JURY 2014

Julien SERI, Director, producer

Since 1992, Julien Seri has directed several video clips and collaborated with many artists such as Laurent Voulzy, Jil Caplan, Astonvilla… … He has also directed hundreds of advertising films for famous companies: Renault, Lexus, Garnier, Kookai, Studio Magazine, Citroën, Toyota, Nestlé, Nintendo, Vittel, Pepsi, Gravity, Conte… Thanks to these projects, he has won many awards, including two “Bronze Lions” at the Cannes Advertising Film Festival (1997 and 2006), the Grand Prix of the D.A. Club in 1997, the Marcus du Public at the Satcar Festival in 2003, and two Lynxes (silver and bronze) at the Dubai Festival in 2009.

In addition to his advertising activity, he wrote several scripts “Yamakasi”, “Factor Luck”, “Legend of Blood” and directed his first feature film “Sons of the Wind” in 2003 and his second feature film “Scorpion” in 2006.

With his production company Daigoro Films, he produces or co-produces advertising films, short films and video clips, including “Bloody Pizza” by Michel Rodas which was awarded at the “Festival de Cognac” in 2003, Lapsus by Karim Ouaret which won 17 awards worldwide in 2014.

Lotfai, Director, editor, actor, producer

Lotfaï’s career started with Michael Jackson, for whom he first directed TV promotional campaigns for the French market from 2005. The King of Pop praised his audiovisual talents and entrusted him with directing some of his advertising campaigns from 2008 to 2009.

As an experienced editor and head of his own production company, Lotfaï continued his career in television by designing the Artistic Direction of NRJ for which he directs the world’s greatest pop artists (Pharrell Williams, Will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Katie Perry, Shakira etc.).

In addition, Lotfaï produces regular programs such as the Ticket of the Week for NRJ12.

Today Lotfaï continues his creative quest in front of the camera, as an actor. He already has three short films in which he plays the lead role, shot between Paris and Los Angeles. He is preparing a feature film as an actor and co-director.

Onna Clairin, actress and screenwriter

Onna Clairin discovered the stage as a teenager by performing in a few plays and practicing classical dance for professional purposes. Later, she took acting and One Man Show classes at the Espace Château-Landon and then enrolled in Acting International’s professional training program where she learned the Actors Studio method for two years. Following this training, she played in various short films (“A tout prix”, by Yann Danh), sketches (“Tout le monde il est beau” on Canal+) and lent her voice for various recordings.

In 2010, she co-wrote and directed her first short film “Nuis”, entered in the Short Film Corner 2011, then the play “Soeur à Sœur”. In 2012, she participated in the plays “Complètement givré(e)s” and “Paillettes et Mojitos”.

Recently, she wrote and co-produced the short film ‘Des Eclats de Verre’, Grand Jury Prize and Audience Prize (France) at the 1st Sundance Channel Shorts. Her current projects include the production of her second short film, entitled ‘Les limites’, as well as the finalization of the writing of her first feature film ‘Trouver la mort’.

Marie Baron, Junior lawyer / in charge of synchro

During her studies in law, Marie Baron made her first steps as a lawyer within the company “Savoir Faire” (Editor, producer and tour operator). After obtaining her Master II in intellectual property law, Marie finalized her training in the Synchronization department of the music publishing group “Warner Chappell Music France”. She then worked for the company Start-Rec on the film L’Arnacoeur where she negotiated the musical rights and took care of their contractualization. Afterwards, she worked for the music publisher “Passport Songs Music” as legal & business affairs. For the last 2 years, she has been working for Peermusic France in the synchronization and legal departments.

In parallel to her professional life, she has been involved for the last 10 years in welcoming artists at the Festival des Vieilles Charrues.

Laurence Lascary, Producer

After studying management and obtaining a Master II in marketing and distribution in the European audiovisual industry from the Sorbonne and the INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel) in 2004, she began her career in the audiovisual industry working for companies such as StudioCanal and Unifrance (New York office).

In 2008, she created the company “De l’Autre Côté du Périph” (DACP) and produced short and feature films, documentaries, series and TV magazines. Three years later, she launched the “Journée des Jeunes Producteurs Indépendants”, an innovative marketplace dedicated to the new actors of the audiovisual industry.

Katia Bayer; editor-in-chief and founder of the website Format Court.com

After studying cultural mediation in Brussels, she worked for Cinergie.be for a while. In 2009, she founded “Format Court.com”, a website dedicated to international short films, and is its editor-in-chief.

Cécilia Pietrzko

Graduated from a business school, Cécilia Pietrzko starts her career in the press communication department of Reed Midem and works on entertainment shows (Midem, Miptv, Mipcom) for three years. In 2011, she is contacted by TV France International to be in charge of international projects and press relations.

In 2012, after several freelance consulting experiences for labels, brands and artists, she decided to found Grown Kid with a talented producer James BKS.

This creative music agency specialized in music supervision, production and synchronization brings a new and modern look on the different opportunities of the current music industry: sound production but also development of transmedia projects, booking, song plugging,…

Artist manager and trainer at CIFAP in Paris, Cecilia Pietrzko also puts her skills at the service of artists and created the label Grown Kid Music.