After studying at the Beaux Arts College of Epinal, he completed his introductory training in illustration at the Haute école des arts du Rhin. Author of the Baku trilogy, La Nuit du Capricorne, Philoctète et les Femmes, he also the designed the India ink decor for Gabriel Harel’s short film The Night of the Plastic Bags.
In 1999, Ron Dyens became manager of the cinema l'Archipel Paris Ciné and founded Sacrebleu Productions, which received a Palme d’Or in 2010 for Serge Avédikian’s Barking Island. His first animated feature, co-produced by Sacrebleu Rémi Chayé’s Long Way North, was released in 2016. Dyens has also directed five short films selected in more than 300 festivals.
Jérémie Périn is a director and animated scriptwriter known for his Internet clips such as Truckers Delight, Fantasy and Hi Life. He also directed the opening sequence of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. As director of the TV series Lastman, he defends the idea of popular adult-oriented animation. He recently co-created Crisis Jung, an excessive, post-apocalyptic mini-series.
Having worked in several Strasbourg cinemas during her studies in the late 1990s, Laurence Algret began her career at the UGC Ciné Cité as head of communication in 2000. She went on to become deputy director and director at various UGC cinemas in Lille, Rouen and Lyon before working on the management team for two years at the headquarters in Paris. As a Strasbourg cinephile, she was delighted to return to take over the reins of the Strasbourg UGC in January 1915.
Kévin Béclié, a teacher at Strasbourg's Lycée Marcel Rudloff, coordinates cinema and audio-visual matters for the artistic and cultural education branch of the Strasbourg Academy. This entails setting up workshops and national programmes, such as Lycéens au cinema and Collège au cinema, among others. A fan of genre and cinéma bis, he writes for Cinétrange.
Joël Danet is a contributor and programmer at Vidéo Les Beaux Jours and is mainly responsible for the “Filming the City” programme, which organises meetings with researchers in the field of documentary films with an urban theme. He is also responsible for research projects based on film archives at the University of Strasbourg’s SAGE laboratory.