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Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Country: CHAD


Born in Chad, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun moved to France where he studied film and worked as a journalist. In 1999 he directed Bye-Bye Africa, winning the Best Debut Film prize in Venice. His second feature, Our Father (2002), was selected at the Directors’ Fortnight. In 2006 he was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival for Dry Season, while the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York presented a retrospective exhibition of his work. In 2010 A Screaming Man picked up the Jury Prize in Cannes. That same year, Haroun received the Robert Bresson Award at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the Humanity Prize at the 34th Mostra in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2013 he was once again in Competition at Cannes with Grigris. He also received the UNESCO Fellini Medal 2013.

Films presented in Cannes


Member of the Jury

  • 2014 - Cinéfondation & Short films - Member
  • 2011 - Feature films - Member