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Catherine Dussart

Catherine Dussart




FeatureLab projects Participant 2019


After she graduated from a school of management, Catherine Dussart began her career as a press officer but soon turned into a Producer. She started producing short films and naturally graduated to feature films & documentary productions both for television and cinema. She established Les Productions Dussart in 1992 and CDP (Catherine Dussart Productions) in 1994. Since she has produced almost 100 films in more than 15 countries

Her last productions include Graves without a name by Rithy Panh Venice, Telluride, Toronto film festivals 2018, A Tramway in Jerusalem by Amos Gitai Venice 2018, Jonaki by Aditya Vikram Sengupta Rotterdam 2018 Vangelo by Pippo Delbono Venice 2016. The Missing Picture by Cambodian director Rithy Panh which received Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and was later nominated for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category; other credits include In this land lay graves of mine by Lebanese director Reine Mitri (DIFF Dubai); 9 doigts by F. J. Ossang, (Best director award at Locarno Film Festival 2017); France is our Mother Country by Rithy Panh (Fipa 2015) ; Chauti Koot by Indian director Gurvinder Singh (Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2015), Kalo Pothi by Nepalese director Min Bahadur Bham (Nepal) (Critics Prize, Venice Film Festival 2015); Exil by Rithy Panh (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2016); Evangile by Pippo Delbono (Official Selection, Venice Film Festival 2016).

Catherine Dussart is a onsultant for Doha film Institute. She was a member of the board of l’Académie Franco-Russe du Cinéma”, a member of “Commission d’aide aux Cinémas du Monde du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères”, member and vice-president of “Commission de l’Avance sur Recettes du Centre National de la Cinématographie”, member of “Commission d’aide à la distribution du CNC”.
She is a member of the board at TF1 (French Major TV Channel) since 2013 and the President of “Comité des Rémunérations » et Member of « Comité de l’Éthique et de la RSE”.

company profile

Since 1994, Catherine Dussart has produced and co-produced feature films and documentaries through her company CDP. Credits include : Graves without a name (Venice, Telluride 2018), A Tramway in Jerusalem and A Letter to a Friend in Gaza by Amos Gitai (Venice 2018) Evangile by Pippo Delbono Venice 2016 FIPA 2017 Sin Miedo by Claudio Zulian (2016), Exile (Cannes 2016) and France is our mother country (Fipa 2015) films by Rithy Panh, Kalo Pothi by Min Bahadur Bham (Venice Fedeora Award : best picture 2015), Chauthi Koot by Gurvnder Singh (Un Certain Regard Cannes 2015) The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh (Cannes 2013 –Un certain regard Award), Araf by Y. Ustaoglu (Venise, Abu Dhabi Black Pearl Award, Tokyo 2012...), Goltzius by P. Greenaway (Rome 2012), Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell by R. Panh (Cannes 2011), Bassidji by M. Tamadon (Toronto 2010), Nos lieux interdits by L. Kilani (Nantes, 2009), The Sea Wall by R. Panh (Toronto, Rome 2009), Paper cannot wrap up embers by R. Panh (Fipa d’Or 2007), Serko by J. Farges (Antalya, Los Angeles 2006.), Roots by P. Lounguine (Sotchi, Haifa 2006), The burnt Theatre by R. Panh (Cannes 2005), Dunia by J. Saab (Cairo 2006), La petite chartreuse by J.P. Denis (London, San Francisco 2005.), Tycoon by P. Lounguine (Jury Award Cognac 2003), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge by S. Imamura (Cannes 2001), The Wedding by P. Lounguine (Cannes 2000 –Best Actors...) A matter of taste by B. Rapp (Cognac 2000) Kanzo Sensei by S. Imamura (Cannes 1998)