ROLAND EDZARD

France

Related film: THE END OF SILENCE

Roland Edzard (born in 1980) spent his childhood in the Algerian Western Sahara and in Alsace (France).

He studied Art at the Ecole d’Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg (1999-2003) then at the Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains (2003-2005).
Following his practice in painting, he directed videos and short films: Judas (2001), Dormeurs (2002), Ombre (2003), La Plaine (2004) and Yeux (2006).
In 2011, he directed his first feature film, The End of Silence (La fin du silence), with the actors Thierry Frémont, Maia Morgenstern and Marianne Basler, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight - Cannes.

FILMOGRAPHY

Feature:

2011 - La fin du Silence (The End of Silence)
Prix du jury au Festival du Film de Haïfa (Israël) 2011
Prix du scénario et Prix du public au Festival du Film de Mons (Belgique) 2011
Prix du Jury au Istanbul Film Festival (Turquie) 2011

Shorts:
2006 - Yeux

Best French Film for the quality of its photography - Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois
2005 - La Plaine

Festival de Cannes 3rd Prize of the Cinéfondation

Grand prix - Festival Premier Plan d'Angers

Revelation Award - Festival Européen du Film de Brest

Jury Award - Festival IndieLisboa,

Best Director - Tel Aviv Film Festival
2003 - Dormeurs | Collection of the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
2003 - Ombre | Collection of the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
2002 - Judas | Collection of the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Director of photography:
2014 - Buffer Zone (feature) by Philippe Petit, Hatari Production, (France).
2014 - En août (short) by Jenna HASSE, 2014 (Switzerland) - 2014 Director's Fortnight
2013 - Kamen (documentary) by Florence LAZAR, Sisters Production (France/Bosnie). Grand Prix of the French competition at Cinéma du Réel 2014
2011 - La plaine de Sodome (documentary) by Yael PERLMAN, Zeugma Production (France Bosnie). Best first film at Festival Trace de Vie

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