Close this search box.
2019 – 64th Edition

Philippe Lesage

International Jury

Canadian director, screenwriter, producer, photographer and actor Philippe Lesage was born in Saint-Agapit (Quebec) in 1977. He worked as a Film teacher at the European Film College in Denmark. He directed the documentary films ‘Pourrons-nous vivre ensemble?’ (2006), ‘How Can You Tell If the Little Fish Are Happy’ (2009), ‘Ce coeur qui bat’ (2010, which harvested the Jutra Award for Best Documentary) and ‘Laylou’ (2012), before debuting in fiction with the feature film ‘Copenhagen: A Love Story’ (2015). That same year he participated in the Official Section of the San Sebastian Festival with ‘The Demons’, which was later invited to more than 60 international festivals. ‘The Demons’ won the San Francisco Golden Gate Award, was included in the TIFF top ten, and was named one of the top ten films of 2015 by ‘Variety’. In 2018, he directed ‘Genesis’. Premiered at the Locarno Festival in the international competition, the film has won numerous awards including the Golden Wolf (Festival of New Cinema, Montreal), the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain) and the Best Film prize at the Los Cabos Film Festival (Mexico).

Philippe Lesage

All members of the

2019 – 64th Edition

Josefina Molina

Chairs the jury

Thierry Forte

Iván Giroud

Philippe Lesage

Keti Machavariani

Dilip Mehta

Rosa Montero