Vanessa-Tatjana Beerli (Honorable Jury, Canada Quebec)

Director of TV dinner, nominated for the Canadian screen awards in 2005 as well as for the L.A. Short Film Festival, Vanessa also works on Quebec and American film sets as an assistant director. In 2007, she founded Ciné Tapis Rouge with the aim of promoting independent Quebec films internationally. As this date, more than 30 countries collaborate with her and regularly invite her as a jury and a programmer.

Vanessa has helped teams in Haiti, Lebanon, and China to found festivals dedicated to Quebec cinema. Recently, she directed Ayiti mon cinema, a short documentary about the difficult situation of cinema in Haiti. She gets a grant just after to write a feature film about the state of movie theaters around the world. During the same year, she founded, in collaboration with the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and the Taipei Artist Village, a first writing residency for filmmakers between Taiwan and Quebec.

Vanessa is an ambassador for Quebec cinema and works on projects in defense of independent cinema. As a motivator, she launched her YouTube channel and propose interviews with filmmakers on their way of working, to inspire artists to complete their project and stay strong.

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