Jury 2021

International Competition

Audrey Dana, présidente du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival
Photo : Olivier Delbosc - vêtements : Léon et Harper

Audrey Dana

President of the jury

La Très Courte bioAudrey Dana started out on the stage at the National Conservatory of Orleans, where she won the first prize for dramatic art. She then took on a series of roles in the theatre, before meeting Claude Lelouch, who offered her a role in Roman de gare, for which she was nominated for a César award in the category of Best New Actress and received the Romy-Schneider Award. Alternating between cinema and theatre, she practised her skills as a scriptwriter and director. She released her first feature film Sous les jupes des filles in 2013, then her second in 2017, Si j'étais un homme. Audrey Dana is also an author, with the release of her first novel Fa(m)ille in 2019. She has just finished shooting her third feature film as a director, Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which will be released in summer 2021.

Audrey Ismaël, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Audrey Ismaël

Composer

La Très Courte bioAudrey Ismaël is a French singer, songwriter and producer. Originally from Reunion Island, she draws part of her inspiration from the polyrhythms passed on to her by her island and composes furiously intimate melodies, using both organic and electronic elements. Audrey works with Olivier Coursier (AaRON) on the soundtrack of Vanessa Filho's first feature film, Gueule d'Ange (2018), a film starring Marion Cotillard selected at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard category. In 2019, Audrey won the Best Music Award at the Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle in collaboration with Bastien Burger for the third season of the series Les Grands directed by Vianney Lebasque. More recently, Audrey was invited to create the soundtrack for the immersive exhibition Japan, Another View directed by Pierre Goismier for the Grande Halle de la Villette (summer 2020).

Nathaniel Mechaly , membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Nathaniel Mechaly

Composer

La Très Courte bio Nathaniel Mechaly studied cello, chamber music and composition at the national conservatories of Marseille, Paris and Boulogne. He began his career as a composer in 2004 with Avanim for Raphaël Nadjari and then Revolver for Guy Ritchie and contributed to the success of the Taken trilogy. They also signed many series such as Kabul Kitchen, 13 November or more recently The Promise. He has just completed the music for the new series by the duo Mans Marlind and Björn Stein, Shadowplay. He is currently working with director Wong Kar Waï, with whom he has already collaborated on See you tomorrow and The Grandmaster. He also composes for theatre, contemporary dance and advertising.

Guillaume Lauras, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Guillaume Lauras

Film editor

La Très Courte bio Editing is all about rhythm, both in the image and in the sound. Guillaume Lauras, editor of series (Dix pour Cent, Stalk, 3615 Monique) and feature films (Felicita by Bruno Merle) and documentaries (Les Étoiles vagabondes by Syrine Boulanouar and Nekfeu), explains how to edit according to the music, how to adapt the music to the images, and how to dissociate the two completely to create an effect of rupture.

Marilyne Letertre, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Marilyne Letertre

Film journalist
Madame Figaro

La Très Courte bio After working with Grazia, Cine+, France Soir and Metro, among others, Marilyne Letertre has been a film journalist for Madame Figaro for the past five years. She also passes on her love of the Seventh Art to the young readers of the Journal de Mickey and ensures the editorial coordination of the platform Soeurs Jumelles which, like the eponymous event, is dedicated to music in the image.

Louise Wessbecher , membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Louise Wessbecher

Film journalist
Huffpost

La Très Courte bio Louise Wessbecher has been a journalist for the past ten years, and is now head of the culture, media and entertainment section of HuffPost France. She is interested in cinema, series, music (especially Beyoncé), TV shows and also in the place of streaming platforms in all these fields. Before joining the HuffPost editorial team, she worked for Mashable with France 24 and Culturebox.

Maxime Berthemy, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Maxime Berthemy

Scriptwriter

La Très Courte bio A graduate of the "Creation of TV Series" section of the Fémis, Maxime Berthemy was a writer on several series such as Irresponsable (OCS) and Nina (France 2), before being the showrunner of Profilage (TF1) for three years. Today, he is writing season 2 of OVNI(s) (Canal+) with the two creators of the series. He also collaborated on the writing of the short film Un Adieu by Mathilde Profit, winner of the Prix Jean Vigo and nominated for a César in 2020.

Vanessa Van Zuylen, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Vanessa Van Zuylen

Producer

La Très Courte bio Vanessa Van Zuylen started out as a magazine designer before moving into film production. As a true entrepreneur, she started producing feature films in 2013, with the ambition to develop French and international projects. She produced Laurent Tirard's Un Homme à la hauteur in 2016, starring Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira, a film that attracted 1 million admissions in France and abroad. She has just produced the film Eiffel, which will be released very soon.

Lolita Chammah, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival
Photo : Andrea Ciccale

Lolita Chammah

Actress

La Très Courte bio Lolita Chammah made her screen debut at the age of four in Claude Chabrol's Une affaire de femmes. Eleven years later, she met director Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, who offered her a leading role in her film La Vie moderne. Following her literary studies and theatre courses, the actress went on to shoot numerous films, notably under the direction of Claire Denis, Marc Fitoussi, Claire Simon, Benoit Jacquot, Sophie Letourneur and more recently Élise Girard and Christophe Le Masne. She alternates between film and theatre, for Isild Le Besco who directed S'aimer quand même and in La Visite, a monologue directed by Anne Berest. She will soon be seen in Michele Placido's L'Ombre de Placido and in the fourth season of the series Dix pour Cent.

Jérémie Duchier, membre du jury de la 23e édition du Très Court International Film Festival

Jérémie Duchier

Head Decorator

La Très Courte bio Jérémie works mainly in the film industry. He collaborates with Bruno Dumont, Roschdy Zem, Mickael Hanecke, Raoul Peck, Nils Tavernier... He won the 2017 César for the best set for the film Chocolat. The art of historical reconstruction and a still hidden talent for design define his work, which is always sharp and spectacular.