2nd edition | 2021

Director of the jury

Pierre-Ange Le Pogam

Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, born on 20 August 1954 in Lorient, is a French producer. He started his career with Tony Molière, and then joined Gaumont, where he was in charge, via Buena Vista, of the distribution of Disney productions in France. In 1984, he met Luc Besson and participated with him in the production of numerous projects in the 1980s and 1990s such as Le Grand bleu, Nikita, Léon and Le Cinquième Élément. In 2000, he co-founded the production company EuropaCorp with Luc Besson. He later created his own production company Stone Angels where he produced films such as Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, or Le Fidèle with Mathias Shoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Roselyne Bosch

Roselyne Bosch began her career as a scriptwriter with the film 1492: Christopher Columbus, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Gérard Depardieu and Sigourney Weaver. At the same time she founded her production company "Légende productions" with Alain Goldman, in order to finance the film. In the following years Rose Bosch brought to "Légende" talents such as Olivier Dahan (who made Les Rivières Pourpres II and La Môme), Roland Joffé, (who made Vatel), and Scorcese's "Casino". Rose Bosch continued her career as a scriptwriter, adapting Simenon's "En cas de Malheur", and becoming Pierre Jolivet's "En Plein Cœur". In 2003, "Le Pacte du Silence", adapted from an English thriller by Marcelle Bernstein, was released, again starring Depardieu opposite Elodie Bouchez. A few years later, she also began a career as a director with her first film "Animal". In 2010 she released 'La Rafle' with Adèle Exharchopoulos, Gad Elmaleh, Mélanie Laurent, Jean Réno and Sylvie Testud. The film is a success. She will work again with Jean Réno for her film "Avis de Mistral".

Rose Bosch is pleased to be present at Filmoramax to host a masterclass on the theme: How to get into the film industry and, more importantly, how to stay there. Through her story, she will share her experience and her most interesting anecdotes with the Filmoramax audience.


Michaël Cohen

Michaël Cohen trained at the Cours Florent. His first film appearance was in L'Opération Corned beef alongside Christian Clavier and Jean Reno. It was director Thierry Klifa who offered him his first major film role in Une Vie à t'attendre in 2003. The actor easily changes register and gets various roles in films such as Le Héros de la famille, Cavalcade by Steve Suissa, La Petite Jérusalem by Karin Albou, or Du jour au lendemain by Philippe Le Guay. Very comfortable in comedies of manners, he participated in 2007 in Un baiser s'il vous plaît by Emmanuel Mouret. The same year, Michaël Cohen published a novel entitled "Ça commence par la fin" which he adapted for the cinema in 2010 with his ex-wife Emmanuelle Béart in the title role. More recently, he appeared in La belle époque by Nicolas Bedos, Hôtel by Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr and Dream donuts by Fabienne Redt. The public can also see him in the new OCS series Frétots by Frank Bellocq. As a director, Michaël Cohen is currently finalising his feature film Nous sommes en guerre. In parallel to his acting career, Michaël Cohen has also had a career as a comedian where he has interpreted great characters from the theatrical repertoire in Chekov's The Seagull, Molière's The Precious Ridiculous and Marivaux's False Confessions. He also directed Isabelle Nanty in Saloperies de merde. In 2003, he was named Best Newcomer to the Theatre for his role in La Preuve. This author of eight plays likes negative titles: Les abîmés, Le soleil est rare (and happiness too).

Sarah Stern

Sarah Stern is a French actress born in Paris in 1984. In 2006, Sarah Stern joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London for three years. She made her debut in Les Amants du Flore, directed by Ilan Duran Cohen. In 2007, she played Clémentine in Ce soir je dors chez toi by Olivier Baroux. In 2011, she played Stéphanie Tuche in Olivier Baroux's comedy Les Tuche. She also starred in Comme un homme by Safy Nebbou, playing a teacher who is kidnapped by two teenagers. In 2012, she was Jeanne de Berry in season 2 of Borgia. In 2013, she was part of the Talents Cannes selection. In 2015, she played in Mathilda by Russian director Aleksei Outchitel, in the series Trepalium for Arte directed by Vincent Lannoo. She returned to the character of Stéphanie Tuche, in Les Tuche 2: Le Rêve américain in 2016 and Les Tuche 3 in 2018. In 2018, she starred in the Netflix film Les Goûts et les Couleurs (in English To each, her own) by Myriam Aziza, in which she played the lead role, alongside Julia Piaton, jeanChristophe Folly, atherine Jacob, and Richard berry. In 2019, she joined the cast of the political series Baron noir on Canal+. She plays the role of Léandra Tallier, a member of the European Parliament for the Rassemblement national. She is a member of the 50/50 collective, which aims to promote equality between women and men and diversity in the cinema and audiovisual sector.

Hafid F. Benamar

Writer and actor, Hafid Benamar started on stage with his comedy trio the 2BN and their first show "1er Duo à trois", directed by Serge Hazanavicius and produced by Thomas Langmann from 2005 to 2007. He then went on to appear in a series of films: "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" and "Seul Two". But it is with his character of Flex in the Canal + series, "Platane", that he will become known to the general public. The series, which he created in 2011 with Éric Judor.

Héloïse Martin

As a teenager, Héloïse Martin became interested in the world of cinema and flourished in the audiovisual section of the Bréquigny high school in Rennes. In 2012, she moved to Paris and began taking acting classes with Pierre Olivier Scotto for more than three years. At the same time, she made her first screen appearance in Qu'est-ce qu'on va faire de toi where she played the girlfriend of Michel Drucker as a teenager. She then tried her hand at writing but also at directing with the short film La Lettre: released in 2014 on Youtube, the film tells the difficult confession of a child victim of sexual abuse. Héloïse Martin became known to the general public in 2016 with Tamara, in which she played the lead role alongside Sylvie Testud and Rayane Bensetti. Chosen for her mental strength and strong character, she returned to the character of Tamara in 2018 in a second part.

Medi Sadoun

Medi Sadoun first worked for the small screen. Within the Kourtrajme collective, he created Kaïra Shopping with Franck Gastambide and Jib Pocthier. For three seasons (2009-2011), the trio hijacked the codes of TV shopping through an offbeat programme that was noticed and bought by Canal Plus. This success opened the doors to the cinema, first in a modest way (an appearance in Il reste du jambon?) and then through a film to their glory: Les Kaïra. The highly acclaimed comedy allowed the trio to acquire dazzling fame. He then appeared in Mea Culpa (2014), a thriller by Fred Cavayé starring Vincent Lindon and Gilles Lellouche, and then in the million-selling family comedy Qu'est ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? The same year, he starred in Fabrice Begotti's first feature film, the comedy Les Francis. In 2016, Medi Sadoun played the lead role in La Dream Team where he played a PSG football player alongside Gérard Depardieu who played his father. As Marilou Berry's gynaecologist in Joséphine s'arrondit, Phillipe de Chauveron then called him back to form a duo with Ary Abittan for the buddy movie Débarquement Immediat where he slipped into the skin of an Algerian undocumented immigrant. The following year, he was cast alongside Phillipe Lacheau and Elodie Fontan in the comedy Alibi.com where he played the character of José the Gypsy. That same year, he played the reserved and betrayed Ben, the main character in Baby Phone, a dramatic comedy behind closed doors that completely changed his acting style.