Valerie Pavia

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Performance Art at Bordeaux (1992) ; Masters in Law, Montpellier, 1991. Valerie's work has been selected at a number of international film festivals including Cannes (2000) as part of the En Avant program. Her work has received a number of awards including the First Prize Award at the documentary film festival of Gentilly (2003); the Jury Award at the Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement in Geneva (2003); special mention at the Retina Festival in Hungary (2003) ; Second Prize at the Novossibirsk (Russia) International Documentary Film Festival (2003) ; First Prize at Vidéoformes Clermont-Ferrand, France (2000) ; First Prize Split Film Festival, Croatia (1999). In 2001 she received a grant from Afaa and Mairie of Paris to make the film Le RÍve de l'Ours (Dream of the Bear) in Moscow; International Media Art Festival, Berlin (2006).