Léa Fehner

Léa Fehner
Born (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981
Toulouse, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2000–present

Léa Fehner (born 15 October 1981) is a French film director and screenwriter.

Life and career

Born in Toulouse and raised in a travelling theatre family, Fehner attended classes in Nantes and at the INSAS school, before pursuing an education in screenwriting at La Fémis, from which she graduated in 2006. During her studies, she had internships at the film centre in Bamako and in Cambodia.[1] Between 2000 and 2007, she wrote and directed several shorts, among which Sauf le Silence was showcased at various film festivals including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival.[2] In 2009, she made her directorial feature film debut Silent Voice, starring Farida Rahouadj, Reda Kateb and Pauline Étienne. It won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2009 and was nominated for Best First Feature Film at the 35th César Awards.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2000 Miros Yes Yes Short film
2001 Caillou Yes Yes Short film
2001 Dora Yes Yes Documentary short film
2003 Ceux qui tiennent les murs Yes Yes Short film
2004 Conflit de canards Yes Short film
2005 Ici, maintenant et encore Yes Short film
2006 Les Pieds devant Yes Short film
2007 Sauf le silence Yes Yes Short film
2009 Silent Voice Yes Yes Deauville American Film Festival - Prix Michel d'Ornano
Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
2015 Les Ogres Yes Yes Cabourg Film Festival - Best Film
International Film Festival Rotterdam - VPRO Big Screen Award
Odessa International Film Festival - Special Mention


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