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Silex Films

SILEX FILMS produces feature films, fictions, documentaries and animation. The company was created in 2009 by Priscilla BERTIN, Elisa LARRIERE, and Judith NORA.

SILEX FILMS released its first feature in 2012, LAST WINTER by John Shank (with Vincent Rottiers and Anaïs Demoustier) distributed by Le Pacte, THE BIG TRIP, by Jérôme le Maire, in 2013, distributed by Mona Films, and CONNASSE, PRINCESSE DES COEURS, an adaptation of the successful TV series CONNASSE with LGM Cinéma, distributed by GAUMONT (released in April 2015).

SILEX FILMS also produces fictions, documentaries and short programs: CONNASSE (Canal + / Le Grand Journal), GYM COUINE (June), SMELLS LIKE HIP HOP (Direct 8). SILEX FILMS is currently producing several documentaries for ARTE. A 6×52 series mixing archives and animation written by Dan Franck and directed by Amélie Harrault, Pauline Gaillard and Valérie Loiseleux, THE ADVENTURERS OF MODERN ART was broadcasted in December 2015. GADJO, a documentary by Flora Desprats (broadcasted in 2014) was rewarded in November 2015 at the Etoiles de la Scam.

SILEX FILMS also produces art films by contemporary artists : C.H.Z by Philippe Parreno, presented in 2012 at the Beyeler Fondation in Switzerland and in 2013 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris ; GROSSE FATIGUE, by Camille Henrot, won the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and was purchased by the most prestigious contemporary art museums in the world.

The producers

PRISCILLA BERTIN

After a Masters of Communication and Media Studies at Panthéon-Assas University and a Masters in Film & TV Finance, Priscilla Bertin starts her career at ARTE France in 2000 where she works at the Cinema and Fiction communication departments. She then joins producer Jean-Luc Ormières at OF2B PRODUCTIONS in 2002 to assist him on the production of several features including Aaltra by Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine. In 2005 she becomes Head of Production and Business Affairs at LA FABRIQUE DE FILMS / LA FABRIQUE 2, where she is also an Executive producer on films such as Oxford Crimes by Alex de la Iglesia (starring Elijah Wood, John Hurt) (2008), Thelma, Louise et Chantal by Benoît Pétré (with Jane Birkin) (2009), Cell 211 by Daniel Monzon (2009).

ELISA LARRIERE

Elisa Larriere graduated from the Paris-Dauphine University with a Master’s degree in economics, business management and finance, from the Sorbonne University with a postgraduate degree (DESS) in Media Law and Management, and from the American University (Washington D.C) in International Finance. After working at the story department for USA FILMS (Los Angeles office), she comes back to Paris and joins MNP ENTREPRISE, Mathieu Kassovitz’s production company, in 2004. Executive in charge of the development and production on Avida, directed by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kerven (2006 Cannes Film Festival among many others), she then produces auteurs films for the company : Johnny Mad Dog by Jean Stéphane Sauvaire (which won many prizes in international festivals, including the “Price of Hope” Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008), Louise-Michel by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Best screenplay at the San Sebastian Festival, World Cinema Special Jury Prize for originality at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009). Simultaneously, starting in 2004, she goes into partnership with Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and creates the production company EXPLICIT FILMS, co-producer of Johnny Mad Dog.

JUDITH NORA

Alumni of the Tisch School of the Arts/ New York University, Judith Nora started her career in New York at MIRAMAX FILMS. Back in Paris, she heads the production division at French company AD VITAM where she produces “Sangre” by Mexican director Amat Escalante (Fipresci Prize 2005 / Cannes Film Festival), “To Die Like a Man” by Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues (Un Certain Regard 2009 / Cannes Film Festival), “Plein Sud” by French director Sébastien Lifshitz (Berlinale 2009).

Together, they created the production company Silex Films in 2009 and in 2014 the animation studio SILEX ANIMATION.

In 2010, SILEX FILMS was part of the « 10 producers to Watch » according to Variety magazine.