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Nouvelles Vagues
Nouvelles Vagues

2024 Edition


Léa Mysius

President of the jury

After studying literature, Léa Mysius graduated from the Fémis film school where she majored in screenwriting in 2014. She made three award-winning short films that were selected in a number of festivals: Cadavre exquis, Les Oiseaux-tonnerre, selected at the Cinéfondation, and The Yellow Island, co-directed with Paul Guilhaume.

At the age of 27, she made her first feature film, Ava, a teenage drama starring the young actress Noée Abita alongside Laure Calamy. The film was selected at the Critics' Week at Cannes and won the SACD prize. At the same time, Léa Mysius also worked as a writer with many of the big names in French cinema, including Arnaud Desplechin (Ismael’s Ghosts, Oh Mercy!), André Téchiné (Farewell to the Night), Jacques Audiard (Paris, 13th District, Emilia Perez) and Claire Denis (Stars At Noon, Grand Prize-winner at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival).

In 2022, she returned to filmmaking, directing Adèle Exarchopoulos in The Five Devils, a second feature combining intimate drama and fantasy, selected for the Directors’ Fortnight. She is currently working on a film adaptation of Laurent Mauvignier's novel Histoires de la Nuit.

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch is an actress and producer born in Los Angeles, California. In 2022, she starred in Not Okay and Something from Tiffany's, two films on which she also served as a producer. She was nominated for the 2022 BIFA Award for her performance in Graham Moore's The Outfit, in which she starred opposite Mark Rylance and Dyman O'Brien. In 2018, she was cast in Netflix's hit romantic comedy Set It Up and in 2019 she appeared alongside Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson in Zombialand: Double Tap and in The Politician opposite Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow, whose first season was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 2020, she was included in Forbes “30 under 30” list.

Vincent Lacoste

Vincent Lacoste first came to public attention in 2009 in Riad Sattouf's César-nominated The French Kissers. He then went on to do a number of comedies before joining Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia in 2012 and starring opposite Noémie Lvovsky in Camille Rewinds. In 2014, he tried his hand at drama with César-nominated Hippocrates. He reunited with Sattouf for Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (2014) and Julie Delpy for Lolo (2015). In 2016, he got involved in a number of projects including Parisienne, Right Here, Right Now, Saint-Amour and Justine Triet's Victoria. In 2018, he was cast in the Cannes-selected Christophe Honoré's Sorry Angel and starred in The Freshmen and Amanda. In 2019, he was in Father and Sons and On a Magical Night before starring in My Days of Glory. In 2021, he appeared in My Traitor, My Love and Xavier Gianolli’s Lost Illusions. In 2022, he was seen in Winter Boy and Quentin Dupieux’s Smoking Causes Coughing, and later in The Green Perfume. In 2023, he reunited with Thomas Lilti for A Real Job. In 2024, he appeared in Katell Quillévéré’s Along Came Love and Gilles Lellouche’s Beating Hearts.

Margaret Zhang

Margaret Zhang was editor-in-chief of Vogue China from February 2021 to May 2024, becoming the youngest editor-in-chief of Vogue since the magazine’s inception. A graduate in business and law from the University of Sydney, she co-founded BACKGROUND, an international consulting firm that promotes and supports bridging Chinese and Western cultures in the fields of luxury, branding and lifestyle. She teaches a class at Harvard on protecting and supporting creativity and innovation.

A director, photographer and writer, she launched the Vogue Film initiative in support of Chinese women in film alongside her work as editor-in-chief. Since the creation of Vogue Film, 17 short films have been produced, most of which have won awards and been shown at local and international festivals.


Manu Ríos

Best known for his role as Patrick Blanco in Netflix's hit international thriller Elite, Manu Ríos is a Spanish actor and singer.

He will next be seen in the highly anticipated Netflix series Respira, in which he will portray one of the leading roles.

His credits include Pedro Almodovar's Strange Way of Life, in which he starred opposite Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, and the Netflix limited series La Edad de la Ira, which won the Audience Award and the Best Director Award at the Marseille Series Stories Festival.

In addition to his acting career, Manu Ríos is extremely popular on social media through various platforms.


Arash Khaksari

Arash Khaksari, born in Tehran, Iran, was raised in a multicultural environment. His passion for photography initiated after using her sister’s camera as a means to pass time. He quickly became captivated by the allure of black and white imagery and the power of the light.

With a focus on showcasing the inherent beauty of his subjects, he strives to achieve a sophisticated yet refined aesthetic around fashion and beauty.

Currently based in Paris, Arash continues to pursue his artistic journey in the realm of photography. A sense of sobriety emanates from his projects. He aims to highlight the natural beauty through surrealist imagery. 


Kim Higelin

At the age of 20, Kim Higelin auditioned for the film adaptation of Vanessa Springora's Consent, directed by Vanessa Filho. She got the part of this young girl under the influence which earned her a nomination for a César Best Female Newcomer Award.

She was also seen in Reckless Summer, a two-time award-winning French TV film broadcast on Arte, as well as in the spin-off The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, a Franco-American show created by David Zabel, and in the Arthur Sanigou-directed Dealing with Christmas, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

She will also be appearing in Franck Dubosc's Un ours dans le Jura and Abel Ferry's Gibier, opposite Olivier Gourmet.

Kitty Chicha

Kitty Chicha is one of the most iconic figures on Thailand’s independent and avant-garde scene. An internationally acclaimed actress, singer and fashionista, Kitty has starred in a selection of the Thai film industry's most popular series and films, including the mainstream success of Netflix's flagship show Girl from Nowhere.

More recently, she starred opposite Hugo Chakrabhongse in Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's globally acclaimed independent film Morrison, which had its world premiere at the Busan Film Festival. Kitty divides her time between Paris, Tokyo and Bangkok.

Film Students Jury

Rayan Saoud

Rayan Saoud was born in 2001. After studying film in college, he joined the CinéFabrique in Lyon in the screenwriting section. He made three short films during his studies, including genre films. He is currently developing two feature film projects.

Hana Watanabe

Hana Watanabe is a senior student in the Intermedia Art and Science Department, specializing in film and media at the University of Waseda, Tokyo. She is the leader of a century-old film production circle. She collaborated with Korean university students on international projects, promoting cultural exchanges through the medium of cinema.

Inas Hotait

Inas Hotait is a 20-year-old film student based in Beirut. Her favourite filmmakers include Bong Joon Ho, Joachim Trier and Céline Sciamma. She has attended several film festivals. Since November 2023, Inas has been part of the Cabriolet Film Festival team, helping to select films.

Matteo Giampetruzzi

Matteo Giampetruzzi (Italy, 1999) graduated in Film Directing in Rome in 2022 and is now studying Film Curating at EQZE in Donostia-San Sebastián. His short films as a director have been screened in more than 30 international film festivals. He works as a programmer for Giornate di Cinema Queer in Rome since 2020. 

Precious Agbenu Okoh

Precious Agbenu Okoh is a filmmaker and an actress born in 2001. She is Idoma by tribe and resides in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She stared in films and now studies film production at the National Film Institute in Jos. Precious has been exploring various aspects of the filmmaking process, from screenwriting to cinematography. She is also an accomplished dancer and performer.

Jury pass culture

Noa Tchinda

18-year-old Noa Tchinda grew up in the outskirts of Paris and lived in a cultural melting pot and an inspiring social background that inspired very early on his passion for film. Graduating from high school with a major in art history, he has developed a constructive sense of film criticism. He enjoys running debates with his friends (who are not always very good listeners). A dedicated filmgoer, Noa enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for films, especially those by Damien Chazelle.


Morgane Delan

Morgane, a film enthusiast, actively participates in the Ciné-club of the Culture pass. Her strong dedication helps her strengthen her film culture and develop her critical skills of the films she watches. 

She has had the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with theater and film industry members, giving her the chance to explore at great length the behind-the-scenes aspects of the profession, including that of director. In addition, the theatrical experience she has gained over the years expands her approach to cinema. At the same time, Morgane improves her creativity through photography, reflecting the aesthetics specific to the world of cinema.


Justin Mora

Justin Mora was born in Toulouse in 2004. From a very early age, he has developed a great passion for film, which he has never stopped exploring through a wide range of experiences. That’s why, after 2 years of studying law, he decided to quit and devote himself fully to studying film, hoping to eventually become a filmmaker. In addition to his studies, he began developing several short films with friends to share his love for cinema.

Habib Zemali

Habib, born on August 18, 2004, aspires to become an actor and comedian. Thanks to his passion, he has built up a community of several thousand followers on social media. 

He has appeared in major productions alongside content creators including Michou, Ludovic, Polska and Squeezie. He recently starred in the short film Sang pareil, in which he plays the role of Lounes. He also had the opportunity to dub a few scenes in the film If, starring Ryan Reynolds.

Clara Pichon

Originally from the Basque country, Clara was never exposed to art and culture when she was a kid. When she arrived in Paris in 2022, she realized there were movie theaters all over the place which inspired her to take an interest. As she was studying for a bachelor’s degree in political sciences, she decided to major in film.

As she developed a critical eye, she began writing film reviews. During her gap year in 2024, she contemplated her future life as a student. She took part in her first student short film as a script supervisor. She found the experience appealing. She definitely wants to sign up for a bachelor’s degree in film next year. Everything remains to be written and discovered for this film buff! 


Chiara Roujas

A film buff since she was a child, Chiara has long dreamed of a career in the film industry. Although she is currently studying political sciences, her interest in film has kept growing in her time off. As she spent many years of working on stage and thousands of hours spent at the movies, she has developed a strong taste for creation and journeys into imaginary worlds.  

Amine Tensi

Amine Tensi, a 19-year-old economics and management student from Lille, is an ambitious and versatile young man. In addition to his interest in sport and travel, film has played a key role in his life from an early age. 

This growing passion has helped him develop a sharp critical mind that fuels his ambition to play an active role in filmmaking. He dreams of becoming an actor and director, convinced that he has the talent and determination to make his mark on the industry.


Ambar Laaboudi Muñoz

Ambar is a BA student in theater who is inspired by all kinds of narrative art. A film buff from an early age, she is passionate about captivating stories and bold cinematic achievements. Her love of film has helped her explore various genres and styles, fueling her curiosity and admiration for the magic of cinema. This dual passion has driven her to see the world from different perspectives and to enjoy the diversity of human stories. With this in mind, Ambar plans to contribute to the artform by highlighting her own ideas and creations, in order to share her unique view of the world.


Marius Boitel

Hailing from the South of France, Marius Boitel got interested in art from an early age. As he grew up in a supportive family and had easy access to various artistic and cultural activities in his hometown (Istres), he eventually turned to filmmaking.

In 2023, after he graduated from high school where he majored in sciences, he got into the University of Toulouse for a BA in film. He has developed a new perspective on cinema and tried his hand at filmmaking. Originally attracted to images and cameras, he then discovered filmmaking, which interested him more. Once he graduates, he hopes to be admitted to a public film school.


Lisa Lesoif

Originally from Cherbourg, 20-year-old Lisa Lesoif has a passion for all artforms, including film. Currently studying information and communication, she wants to turn her passion into a career. That's why she seizes every opportunity to achieve her goal. She is a member of the team of volunteers at the Normandy film festival Les Égaluantes and recently did an internship in the video department of the Cotentin Tourist Office. She also loves acting, creating and directing, and has taken part in a number of film shoots, including in high school, as part of her film option.

Clément Bascugnana-Thuret

Clément has been immersed in film from a very early age. He thinks of his life as a fairy tale. Once upon a time, there was a little boy who dreamed of going to the movies. There was no princess in this story, just his love of cinema. 

His dedication and knightly faith got him to study film in Bordeaux and then to faraway lands – Quebec. On the red carpet of the greatest festivals, the knight turned into a prince, and he was so passionate that he married cinema, and together they had many children – short films and feature films. 


Zia Glorieux

Straight from Orthez, Zia Glorieux developed her passion for the cinema as a child, thanks to her father, himself a film lover. After many hours in front of the big screen, her cinematic culture was enriched. 
Today, as a student in a cinema degree program at Bordeaux Montaigne University, she dreams of one day becoming a film director. With two short films to her credit, she stops at nothing to achieve her goal. The world of the seventh art is her refuge. Her heart is filled with joy when the lights in the cinema disappear to make way for the many discoveries she makes at each screening.