By Nicolas Polixene

Nicolas POLIXENE. Born March 4, 1983 in the Paris region. 
Fascinated by the 7th art since childhood, Nicolas decided to stop his scientific studies and to devote himself to cinema. He made his first steps at EICAR (International School of Audiovisual Creation and Production). There, he learnt the basics of script writing, directing actors and movie language. 
« Dreamed » his second student short film won The Emotion First Prize at the 1st Fontainebleau Film Festival. At the end of his studies, he gains experience by working on shoots and taking part in many competitions. At the Cannes Film Festival 2014, he win the Oceans Price of Best Short Film script for the project « Papé ».
The short film gets the support from France Télévisions, the CNC, the Guadeloupe Region, the Ministry of Overseas and Unifrance Films. Produced by V.O. Films and Les Films du Cygne, shooting was done in January 2015 in Guadeloupe.

French Festivals: 
. Winner of the Océans Prize of the short script 2014

. Director's Fortnight Selection - Cannes 2015 (France, May 2015)
. International Film Festival of Groix (France, August 2015)
. Hendaia Film Festival (France, October 2015)
. Short Film Festival of Fontainebleau (France, September 2015)
. 6th Film Biennale of social action (France, October 2015)
. Festival des Courts en Hiver of Porto-Vecchio (France, January 2016)
. Festival "Un point c'est court" of Vaulx-en-Velin  (France, January 2016)
. 38th Short Film Festival of Clermond-Ferrand - Films in Region  (France, February 2016)
. 8th edition of Festival International des Films Pêcheurs du Monde  (France, March 2016) - Special Mention of Students Jury
. 19th Festival Coupé Courts (France, March 2016)
. Festival Prix de Court (France, March 2016) Special Mention for the comedian

International Festivals:
. Short of the Year (Spain, July 2015) - Special Mention
. 4th Okseo Film Festival (Germany, August 2015)
. Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2015) - Best Short Film Award
. Black Film International Festival of Montreal (Canada, September 2015)
. Festival de Tübingen-Stuttgart (Germany, November 2015)
. 32nd International Film Festival of Love of Mons ( Belgium, February 2016)
. Festval Cortex (Portugal, February 2016)
. NuVo FilmFestival (Italie, March 2016)
. Cinema Perpetuum Mobile IFF (Belarus, April 2016)
. Short Nights – French Spring in Ukraine (Ukraine, April 2016)
. Aspen Shortsfest 2016 (USA, April 2016)

Theaters and Special screenings :
. Champiny-Sur-Marne City Hall (France, April 2016)
. 3 Screenings organized by the APCAG (France, June 2016)
. Screening in the Theater Studio 66 in Champigny-sur-Marne (France, September 2016)
. Screening in the Theater Les 7 Parnassiens in Paris (France, October 2016)

TV Broadcasting:
. France Ô
. Shorts TV USA
. Pacific Voice (Japan)

DVD Distribution:
. RDM-Video

Synopsis: Old fisherman attached to tradition, Papé isolated himself in his memories since the death of his wife.

Drama - 17’30’’ - HD – 1,85 - Color – France 2015

Casting: Gérard Feuillard, Jeannine Berthaut, Noel Géran, Pierre Chadru 
Director: Nicolas Polixene   
Screenplay: Nicolas Polixene    
Production: Sarah Coutausse & Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer: David Kremer
Set Designer: Dominique Ladal
Sound: Thomas François
Editor: Boubkar Benzabat
Sound Editor: Thomas Fourel
Sound Mixer: Antoine Bailly
Composer: Pierre-Antoine Durand

A coproduction V.O. Films & Les Films du Cygne. With the participations of France Télévisions, the CNC,
Fonds Images de la diversité, of the Région Guadeloupe, the Ministère des Outre-Mer et d’Unifrance Films.
In association with La Ruche Studio.