Born in 1975 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Graduated from the Vevey School of Photography and the New York Film Academy. CŒUR ANIMAL is her first fiction feature film (Swiss Film Prize 2010:
Best film and Best actor). CYANURE, her second fiction feature film, a Swiss-Canadian co-production, was released in February 2013. She directed a historical documentary: 14-18 DES ENFANTS BELGES EN SUISSE (2018).
From 1997 to 2005, she worked as an editor. Since 2003, she has been teaching cinema – screenwriting, directing, directing the actors, regularly in Switzerland and France.
Pierre Hodgson was born in London in 1959. After Oxford, he came to Paris where he was coordinator on Olivier Assayas’ first film DESORDRE and 1st AD to Raul Ruiz on TREASURE ISLAND. The next years were split between working as a TV producer in London and screenwriting for Joao Canijo in Lisbon. Two of these films went to ‘Un Certain Regard’. He continues to combine making documentaries with screenwriting. Credits include Philippe Grandrieux’ SOMBRE, Randa Chahl’s INFIDÈLES, Hany Abou Asad’s PARADISE NOW which won a Golden Globe and three features by Jerome de Missolz, the last of which went to Directors’ Fortnight. His current writing contracts include two French and one German productions. He has been a Tutor at Le Groupe Ouest | European Film Lab since 2015.
Ralitza Petrova (b. 1976, Sofia, Bulgaria) studied film and video art at University of the Arts London, and later fiction directing at the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS). Her shorts have won wide acclaim at the film festival circuit, including Cannes, Berlin and Locarno, as well as on numerous art platforms, such as Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou. In 2016, her feature debut GODLESS premiered at Locarno Film Festival , where it won four awards, amongst them the Golden Leopard for Best Film. Since, the film has won 27 awards, and has been nominated for European Discovery 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI by the European Film Academy. Ralitza Petrova is a fellow of the DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Program 2019, where she developed her next feature film.
She is an alumna of TorinoFilmLab, Le Groupe Ouest, Nipkow Programm, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, and a member of the European Film Academy and Women in Film Los Angeles.
Răzvan Rădulescu (born in Bucharest, in 1969) studied linguistics, French Litterature and then Opera directing before starting to work in cinema. As a screenwriter (The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu; Tuesday after Christmas; Child’s pose), script consultant (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days; The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu) and director (First of all, Felicia; Evropa) he followed a basic principle: that cinema on screen is about what we see and hear, while off screen it is about what we think and feel. Since 2005, he took occasional teaching jobs in Dramaturgy (ESAV Marrakesh, York University Toronto, Scuola Holden Torino and Academy of Arts Karlsruhe).
Antoine Le Bos
Antoine was coming from a previous life in sailing and philosophy when he graduated from C.E.E.A in Paris. He first directed short films and on-stage experiments, before signing or co-signing around 25 feature scripts for independent filmmakers.
He won the Gan Foundation Price as a writer in 2005, created Le Groupe Ouest in Brittany in 2006, which has become N°1 place in Europe for the coaching of writers in residency. He’s been closely collaborating with TorinoFilmLab since 2007 and has been tutoring for NFDC Lab (India), TFL (Italy), Biennale College (Venice), Moulin d’Andé (France), Maïa Workshops, Doha Film Institute, and many others. With Le Groupe Ouest, he has created the Cross Channel Film Lab experience, and in 2015 launched LIM | Less is More, the European development programme for limited budget features.
He is LIM Artistic Director, as well as the mentor of LIM’s “Development angels” all year long.
Born in 1977, in Brittany. She has a Master Degree in Modern French and English Litterature (University of Western Brittany, Brest, and University of Wales, Swansea). She also has studied set-building in Larkin Art School (Dublin). In 2004, in Dublin, she creates a street theatre company : The Pirate Puppet Company. She has travelled with it in Ireland, England, Spain and Portugal. In 2018, she writes and directs a stop-motion serie for the Breton speaking television (An Dorioù). She has just finished a short stereoscopic 3D film, TxanTxangorri, with marionettes and live actors. She is currently working on Birds of a feather, a feature film in stereoscopy 3D.
She is a writer and a director and she also teaches Breton and English. She has been a consultant for Le Groupe Ouest since 2014.
Portrait by Brigitte Bouillot