Claire Simon is a French scriptwriter, actress, cinematographer, editor and director. Her second fiction film, Ça brûle (2006), presented at the FFFH in Biel, was also selected for the Directors'Fortnight in 2006.
- French director, writer, editor
Now a director of film documentaries, Claire Simon started her career as an assistant film editor. Later on, she became an editor herself, and in 1988 she produced and directed her first fictional short film, “La police”.
For this, the “Grand Prix” of short films such as the “Prix Canal” were awarded to her at the Belfort-festival. She was honoured with the “Prix C.I.C.A.E” and the “Prix du Public” at the Dunkerque-Festival.
She directed two short films, which were awarded: “Les Patients” in 1989, for which she received the “Prix de la mission du patrimoine” at the Festival Cinéma du Réel in 1990; and “Récréations” in 1998.