THE FESTIVAL TEAM
Delphine Poudou & Sabine Crossen
2 friends, 2 different types of crazy, 1 desire, create an amazing 'Le Chouette Festival !'
An actress for 20 years, she turned to writing and directing, and made her first short film "Louise" in 2009, followed by a comedy in 2014, "Virginie and Paul".
In 2016, she created the duo 'Les DelphineS' with Delphine Alexandre. Together, they wrote and directed 'My Child's Soul' in 2017, 'Grandma's Birthday' in 2019 and 'F.A.R.Est' in 2021.
Currently, she is working on writing her first feature film "The last ending of Francis Arpan".
Award winning actress and film director, Sabine was born in America, grew up in New Zealand and had a French mother. Her first film role was an elf in 'The Lord of the Rings'.
She has acted in feature films like "Fantastic Beasts", "Hitman", "Operation Napoleon", "Rogue One", "The Moderator"...
In 2015, she directed her first short film "Love is blind" with Eliza Calmat and Cédric Maruani (30 selections - 22 prizes).
Then she directed 'Resurrection' with Samy Naceri (famous for the Luc Besson 'Taxi' films) and Tony Simonneau (60 official selections - 24 awards), "The Wick" in 2018, and "O Wimbowé" in 2020.
Her latest short 'Welcome to Candy's' , produced by Mustang Productions, Jade&Tarzan & SerialB, has just started the festival circuit in 2022 winning 'Best International Short' at The Roosevelt Island Film Festival in New York.
Sites : IMDb
When Delphine suggested that she create a film festival together, she immediately said: "Yes!".
It's a dream she's had for a long time. And 'LE CHOUETTE FESTIVAL' was born !
Françoise Alquier - Responsable Youth & School Divisions
Étienne Ceretto - Technical Advisor
Michel Poudou - Head of Volunteers & Wine Makers
Rosa is a trilingual actress, born in Portugal, she grew up in France, and also speaks English.
Trained at the Atelier International de Théâtre Blanche Salant and Paul Weaver and at Studio Pygmalion, Rosa navigates between theater and cinema.
In theatre, she played in around 15 plays, covering contemporary genres, comedy, drama, children's shows, all in Parisian theatres.
Then in the cinema, she shot in 2018 in a French and Portuguese film "See you next year" by Philippe Machado.
For a few years now we can also see her in roles on television, notably in the series “Section de Recherches” (Jean-Marc Thérin), “Balthazar” (Vincent Jamin) or even “Clem” (Stéphane Malhuret).
Between two shoots, Rosa is also a dubbing voice-over.
Originally from Lorraine, Etienne Ceretto pursued his long career as a civil aviation design and operation engineer in Paris, then Toulouse, Montpellier and Carcassonne, where he worked on the design of technical systems for traffic aviation, airline pilot training and research.
Etienne is also a small aircraft pilot, music and theater lover and upon settling in Minervois in 1998, he created with his wife the association "Les Théophanies" and chairs it.
Now retired, he can devote more time to the organization of cultural activities, in particular the short film festival 'Le Chouette Festival' since 2020.
Parisian by birth, Françoise Alquier, after having studied the violin, Latin and Greek, pursued her career as an associate professor of classics in Brittany, Normandy, Tahiti and Paris and retired a few years later after settling in the beautiful castle of Rieux-Minervois.
In addition to teaching literature and ancient languages, she has led numerous theater and film workshops with her students. She also directed and animated the village library for seven years. She is currently the secretary of the association "Les Théophanies" chaired by her husband.
Rosa Cadima - Submissions Manager & Festival Programmer
Born into a family of Minervois winegrowers, Michel is an agricultural engineer and has devoted his professional career to the world of wine in Languedoc but also in more exotic countries.
Currently, owner of the Montahuc estate in Saint Jean de Minervois, his home has been Rieux-Minervois for more than 40 years.
Trilingual: French, Spanish, English
Johanna Allin-Lundh - Committee Manager
Johanna is a French and Swedish actress, based in Paris.
She starts her studies in dance and theatre from the age of 11 and five years later, she co-founds « La compagnie de l’Autre Lune », a theatre company in which she plays and co-directs performances shown in apartments.
She trained and still works as an actress in different countries (France, Japan, Germany and England) in various languages (French, English, German and Swedish).
In 2021, she played in the next feature film of the director Wissam Charaf, « Dirty Difficult Dangerous » which is the opening film of the Giornate degli Autori competition, at the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia in 2022. She also co-founded her new theatre company, Monstera in the Wild, to prepare her new show called « Je serai une adulte sauvage » planed next year at Les Plateaux Sauvages (Paris) in which she has the leading part.
Finally, Johanna was untrusted as responsable of the Chouette Festival film selection comity in 2022!
Manuel Pinto - Technical Submissions Manager
Manuel Pinto, chief editor
Trained in editing at the "Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema" in Lisbon by Paulo Rocha, Alberto Seixas Santos and Joaquim Sapinho, Manuel Pinto was notably Yannick Kergoat's assistant on three feature films, as well as working with Marie - Josèphe Yoyotte before becoming chief editor on several feature films including "Testosterone" (2008) by Pierre-Loup Rajot or "This is my body" by Jérôme Soubeyrand (2014).
He edited two feature films by S. Pierre Yameogo, "Moi & mon blanc" (2003) and "Bayiri - La Patrie" (2011). He has also edited documentaries, such as "Nomads and Pharaohs" (2004) and "Hôtel du Nil - Voix du Darfour" (2006) by Fabienne Le Houérou, researcher at the CNRS or even "Ahi Na'Ma" by Valentin Langlois and Laurent Benhamou, prize for best musical documentary at the Lussas Festival.