Invited by ECAL Cinema Department, French director and screenwriter Céline Sciamma present a Masterclass on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, moderated by Paolo Moretti, head of the Cinema department, and Valentina Novati, French producer and distributor.
Céline Sciamma (France, 1980) has written and directed five feature films. After graduating in French, she studied screenwriting at the FEMIS in Paris.
Her screenplay Naissance des pieuvres won the 9th Junior Prize for Best Screenplay and became her first feature film of the same name in 2007. The film was selected at the Cannes Film Festival (Un certain regard), as well as in Toronto, London and Rotterdam.
In 2011, Tomboy was selected at the Berlin Film Festival and won numerous awards, including the Teddy Award. In 2014, her film Bande de filles was selected at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. She then wrote the screenplays for André Téchiné's Quand on a 17 ans and Claude Barras' Ma vie de Courgette.
She returned to directing in 2019 with Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, which won numerous awards, including Best Screenplay at Cannes. Two years later, Céline Sciamma co-wrote Les Olympiades, Paris 13e by Jacques Audiard, with Léa Mysius and Jacques Audiard.
The same year, in 2021, she directed Petite Maman, which was presented in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.