Women's Words Competition
Valérie Urrea & Nathalie Masduraud
The very short bio Nathalie and Valérie have directed several films together that address the commitment of artists in our contemporary societies. From the portrait of the filmmaker Alice Guy to that of the writer Marguerite Duras, they also explore the representation of female figures in history. In 2021, they conceived and directed the serie H24 - 24 heures dans la vie d’une femme (24 hours in a woman's life) denouncing violence against women. Co-produced and broadcast by Arte, this European series has so far gathered more than 14 million viewers in France. One of their first collaborations, Focus Iran, l'audace au premier plan, was awarded an Etoile de la SCAM and their webseries Iran#Nofilter has received several international awards.
The very short bio Marie is a journalist, specialist in feminist and LGBT+ issues and editor of the lesbian magazine Well Well Well. Former editor-in-chief of Les Inrocks, she has worked for BuzzFeed News, Libération and Têtu. In 2021, she published Herstory, Histoire(s) des féminismes at La Ville brûle, illustrated by Anna Wanda Gogusey.
THE VERY SHORT bio Trained as a lawyer, Justine Henochsberg worked for five years at the Cinémathèque Française as an administrator (Dance Cinematheque) where she produced several events and documentaries. She was then responsible for the development of a new concept of film clubs for children, La Lanterne Magique, for the group of independent movie exhibitors Etoile Cinémas. In 2013, with Julie Guesnon Amarante, she created Les Batelières productions, whose editorial line is built around social, political, cultural projects and also projects for young audiences that are expressed through documentary, animation or fiction.
Julie Guesnon Amarante
La Très Courte bio After the School of Journalism and a DEA in "Cinema and Anthropology", Julie Guesnon Amarante was a production manager and then executive producer for more than eight years on several documentary productions for French television channels (Arte, France Télévisions, LCP, Planète, TV5...) as well as for the cinema.
In 2013, with Justine Henochsberg, she created Les Batelières productions, whose editorial line is built around social, political, cultural projects and also projects for young audiences that are expressed through documentary, animation or fiction.
The very short bio Margot Gallimard is a screenwriter, director and editor. In 2018, she notably won the best short film award at the International Women's Film Festival for her first short film Larsen. Her first feature film is currently being financed. Alongside film, for the past two years she has directed the collection L’Imaginaire at Gallimard, a collection of reprints of forgotten works now endowed with a new dynamic, more feminist, queer and inclusive.
The very short bio Writer, director, photographer and painter, Boulomsouk Svadphaiphane explores otherness. She appeals to perceptions, to people's senses and to her own. In this search for sensations, it is the memory in the bodies, the transmission of her own history but also of the stories that cross us, that she summons. These individual stories and her intimate story in the background allow her to deconstruct diktats, stereotypes, to find other realities and gestures to conjure or sublimate what is said through us and goes beyond us to make a common history, that of humanity.
the very short bio Kiyémis is an Afrofeminist author and poet. She works on the question of the place of Afrodescendant women in European spaces and the question of self-love and body positive. She published in March 2018 her first collection of poetry A Nos Humanités Révoltées to the editions Métagraphes and then to the editions Premiers Matins de Novembre. After having participated in several collective works, she published in the fall of 2022 at Albin Michel editions her essay Je suis Ton Pire Cauchemar.
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After graduating from high school, Anna studied history at the universities of Bordeaux and Prague, then joined the Master's program in cinema and audiovisual at the University of Paris 1. At the same time, she did internships in image education and short film distribution, while participating as a scriptwriter in student shoots. She is now in charge of cultural projects management within the association Femmes & Cinéma and is working on her first short film project.
the very short bio Actor, director, producer and actress, Chloé Ponce-Voiron is also the co-founder and treasurer of La Fondation des Femmes. As part of the Osez le féminisme, she directed Vie de Meuf : Les relous which is in the Paroles de Femmes competition of the 14th edition of the Très Court International Film Festival.
Chloé was the co-president of the last edition of the Paroles de Femmes competition, and is pleased to be involved again this year.