Jean-Claude Taki lives and works in Paris. Musician at first, he has worked on many films (short and documentary films) as a sound operator and composed soundtracks. At the same time, he made his own short films for which he received prizes in French and foreign films festivals. Then he made his first feature film Aurore/Number 9. In 2005, invited by the Forum des images in Paris, he has continued his work as a filmmaker and has extended his search for new formal and narrative ways of filmmaking by using a mobile phone as a camera. His films are then shown as well in cinema as in art center (LACDA - Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, Museum of Contemporary Art - Washington D.C., Centre Pompidou - Paris,...) His narrative themes are absence, traces, dissolution, disappearance. His book Letters Kazakhes edited by the Editions Intervalles in November 2007 is an epistolary novel illustrated by Guillaume Reynard. In August 2008, a retrospective of his films has been presented at the Open Cinema International Film Festival in St. Petersburg - Russia. February 2010, he presented Self-Portrait 365 in the group exhibition The real new opium? at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire - Paris. In June 2010, a retrospective of his films has been presented at the Forum des images in Paris. His feature film Sotchi 255 received the First Prize of the Jury at the International Competition of Documenta Madrid 2011 and the National Award Georges de Beauregard at the FID Marseille 2010. In 2012, the Coté Court Festival offers a focus on his work.
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