Simon Coulibaly Gillard (France)

After five years of scientific studies, Simon Gillard decided to buy his first camera and move to Brussels to study for a master's in Filmmaking. In 2013, his first documentary Anima (2013) was selected at many festivals including the FID Marseille, Bilbao IFD. In 2014, he made a second short documentary Yaar (2013). This film found its way to over 60 festivals worldwide and won nearly 20 awards and honourable mentions. It won Best Short Documentary at the prestigious Dei Popoli Festival in Florence and the award for best cinematography at FIFF in Namur. His latest film is Boli Bana (2017), which premiered ad IFF Rotterdam.


  • Boli Bana
  • Anima
  • Yaar
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