JURY 2016

The jury is made up of Elisa Bachir Bey, Aline B-Ifergane, Ayekoro Kossou et Thomas Guerigen.


Elisa Bachir Bey is a French actress of Algerian origin born on March 17, 1990 in Sucy-en-Brie in the Val-de-Marne.

She grew up in a suburb of Seine et Marne, in Vaires sur Marne.

At the age of 4, she began classical dance classes, which gave her a love of the stage. At the age of 9, she started in music by taking piano, solfeggio and singing lessons.

After obtaining a scientific baccalaureate with honors at the Saint Laurent high school in Lagny sur Marne, she left to study marketing in the United States. She obtained a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas in El Paso in 2009. She then returned to finish her master in business at ESG in Paris [C’est-à-dire?] Master’s degree that she will obtain two years later. At the same time, Elisa took courses in theater and cinema.

She studied for three years the techniques of improvisation, the methods of the actor Studio, the classics of theater.

In 2014, while performing a play by Sacha Guitry [Laquelle?] at the Saint Léon theater, she is spotted by a casting director who offers her an audition for Philippe Lacheau’s next film, Babysitting 2 [1].

She plays for three months the role of Érika alongside Phillipe Lacheau, Tarek Boudali and Alice David.

In 2015, she turns in the comedy of Yvan Attal, They are everywhere, as well as in the series Commissariat central[1] broadcast on M6. She plays the role of Nathalie in an international film for Bollywood cinema, Befikre, produced and directed by Adytia Chopra, alongside Ranveer Singh and Vani Kapoor.

In addition, that same year, she acted in the video for Miracle, by her boyfriend at the time, Julian Peretta.

In 2017, she turns in the new film of director Cedric Anger, Love is a party, alongside Guillaume Canet and Gilles Lellouche. She plays the role of Melissa, the girlfriend of Serge played by Gilles Lellouche, and peep show dancer.

In 2018, she made an appearance in the new series Access in the role of Juliette. She also joins the series Mike, created by Max Boublil, for an episode.

In May 2018, she reunited with her former acting partners Phillipe Lacheau, Julien Arruti and Tarek Boudali for the shooting of Nicky Larson. The expected release date is February 6, 2019.


Ayekoro Kossou was born in 1972 in Benin, a country he left at the age of three with his family for Senegal. Since 1987 he lives in France where he completed his studies.

He graduated in 1998 with a major in electronic and information technology from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and later began his professional career as an IT engineer. After a transition to studying Screenwriting and Production at the ESRA (School of Audiovisual Production) in 2009, his fascination for the 7th art led him to make the short documentary film « Un pas vers le soulagement » in 2011. He produced two years later his second short film « A cœur ouvert », a fiction noticed in various international festivals.

In 2012 he founded the festival “Un Court Tournable”, instead of discovering new talent who aims to foster and maintain links between youth film productions and those more experienced.


Former manager of a company of decors for advertising photography then graphic designer in a web agency, Thomas Guerigen is a jack of all trades. He came to directing through animated films based on puppets.

As a director, he likes discoveries and experiments in his short films and clips, various techniques for both animated and live action films.

As a music lover, he develops an attraction for photographing artists in concert. He excels in the field of portraiture and loves beautiful landscapes.