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Official Jury

Our official jury is gathered to give 5 awards to French and Quebec films in competition. Directing, best acting, original music, artistic proposal… The members of the Jury 2022, around our president-for-life, will have to look at the films from all their angles. One more reason to bring together different knowledge and experiences.
The awards ceremony will take place in the Salon des Gouverneurs of the Casino Barrière (Cinema) on Friday, September 9 at 6:30 pm.

Claude Duty

Jury's president-for-life - Writer, director

The Pope of short films was born in Tunis, he is now established in Rouen. Director and screenwriter of many short films selected and awarded at various festivals, and feature films Girls Lost, Hairy (2002), Welcome to the Gite (2003) and Chez nous c’est trois (2013). He was production manager for short programs at CANAL+ from 1996 to 2001. He is a member of Normandie Images and President of the Les Arcs European Film Festival.

Sarah Fortin

Writer, sirector

After studying film, Sarah Fortin made several short fiction films (Deux enfants qui fument, 2004, Synthétiseur, 2008, Le fleuve à droite, 2010 and Manouk, 2014). Interested in documentaries since the beginning, she directed J’m’en va r’viendre in 2011. She has also participated in the directing of several documentary series. In recent years, she has tackled Nouveau-Québec, a feature-length fiction film shot in Schefferville, in northern Quebec, released in 2022. For several years, she has also been a filmmaker-trainer with the Wapikoni Mobile project, training studio for First Nations. She also has a career as an editor for television and film. She is currently writing a new fiction film entitled Le beau temps.

Nathalie Chéron

Casting director

Nathalie Cheron started in cinema by cooking hard-boiled eggs on a butagaz in a hotel room in Sicily for Rosanna Arquette on the set of Big Blue. Since then, she has been a Casting Director with more than a hundred films to her credit. From arthouse films to popular films, from Scandinavian TV shows to docu-fictions, she practices her profession with passion and love for actors. Nathalie Chéron is a member of ARDA (Association of Casting Directors and Directors), ICDN (International Casting Directors Network) and AMPAS (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences).

Princess Erika

Singer, actress

Princess Erika, from her real name Erika Dobong’na, is a popular French singer, actress and comedian. Our princess produces, writes, sings and acts. She is very present in theater, on the radio and on television (Camping Paradis, Access, Les Grosses Têtes etc.). Princess Erika popularized Reggae with the French public thanks to her titles “Trop de bla-bla”, “Faut qu’j’travaille” or “Calomnie”. Alongside her career as a singer, Princess Erika pursues an acting career with film roles, theater roles, television roles and radio shows.

Photo  credit: Maï Lucas

Adeline Lécallier

Producer

Nathalie Cheron started in cinema by cooking hard-boiled eggs on a butagaz in a hotel room in Sicily for Rosanna Arquette on the set of Big Blue. Since then, she has been a Casting Director with more than a hundred films to her credit. From arthouse films to popular films, from Scandinavian TV shows to docu-fictions, she practices her profession with passion and love for actors. Nathalie Chéron is a member of ARDA (Association of Casting Directors and Directors), ICDN (International Casting Directors Network) and AMPAS (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences).

23rd Off-Courts Trouville from September 2 to 10 2022

Useful information:

All festival activities are free and open to all.
The screenings are accessible free of charge on tickets
to be collected, on the day of the screening, at the reception of the festival locate next to the Casino Barrière.