President of the Jury



"And as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true." Tim Burton developed from childhood a passion for drawing and Gothic films. He joins in 1979 the Disney studios animation team which helped with the production of his first short films. His first feature film, "Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure" (1985), was a success but it was "Beetlejuice" (1988) that threw the doors of Hollywood wide open. Warner hired him for the first "Batman" (1989), which enabled him to move on to more personal projects, imposing his style with "Edward Scissorhands" (1990). The fourteen feature films which make up his works reinvent every genre, from biography ("Ed Wood", which got him selected for the Competition at Cannes in 1995), to science fiction ("Mars Attacks", in 1997, or "Planet of the Apes", in 2001), via gothic ("Sleepy Hollow", 1999), fantasy ("Big Fish", 2003), animation ("The Corpse Bride", 2005), tales for children ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", 2005) as well as a musical, "Sweeney Todd", in 2007. Tim Burton is also an illustrator, a painter and a photographer. In New York’s MoMA celebrates him as an artist with a major exhibition of his work that will travel around the world. His new feature, a 3D adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, is a worldwide success.

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