Agathe Bonitzer (1989) made her film debut as a teenager in The Feelings (Noémie Lvovsky, 2003). At 18, Christophe Honoré chose her for La Belle Personne (2008). The following year she starred with Chiara Mastroianni in Un chat un chat (Sophie Fillières). In 2012 she starred in Une bouteille à la mer (Thierry Binisti) and À moi seule (Frédéric Videau). Since 2013 she has been directed by directors such as Agnès Jaoui, Guillaume Nicloux, Pascal Bonitzer, Ado Arrieta et Jean Breschand. In 2019, she played the heroine of the Netflix series Osmosis (created by Audrey Fouché and directed by Thomas Vincent) and a dancer in Damien Manivel’s Les Enfants d’Isadora (Leopard for Best Director at Locarno 2019). In 2021, she rejoined Videau for Selon la police and starred in Sébastian Bailly’s first feature film.


Catarina Vasconcelos was born in Lisbon in 1986. She holds a B.A. from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and completed a post-graduate course in Visual Anthropology at the ISCTE-IUL. She received a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, in London, where her final project was the short film Metaphor, or Sadness Inside Out (2014). The film premiered in the Cinéma du Réel festival, where it received the award for best short film. It also screened in numerous festivals, including RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival (Best International Medium-Length Film Award), DokLeipzig, Moscow International Film Festival and Doclisboa. Her first documentary feature The Metamorphosis of Birds premiered in the new Encounters section at the 70th Berlinale, in February 2020, where it received the FIPRESCI award of the International Federation of Film Critics. Since then, the film has been shown in various festivals, such as New Directors/New Films or San Sebastian-Donostia International Film Festival where it was awarded best film in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section. The film won as well the best film award at the Vilnius Kino Festival, in Lithuania, the Special Jury Award at the Taipei Film Festival, best film award at Dokufest among others. In this moment, Catarina Vasconcelos is preparing her first feature fiction, “Pintura Inacabada” (Unfinished Painting).


Williams’ shorts films “Pude ver un puma” (2011) and “Que je tombe tout le temps?” (2013) premiered at Cinéfondation and Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival, followed by “Tôi quên rồi!” (2014) which had its premiere at FID Marseille. His first feature, “El auge del humano” (2016), won the Pardo d’oro for Best Film at Filmmakers of the Present at the 69th Locarno Film Festival and was later shown at Toronto International Film Festival – Wavelengths, New York Film Festival – Projections, Tate Modern and other festivals. In 2016 he directed “Allons-y!” (45’) for the Festival de l’image en mouvement Hors Pistes at Centre Pompidou. His last short film “Parsi” (2018) was produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for the Biennale de l’image en Mouvement 2018 and premiered at Berlinale – Forum Expanded, it was shown at Tate Modern, MACRO — Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Lincoln Center and other festivals and museums. In 2019 he received the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. The Film Study Center at Harvard University awarded him a Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking for 2020-21.