films of the César Academy.

Nanako Tsukidate

Nakano Tsukidate is a film critic and journalist, working primarily for Japan’s Nobody Magazine. She has also been a programmer for many years for the Hiroshima International Festival, where she deals specifically with European cinema, where she has organised several retrospectives around French cinema, for instance screening films produced by Diagonale, Henri Langlois, Mai 68 and the Zanzibar group. She collaborated with T-Mobile New Horizons International Festival for a Philippe Garrel retrospective in 2015.

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