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Arnaud Gourmelen

Arnaud Gourmelen

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Born in Paris, Arnaud Gourmelen started working for film festivals in programming departments (Brest, Biarritz, Pantin film festivals). In 2005, he became Head of programming 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 curated 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, Agnès Varda, Andreï Zvyagintsev, John Boorman… From 2011 to 2018, he worked as a programmer among the selection committee of the Directors Fortnight (Cannes film festival). Apart of the Angers festival, he works also now as an international consultant and program delegate for several international festivals (Karlovy Vary, Brussels and Zurich) and organizes as well the Angers Workshop every summer.