Patrice Carré is a director and journalist. He was a member of the short film selection committee of the Cannes Film Festival and of the Critics’ Week. Since 1998 he has regularly been writing columns about short film, technical industries, education and training, and regions such as Africa and Benelux for the weekly magazine Le Film Français. He was editor-in-chief of the Cinécourts show (broadcast on Ciné+ Club) for 15 years. He has directed three short films, a series of documentaries and is currently working on the bibles of several fiction and documentary series.
Pascale Faure is a great short film specialist in France and has been immersed in the small world of artistic and cinematographic creation for about thirty years. She worked as co-artistic director for the Visual Arts TV show L’Oeil du cyclone from 1991 to 1999 and as co-screenwriter for the feature film Filles perdues cheveux gras by Claude Duty, winner of the 2001 Michel d’Ornano Prize for Best First Screenplay in Deauville. From 2001 to 2020, she was in charge of the Short Programs and Creations unit at Canal+, a major player in the film sector broadcasting hundred short films and producing an original collection of films each year. Pascale Faure is now dedicated to supporting and developing short and feature film projects.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the festival director of Tampere Film Festival. He has been involved with the selection and programming since 2000. As a festival director he shares the responsibility to strategic planning and programming with a co-director. He has been a member of more than 50 juries in film festivals including Edinburgh, Locarno, Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal and Morelia film festival in Mexico.
He acts also as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre ; a local film centre in Tampere. The film centre is a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works extensively with media education.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is a member of the European Film Academy.