Director CHAD

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

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Biography

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 at Cannes

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

Awards

A screaming man
UN HOMME QUI CRIE A screaming man 2010 Jury Prize Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2014
Member - Feature films - 2011
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Jacques DOILLON

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Luis BUÑUEL

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Lynne RAMSAY

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Lotfi ACHOUR

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Michel FRANCO

Michel FRANCO

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Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

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Spike LEE

Spike LEE

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Teinosuke KINUGASA

Teinosuke KINUGASA

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