- Pile poilFernand Raynaud Award for Best Comedy 2019 / France
- Pauline asservieTélérama Press Prize 2019 / France
- TigreNational CANAL+ Award 2019 / France
- Las CrucesNational Student Prize 2019 / France
- Côté coeurAdami Award for Best Actress 2019 / France
- Beautiful LoserSACD Award for Best First Live Action Short and Adami Award for Best Actor 2019 / France
- Cadavre exquisSACD Award for Best French-Speaking Animation 2019 / France
- La chansonAward for Best Original Score 2019 France
- Braquer PoitiersEquality and Diversity Award 2019 / France
- Nefta Football ClubNational Audience Prize 2019 / France
- Jupiter !National Special Jury Prize 2019 / France
- Ce magnifique gâteau !National Grand Prix 2019 / France/Belgium/Netherlands
- The Sound of FallingFestivals Connexion Award 2019 / United Kingdom/Taiwan/Colombia
- The PassageLab Audience Prize and CANAL+ Award 2019 / United States
- SwattedLab Special Jury Prize 2019 / France
- Last Year When the Train Passed byLab Grand Prix and Award for Best Documentary 2019 / France
- Twenty One PointsAllegorithmic Award for Best Visual Effects 2019 / New Zealand
- Binnu ka SapnaInternational Student Prize 2019 / India
- Tracing AddaiInternational Award for Best Animation / Germany
- SkinInternational Audience Prize 2019 / United States
- Leoforos PatisionInternational Special Jury Prize and CANAL+ Award 2019 / Greece
- Cadoul de CraciunInternational Grand Prix 2019 / Romania
- Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival42st edition from January 31st to 8th, 2020
- Dekalb ElementaryUSA - 2016
Filmmaker, scriptwriter, producer
Born and raised in Paris, in 1972, Alain Gomis is a French-Senegalese filmmaker and auteur.
After studying art history, he earned a masters in film studies from the Sorbonne. He quickly left behind his prescribed academic program, choosing instead to host video workshops for the city of Nanterre, on the outskirts of Pars. There he worked on reportages, especially on second-generation immigrant youth, a topic that is dear to him and is implicit in his films. He then began making several short films, three of which were selected at Clermont-Ferrand. In 2000, he made his first feature film, L’Afrance, which won numerous awards including the Pardino d’argento at the Locarno Film Festival and the award for best first film at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the most important film presentation on the African continent. All of his subsequent films have been crowned with success. He is one of only two filmmakers to have twice won the Stallion of Yennenga at FESPACO, with Tey in 2014 and Félicité in 2017. The latter also won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and was shortlisted as Senegal’s representative to the Oscars.
Gomis works in France and on the African continent with which he is cultivating a special relationship. His films are audacious, imbued with calm, intelligent yet militant resistance, presenting strong characters in complex situations who think about their profound identity, roots and realities on an almost constant basis but who also breathe life, joy and humor.
He works closely with numerous organizations that help train young filmmakers and technicians in Dakar (Senegal), such as “Up Courts métrages” and more recently in 2019, the Centre Yennenga, a laboratory for the development of free cinematic production in Senegal and Africa generally.
1996: Caramels et chocolats
1997: Tout le monde peut se tromper
1999: Tourbillons, national selection Clermont-Fd 2000
2003: Petite Lumière, selections Regards d’Afrique Clermont-Fd 2003, Opening Clermont-Fd 2020
2006: Ahmed, national selection Clermont-Fd 2007
2001: L’Afrance, Silver Léopard Locarno 2001, prize Oumarou Ganda for the first work Fespaco 2003
2008: Andalucia, selection Venice Days Venise 2007, Belfort Audience Award 2007, Golden Bayard for Best Actor for Samir Guesmi Namur 2007
2013: Tey (Aujourd’hui), Étalon d’or Fespaco 2013
2017: Félicité, Ours d’argent Berlin 2017, Étalon d’or Fespaco 2017
2012: Les délices du monde
Marta Prus was born in Warsaw in 1987. A graduate in art history, she went on to pursue studies in documentary filmmaking first at the Wajda School and then at the prestigious National Film School in Łódź where she still regularly teaches. A winner of the Wiesław Nowicki Prize for most promising young filmmaker in 2014, she was twice honored by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding achievements in arts and culture. She was also on Variety's 2018 list of 10 European personalities to follow.
All of her films have been selected numerous times at international festivals, but her finest achievement came with her first feature-length documentary Over the Limit, which explores Russia's system of training high-level athletes. The film was selected at over eight festivals and brought home thirty-one awards. It was a New York Times Critic's Pick and has been release across the globe.
Prus is a member of the Polish Film Academy.
2010: Vakha i Magomed
2010: Jutro Kiedy Śpisz
2012: Eighteenth Birthday
2012: And Nothing Around
2014: Obok Mnie
2015: Mów do mnie
2016: Ciepło-Zimno (Chaud-froid), Poland selection at Clermont-Fd 2020
2014: Teen Mom Poland
2017: Over the Limit
Japan, United States
Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York. In 2003, she completed a masters in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, an institution where she went on to teach. In 2009, Newsweek Japan named her among the "100 Japanese people the world respects" and she has won numerous awards, including the 2018 Hamilton King Award which is considered by many to be the most prestigious award in illustration. Yuko's work blends traditional Japanese graphic prints and surrealist comic book art. She combines Japanese heritage with contemporary reference points and addresses a breadth of both serious and farfetched issues ranging from sexuality to the representation of communities through questioning cultural identities and skin color. Over the past fifteen years, her pieces have been exhibited in museums around the world and her work can be seen in numerous advertisements for Gap, Pepsi, Visa, Apple, Microsoft and Nike, as well as on the covers of books by Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics and on the pages of prestigious magazines like The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker and Wired. She is a dedicated traveller and holds conferences and workshops throughout the world.
NB: Be sure not to confuse her with another Yuko Shimizu. This Yuko did NOT create Hello Kitty but she will produce the poster for next year's Festival.
Author and illustrator
2016: Living with Yuko Shimizu (éd. Roads Publishing)
2011: Yuko Shimizu (éd. Gestalten)
2013: Barbed Wire Baseball (éd. Abrams Books)
2015: A Wild Swan (éd. Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
2017: A Crack in the Sea (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books)
2018: Fairytales of Oscar Wilde (éd. Beehive Books)
2018: Japanese Tales (éd. The Folio Society)
2020: The Cat Man of Aleppo (éd. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books)
2020: A Tear in the Ocean (éd. Puffin Books)
2013: Kyoto International Manga Museum (Kyoto)
2015: Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphie)
2016: CaixaForum (Madrid)
2016: Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge)
2016: Ohio State University, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Columbus)
2016: Worcester Art Museum (Worcester)
2017: House of Tolerance (Ljubljana)
2018: Designforum (Vienne)
2018: Universidad de los Andes (Bogota)
2018: Aaryadye Park (Moscou)
2018: School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery (New York)
2018: Rhode Island School of Design ISB Gallery (Providence)
2018: Northeastern University Gallery 360 (Boston)
2020: The Society of Illustrators Museum of Illustration (New York)
2020: Smithsonian Institute Freer Sackler Gallery (Washington)
Filmmaker, editor, producer, scriptwriter, director of photography, author
Olivier Smolders was born in Léopoldville-Kinshasa in 1956. After taking a degree in romance philology, he was a professor at the INSAS in Brussels, and lecturer at the University of Liège. As a founder of Les Films du Scarabée, a director, scriptwriter, producer and author, he is known for using small crews for his classically-produced films, which are aesthetically very rigorous and often in black and white. They tackle humanist, philosophical topics and raise the question of the limits of representation, often from a morbid, even gory angle, though never without a sense of grace and humor. Smolders is among the most innovative faces in contemporary Belgian cinema. He is a specialist in short films tinged with derision and a taste for the fantastic; he is an infinitely curious filmmaker in the grand tradition of Chris Marker, Godard and Tarkovsky, a true writer. His seventeen films thus far are close to the short story literary genre and have won over seventy international awards.
Smolders is among the filmmakers whose films have been selected and awarded the most often at Clermont-Ferrand, and the 2020 edition of the Festival is set to honor him with a retrospective in "Courts de rattrapage" and an exhibition, La diagonale du fou [The Mad Diagonal], based on two films that won awards at Clermont-Ferrand: Adoration and Petite anatomie de l'image [Little Anatomy of the Image]. And finally, he will receive an honorary Vercingetorix at the opening ceremony for the totality of his work.
1985: L'art d'aimer
1987: Adoration, CANAL+ national prize Clermont-Fd 1987, selection Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
1987: Point de fuite, national selection Clermont-Fd 1988, Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
1989: Seuls (co-directed Thierry Knauff), national research prize Clermont-Fd 1990
1991: Pensées et visions d'une tête coupée, national youth award Clermont-Fd 1992
1991: La philosophie dans le boudoir, national selection Clermont-Fd 1992
1996: L'amateur, national selection Clermont-Fd 1997
1998: Mort à Vignole, selection Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
2008: Voyage autour de ma chambre, international selection Clermont-Fd 2009, Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
2009: Petite anatomie de l'image, grand prix lab Clermont-Fd 2010, selection Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
2013: La part de l'ombre, selections lab Clermont-Fd 2014, Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
2014: La légende dorée, international selection Clermont-Fd 2015, Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
2018 : Axolotl, selection Courts de rattrapage Clermont-Fd 2020
2005 : Nuit noire
2017: L’accord du pluriel
1988: Cinéma parlant, dictionnaire d'idées reçues sur le cinéma (éd. Le Daily-Bul)
1993: Éloge de la pornographie : Où l'on comprend enfin pourquoi le cinéma pornographique est un genre charmant, sympathique, parfaitement délicieux, petit viatique intime (éd. Yellow Now)
1994: Fontanelle (co-éd. Le Scarabée/Yellow Now)
1995: Paul Nougé, À l'école de la ruse (éd. Labor)
1997: 14 adages d'Erasme (co-éd. Le Scarabée/La Maison d'Érasme)
1998: Eraserhead de David Lynch (éd. Yellow Now)
2001: Expérience de la bêtise (éd. Yellow Now)
2005: La part de l'ombre (Mort à Vignole et autres films) (éd. Les Impressions Nouvelles)
2009: Voyage autour de ma chambre (éd. Les Impressions Nouvelles)
2011: De l'autre côté du tiroir (co-éd. Le Scarabée/Le Vecteur/Yellow Now)
2019: Nosferatu : contre Dracula (éd. Les Impressions Nouvelles)
2019: Démons et merveilles (éd. CFC)
2011: Voyage autour de ma chambre - Le Vecteur (Charleroi)
2020: Démons et merveilles - Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Paris)
2020: La diagonale du fou - L’Imaginarium du Photographe (Clermont-Fd)
Filmmaker, scriptwriter, director of photography, editor, producer
Ken Wardrop is an Irish documentary filmmaker born in 1973. A graduate of Dublin's National Film School at IADT, his final student film, Undressing My Mother, is a tribute to his first muse – his mother – and one of Ireland's short films that has won the most awards, including those at Sundance and the European Academy Awards. Numerous festivals across the globe have presented retrospectives of his work, including Nordisk Panorama, Winterthur and Cork. Wardrop's feature-length documentaries have been singled out in festivals such as Sundance and SXSW. His first feature film, His & Hers, is the most financially successful self-produced documentary in Ireland. Wardrop's inimitable style distinguishes him from his Irish filmmaker colleagues. Delicate, touching, sometimes melancholy, each of his films explore the confines of our humanity through snatches of daily life that flirt with the banal while putting it in a new light, without ever sinking into gloominess. That is quite an achievement for someone who is still considered the "black sheep" growing up in a family of farmers.
2004: Undressing My Mother
2004: Love is Like a Butterfly
2004: Useless Dog (Une chienne bonne à rien), selection Chien Clermont-Fd 2008, Mondes Paysans Clermont-Fd 2020
2004: Ouch! (Aïe !), international selection at Clermont-Fd 2006
2006: Bongo Bong
2007: Tongue Tied
2007: Farewell Packets of Ten
2008: The Herd (Le troupeau), international selection at Clermont-Fd 2009, Rural Ways Clermont-Fd 2020
2010: Return to Roscoff
2009: His & Hers
2015: Mom and Me
2017: Making the Grade
Clermont Auvergne University
Clermont Auvergne University is very proud to carry the International Student Jury Prize. This initiative complements the recurring actions that bind us to the festival, including the installation of the Electric Palace or the use of our amphitheater Agnès Varda and Michel de L'Hospital as a screening room.
The student jury allows ten students to participate in a collective experience by acting in the heart of this international cultural event.
Clermont Auvergne University is a public institution of higher education. It brings together more than 35,000 students - 12% of whom are international students - who come to study among the 250 courses offered.
The Cnous, Crous Clermont Auvergne
Echoing its commitment to the dynamism of Clermont's university cultural life, Crous is a long-time partner of the festival. At the beginning of this event, it hosted the first "short film weeks" organized by the Cercle Cinématographique Universitaire de Clermont-Ferrand. The Cnous and Crous Clermont Auvergne, already organizes the short film student contest in partnership with Sauve who can the short film since 2003 and will allow students to attend and be essential actors of the festival by awarding national student jury the prize.
The CNUS (National Center for Academic and Academic Works) and the Crous Clermont Auvergne, state public institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, have as their mission to promote the living and working conditions of the students.
International Student Jury
National Student Jury
Composed by French producers benefited from the support of the Procirep.
Festivals Connexion Jury
Adobe Jury for Special Effects Award
Composed by international special effects experts.