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Claire Gadéa

Claire Gadéa




Decision Maker 2017


She started her career at JBA Production with producer Jacques Bidou. As a production assistant, she worked on about ten feature films including "One Evening After the War" by Rithy Panh (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1998), "The Mutants" by Teresa Villaverde (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 1998), "April Captains" by Maria de Medeiros (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2000) and "Lumumba" by Raoul Peck (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2000). In 2007, she joined Steamboat Films as a production manager. She is responsible for the ‘collection design’ for the Franco-German TV channel Arte, in co-production with the Centre Georges Pompidou. Interested in the challenges offered by new media, she created the site VoD Europa Film Treasures (Focal Award 2011 in the category “Best use of archive images on a non-television platform”) in 2008 at Lobster Films, with the support from the Media program and in partnership with 30 European film archives. In 2010 Claire Gadéa stepped into the field of executive production. Her first feature film, "Run" directed by Philippe Lacôte, was selected in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, 2014. She joined MPM Film as a producer 3 years ago. She coproduced "Memory Exercises" by Paz Encina and "Zama" by Lucrecia Martel. She's a member of SPI (Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants) and ACE Producers Network.

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Established in 2007, MPM Film has produced and coproduced internationally awarded films by established directors as : "The Turin Horse" by Béla Tarr (Silver Bear and Fipresci award at the Berlinale), "Hooked" by Adrian Sitaru (Venice Days, Toronto), "Xenia" by Panos H. Koutras (Un Certain Regard Cannes), "Memory Exercises" by Paz Encina (San Sebastian), "Zama" by Lucrecia Martel (Official Selection Venice, Toronto).
MPM Film is currently working with Karim Aïnouz and Panos H. Koutras on their upcoming projects.

MPM Film also runs a department dedicated to international sales whose catalog includes films as "For Those Who Can Tell No Tales" by Jasmila Zbanic (Toronto 2013), "A World not Our"s by Mahdi Fleifel (Berlinale 2013, Panorama), "Museum Hours" by Jem Cohen (Locarno, Toronto 2012), "Workers" by José Luis Valle (Berlinale 2013, Panorama), "Mold (KÜF)" by Ali Aydin (Venice 2012 - Lion of the Future – Award for a debut film), "La Sirga" by William Vega (Cannes 2012, Director’s Fortnight), "Kill Me Please" by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Venise - Orizzonti 2015) and "Barakah Meets Barakah" by Mahmoud Sabbagh (Berlinale 2016, Forum), "Still Life" by Maud Alpi (Locarno 2016, Prix Jean Vigo), "Summer Lights" by Jean-Gabriel Périot (San Sebastian 2016)
Latest acquisitions: "Strange Birds" by Elise Girard and "Occidental" by Neil Beloufa, both presented at Berlinale Forum 2017, and "Last Laugh" by Zhang Tao presented at Acid Cannes 2017.