Éric Cervera is a composer, sound designer, producer and sound engineer from Brittany. Throughout the last 25 years he has made the soundtracks of around 1000 films. Documentaries, feature films (in particular, Ze film, Eden log and A coup sûr by Delphine de Vigan), short films (Cosmos Laundromat, Cable by Rémi Gamiette, etc.), adverts (for Canal +, Orange, etc.), and also TV channel continuity images. He has also collaborated with many internationally-reknowned musicians such as Republik, David Guetta, Shaka Ponk, Thomas Fersen, Lili, Amelia Warner and also Pete Ross & the Sapphire.
BERNARD MENEZ ACTOR / FRANCE
Bernard Menez can claim to be a member of the French hall of fame. Actor, singer and film director, he has collaborated with the greatest and the most popular filmmakers (François Truffaut, Pascal Thomas, Louis de Funès, Mathieu Amalric, Jacques Rozier, Guillaume Brac...) since the last days of the 1960s. He has sold more than a million records and also continues to do theatre. He is currently starring alongside Fanny Ardant. He is also a committed champion for young creatives, in particular actors. For several years he has represented the structure Talents Adami Cannes, which aims to promote emerging French actors through short films.
(CC y-sa Georges Biard)
GUNHILD ENGER FILMMAKER / NORMAY
Gunhild Enger was born in Oslo in 1980. Among others, she has studied cinema at the Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Gotenburg. She has written and directed several well-travelled short films, of which Prematur, a work which was an award-winner at the 2012 Brest European Short Film Festival. Her graduation film Bargain was listed at the BAFTAs in 2015. Her latest short film The Committee was presented at the festivals of Locarno and Chicago. The debut French screening will take place at this year’s festival in Brest.
OLIVIER LORELLE SCREENWRITER / FRANCE
Olivier Lorelle studied for his PhD in philosophy while he was at a school of mime and circus arts. He began by writing for theatre before becoming a screenwriter, writing around thirty feature and TV film screenplays, including Home by Ursula Meier, Gare du Nord by Claire Simon and films by Rachid Bouchareb. As a regular collaborator of the latter, he won the Cesar for best screenplay in 2006 for Indigènes. Ex co-president of the Guild of screenwriters in France, he is currently in post-production of his second feature film. He has also written and directed two short films including Avec un grand A, selected in competition at the 20th Brest Festival.
BIRGIT GLOMBITZA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / GERMANY
Birgit Glombitza studied Philosophy, Arts and History in Frankfurt. Journalist and writer (in particular for Die Ziet), she has published many articles and in 2010 took over as artistic director of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, one of the most important festivals in Europe.