2023 JURY

Chloé Cambournac

Head decorator

A graduate of ENSAD-Paris, Chloé Cambournac worked for 4 years as a set and costume designer for theater. Taken along by Guy-Claude François, her teacher and mentor at Arts Déco, on the adventure of the film Le Pacte des Loups, directed by Christophe Gans, she discovered all the players involved in creating the visual environment of a film, the strength of teamwork in all its diversity, the inventiveness, transmission and recreation necessary to the design and production of film sets. After ten years as an assistant, she became head set designer in her own right. She has recently collaborated with Cédric Klapisch (Deux moi, 2019), Mounia Meddour (Papicha, 2019), Sebastian Schipper (Roads, 2018). Very involved in the Association de Décorateurs de Cinéma (ADC), she works particularly on issues of diversity (within the 50/50 collective), eco-responsibility (within the Ecodéco collective), and the place of cinema today (within the Académie des César).

Simon Depardon


Simon Depardon is a French director, cameraman, producer and photographer. In 2019, he produced and co-directed his first feature film, Retiens Johnny. Working in a documentary genre exclusively for the cinema, in 2022 he co-directed Riposte Féministe, selected for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and released in cinemas on November 9.

Laëtitia Masson

Director and screenwriter

The daughter of cinephile teachers, Nancy-born Laëtitia Masson first saw a Godard film when she was just seven years old. As a teenager, she studied literature and cinema in Paris, before enrolling at Femis in the “Lumière et cadre” section. In 1996, she directed her first feature film, En avoir (ou pas), for which she was nominated for a César award for best first feature. The rest of her career alternated between short and feature films, with titles such as A vendre, Love Me, Pourquoi (pas) le Brésil and the TV film Chevrotine, made for Arte. His new film, Un hiver en été, due for release this year, boasts a four-star cast including Benjamin Biolay, Elodie Bouchez, Nicolas Duvauchelle and Judith Chemla.

Jean Minondo

Sound engineer

A mathematician and musician who trained at the Louis-Lumière school and graduated from Idhec in 1978, Jean Minondo launched his career in 1988 with Catherine Breillat’s film 36 fillettes, with whom he would collaborate until 2002 with Sex is comedy. With over a hundred films to his credit, he has worked with directors as diverse as Michel Deville, Albert Dupontel, Valérie Lemercier, Luc Besson, Jean-François Richet and Michel Hazanavicius. He won the César for Best Sound in 2009 for the diptych L’ennemi public n°1/ L’instinct de mort directed by Jean-François Richet. In 2021, he was nominated for a César for Best Sound for his work on Albert Dupontel’s Adieu les cons. Since 2015, he has been working at American Zoetrope.