2024 Contrechamp Feature Films Jury


Director & Producer
Bars Media Documentary Film Studio

Inna Sahakyan is a documentary film director/producer from Armenia, whose films reveal forgotten stories and explore humanity. Her works include the award-winning The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia and Mel, a recent documentary highlighting the journey of a transgender weightlifter from Armenia. Her animated documentary Aurora’s Sunrise (2022), selected at Annecy in the Contrechamp section, garnered critical acclaim, winning multiple awards like the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022 for Best Animated Film, a Special Mention and the Audience Award at Movies that Matter 2023 and the Grand Prix at FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva 2023, among others.


The other Members of the Contrechamp Feature Film Jury
Alexandre Gavras
José Miguel Ribeiro

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