JURY AWARD OF RECOGNITION – Tibo Pinsard
“She and He are on their first date. They mutually try to seduce each other. But to truly know who she is and who he is, they must, literally, remove their masks.”
Director bio: A french director, Tibo Pinsard discovered art when he went to Dijon (Burgundy, France) Fine Arts School. He was a fellow of very different and well-known artists such as painter Yan Pei-Ming and Orlan. The latter deeply influenced Pinsard with her carnal works.
After a couple of years parodying video games with pictures and films, Tibo Pinsard made his first documentary with The Stooges Guide To Eternity, a featurette on Iggy Pop and his band.
In 2008, the director went for fiction. He wrote and directed the Island, starring Alysson Paradis, Simon Charasson and Thierry Frémont. The short tackles one his favourite topics: the lack of communication between people.
After a new documentary on a octogenarian woman living in the Burgundy country entitled La Reine du Meix (The Queen Of Meix), Tibo Pinsard directed Clin d’Oeil (The Wink), a six-minute fanciful short. In 2012 he directed a new fiction, Le Dernier Voyage d’Emile (The Last Trip of Emile), a personal tribute to the king of burlesque Buster Keaton. Since then, Tibo Pinsard has been working on many projects including his first feature.