Every year, the FIDÉ proposes to its public to be among the first to discover films and directors who will then go around the world.
• Lamine Ammar-Khodja •
Lamine Ammar-Khodja is selected as a self-taught artist in 2008 with Aziz Chouaki or the oath of oranges and then presents in 2010 his film of the Lussas Creation Documentary Master 2 Comment recadrer un hors-la-loi en tirant sur un fil. His first feature film Ask to Your Shadow is released in 2012. It is presented at the MoMA in New York and at several international festivals including FID Marseille where he received the Premier Film Prize.
• René Ballesteros •
La Quemadura (2010) by René Ballesteros received many awards including the Joris Ivens Prize at the Cinéma du Réel (Paris), the Documenta Madrid Grand Prize, and best director Chilean delegation at Sanfic (Chile).
• Alessandro Comodin •
Alessandro Comodin presented Jagdfieber (The Hunting Fever) in 2010 – also selected in the Directors’ Fortnight. In 2012, he released his first feature film Summer of Giacomo , selected in numerous festivals and rewarded in Locarno by a Golden Leopard. He returns in 2016 with his film I Tempi felici verranno presto selected also in many festivals and received the Beatrice Sartori Award at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and the silver Puma for the best film at the Mexico City International Film Festival – FICUNAM.
• Camille Ducellier •
Multimedia artist, Camille Ducellier graduated from the HEAR (Strasbourg, 2009) and then continues her training at Fresnoy (Tourcoing, 2011), her 2010 film Sorcières, mes soeurs and her divinatory web art – documentary and interactive Reboot me (2016) was part of the programming of the 8th edition. She will then realize Voyage hors du corps et Sorcières Queer in 2017, a web documentary series, Gender Derby (2018) and will write the Guide pratique du féminisme divinatoire, reissued by Cambourakis Editions in May 2018.
• Elitza Gueorguieva •
Already present in 2009 and 2010 in the organizing team of the festival, in 2011, Elitza Gueorguieva presents her film, accompanied by a performance, Papillons dans le ventre. She publishes her first novel Les Cosmonautes ne font que passer to Editions Verticales in 2016. In 2017, she received the special mention of the prize of the French Institute Louis Marcorelles at Cinéma du Réel (Paris) for her film Chaque mur est une porte.
• Aneta Kopacz •
The 2014 selection thus presented Joanna of Aneta Kopacz later nominated for the Oscars 2015.
• Emmanuel Marre •
Another important name of the 3rd edition, Emmanuel Marre who presented his film Les Cheveux coupés. He then directed Le Film de l’été in 2017, a film selected at the Berlinale and awarded in particular at the Indielisboa, Clermont-Ferrand, FIFF and Brive film festivals. In 2018 he directed the film D’un château l’autre, which wins the Pardino d’Oro in Locarno, the grand prize at the Brive film festival and the bayard for the best short film at the FIFF.
• Vincent Pouplard •
Also present in 2010, Vincent Pouplard presented his film Le Silence de la Carpe , his new feature film Pas comme des loups (2016), winner of the Grand Prize at the Ecrans Documentaires d’Arcueil and the European Film Festival of Education of Evreux and of the Prix Regard Social at the Festival Traces of Vies (Clermont-Ferrand).
• Marta Prus •
Marta Prus, selected at the 2015 Fidé edition with her film Vakha i Magomed. Her other school films include internationally acclaimed documentaries : Eighteenth Anniversary (2012), Talk to Me (2015) and Hot and Cold (2016). She directed a television series Teen Mom Poland (2014) for MTV Poland and was Director for the television series Illegals for Canal +. Her first feature-length documentary Over the Limit was presented for the first time at the 2017 IDFA Main Competition, and then presented in more than 70 festivals and awarded by more than 20 times.
• Clément Schneider •
Present in 2018 to present his film Île-Errance – made during his studies at the Fémis, Clément Schneider will be part the same year of the Acid selection in Cannes with his following film – Un Violent désir de bonheur.
• Ilya Tomashevich •
In 2010, Blue sky. Dark bread , from Ilya Tomashevich received the silver Mikeldi prize at the ZINEBI festival in Bilbao.