Silent Voice

Silent Voice

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Documentary, 51′, 2020

Production : Dublin Films
Coproduction : Need Productions (Belgium) & Maelstrom Studios (France)

Director : Reka Valerik
Co-writer : Anaïs Llobet

Synopsis :
Khavaj, a young MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter, fled Chechnya when his brother discovered his homosexuality and promised to kill him, under the persecution of Kadyrov’s regime. In Brussels, facing the shock of exil, he is struck by mutism. The only link that he keeps with Chechnya are the vocal messages that his mother sends him.
The film traces Khavaj’s first months in Belgium. Forced to live in total anonymity to escape the Chechen diaspora, he will try to build a new identity.

Shooting : October – November 2019 (Belgium)

With the support of : Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CNC (Contribution financière), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, TV7 Bordeaux and Sabam.

International sales : CAT&Docs

Digital Marketing : Elephant


Main Credits :
DOP: Arnaud Alberola
Sound: Hélène Clerc Denizot
Editing: Jeanne Oberson
Sound mix : Aline Gavroy
Director assistant: Sonam Larcin
Coproducers: Anne-Laure Guégan et Géraldine Sprimont
Producer: David Hurst

Festivals :

IDFA  – Competition for Mid-Length Documentary (Netherlands, November)

FIPADOC  – Official competition, National Documentary (France, January)
ArtDocFest Moscou and St-Petersbourg – Official competition (Russia, april)
ArtDocFest Riga – Grand Jury Prize (Latvia, april)
HotDocs international documentary festival – Best Mid-Length Award (Canada, april/may)
Millenium International Documentary Film – Best Film award – Young Vision competition (Belgium, may)
DOXA Documentary Film Festival – International competition (Canada, may)
Pinkapple queer film festival – Official competition (Switzerland, may)
One World International Film Festival – Russian Standard section (Czech Republic, may)
Diaspora Film Festival – Diaspora in Focus : Rainbow Refugees section (South Korea, may)
Biografilm Festival – Special mention – International competition (Italy, june)
One World Romania – section No place like home (Roumania, June)
Queer Film Days – Queer & Migrant International film (Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, june)
Festival de Brive – International Medium-lenght encounters – Jury Prize – International competition (France, july)
DocAviv – International competition (Israel, july)
First Look – Museum of the Moving Image (USA, july)
Barbican Centre – Programme New East Cinema (England, august)
XPOSED Queer Festival – Official competition and  Audience Choice Lolly Award competition (Germany, august)
États généraux du film documentaire – Éxpériences du regard section  (France, august)

La Desaparición

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Documentary, 57′

Executive production : Dublin Films
Coproduction : Macarena + (Colombia)

Director : Jonathan Millet

In northern Peru, deep in the Amazonian jungle, Amadeo is the last man to speak Taushiro. He is old, his body is tired, he knows he will die soon. We follow him in his solitude and his rituals. He uses his native language to talk to the trees, to the spirits of the animals he hunts and to his brother who died a few years ago. By taking a close look at Amadeo’s daily life, the film questions bigger issues : the destruction of the Amazone, the disappearance of indigenous people and cultures.

Shoot : June 2019, Intuto (Peru)

Crew :
Image : Sofia Oggioni
Sound : Nicolás Gomez
Editing : Jeanne Oberson
Sound post-production : Mikael Kandelman
Color control : Emmanuel Fortin
Coproduction : Diana Ramos
Production : David Hurst

With the support of Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CNC (FSA), Kanaldude, Procirep-Angoa.

Festivals :

IsReal Festival – Official compétition (Italy)

Trailer :



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Short-Film, Fiction, 2019

Production : Dublin Films
Coproduction :
Le Lokal Production (Toulouse), Lording Road et Proarti
Executive production : Godolphin Films (Tunisie)

Director: JB Tate

Saman lives in the Coptic district of Mokattam in Cairo. Every morning, he goes with his father to collect and sort rubbish and give food waste to their pigs.

One day in April, the Egyptian military government orders the slaughter of all the pigs in Mokattam. Saman decides to go in search for pigs in Cairo. His journey is gradually transformed into a quest for identity.

Shooting : July 2019 (Tunisia)

With the support of France 2 (pré-achat) and CNC (FSA sélectif)

Festivals :
Un Poing C’est Court 2021 (France)

The night before

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Short film, 16′, fiction, 2019

Director: Pablo García Canga


The Night.
She doesn’t sleep.
She calls.
She tells.
She saw a movie.

This film tells the story of two nights.
One night which is not seen in images, existing only in the words of The Clock, by Minnelli, an old Hollywood film.
One night which is seen in images but about which we hardly know anything, those of a woman who talks about the Clock.
So, in fact there are two films, two stories that come together at the same time, getting closer, and moving away, merging with what they have in common: desire, night and the city.

With the support of TV7 Bordeaux, CNC (Aide au programme court-métrage développement) and the Procirep-Angoa.


Festival International of Contis – 2019 (Special Mention for Maud Wyler)
Alcine – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) – 2019
D’A Film Festival Barcelona – 2020
Dies Curts, Filmoteca de Catalunya (Madrid) – 2020

What my body remembers

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Documentary, 52′, 2019

Director: Lucile Moyano


Luna is a pornographic actor. When she was 18, she decided to become a porn star. Without sparing herself, she performs continuously in film, silencing her increasingly damaged body. Charlotte stopped doing this work. After taking time to rebuild herself, she is now able to talk about. She highlights the extent which pornography takes its toll, both physically and mentally on the being.

With the support of TV7 Bordeaux (pré-achat), Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CNC (FSA) and the Procirep-Angoa (production).


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Short film, fiction, 17′, 2019

Production: Night Light & Dublin Films

Director : Lætitia Mikles & Pierre Primetens


Franck heals horses with his hands. With his children, he is loving and playful. With horses, he is patient and delicate. But when it comes to talking to Zita, he clams up.

Shooting : July 2018 in Janville (Normandie)

Script : Lætitia Mikles

Casting :
Franck : Baptiste Chombeau
Zita : Constance Gay

With the support of Normandie Région,  TV7 Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine Région, ADAMI, CNC (Aide au court-métrage développement), Procirep-Angoa and SACEM.

Festivals : 

FFA, France (2019)
AISFF, South Korea (2019)
Kenyan international sports film festival – Best Short Film (2019)
Festival Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage, Switzerland (2020)

Waiting for the girls

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On the edge of Bordeaux, in an area that is being redeveloped, a fast food van appears every day on a parking lot in the middle of the building site. It serves regular customers of labourers and prostitutes who hang around killing time without seeming preoccupied by the transformation of their surroundings.

Babette, Dédé and Jacky, shipwrecked characters who are simultaneously melodramatic and sincere, congregate here every day as the construction progresses. By following their three meandering destinies, the film observes the ephemeral community that they have become in this in-between place, moments of respite that they manage to snatch from their own realities.

Director : Rémy Jantin

Shooting: Bordeaux

With the support of la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Procirep-Angoa

La vida en comun

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Documentary, 69′, 2019

Coproduction: Pablo Chernov (Argentina) and Dublin Films

Director: Ezequiel Yanco

La vida en común narrates the community experience of Pueblo Nación Ranquel from the eyes of children and youngsters, who transit the passage to adolescence, in a hybrid register of fiction and documentary.

Selected to Buenos Aires Lab at the BAFICI (April 2018) and to Arché Workshop at Doc Lisboa (October 2018).

Festivals 2019 :

Visions du Réel 2019 – International Competition, Nyon (Switzerland)
BAFICI – National Competition, Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Best edition
Sheffield Doc/Fest – Compétition Doc/Adventure (UK)
CIFF Festival, Camden (USA)
Hamburg FilmFest (Germany)
Biarritz Amérique latine Festival (France) – Prix du Jury
Festival International Signes de Nuit de Paris (France)
DocLisboa (Portugal)
Sao Paulo FilmFest (Brazil)
La Viennale (Austria)
Ecrans documentaires, Accueil (France)
La Havana Film Festival (Cuba)
Lakino Berlin (Allemagne)
Festifreak (Argentina)
Tandil Cinema Mejor Fotografía (Argentina)
Trieste Festival of Latin-American Cinema (Italia)

Festivals 2020 :

MIRADASDOC 2020 Tenerife (Spain)
Rencontres Cinémas Martinique (Martinique)
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (USA)
International Film Festival Innsbruck (Austria)
Frames of Representation (England)
Art of the Real Lincon Center NYC (USA)
Edoc film festival ( Equateur)
DMZ festival (Corée du Sud)
Festival de Cine de la Serena (Chili) – Best Film Award International Competition
Latin Arab international Film Festival (USA) – Special Jury Mention
FICIQQ (Chili) – Best International Feature Film
Film Festival Dokumenter (Indonesia)
FICCBA (Argentina)

Festivals 2021 :
Ibiza Cine Fest (Spain) – Best Film Award


On the starting line

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Documentary, 63′, 2018

Director : Aldemar Matias

Synopsis :
Jenniffer is a young sportswoman questioning her career as a national athlete in Cuba. Her mother, Marbelis, is the tough boss of a public fumigation center in downtown Havana. As her brother is getting ready to leave the country, Jenniffer struggles to find her place.

This intimate family chronicle, seen from the perspective of two women, unfolds the portrait of a generation unsure of what’s next in Cuba.

Shooting : April 2018, La Havana

Main credits :
Script : Aldemar Matias & David Hurst
Editing : Jeanne Oberson
Sound design: Romain Ozanne
Color grading : Lucie Bruneteau
Producer : David Hurst

With the support of CNC (FSA), Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, TV7 Bordeaux, Procirep-Angoa.

International sales : FiGa Films

Festivals 2019 :
Berlinale 2019 – Panorama
It’s All True (Germany)
Festival International de Cinéma de Montevideo (Uruguay).
Festival du Film Latino-américain de Vancouver (Canada)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander (Colombia)
AFI Latin American Film Festival, Washington (USA)
Festival Biarritz Amérique latine (France)
BIFF (Colombia)
FIFAC, Saint Laurent du Maroni (Guyane)
Women’s world Festival, Frankfurt (Germany)
Escales Documentaires, La Rochelle (France)
Filmar en America Latina, Genève (Switzerland)
Rio de Janeiro Festival (Brazil)

Festivals 2020 :

MIRADASDOC 2020 Tenerife (Spain)
Regards sur le cinéma d’Amérique Latine, Marennes (France)
Quinzaine du cinéma espagnol et latino, Chambéry (France)
Rencontres Cinémas Martinique, Fort-de-france (Martinique)

The film will be released in several movies theaters in France in March/April 2020. 

Press kit here.


My favorite fabric

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Feature Film, fiction, 95′, 2018

Production : Gloria Films and Dublin Films

Coproduction : Katuh Studio (Allemagne), Liman Film (Turquie), Les Films de la Capitaine (France)

ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
in collaboration with ARTE

Director: Gaya Jiji


Damascus, Spring 2011. The begining of the revolution. Nahla is a 25 year-old woman torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to her arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the USA. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myriam, Nahla gets closer to her new neighbour, the mysterious Ms Jiji.

Shoot: June – July 2017 in Istanbul

Casting: Manal Issa, Ula Tabari, Souraya Baghdadi, Mariah Tannoury, Nathalie Issa, Saad Lostan, Wissam Fares,  Amani Ibrahim,  Metin Akdülger

Film crew: 
Written by Gaya Jiji with the collaboration of Eiji Yamazaki
Original music : Peer Kleinschmidt
Image : Antoine Héberlé
Sound : Murat Şenürkmez
Set design: Nadide Argun
Costumes : Tuba Ataç
Editing : Jeanne Oberson
Mixing : Jocelyn Robert

Director of production : Diane Thin and Aslı Erdem
First assitant director : Burcu Bilgiç
Scripte : Sandrine Cayron

With the support of

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
Institut Français
Filmförderungsanstalt / German Federal Film Board
Région Nouvelle Aquitaine / ALCA


Women in Motion – Kering
Atelier Cinéfondation
Dubai Film Connection – DIFF 2015
Bourse de développement de scénario du Festival  d’Amiens
Meeting on the bridge – Istanbul Film Festival
Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français 2014
Lab Méditalents 2

French distributor : Sophie Dulac

International Sales : UDI

Festivals :

Cannes 2018 – Un Certain Regard
Festival International du Film de La Rochelle 2018
Athens International Film festival 2018 – Women & Equality Section
Film Fest Gent 2018 – ExploreZone Competition
Arab Film Festival de San Francisco et Los Angeles 2018 – International compétition feature-lenght
Braunschweig International Film Festival 2018 –  Goldenen Vier Linden prize
Mostra de Valencia 2018 – Informative Section
São Paulo International Film Festival 2018 – New Filmmakers Competition
Göteborg Film Festival 2019 – New Voices