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Instructors of the 2024 Angers Workshops


Founded by Jeanne Moreau and the Festival in 2005, the Ateliers d'Angers aim to support the development of first feature films. As the time of the Workshops now coincides with the time of the Festival, the directors and producers of the projects supported by the Workshops benefit from artistic and professional meetings, which will help them in the development of their project.

This year, the 5 residents will be accompanied by Romane Guéret, Salvatore Lista, Marie-Ange Luciani, Youna de Peretti, Camille Delafon and Adrien Bekerman. 


  ROMANE GUÉRET, director
After studying cinema at the Sorbonne, Romane Guéret took her first steps towards directing as an assistant director, casting assistant and camera operator. In 2014, she met casting director Lise Akoka, during the casting of a feature film for which they auditioned over 4,000 young non-professional actors over a period of several months. In 2015, they made the short film Chasse royale together, which won awards at a number of festivals, including Premiers Plans, and which won the Illy prize at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2016. The film was nominated for the César for Best Short Film in 2017. In 2018, they co-directed the documentary Allez garçon ! for the Hobbies collection, broadcast in 2019 on Canal+. In 2020, their web series Tu préfères (Would You Rather), 10 episodes of 7 minutes, was broadcast on Arte and then selected for the Sundance Film Festival. In the summer of 2021, they made their first feature film, Les Pires (The Worst Ones), shot in Boulogne-sur-Mer, which won the Grand Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. They are now preparing their second feature film, due to shoot in summer 2024.

  SALVATORE LISTA, screenwriter, director
Salvatore Lista is a director and screenwriter. He has co-written a dozen feature films, including Mange tes morts (The Dorkels) by Jean-Charles Hue (Jean Vigo Prize 2014), La fête est finie (The Party’s Over) by Marie Garel-Weiss and La Voie royale by Frédéric Mermoud. He has also written a number of series (Kaboul Kitchen, Baron Noir, etc.). After experimental films screened at the Belfort, Clermont-Ferrand and Locarno festivals, his short film Le Visage was selected at Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2017. He is currently in the process of financing his first feature film, Francesca, produced by Cheyenne Fédération.

Since 2008, Marie-Ange Luciani has been producing auteur films for cinema and television with Les Films de Pierre, alternating between fiction and documentary. In recent years, she has worked with director Robin Campillo on Eastern Boys (Grand Prix Orizzonti in Venice, 3 César nominations in 2015), 120 battements par minute (120 BPM) (6 Césars, Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival) and on his latest film, L'Île rouge (Red Island), released in 2023. She also produced Justine Triet's last two feature films, Sibyl (official selection, Cannes Festival 2019) and Anatomie d'une chute (Anatomy of a Fall), Palme d’or at Cannes in 2023. She also recently produced Arthur Rambo by Laurent Cantet, La Ligne (The Line) by Ursula Meier (Official Selection, Berlinale 2022) and the documentary Retour à Reims (Fragments) (Returning to Reims (Fragments)) by Jean-Gabriel Périot.
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  YOUNA DE PERETTI, casting director
Youna de Peretti has been a casting director since 2010, and has worked on film and television, in France and on international co-productions. She has accompanied a number of first feature films, such as Iris Kaltenbäck’s Le Ravissement (The Rapture) (Critics’ Week 2023), and has revealed a number of young actors. Daphné Patakia is one of the 2024 Revelations for her role in Sur la branche (A Wonderful Girl). Youna de Peretti has a number of films to her name, including Un petit frère (Mother and Son), Un beau matin (One Fine Morning), Mes frères et moi (My Brothers and I), Jeune femme (Montparnasse Binevenuë), Victoria, À plein temps (Full Time) and Jusqu'à la garde (Custody), all of which have been selected and won awards at festivals including Cannes and Venice. In television, she was responsible for casting the multi-platform series OVNI(s) (ACS 2021, 2022). She is a member of ARDA and ICDA and regularly sits on the Comité des Révélations (César). In 2023, she was a member of the Diagonales Jury. She is a frequent contributor to the Talents Adami Cinéma castings and also works as a lecturer (CNSAD, Kourtrajmé).

Camille Delafon is a composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. She trained as a jazz pianist, and went on to study electroacoustic and contemporary music at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris, while composing for film and television. Work on tone, instrumental textures and spatialisation are at the heart of her identity as a composer. She has composed the music for numerous short films, documentaries and feature films, the latest of which, Rien ni Personne (No One and Nothing) by Gallien Guibert, was presented at Premiers Plans d'Angers as part of the Estival 2023 and at the 2023 SoFilm festival (released in February 2024). She experiments with the relationship between music and mixing, working with visual artists (sound installations, video art), contemporary ensembles, and also within her solo project (electronic/songwriting), the first single of which will be released in spring 2024. She has taught film music at ESRA (Brussels) and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

A classically trained composer, Adrien Berkerman has worked in a wide range of film genres. He has composed for popular comedies such as Joyeuse retraite ! and Joyeuse retraite 2; dramas including Les Enfants de la chance, Pieds nus sur les limaces and Dans la tourmente; as well as the biopic Flo about the great yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, which was in the official selection of the 2023 Cannes Festival.

  PASCALE MARIN, director of photography

Pascale Marin is a director of photography. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière, she worked as a camera assistant on films ranging from period pieces to intimate dramas, from slasher films to American blockbusters. At the same time, she never stopped lighting and filming, taking advantage of these extremely varied experiences to broaden her own palette. She has been responsible for the cinematography of numerous short films, many of which have won awards at festivals. Recent examples include Maria Schneider, 1983 by Elisabeth Subrin, which won the César for Best Documentary Short in 2023, and Avec l’Humanité qui convient by Kacper Checinski, in competition at this year’s Premiers Plans Festival. Some of the directors she has worked with on short films have entrusted her with the images of their first feature films: La Pièce manquante by Nicolas Birkenstock and L’Indomptée (Daydreams) by Caroline Deruas. She recently worked on Dominique Lienhard’s Des feux dans la nuit (Fires in the Dark) and Abel and Gordon’s L’Étoile filante (The Falling Star), which opens in cinemas on 31 January. She is a member of the AFC and the Femmes à la Caméra collective.