JURY 2019

Jury 2019: Pierre Rasamoela, Younes Jama, Leslie Levi, Sabrina Suchdev, Afaq AKHLAQ

PIERRE RASAMOELA, Deputy Managing Director, Orange studio.

A graduate of the ENS Louis Lumière, Pierre Rasamoela began his career in the audiovisual sector as Chief Operator and Cameraman from 1985 to 1992.

In 1993, he joined the TF1 group to hold various positions: he was in charge of Administration and Marketing at TF1 International until 1997, then Director of Productions at TF1 Films Production.

He joined Orange Studio in 2007, where he is currently Deputy Managing Director.

YOUNES JAMA, CNC ( Centre National de la cinématographie ) Project manager

After a scientific background, Younes started working in cinema and television first as a scriptwriter and then in production and distribution. He joined the CNC about fifteen years ago to help with production and post-production.

LESLIE LEVI ( new media performer and director)

Leslie Levi is an award-winning new media performer and director based in Paris. A violinist, violist and artistic director, her work revolves around transdisciplinary collaborations between the scholarly arts and new technologies.

She is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and Boston University (BA and MA in Performance). A Fulbright recipient, she studied in the United States from 2007 to 2010 and completed the Artist Diploma at Boston University. She won the Grand Prize of the Bach Soloists Competition in Boston in 2008 and performed in recital at the Prague City Hall as a semi-finalist in the Prague Spring International Competition in 2010.

An eclectic artist, she collaborates with a wide range of international musicians from both the classical and popular spheres. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts with Roberto Alagna, Srumae, Indila, Florent Pagny and MC Solaar. She is also regularly invited by orchestras such as the Paris Opera, the Paris Chamber Orchestra and the Radio-France Philharmonic where she plays under the baton of Daniel Harding, Pierre Boulez, Myung Whun Chung, Mikko Frank… Her engagements take her throughout Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia.

Her interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations led her to the famous cabaret le Lido for the creation of the revue Paris merveilles in 2015. Under the direction of Franco Dragone, she performs the violin solo and becomes familiar with stage direction. Passionate about new media, she founded Concert.Digital 360-VR in October 2016, a production platform bringing together artists, creatives and engineers, to create virtual reality experiments combining music, dance and live performance.

She won the Best Virtual Reality Screenplay Award at the Fine Arts Film Festival in Venice, California in May 2018 for Leggenda 360, which she produced and directed. Leggenda 360 is distributed internationally by MK2 and has been selected in many festivals: in 2017, Cannes Next VR, Dubai IFF, La Mostra de Sao Paulo and in 2018, Tampere IFF, Venice Fine Arts Film Festival in California, Transylvania International Film Festival, ShorTS Trieste FF in Italy.

She designs other virtual reality projects for institutions such as Radio-France with artists of the electro scene or the Observatoire de Paris and develops the XheaRt project in 2020.

SABRINA SUCHDEV ( Producer Prodywood)

Passionate about cinema and tourism, Sabrina has been working since 2008 mainly on feature films, in close collaboration with national film commissions, tourist offices and other institutions in the promotion of France as an attractive filming destination, via her executive production services. In parallel, it also develops co-production projects on the international market.