At the time of finalizing this file, we still wait for the confirmation of a person to complete the jury.
Sam Karmann (President) :
Sam Karmann is an actor, in theater, television and in cinema. He embodied numerous roles in generational movies sur as « Cuisine et dépendances », « La Cité de la peur », « Le Gout des autres » or recently « Les Gazelles » and N. Castro's « Les lendemains qui chantent ». On the side, he is also a director. Awarded with a « Palme d'or » in 1992 and an Oscar in 1993, he directs his first feature film « Kennedy et moi » in 1999. « A la petite semaine » and « La vérité ou presque » will follow. Sam Karmann is the art director of a similar festival in Nîmes (France) : « Regards Croisés ».
Joseph Schovanec :
Joseph Schovanec, 33, is first and foremost an affable and delightful person. Asperger autist, he has been a « saltimbanque » for autism for ten years. In love with languages and cultures, he is the author of « Je suis à l'Est » (2012) and « Eloge du voyage à l'usage des autistes et de ceux qui ne le sont pas assez » (2014). His new novel 'De l'amour à Autistan » will be released during the festival. He presents a weekly chronic on Europe 1.
Regularly a guest in TV shows, his simplicity, humour and his wise words always hit their target.
Sonia Rolland :
Sonia was successful in approaching her acting career with patience and dexterity. She debuts in 2002 with Radu Mihaileanu on Arte, then works with different directors such as Raoul Peck, Bertrand Tavernier, ... In 2013, she creates SoMad Production and direct her first documentary « Rwanda, du chaos au miracle », which tells the story of this country since the genocide of the Tutsis in 1994. In 2001, she creates her organization Maisha Africa, which helps vulnerable children in Rwanda and manages several projects.
Bruno De Stabenrath :
Comedian in François Truffaut's « L'Argent de poche », Michel Lang's « L'Hôtel de la plage » or Jean-François Richet's « Mesrine », he is also the writer of TV series such as « Marc et Sophie » or « Un gars, une fille ». He is also the singer of « Borsalino ». In 1996, a car accident left him quadriplefgic. His autobiographic novel « Cavalcade » was adapted for the screens by Steve Suissa in 2005. Nowadays, Bruno co-produces and presents the talk show « Rocking chair » on Numéro 23.
Philippe Harmegnies :
Philippe Harmegnies is the co-founder of Passe Muraille, an organization based in Mons. For 18 years, Passe Muraille has been developing cultural and educational activities to help deficient persons become better and more included citizens.
For this third edition, the festival will offer 9 awards.
4 Audience Awards :
Short film audience award
Feature film audience award
Communication audience award
Richelieu award (young audience)
5 Awards :
Canal C Award (communication) :
Namur's local television partners with the festival to give an award to the best communication film.
DGDE Award (children rights) :
This award, worth 800€, will be given to the short movie that show off children rights the best.
CAP48 Award (documentary) : :
The CAP48 Award, worth 1000€, will be given to the documentary giving the best portrayal a deficient persons.
RTBF Grand Prize (short) :
As in the two last editions, RTBF partners with the festival to offer the Grand Prize to a short. The winner short will be screening on RTBF.
RTBF Grand Prize (feature) : :
The winner of this award will also be given the opportunity to screen on RTBF.