French Director for Noctura Films
Company
NOCTURA FILMS
Alexandre David Lejuez is a French director born on November 03, 1996 in Paris. Graduated from a literary baccalaureate with cinema option, and a license in Art & Cinema at the University of Caen, he created the collective Noctura Films in January 2018 and directed short films including a psychological trilogy (Seul le Sang me Guide / Vincire / I'm Not a Psychopath) between February 2018 and March 2019 which obtains several selections abroad.
Subsequently, he directed his first feature film, Erotic. This one is selected in various international festivals and wins some prizes. In particular, for the best experimental film in Turkey, at the Kiarostami Film Festival (now Andromeda Film Festival).
In February 2020, he directed his second feature film, Drunkenness, an experimental psychological horror film, filmed entirely in a subjective shot. The film was finalized in December. In 2021, it won several awards including for the best cinematography, production design and sound in Curitiba, Brazil. Also, it won the award for the best experimental feature film at the 8th edition of Accord Cine Fest, in Mumbai.
The same year, he released a new erotic film, EMMA, a short film available directly on VOD. The film won the award for best soundtrack (also composed by ADL) in Greece, in Thessaloniki.
On February 2, 2021, Drunkenness is released on VOD on UK Film Channel then on Amazon Prime Video.
On September 1, 2021, his new experimental short film, Existere, made its premiere at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, an independent American festival. Following this selection, it participated in other international festivals (Ukraine, Estonia etc.) The short film is released exclusively on the Swiss platform, Sofy TV, on 21 December 2021.
That same month, ADL finalized his third feature film, Genocidium, after a year of work.
The film is a finalist in the Experimental category in Rome, at the Prisma Independent Film Awards.
Then, he won three awards (in France, India and USA) including the best feature film.
Official Selection
GENOCIDIUM
Paradise Film Festival
Budapest
2022
Official Selection
GENOCIDIUM
Boden International Film Festival
Boden
2022
FINALIST for best experimental film
GENOCIDIUM
Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards
Rome
2022
WINNER for best actress (Eva Langlet)
GENOCIDIUM
Lacorne International Film Festival
Paris
2022
WINNER for best director (Alexandre David Lejuez)
GENOCIDIUM
Tagore International Film Festival
Bolpur
2022
WINNER for best feature film
GENOCIDIUM
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Canton
2022
Official Selection
GENOCIDIUM
Vesuvius International Film Festival
Castellammare di Stabia
2021
Official Selection
EXISTERE
The Lift Off Global Network Sessions
Iver
2021
Official Selection
EXISTERE
Kalakari Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
EXISTERE
Cooper Awards 2021
2021
Official Selection
EXISTERE
Guttercast Festival 2021
2021
Official Selection (Summer Edition)
EXISTERE
Thessaloniki Free Short Festival 2021
Thessaloniki
2021
Official Selection
EXISTERE
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival 2021
Canton
2021
WINNER Best Original Music
EMMA
Thessaloniki Free Short Festival 2021
Thessaloniki
2021
Finalist Best Experimental Film
DRUNKENNESS
Cult Movies International Film Festival
2021
WINNER Best Cinematography / Best Production Design / Best Sound
DRUNKENNESS
Gralha International Monthly Film Awards
Curitiba
2021
WINNER for Best Experimental Feature Film
DRUNKENNESS
Accord Cine Fest
Mumbai
2021
Special Mention
DRUNKENNESS
London International Monthly Film Festival
London
2021
Finalist Best Experimental Film
DRUNKENNESS
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice
2021
Official Selection
DRUNKENNESS
Andromeda Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
I'M NOT A PSYCHOPATH
Thessaloniki Free Short Festival
Thessaloniki
2021
Official Selection
VINCIRE
Crash Test Festival
Lille
2021
Official Selection
VINCIRE
Nova Cinema Film Festival
2021
Official Selection - Best Experimental Film
EROTIC
New Cinema Film Festival
Lisbon
2020
Winner for Best Experimental Film (Critic's choice award) / Winner for Best Cinematography (Audience's choice award)
EROTIC
Tagore International Film Festival
Bolpur
2020
Official selection & Finalist
EROTIC
PIMFF
Pragues
2020
Official Selection
EROTIC
Vesuvius International Monthly Film Festival
Vesuvius
2020
Official Selection & Winner for Best Experimental Film
EROTIC
Kiarostami Festival
2020
Official Selection
EROTIC
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
2020
Official Selection
I'M NOT A PSYCHOPATH
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
I'M NOT A PSYCHOPATH
Festival Inédit
Bruxelles
2020
Semi-Finalist
VINCIRE
Los Angeles CineFest 2019
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
EXISTERE
Onyko Films Awards
Birth Date
November 3, 1996
Birth City
Paris
Gender
Male
French Director for Noctura Films
Company
NOCTURA FILMS