Director, Script Writer CHAD

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

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Biography

Born in Abéché, Chad, in 1960, Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN studied film in Paris, then journalism in Bordeaux.
After having worked several years for various local newspapers, he directed his first short film "Maria Tanié", in 1994.
In 1999, his first feature film, "Bye-bye Africa", was selected at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Best First Film award.
He then made "Abouna (Our Father)" (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2002) and "Daratt, Dry Season" (Special Jury Prize, Venice 2006).
In 2010, " A Screaming Man " won the Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival and was awarded the Robert Bresson Prize at the Venice Film Festival.
In 2011, Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN was a member of the Official Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
"Grigris" is his fifth feature film.


Films presented at Cannes

LINGUI LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS 2021 In Competition - Feature Films Script / Dialogue , Director
HISSEIN HABRÉ, UNE TRAGÉDIE TCHADIENNE HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY 2016 Special Screenings Director
GRIGRIS 2013 In Competition - Feature Films Director , Script / Dialogue
UN HOMME QUI CRIE A SCREAMING MAN 2010 In Competition - Feature Films Director , Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2014
Member - Feature films - 2011
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Directors

Alain CAVALIER

Alain CAVALIER

Script Writer, Director
Benoît DELÉPINE

Benoît DELÉPINE

Script Writer
Clint EASTWOOD

Clint EASTWOOD

Director, Actor
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director, Script Writer
Jacques DOILLON

Jacques DOILLON

Script Writer, Director
James CAMERON

James CAMERON

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