Director FRANCE

Mati DIOP

Mati DIOP

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Biography

Mati Diop lives and works between Paris and Dakar. Her first feature Atlantics (2019) was selected in the official Competition at the Festival de Cannes, where it was awarded the Grand Prix. The film was later shortlisted as one of the 10 best international films at the Oscars. She has also directed several short-films and medium-length films: Atlantics (2009), Snow Canon (2011), Big in Vietnam (2012), A Thousand Suns (2013), and In My Room (2020), which were also nominated and awarded in many international festivals. In 2016, Mati Diop received the Lincoln Center of New York’s Martin E. Segal – Emerging Artist Award. As an actress, Mati Diop has appeared in 35 Shots of Rum (2008) directed by Claire Denis, Simon Killer (2012) by Antonio Campos, Fort Buchanan (2014) by Benjamin Crotty, Hermia & Helena (2016) by Matias Piñeiro and In My Room, her latest short film.

Films presented at Cannes

ATLANTIQUE ATLANTICS 2019 In Competition - Feature Films Script / Dialogue , Director
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2021
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Directors

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director, Actor
Andrea ARNOLD

Andrea ARNOLD

Director, Script Writer
György Mór KARPATI

György Mór KARPATI

Script Writer
Gianni AMELIO

Gianni AMELIO

Director
James GRAY

James GRAY

Kaige CHEN

Kaige CHEN

Director
Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director, Actor
Youssef CHAHINE

Youssef CHAHINE

Director, Actor
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