Michel Hazanavicius

Director, Writer, France
President of the Jury

Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius was born 1967 in Paris, France. He attended art school and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. After his first short film ‘’Echec Au Capital’’ and several collaborations on scripts, in 1999 he shot his first feature, ‘’Mes Amis’’. In 2006, he directed his second feature ‘’OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies’’ and in 2009 ‘’OSS 17: Lost In Rio’’. In 2011 he made ‘’The Artist’’, a black-and-white silent film, starring Bérénice Bejo and Jean Dujardin, which won 5 Oscars in 2012, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Dujardin, while Bejo was an Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress. ‘’The Artist’’ was also awarded with 3 Golden Globe Awards, 7 BAFTA Awards, the Best Actor Award for Dujardin at Cannes in 2011, where the film premiered, and many other awards.
After ‘’The Artist’’ in 2011, in 2012 Hazanavicius directed a segment of the sketch film, ‘’The Players’’, in 2014 ‘’The Search’’ - in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and in 2017 ‘’Redoubtable’’, which was also in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. His latest film is ‘’The Lost Prince’' (2020), his 7th feature film, starring Bérénice Bejo and Omar Sy.