Juries and Guests
High school Jury
Since its genesis in 2013, WoS has welcomed a High school Jury for the Short Film International Competition. The eleven jurors, coming from six different high schools in the Marne department, try their hands at reviewing films, debating, argumenting, all the while discovering the human experience that being a member of a jury entails. The High School Jury is required to award the High School Prize for Best Short Film.
From the very beginning, the High School Jury has been accompanied by a professional from the audiovisual sector who ensures the debates are balanced and helps the students back up and refine their arguments, thereby enriching the debates and deliberations. This year, two mentors will be alongside the jurors.
Raised in the French Basque Country, Janloup Bernard has a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology from Université Lumière - Lyon 2. In 2015, he joined the Directing department of the Fémis. Throughout his student years, he directed several short films including La Vie active and Loin du Sud, which were selected at several film festivals. In 2019, his short film project Bahut is selected by WoS Fabrique, the support programme for screenwriting, producing, and directing of fiction films dedicated to the representation of conflicts. After having won the WoS Fabrique Award, he received a grant to help him direct his short film, which will be premiered during this year edition of WoS. He is currently writing his first feature film, Sud, for which he received a screenwriting grant from the CNC.
Hugo Tomes was born in Soissons, Picardy in 1994. After two years as a student in Nantes, he joined the Production department of the Fémis. He has worked as a producer with Janloup Bernard on his films Les Ardents (2018), La Vie active (2019) and Loin du Sud (2019). After his graduation in 2019, he worked for several production companies and founded Mauvaise Troupe in 2021 with Eliott Khayat and Janloup Bernard. Together, they directed and produced Bahut, the French award-winning film from the first edition of WoS Fabrique.
OUR HIGH SCHOOL JURORS FOR THE 2021 EDITION
Lycée Pierre Bayen - Châlons-en-Champagne : Thibault DELACHARLERIE - Flora HANNEQUIN ;
Lycée Étienne Oehmichen - Châlons-en-Champagne : Guillaume NOURRISSIER ;
Lycée Frédéric Ozanam - Châlons-en-Champagne : Léa FOUCAUT - Shyrel HARAT ;
Lycée Jean Talon - Châlons-en-Champagne : Camille HOULOT - Eva SAN MIGUEL ;
Lycée Georges Clémenceau - Reims : Antoine DE GOSTOWSKI - Adèle FENOCCHIO ;
Lycée de la Fontaine du Vé - Sézanne : Audrey CLEMENT - Julia RAOUT-BRANCO.