2016 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Claire Simon

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE In this Venice Film Festival winner, director Claire Simon goes behind closed doors during the months-long admissions period at France’s most selective film school, La Fémis, where thousands of hopefuls apply for only 40 available slots. The state-run institution, which teaches aspiring filmmakers their craft through handson training with working professionals, also turns to the latter to evaluate applicants. Simon captures entrance interviews and candid discussions among the selection committee, creating a revealing portrait of an institution and its gatekeepers.


Behind the Scenes


Director: Claire Simon
Producer: Arnaud Dommerc
Cinematographer: Claire Simon
Editor: Luc Forveille
Running Time: 115
Language: French
Country: France
Year: 2016