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ADC100 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Jury

Mariette Monpierre

Director, Screenwriter

New York, USA

Mariette Monpierre was born in Guadeloupe, grew up in Paris and lives in New York. Her diverse background gives her a unique perspective that has allowed her to see solutions that are creative and original. She has a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne University & Smith College. Her portfolio includes commercials, music videos, documentaries & fiction narrative. Her first directorial piece, “Knowledge is Power,” was commissioned by the New York City Health Department in 1998 to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. In 2002, “Sweet Mickey for President?” won best documentary at the Reel Sisters Film Festival in NY.

Monpierre’s first theatrical work, a short film “Rendez-Vous,” was nominated for the Djibril Diop Mambety Award in partnership with the Directors Fortnight in Cannes. Her first feature-length “Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza)” was the NY Times Critics’ Pick when released at the theater and won several awards including the BAFTA Choice Award, The Jury Award for Best Director First Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; and the Paul Robeson Award at FESPACO.

Mariette completed her first TV series pilot “Caribbean Girl NYC” for Flow Network and France Televisions. “Between 2 Shores” a story about two immigrants from the Dominican Republic aired on PBS/AfroPop series. Her latest documentary “Towards Mecca” on Muslims in the West Indies is currently running on France Televisions and is enjoying a successful festival run. Mariette is developing season 1 of « Caribbean Girl NYC ».

The New York Times review of ELZA:




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