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. 


Ed Brubaker

(Updated on 09/15/2014)
Ed Brubaker is an American comic book writer and cartoonist, best known for writing superhero comics such as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Catwoman, Uncanny X-Men, and The Authority. READ MORE

Calmin Borel

(Updated on 04/17/2013)
Calmin Borel is the General Delegate of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Born in 1973, he graduated in audio visual production management from Clermont-Ferrand University, while being the president of the Clermont-Ferrand University Film Society. READ MORE

Faouzi Bensaïdi

(Updated on 04/03/2013)
After having worked in theater as a director and an actor, Faouzi Bensaïdi directed his first short film in 1997, "The Cliff", which won 23 prizes in festivals in France and abroad. READ MORE

Sam Ball

(Updated on 11/02/2012)

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.


Bernadette Lafont

(Updated on 10/28/2012)
Discovered by the team at Les Cahiers du cinéma, Bernadette Lafont quickly became the "face of the New Wave" and experienced a meteoric rise. READ MORE