Filmmaker, Cyrille Cornu is also scientist, explorer, naturalist and photographer. He has conducted research on the baobabs of Madagascar during ten years and has evolved to the profession of director since 2015.
Documentary filmmaker, Cyrille Cornu is also author of numerous publications on the baobabs of Madagascar. He organizes every year expeditions to the heart of the most remote forests of the island to study the baobabs there. Madagascar is a unique source of inspiration. Nature, lights, encounters and landscapes are exceptional. Since his arrival in Antananarivo in 2010, Cyrille has constantly crisscrossed the Malagasy territory to capture images with his camera. Released in 2015, his first film entitled "Baobabs between Land and Sea", was selected by a hundred festivals in more than seventy countries and won thirty-five awards including four grand prizes. On the strength of this success, Cyrille left research to devote himself to the production of documentary films. At the same time, he works on photographic reports and books. He is currently directing a documentary series consisting of three 52-minutes films on the theme of the baobabs of Madagascar. Filming sessions took place between January 2017 and August 2020. "Mamody, the last baobab digger" is the first film of the series. The two other ones are in production. His documentary films are strongly linked to travels, encounters and life moments that happen in front of the camera. Even if he writes a screenplay and the narration is clearly established beforehand, a large part of his production takes place during filming sessions. According to Cyrille Cornu, this interaction is crucial to give life and spontaneity to his films. It is these moments of improvisation with the subject that are the most stimulating and often fascinating.
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
4th Nepal Cultural International Film Festival
Katmandu
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
5th Festival Sud de Sciences
Montpellier
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
8th Festival Cinemística
Granada
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
3rd All Living Things Environmental Film Festival
Panchgani
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
4th Alter do Chão Film Festival
Santarém
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
2nd British Columbia Environmental Film Festival
Vancouver
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
2nd Sustainable Stories Film Fest & Screening Series
Houston
2022
Nominee in Documentary Category
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
10th Africa International Film Festival
Lagos
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
1st Golden Giraffe International Film Festival
Nice
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
12th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival
Amorgos
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
11th SunChild International Environmental Festival
Yerevan
2022
In Competition
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
29th SUNCINE International Environmental Film Festival
Barcelona
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
8th Cardiff International Film Festival
Cardiff
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
22th China International Conference of Science and Education Producer
Beijing
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
3rd Desert Edge Global Film Festival
Andore
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
10th Chania Film Festival
Chania
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
12th Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
New York
2022
Premio Archeoclub d’Italia
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
12th Festival della Comunicazione e del Cinema Archeologico
Licodia Eubea
2022
Third Place Documentary Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
10th Zagreb Tourfilm Festival
Zagreb
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
23th MEDIMED Documentary Market
Barcelona
2022
Special Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
10th Finisterra – Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival
Sesimbra
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
2nd Berkeley Springs Film Festival
Berkeley Springs
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
3rd Dili International Film Festival
Dili
2022
Jury's Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
33th Rovereto Archeologia Memorie Film Festival
Rovereto
2022
Honorable Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
10th Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival
Vaasa
2022
Finalist
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
20th Matsalu Nature Film Festival
Lihula
2022
In competition
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
49th Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm Festival
Bratislava
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
5th Heritales - International Heritage Film Festival
Porto
2022
Jury's Special Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
6th Doku Baku – International Documentary Film Festival
Baku
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
1st Lane Doc Fest
Jackson
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
3rd Serbest International Film Festival
Kishinev
2022
Best feature film
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
5th Terres Travel Festival - Films & Creativity
Tortosa
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
7th International Environmental Film Festival of Patagonia
Chubut
2022
Best Ecological Film & Production Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
14th Silafest
Belgrade
2022
International Documentary Feature Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
7th Panama Canal International Film Festival
Panamá
2022
Best Wildlife / Nature Features
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
4th Festival Kino Bled
Bled
2022
2nd Award Short Fiction Documentary
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
9th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra
Ierapetra
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
1st International Herb Symposium Film & Photography Festival
Rutland
2022
Special Jury Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
23th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival
Safranbolu
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
25th International Ecological Film Festival to Save And Preserve
Khanty-Mansiysk
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
4th Nepal Cultural International Film Festival
Katmandu
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
5th Festival Sud de Sciences
Montpellier
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
8th Festival Cinemística
Granada
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
3rd All Living Things Environmental Film Festival
Panchgani
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
4th Alter do Chão Film Festival
Santarém
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
2nd British Columbia Environmental Film Festival
Vancouver
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
2nd Sustainable Stories Film Fest & Screening Series
Houston
2022
Nominee in Documentary Category
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
10th Africa International Film Festival
Lagos
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
1st Golden Giraffe International Film Festival
Nice
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
11th SunChild International Environmental Festival
Yerevan
2022
In competition
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
29th SUNCINE International Environmental Film Festival
Barcelona
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
8th Cardiff International Film Festival
Cardiff
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
22th China International Conference of Science and Education Producer
Beijing
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
3rd Desert Edge Global Film Festival
Andore
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
10th Chania Film Festival
Chania
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
19th Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes
Cannes
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
12th Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
New York
2022
Premio Archeoclub d’Italia
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
12th Festival della Comunicazione e del Cinema Archeologico
Licodia Eubea
2022
Third Place Documentary Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
10th Zagreb Tourfilm Festival
Zagreb
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
23th MEDIMED Documentary Market
Barcelona
2022
Special Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
10th Finisterra – Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival
Sesimbra
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
2nd Berkeley Springs Film Festival
Berkeley Springs
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
3rd Dili International Film Festival
Dili
2022
Jury's Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
33th Rovereto Archeologia Memorie Film Festival
Rovereto
2022
Honorable Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
10th Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival
Vaasa
2022
Finalist
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
20th Matsalu Nature Film Festival
Matsalu
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
49th Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm Festival
Bratislava
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
5th Heritales - International Heritage Film Festival
Porto
2022
Jury's Special Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
6th Doku Baku – International Documentary Film Festival
Baku
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
1st Lane Doc Fest
Jackson
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
3rd Serbest International Film Festival
Kishinev
2022
Best feature film
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
5th Terres Travel Festival - Films & Creativity
Tortosa
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
7th International Environmental Film Festival of Patagonia
Chubut
2022
Best Ecological Film & Production Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
14th Silafest
Belgrade
2022
International Documentary Feature Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
7th Panama Canal International Film Festival
Panamá
2022
Best Wildlife / Nature Features
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
4th Festival Kino Bled
Bled
2022
2nd Award Short Fiction Documentary
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
9th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra
Ierapetra
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
1st International Herb Symposium Film & Photography Festival
Rutland
2022
Special Jury Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
23th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival
Safranbolu
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
25th International Ecological Film Festival to Save And Preserve
Khanty-Mansiysk
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
4th Nepal Cultural International Film Festival
Katmandu
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
5th Festival Sud de Sciences
Montpellier
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
8th Festival Cinemística
Granada
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
3rd All Living Things Environmental Film Festival
Panchgani
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
4th Alter do Chão Film Festival
Santarém
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
2nd British Columbia Environmental Film Festival
Vancouver
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
2nd Sustainable Stories Film Fest & Screening Series
Houston
2022
Nominee in Documentary Category
Mamody, the last baobab digger
10th Africa International Film Festival
Lagos
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
1st Golden Giraffe International Film Festival
Nice
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
11th SunChild International Environmental Festival
Yerevan
2022
In Competition
Mamody, the last baobab digger
29th SUNCINE International Environmental Film Festival
Barcelona
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
8th Cardiff International Film Festival
Cardiff
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
22th China International Conference of Science and Education Producer
Beijing
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
3rd Desert Edge Global Film Festival
Andore
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
10th Chania Film Festival
Chania
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
12th Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
New York
2022
Premio Archeoclub d’Italia
Mamody, the last baobab digger
12th Festival della Comunicazione e del Cinema Archeologico
Licodia Eubea
2022
Third Place Documentary Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger
10th Zagreb Tourfilm Festival
Zagreb
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
23th MEDIMED Documentary Market
Barcelona
2022
Special Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger
10th Finisterra – Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival
Sesimbra
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
2nd Berkeley Springs Film Festival
Berkeley Springs
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
3rd Dili International Film Festival
Dili
2022
Jury's Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger
33th Rovereto Archeologia Memorie Film Festival
Rovereto
2022
Honorable Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger
10th Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival
Vaasa
2022
Finalist
Mamody, the last baobab digger
20th Matsalu Nature Film Festival
Lihula
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
49th Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm Festival
Bratislava
2022
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
5th Heritales - International Heritage Film Festival
Porto
2022
Jury's Special Mention
Mamody, the last baobab digger
6th Doku Baku – International Documentary Film Festival
Baku
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
1st Lane Doc Fest
Jackson
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
3rd Serbest International Film Festival
Kishinev
2022
Best feature film
Mamody, the last baobab digger
5th Terres Travel Festival - Films & Creativity
Tortosa
2022
Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
7th International Environmental Film Festival of Patagonia
Chubut
2022
Best Ecological Film & Production Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger
14th Silafest
Belgrade
2022
International Documentary Feature Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger
7th Panama Canal International Film Festival
Panamá
2022
Best Wildlife / Nature Features
Mamody, the last baobab digger
4th Festival Kino Bled
Bled
2022
2nd Award Short Fiction Documentary
Mamody, the last baobab digger
9th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra
Ierapetra
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
1st International Herb Symposium Film & Photography Festival
Rutland
2022
Special Jury Award
Mamody, the last baobab digger
23th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival
Safranbolu
2022
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
25th International Ecological Film Festival to Save And Preserve
Khanty-Mansiysk
2022
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
51th Olomouc International Festival of Science Documentary Film
Olomouc
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Movie Park Adventures&Action Film Festival & Script Contest
Los Angeles
2016
Premier Prix
Baobabs between Land and Sea
13th Terra Festival
Guadeloupe
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
3rd The Cape Town Eco Film Festival
Cape Town
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
11th Festival du Film Vert
Porrentruy
2016
Screening without competition
Baobabs between Land and Sea
5th Angkor Wat International Film Festival
Angkor
2016
Best documentary
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Golden Camera
Bishkek (Kirghizistan)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
24th Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Washington DC (USA)
2016
Best Feature
Baobabs between Land and Sea
7th Back to Nature Film Festival
Sonora (USA)
2016
Platinum Award
Baobabs between Land and Sea
3th Filmmakers World Festival
Indonesia
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
2nd Festival International du film environnemental de Conakry
Conakry (Guinea)
2016
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
6th RVA Environmental Film Festival
Richmond (USA)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
7th EcoCup - International Green Documentary Film Festival
Moscow (Russia)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Finow International Film & Script Festival
Finow (Germany)
2016
Best Documentary
Baobabs between Land and Sea
3rd Boston Independent Film Festival
Boston (USA)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
2nd Atlas Awards
Boston (USA)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles (USA)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
9th Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival
Kirloskar (India)
2016
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Lisbon International Film Festival
Lisbon (Portugal)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
47th Festival International du Film maritime, d'Exploration et d'Environnement
Toulon (France)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
3rd Festival du Film de Masuku Nature et Environnement
Libreville (Gabon)
2015
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
Euro-In Film
Belgrade (Serbia)
2015
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
9th Cinéma Vérité - Iran International Documentary Film Festival
Teheran (Iran)
2015
Platinum Award
Baobabs between Land and Sea
3rd Filmmakers of the Year Film Festival
Jakarta (Indonesia)
2015
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
4th IndiEarth XChange
Chennai (India)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st All Lights India International Film Festival
Kerala (India)
2015
International Award of Excellence
Baobabs between Land and Sea
3th International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Comedy Jakarta
Jakarta (Indonesia)
2015
Avante-Garde and Enlightenment Awards
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st International Peace & Film Festival
Orlando (USA)
2015
Honorable Mention
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Tassie eco Film Fest
Hobart (Australia)
2015
First Prize
Baobabs between Land and Sea
28th Sondrio festival
Sondrio (Italy)
2015
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Arohanui Film Festival
Waikato (New Zealand)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
6th Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
New York (USA)
2015
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
2015
Nomination in Environmental Conservation category
Baobabs between Land and Sea
8th CMS Vatavaran
New Delhi (India)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
15th Innsbruck Nature Film Festival
Innsbruck (Austria)
2015
Non-competitive Screening
Baobabs between Land and Sea
27th Festival des Globe-trotters
Massy (France)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
2nd CinemaFest
San Luis Potosi (Mexico)
2015
Special Prize of the Jury
Baobabs between Land and Sea
13th Matsalu International Nature Film Festival
Tallinn (Estonia)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
2nd Africlap
Toulouse (France)
2015
Nomination in Best Independent Production
Baobabs between Land and Sea
9th Green Screen
Eckernförde (Allemagne)
2015
Best Feature
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Wolves Independent International Film
Saldutiskis (Lituania)
2015
Grand Prix
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st Viva Film Festival
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2015
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
1st International Nature Film Festival Gödöllö
Budapest (Hungary)
2015
Official Selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger (very short cut)
19th Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes
Cannes
Official selection
Mamody, the last baobab digger
19th Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes
Cannes
Finalist nomination
Baobabs between Land and Sea
2nd Tinai Eco Film Festival
Goa (India)
Award of Merit of Awareness
Baobabs between Land and Sea
6th Awareness Film Festival
Los Angeles (USA)
Special Mention for Photography
Baobabs between Land and Sea
2nd Roma Cinema Doc
Roma (Italy)
Award of Merit: Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Baobabs between Land and Sea
6th The IndieFEST Film Awards
La Jolla (USA)
Birth Date
February 9, 1968
Nickname
Lokobe
Birth City
Bourges
Current City
Montpellier
Gender
Male
Filmmaker, Cyrille Cornu is also scientist, explorer, naturalist and photographer. He has conducted research on the baobabs of Madagascar during ten years and has evolved to the profession of director since 2015.
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