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Arnaud Gourmelen

Arnaud Gourmelen


Film Festival


Decision Maker 2017


Born in 1976 in Paris, Arnaud Gourmelen started working for film festivals in programming departments (for Angers, Brest, Biarritz, Pantin film festivals). In 2005, he became the programme manager of Angers Film festival (Premiers Plans) where he kept on discovering new filmmakers from all over Europe with the competition dedicated to student films, first short films and debut long feature. Besides, he was the curator of a lot of retrospectives dedicated to Aki Kaurismäki, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jean-Luc Godard, Barbet Schroeder, Nanni Moretti, Luis Buñuel, Alan Clarke, Jean-Pierre Meville, John Boorman… Since 2011, he also works as a programmer for the Directors Fortnight (Cannes film festival) headed by Edouard Waintrop.

company profile

Quinzaine des réalisateurs (Cannes) / Festival Premiers Plans (Angers)