Clermont Ferrand 2009


This year marks the fifth consecutive year that I have been working for the festival as a translator during the Q & A sessions. I have gotten a lot out of meeting the filmmakers and finding out how they create.

Going to Clermont is always more special when you have a film there. And with my BTS students at Suger, we managed to just finish the film in time for me to start burning dvd’s.

Since it was not my first film, it was easier for me, because I knew some of the short cuts to take. Some of the buyers who are worth approaching, others who aren’t. All in all, I was able to strategically place about 25 dvd’s in the hands of buyers and festival organizers. We’ll see what the outcome is.

By the way, the new film is called FRENCH FOR FOREIGNERS, “Français Langue Etrangère” (12 min – 2009) starring Behi Djanati Ataï, Maud Buquet, Roland Bouvet & Momoko Fructus.

I am proud of it, and I had a blast making it. I have also had people tell me they like it better than my last film, so that is of course encouraging. I will let people know as soon as there is a screening.


About kartiksingh

I have been living in Paris, France since 1996. I was born to Sikh parents who immigrated to the USA. I grew up outside of Kansas City, and at 18 went to Washington DC with the intention of becoming a diplomat. Five years later, I arrived in Paris and found my life purpose: to make films that bring hope, insight, and inspiration to the world. My debut feature film Callback premieres in September 2010 in New York. For more details on where you can see my films, look for me at
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One Response to Clermont Ferrand 2009

  1. usha says:

    Hope you are well. I am sending you a link to a site which will introduce you to festival of short INDIAN FILMS. The organiser of the festival is a friend, Gabriele, & I thought you might have films that you would like to showcase during the festival. Please let me know. I would be so happy if we could show some of your work. In case you know of other directors who would be interested, please do send this message to them.

    Look forward to hearing form you.



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