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Next Generation Jury

Sarah Hirtt


Rémi Allier is a young French director and screenwriter, based in Brussels. After his film editing degree in Paris, he enters the directing section at the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion), in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. In 2012, he co-directs and co-writes a first short film with Pablo Munoz Gomez: Jan, noticed in several festivals, notably in Belgium and France. The following year he directs his graduation film Zinneke (Audience Award of the Next Generation competition 2014), successful in festivals around the world. He now lives mainly in Brussels where he works, as well as in France. His latest short film Les Petites mains received the César for Best Short Film in 2019. He is currently preparing his first feature film. His work focuses on youth and the world of childhood.


After graduating in Romance Languages and Literatures at the ULB, Sarah Hirtt, driven by her first passion for cinema, started studying directing at the INSAS. Her graduation film, En attendant le dégel won, among others, the 2nd Prize of the Cinéfondation at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Sarah Hirrt then directed the short film Javotte in 2014 and wrote her first feature film, Escapada, which was released in Belgian cinemas in March 2019.


Vincent Kaluza was born in 1977. He studied in Nantes Film School. He worked as an assistant director on several films and TV films from 2001 to 2006. He joined the permanent staff of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2006 and now the general delegate of this film festival.He works in ‘Auvergne Film Commission’ as well.