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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 2023, 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 8 at 6:30 pm.

Claude Duty

Director, scriptwriter

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.

Maud Wyler


Maud Wyler is an actress trained at the Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique. She has acted in front of the camera for Amos Gitaï, Nobuhiro Suwa, Sébastien Betbeder, Nicolas Klotz… In 2019, she presented two films at the Directors’ Fortnight, Nicolas Pariser’s “Alice et le maire”, and Erwan Le Duc’s first film, “Perdrix”, for which she was nominated for Revelation at the 2020 César Awards. She will soon be appearing in Frédéric Mermoud’s “La voie royale”, Guillaume Nicloux’s “La petite”, Léa Domenach’s “Bernadette”, Erwan Le Duc’s “La fille de son père” and Olivier Assayas’ “Hors du temps”.

Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers

Director, scriptwriter, actress

Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers holds a BFA in Film Production at Concordia University and a MFA in Acting at the Drama Center London (UAL). During her studies, she had the chance to perform at the Shakespeare Globe in London and The Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow. She also studied feature film writing at L’INIS. Sandrine has been performing music since primary school (cello and singing) and sometimes she composes scores for her films. Sandrine wrote and directed over 15 short films that were screened in different festivals around the world. Aside from her personal projects, she had the chance to do an internship with Denis Villeneuve on “Incendie” and be Daniel Roby’s personal assistant on his film “Louis Cyr” . She also worked as a film – mentor in different First Nation communities for the non – profit organization Wapikoni Mobile. Concordia University hired her to teach part – time « acting and directing for screen ». In between shootings, she offers her services as an intimacy coordinator. Her latest short film “Just Me And You” was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale, the Grand Prix Canadien at Regard, the Grand Prize at the Hamptons Film Festival, and many more.

Aurélie Guichard

Casting director

As a teenager, Aurelie Guichard had only one dream: to leave her native Ardèche to make films with Catherine Deneuve. At the age of 20, she was her understudy on François Dupeyron’s “Drôle d’endroit pour une rencontre”, and a few decades later, she worked with her on Léa Domenach’s “Bernadette” (out October 2023) with Michel Villermoz, Denis Podalydes, Maud Wyler…
In 1998, Christophe Blanc asked her to cast his first film, “Une femme d’exterieur”. What followed was a hundred films, including several loyal collaborations with Pierre Schoeller, Bouli Lanners, Ursula Meier, Michel Leclerc, Erwan Le Duc and others…

André Penvern


André Penvern is a French actor born in Sèvres on November 26, 1947. At the age of 17, he trained at various national drama centers, including those in St-Étienne and Rennes, and later at Les Célestins in Lyon. A few years later, it was his meeting with casting director Margot Capelier that proved decisive for his future career. Thanks to her, he met several directors such as Fred Zinnemann (“The Day of the Jackal”), John Frankenheimer (“French Connection II”, “The Horlcroft Covenant” ), William Klein (“Le couple témoin”) and Gérard Oury (“Rabbi Jacob”), all of whom helped him make a name for himself on the silver screen. His career then took shape, alternating between film and television projects. He worked with directors Jean Marboeuf (“Petain”, “Une affaire d’Etat”, “Corentin”, “Pétain”, “Billard à l’étage”, etc.), Alain Bonnot (“Crossing the line”, “In Vino Veritas”, etc.), Philippe de Broca (“Le jardin des plantes”, “Vipère au poing”, etc.), and Olivier Dahan (“La môme”, “Grace of Monaco”, etc.). In recent years, André Penvern has been part of the cast of the American TV series “Patriot”, directed by Steve Conrad for Amazon, and played alongside Clovis Cornillac in the third instalment of “Belle et Sébastien”, as well as in “C’est magnifique”, he was also in the cast of Rupert Everett’s “The Happy Prince”. Last year, André Penvern was in the cast of Nicolas Vanier’s “Champagne”. and soon you’ll see him in the cast of “Chasse Gardée” directed by Frédéric Forestier & Antonin Fourlon, due for release at the end of 2023. in theaters in 2024 in the feature film “Les Chèvres” (working title) by Fred Cavayé.

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.