The Master Class

From 21st March to 23rd March 2013, the candidates selected by the Jury got the great opportunity to attend a Master Class in Palais de Tokyo in presence of the French artist Mathieu Mercier, and to meet the guest of honour of the contest, Wim Wenders

The artistic projects of each candidate evolved with the artistic and technical inputs given by of personalities such as Richard Wentworth (British artist), Anaël Pigeat (editor in chief of the magazine ArtPress) Matthieu Poirier (curator), Joséphine Derobe (stereographer and film director) and 3D experts.

After these 3 days, the candidates presented their project to the Jury, showing their preparatory works such as mockups, prototypes and sketches






































After these oral presentations the jury selected the prizewinner of the contest, Cécile B. Evans and the 3 nominees: David Ancelin, Philipp Engelhardt and Romain Sein.

Guest of honour : Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders came especially to Paris to have a special encounter with the candidates. Fervent advocate of the 3D, he asked the candidates about their artistic projects and touched on several topics: the genesis of his movie Pina, the artistic potential of the 3D and the current use of this medium by the film industry.
Wim Wenders also gave a public conference at Palais de Tokyo on Saturday March 23rd. Over 250 spectators attended the conference and watched If building could talk, a 3D movie of the German director presented in 2010 at the Biennial of architecture of Venice.

Wim Wenders was born in Düsseldorf in 1945. After two years of studying medicine and philosophy and a yearlong stay in Paris as a painter he attended the University of Television and Film in Munich from 1967 to 1970.
One of the most important figures to emerge from the "New German Cinema" period in the 1970s, he was a founding member of the German film distribution "Filmverlag der Autoren" in 1971 and he established his own production company "Road Movies" in Berlin in 1975. Alongside directing atmospheric auteur films Wenders works with the medium of photography, and his poignant images of desolate landscapes engage themes including memory, time and movement. His photography series, "Pictures from the surface of the Earth" and "Places, strange and quiet", were exhibited in museums and art institutions around the world.
Wim Wenders has published numerous books with essays and photographs. Wim Wenders became a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin in 1984. He was awarded honorary doctorates at the Sorbonne University in Paris (1989), the Theological Faculty of the University of Fribourg (1995), the University of Louvain (2005) and the Architectural Faculty of the University of Catania (2010). He is founding member and president of the European Film Academy and member of the order Pour le Mérite.
Currently he is teaching film as a professor at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. Wenders lives in Berlin, together with his wife, photographer Donata Wenders.

Filmography / feature films and documentaries : 2011 PINA (3D) - 2008 Palermo Shooting - 2005 Don't Come Knocking - 2004 Land of Plenty - 2003 The Blues Series: The Soul of a Man - 2002 Ode to Cologne - 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel - 1998 The Buena Vista Social Club - 1997 The End of Violence - 1996 A Trick of the Light - 1995 Beyond the Clouds (with Michelangelo Antonioni) - 1994 Lisbon Story - 1993 Faraway, So Close! - 1991 Until the End of the World - 1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes - 1987 Wings of Desire - 1985 Tokyo-Ga - 1984 Paris, Texas - 1982 The State of Things Hammett - 1980 Nick's Film - Lighting over Water - 1977 The American Friend - 1976 Kings of the Road - 1975 Wrong Move - 1973 Alice in the Cities - 1972 The Scarlet Letter - 1971 The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty - 1970 Summer in the City -

The participants

  • David Ancelin
  • David Ancelin

    France

  • Juliette Bonneviot
  • Juliette Bonneviot

    French, lives in Germany

  • Arnaud et Bertrand Dezoteux
  • Arnaud et Bertrand Dezoteux

    France

  • Philipp Engelhardt
  • Philipp Engelhardt

    Germany

  • Cécile B Evans
  • Cécile B Evans

    Belgian, lives in Germany

  • Amir Fattal
  • Amir Fattal

    Israelian, lives in Germany

  • Carlos Franklin
  • Carlos Franklin

    Colombian, lives in UK

  • Fredrik Nyberg
  • Fredrik Nyberg

    Sweden

  • Romain Sein
  • Romain Sein

    France

  • Paul Wiersbinski
  • Paul Wiersbinski

    Germany