The following list of directors, actors, screenwriters and other film industry professionals focuses primarily on those who have either collaborated on or, been the subject of, a film series, festival or other program that we have helped to organized.
Leos Carax's filmography opens with a trilogy that has become legendary. Shot in black and white, Boy Meets Girl (1984), with actors Mireille Perrier and Carax's alter ego Denis Lavant, evokes silent cinema, the world of Jean Cocteau, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard. Regarded by critics as the heir of the New Wave, Leos Carax continued with The Night is Young (1986), featuring a trio of unforgettable actors, Denis Lavant, Michel Piccoli, and Juliette Binoche.READ MORE
Director Sam Ball’s work has been exhibited on public television nationwide and at many of America's most prestigious venues for independent film, ranging from the Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art New York.
Much of Ball’s recent work –including an upcoming multimedia exhibit and film planned for the 2013 exhibition Marc Chagall : Years of War and Exile at the Jewish Museum New York- explores the creative process.READ MORE
Sophie Lellouche has always been a frequent spectator at the French Cinémathèque and great admirer of Ernst Lubitsch, Frank Capra, Billy Wilder, Jean-Paul Rappeneau and Woody Allen. She wanted to make movies from the start. However, getting around to actually making them took her a long time.READ MORE
Epstein was born in Warsaw in 1897, to a French-Jewish father and Polish mother. After his father died in 1908, the family relocated to Switzerland, where Epstein remained until beginning medical school at the University of Lyon in France. While in Lyon, Epstein served as a secretary and translator for Auguste Lumière, considered one of the founders of cinema.READ MORE
Fleur Albert was born in 1972. After completing a degree of Literature and Cinema in Nantes, Poitiers and Paris, Fleur worked as an assistant for many directors, such as Jean Michel Carre. Between 1999 and 2002 she was the assistant of Jean Luc Godard on the shooting of Eloge de l`amour, while at the same time starting to write and direct her own movies : The next generation (1995), a musical documentary, and Clarisse est partie, a documentary that narrates her looking for the women of her family.READ MORE
Reza Serkanian was born in 1966 in Iran. He started making short films at 17 years old and obtained many awards in his country. He continued this career after studying cinema, and from 1989 on, his films have obtained recognition outside of Iran (Festivals such as: Clermont- Ferrand, Vila do Conde, Bilbao, Saarbrucken, Copenhagen, Amiens...). It is in 1997 that he decided to leave the country in search of new horizons.READ MORE
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