Youth Competition

This year, we have chosen to give a special place to the sensitization of the youth to and social issues by dedicating a dedicated competition to it. By promoting the culture of peace through the systemic expression of the issues addressed and through In addition to the pedagogical content given to teachers, it allows learners to question the world of today and tomorrow, to better understand the challenges we have to face collectively and to discover the most inspiring initiatives and the most committed fights.

The youth competition is composed of short, medium and feature films with documentaries, fiction and animation, The elementary school of the Cannes area and the 06 department will be welcomed by the cinema les Arcades for private screenings on Thursday and Friday mornings. As for the high schools, they will meet in the same cinema for screenings of films on Thursday and Friday afternoon.

The youth jury

Lou-Anna Reix
Lou-Anna ReixPresident
Lou-Anna is a screenwriter and director based in Montpellier.

She has a double master’s degree in Modern Literature and Cinema from the University of Paul Valéry. In parallel to her artistic practice, Lou-Anna intervenes with various publics to make workshops of realization (school environment, priority district, adults in situation of handicap). She considers her cinema as feminist and committed, in phase with her militant activities in the associative field (L’Ultraviolette, Les Arts Fantastiques).
She is currently in training at the Cité Européenne des Scénaristes and in residence in Gindou for her feature film Les Soeurs Zemganno.

Melissa Ben Nasr
Melissa Ben NasrStudent
My name is Melissa Ben Nasr and I am passionate about film. I have already had the chance to participate in several competitions and festivals such as CanneSéries or the “Moteur!” project and I also benefit from teaching cinema-audiovisual and theater in the second year of high school at Lycée Bristol. I dream of becoming an actress one day. For me, cinema is about feeling emotions, being transported and being able to keep hope.
Evan Bollinger
Evan BollingerStudent
Passionate about the 7th art, Evan Bollinger completed his training in film directing at the Lausanne Film School. He also attended public courses in film history at the Cinémathèque and the University of Lausanne. At the same time, he has done numerous internships and projects in directing, framing and editing. He particularly appreciates film analysis, both from a script and a formal point of view, analyses that he regularly synthesizes into written reviews and radio columns.

He is currently finalizing his third graduation short film Trash’s Not Dead, a fable about collapse, zombies and ecology.
Having already been a member of the jury for the FFFH (Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie in Bienne, Switzerland) in 2020, he is looking forward to putting his vision to good use for the FIFES “Youth Competition” jury.

Vivien Nicolas
Vivien NicolasStudent
Born in 2005, Vivien Nicolas grew up in Mellionnec, in the heart of Brittany, at the Eco Domaine Le Bois du Barde, the PTCE (Pôle Territorial de Coopération Économique), of which his parents are the founders. Thanks to the association “Ty Film” which promotes and encourages documentary films in Mellionnec, he participates in many free courses set up during the vacations to help young people learn how to shoot, edit video and audio.

For his 3rd year internship, he was able to help with the recording of sound effects in the France 3 studios in Rennes for the Breton language feature film Noz.
Now in his first year of secondary school in Lannion, he is involved in school life as an eco-delegate where he makes short films to raise awareness of sustainable management in the school. He started his BAFA course to animate vacation and leisure stays, as well as a training in Non Violent Communication.

Mael Olivié
Mael OliviéStudent
My name is Mael Olivié. I am a student in the second year of high school in the cinema option at the Lycée Bristol, and I would like to go into law or business, which for me are professions in which communication, relationships and human values are of primary importance. Curious and creative, I am interested in the world of cinema, which transmits and illustrates above all, in my opinion, feelings, emotions and sensations about the world.

Films in competition