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Claris image builder !
Romain Claris was born in Cannes in 1983.
After a trip to Niger in 1995 where he attended the shooting of the feature film Imûhar in the middle of the Sahara, he learnt for several years black and white and color photography. He bought his first camera by selling his collections of poems at the Bordeaux train station. He then began directing very short films in 2000 with "Infini" directed in Spain and "Real Trip" directed in New York in 2001. He worked as cameraman on "Lisbon Project" by Irish artist James Coleman, produced by Les Films d'Ici in 2004
Graduated with honours in 2005 from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français at Paris, he then joined the communication and advertising agency Claris Image Builder in Bordeaux as head of the video department and is responsible for the production of around 250 films for the luxury industry: yachting, vineyards, architecture, food.
In addition to his agency work, he continues to make personal films, short and medium-length films, selected or awarded at international film festivals.
His two minute films Life Choice and Le temps mange la voix et les mots were selected by the cultural program of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to be part of the French selection for the World One Minute.
His poem film Painting with the dragonfly written and directed in the USA was selected by the Cinérail Festival in Paris in 2009. In 2011, the short film La robe was awarded Best Experimental Film at the Disturb Awards in Paris.
He has also directed several documentaries on designers: Bernard Varvat, sculptor on marble, Gilles Jonemann, jewel and object designer, Tomas Bagackas, fashion designer. In 2011, the artistic director Alexandre Hoffmann commissioned him to produce a 45-minute documentary carte blanche on the life of the international dance troupe United Dance Company.
For its 9th edition, the international film festival Pêcheur du Monde entrusted him with the presidency of the professional jury in 2017.
In 2018, the one-minute film shot with a mobile phone Les cousins des nuages was selected by some fifty international festivals and won five prizes, including the Award for the best philosophy in animation at the Avalonia Festival in the USA.
In 2018, he co-directed the medium-length film Voici que la nuit, a very free adaptation on Yasunari Kawabata's novel "Sleeping beauties", selected at the Forum Experimental in Los Angeles and in Belgium at the Verbeke Foundation at the Wunderground Film Festival and received the Award for the best experimental medium-length film at the Five Continent International Film Festival.
In 2019 he participated by directing the very short film Ici commence for "Un trésor à la carte" initiated by the Watever NGO: a private auction at the Lafayette Anticipation Foundation in Paris, the profits of which were donated to the sea rescue actors. The film is then selected in Madrid by the EuropeNow festival and in Bilbao at the Bideodromo International Experimental Film Festival.
He also signed several photography and video exhibitions with the photographer Nicolas Claris, including Bangladesh in 2013, Trois châteaux en hiver in 2014, Bateaux, Châteaux, Gâteaux in 2016, Rouge in 2017, Noirs in 2018. Their latest exhibition Un peu de rouge, pourtant. is currently on display at the Seeko'o cultural centre in Bordeaux until early January 2020.
Under development, "Les comptes de la lune" a short film project that intends to offer an another story on the invention of numbers and calculation that takes place between -20,000 and -12,000 years. A creative documentary to be co-directed with Jacques Dubuisson.
Official Selection
The water of the earth
Open World Animation Festival
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
2020
Finalist
The water of the earth
Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards
Rome
2020
Official selection
The water of the earth
Short to the point
Bucarest
2020
Finalist
The water of the earth
Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Lisbon
2020
Official Selection
The water of the earth
Fist Up Film Festival
Oakland California
2020
Semi-Finalist
The water of the earth
New York Animation Film Awards (NYAFA)
Nex York
2020
Official Selection
Here begins
Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival
Bilbao
2019
Semi - Finalist
Here begins
EuropeNow Film Festival
Madrid
2019
Best Vocal Performance
Cousins of clouds
Festival of Time
Edmonton
2019
Official selection
Blacks
Somerville International Film Festival
Somerville
2019
Official Selection
Blacks
New York City Independent Film Festival
New York City
2019
Selection
Cousins of clouds
Ospizio Giovani Artisti - VideoArt Exhibition
Rome
2019
Semi-Finalist
Blacks
BLOW-UP · International Arthouse FILM FEST · Chicago
Chicago
2019
Official selection
Cousins of clouds
Pigrecozen International Film Festival
Ancona
2019
Official selection
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Big D Mobile Phone Fest
Dallas
2019
Official selection
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Roma Cinema DOC Roma Cinema DOC
Rome
2019
Official Selection
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Mister Vorky
Ruma
2018
Sélection officielle
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Festival du Film Minute de Lille
Lille
2018
Official selection
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Experimental Edge Film Festival Season
Tallahassee
2018
Official selection
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Dumbo Film Festival
New York
2018
Official selection
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African Smartphone International Film Festival
Lagos
2018
Official selection
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Anilogue International Animation Festival
Budapest
2018
Official Selection
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Last Frame Smartphone Fest
London
2018
Official selection
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Mobile International Film Festival
Skopje
2018
Official selection
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Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
Isanbul
2018
Official selection
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Lobo Film Festival
Brasilia
2018
Official selection
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Super 9 Mobile Film Fest
Porto
2018
Official selection
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IOFF - Independent Online Film Festival
2018
Official selection
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China International Green Film Week
Beijing
2018
Official selection
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International Exhibition of Super Short Films
North Easton
2018
Official selection
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Chania Cartoon & Animation Festival
Chania
2018
Official selection
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Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Worcester
2018
Official selection
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BIDEODROMO Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival
Bilbao
2018
Official Selection
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Västerås Filmfestival
Västerås
2018
Official Selection
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Norwich Film Festival
London
2018
Official selection
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FIFAK Film Festival
Klibia
2018
Official selection
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Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual
Guadalajara
2018
Official selection
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Marmaris International Short Film Festival
Marmaris
2018
Best Animalia 1 Minute Movie award
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Avalonia Festival
Providence
2018
Official Slection
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Strasburg Film Festival
Strasburg
2018
Official Selection
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New York Mobile Festival
New York
2018
Official selection
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International Ecological Film Festival TO SAVE AND PRESERVE
Ugra
2018
Official Selection
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Art All Night - Trenton
Trenton
2018
Official Selection
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Strano Film Festival
Capestrano
2018
Best Philosophy in Animation Award
Cousins of clouds
Avalonia Festival
Providence
2018
Finalist
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Video Art Event - Interface
Oradea
2018
Official Selection
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Lake View International Film Festival
Punjab
2018
Official selection
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Aab International Film Festival.
Mogo, Punjab
2018
Official Selection
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Athens Animfest
Athens
2018
Official Selection
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60 Second International Film Festival
Islamabad
2018
Official selection
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Flick! Experimental Film Festival at UNCG 2018
Greensboro
2018
Official selection
Blacks
RAGFF Venezia 2018
Venezia
2018
Official selection
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Toronto Smartphone Film Festival.
Toronto
2018
Finalist
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Short to the Point
Bucarest
2018
Official selection
Air Sea Boat Land
Inshort Film Festival 2018
Lagos
2018
Best Micro Short Smartphone
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Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Best Experimental Short Film Award
Cousins of clouds
Global India International Film Festival
Pune
2018
Official selection
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Leicester International Short Film Festival
Leicester
2018
Best short film award, Free Theme category,
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1 Minuto Festival
Brazil
2017
Official Selection
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Inshort Film Festival 2018
Lagos
College
Conservatoir Libre du Cinéma Français CLCF
Director Assistant
20032005
Birth Date
July 2, 1983
Birth City
Cannes
Current City
Bordeaux
Gender
Male
Company
Claris image builder !
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