The jury for the festival is composed of film and video professionals (programme producers, film directors, etc.) and free flight specialists.
Claudie Haigneré (France)
Trained as a scientist, Claudie was the first French astronaut to go into space, completing two space missions in 1996 aboard Mir, then with the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2001 aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Following her career as an active European astronaut, she became Minister Delegate for Research (2002-2004), then Minister Delegate for European Affairs (2004-2005).
From 2009 to 2015, she headed Universcience (Palais de la découverte and Cité des Sciences). An advisor to the ESA, she is dedicated to European space policy and lunar exploration until 2020. Among her many responsibilities, she is a member of the Académie des Technologies and contributes to numerous working groups dedicated to innovation.
Glauco Tortoreto (Italie)
Director of the 2022 Festival award-winning film "Vulnerability", Glauco is obsessed with the hard stuff and considers documentary to be the most complex and powerful art form available in the world today. His work is about capturing stories and conveying them emotionally through a dynamic cinematic style with strong visual impact. He has spent the last 35 years living an unconventional life, so his mind always has a different, or rather new, point of view. He acts as a tireless researcher, and his professional role aims to cover both the artistic and highly technical aspects of filmmaking.
Anthony Komarnicki (France)
Director of the award-winning 2022 film "Home Sweet Home". Antony is a journalist for Carnets d'Aventures magazine. He devotes most of his free time to bivouac travel in all its forms: trekking, mountain biking, paragliding, skiing, kayaking, packraft, etc. For fun, he tries to combine these activities to multiply the sensations. Without seeking limits or performance, he likes to share his modest adventures through images. If they can encourage people to "travel local", all the better, he says.
Franck Cuvelier (France)
Winner of a 1997 award for his film "Il vole avec les oies" (He flies with the geese) and a 2001 Icare d'Or award for his film "Voisins des nuages" (Neighbors of the clouds), Franck directs documentaries, wildlife films and sometimes aerial films.
He declares: "I'm interested in stories that nobody talks about anymore, that nobody talks about yet; in meeting people who are unknown, but who deserve to be. Accompanying science as it moves forward, making complex knowledge fluid and tough subjects cinematic. These are my propulsion systems, my wings, my navigation instruments ".
Nicolas Plain (France)
Nicolas Plain is a French scientist, economist and engineer specializing in climate change, renewable energies, sustainable development, biodiversity and communications. He also trained to become a fighter pilot in the French Air Force. After various experiences in strategy consulting firms, he joined the COP21 interministerial team in the Cabinet of Minister Ségolène Royal. In 2020, Nicolas became an ambassador for the European Union to accelerate climate transition in the Alps, and a patron of the Fête de la Science. He is an expert for the Solar Impulse Foundation and works with Bertrand Piccard. Creator of the "Save" documentary series for television. In 2021, he was elected Fellow member of the Explorer Club, the highest distinction in the world of scientific exploration.