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Claire Lajoumard

Claire Lajoumard




Decision Maker 2019


Claire Lajoumard has been working in Film Industry since 1989, at first at CNC (Centre National du Cinéma) then in different French production companies.

From 1990 until now, she has been working as production manager, postproduction manager, line producer and delegate producer.
She has set up Acrobates Films in 2002, a Paris based film production company mainly dedicated to international coproductions of arthouse films.
Recently Acrobates Films has coproduced THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW by Soudade Kaadan (Syria/Lebanon) which won the prestigious Best First Feature in Venice 2018.

EAVE graduated - Media Program 2000. Graduated from University Paris III, Film Mastership in 1987.
Expert for workshops about International Coproduction since 2007 at Produire au Sud-Les 3 Continents, Ties that bind, SEAFIC.
Lecturer at Valenciennes University Master 2 Audiovisual from 2016 to 2019.

company profile

Acrobates Films is a French production company based in Paris since 2002.
Involved in arthouse films, international co-productions and documentaries.
We are dedicated to feature films from new talents with strong cinematic vision and contemporary issues that can reach international audience.

THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW, directed by Soudade Kaadan , 2018, 95'
A coproduction with KAF Production (Lebanon) with the support of Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Arab Fund for Art & Culture, Prince Claus Fund, Arab Human Rights Fund, Asian Cinema Fund, Abu Dhabi Film Fund (SANAD), Doha Film Institute, HBF + Europe.
Best First Feature at Venice 2018, selected at Toronto, BFI London. World Sales : Stray Dogs

THE GREEN WOODS, director and scriptwriter : Guillaume Mainguet – On development.
Development support Regional Fund Pays de Loire. CNC develomment fund for coproduction with Italy (Stefilm).

A YELLOW BIRD, directed by K. Rajagopal
A coproduction with Akanga Films Asia (Singapor) with the support of MDA (Singapor) and Aide aux Cinémas du Monde. Official Selection Cannes Critic's Week 2016 – World sales : Alpha Violet
20 Festival selections.

With the support of HBF and Dutch Film Fund (The Netherlands), C&A (Vietnam), WCF and NRW (Germany), Cinémas du monde, Région Ile-de-France, OIF (France). A coproduction with DNY VIET NAM (Vietnam), Busse und Halbertschmidt (Germany), Volya Films (The Netherlands). 25 Festivals selections.
International Competition Berlinale 2015
Festival des 3 continents, Nantes (France) : Youth Jury Award 2015
World Sales : UDI – French Release : Memento Films

DON'T BE AFRAID, BI! / BI, DUNG SO! by PHAN DANG Di, 92', 2010
A coproduction France/Vietnam/Germany with ARTE France Cinéma, VBLOCK MEDIA (Vietnam), Sudest Film, TR9 Film with the support of Fond Sud Cinéma, Région Ile-de-France, World Cinema Fund (Berlin), Pusan Film Festival.
Awards in Cannes at INTERNATIONAL CRITIC'S WEEK. SACD Award and ACID/CCAS Prize.
New Talent Award Hong-Kong Asian Film Festival. Special Mention, Vancouver Film Festival 2010 - Dragons & Tigers. Best Feature Film Award, Best Cinematography - Stockholm International Film Festival 2010 Grand Jury Prize, Festival Premiers Plans, Angers
Selected in 50 International Film Festivals.

CHOI VOI / ADRIFT by BUI THAC Chuyen, 100', 2009
A co production with FEATURE FILM STUDIO N°1 (Vietnam), with the support of Vietnam Media Corp, Hubert Bals Fund and Fond Sud Cinema. Release in France: February 2011.
FIPRESCI award in Orzzonti official Competition Venice 2009.
Shortlisted for Toronto, Vancouver, Pusan, Bangkok, Hawai, Hong-Kong, Namur, Rotterdam.
3 Nominations at Asian Film Award.

BLOOD APPEARS / LA SANGRE BROTA by Pablo Fendrik, 100', 2008
A co production with MAGMACINE (Argentina), NEUE CAMEO FILM (Germany) with the support of INCAA, Fonds Sud Cinema, Hubert Bals Fund, NRW Filmstiftung .
Official Selection INTERNATIONAL CRITIC'S WEEK – Cannes 2008 : OFAJ/TV5 award;
Horizontes Latinos – SAN SEBASTIAN; La Habana (Cuba); Best director at SANFIC (Chile); AFI (US).

THE NIGHT OF TRUTH by Fanta Régina Nacro, 100', 2004.
A Co production with LES FILMS DU DÉFI (Burkina Faso) and FRANCE 3 CINEMA with the support of CNC-Avance sur Recettes, France Télévision, EuropAid ACP, Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Ministry of Cooperation (France), TV5.
Project awards: Prince Claus Grant 2003, Best script at Carthage, selected at Sud-Ecriture and CineMart 2003, writing support from Amiens Film Festival.
Film awards: Best Screenplay Montblanc award at San Sebastian, Public Award at Annonay (France) and Rome, Best Price in Friburg, Best Script at Fespaco, Visages de Femmes at Montréal. Several selections such as Toronto, Amiens, Cape Town, Göteborg, Rotterdam, Tribeca (New York), Innsbruck. International Sales : BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE

AMOR EN CONCRETO / LOVE IN CONCRETE by Franco de Peña, 110', 2003
Co production ACROBATES FILMS, CAMEO (Germany) and ZYGA FILM (Venezuela)
with the support of The Ministry of Culture from Venezuela, ZDF-ARTE, Nordrhein Westfalen Fund and Fonds Sud Cinema (France).
Film awards: Colon de Plata for Best Original Script at Huelva, Best First Film at Las Palmas, Best Actor at Miami, Best First Film and Best Actor in Caracas.
Selected at : Saõ Paulo, Trieste, Toulouse, Cartagena, Mar del Plata, Istanbul, Calcutta, Le Caire, Cinémas du Monde – Cannes 2006.