After graduating from IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques, now FEMIS) in the filmmaking and filming section, Didier Fontan shares his professional activities between the production of short films, institutional and advertising films, recording of shows for television and illustration photography. He has already made five award-winning short films in France and abroad, a TV movie for M6 and two music videos. His passion for the theater led him to teach for twelve years at the Jean Périmony School of Dramatic Art and to work with the comedians of the Comédie Française who regularly play in its film productions.

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In parallel with his activities as a producer and director, he has realized as a photographer several exhibitions in London, Paris and Mauritius, on the occasion of the proclamation of the Republic with the Cibachrome workshop of Roland Dufau . In 2003 he participated in the Nuit Blanche organized by the City of Paris with Patrick Ecoutin (town planner) and Pascal Cribier (landscaper) by presenting offbeat panoramas of the districts of Paris projected on the facade of the Pavillon de l'Arsenal. For more than thirty years he has been producing long-term reports on Parisian subjects such as the Paris Metro, Père Lachaise, the Little Belt, the Jardins du Périphérique, Paris-Plage or the Canal St Martin.

In 2013, he produced an architectural photography book “The Twelve Works of Hercules” on the occasion of his ten years of collaboration with the real estate company Capital & Continental. Ambassador of the Permajet paper brands and X-Rite calibration probes, Didier works in digital printing for medium and large format photographers in close collaboration with Canon's printing department, an activity he has developed within his production company Les Films des Trois Universes, by opening an art prints workshop in Pantin on digital printers.

Didier Fontan,
Portrait made by
the photograph
Loris Romano


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Prod. The Films of the Three Universes

Co-produced with Arte France and 13ème Rue 18 '32

HDSR format then transfer to 35mm - Colors - Scope 2: 35


Prod. The Films of the Three Universes 8 '

HDcam format then transfer to 35mm - Colors - 1:78

Prize of the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

Best short film 2005

Prize for the best French-speaking short film - Festival “CourtmÉtrange” in Rennes -2005

(Prize of the Beaumarchais Foundation together with a grant for the writing of a feature film)

Grand prize for best short film Euro-American Meetings in Avignon - 2005

Grand Prize (Golden Unicorn) - Vienna Alpine Festival (Austria) - 2005

Golden Bear of the Ebensee Festival (Austria) - 2005

Best European Film Award (Silver Horse) - Larissa Festival (Greece) 2005

Best Director Award - Cap d'Agde “Top des courts” Festival - 2005

Audience Award - Sarlat Festival - 2004

Best technical achievement award - Valloire Festival - 2004

Best Director Award - “Ciné Childhood” Festival - Tarbes - 2005

Special jury prize - League Festival for the fight against cancer - La Villette 2006



Prod. The Films of the Three Universes 15 '

Format 35mm - Colors - 1:66

Best Director Award at the Black Maria Festival - New Jersey (USA) 1997

Best European Film Award at the International Algarve Festival (Portugal) 1997

Grand Prize of the Franco-American Festival of New York (USA) 1996

Grand Prize of the International Festival of Bilbao (Spain) 1996

Grand Prize of the Aubagne Festival (France) - 1996

Young Jury Prize at the International Festival of Montecatini (Italy) 1996

Audience Award at the Fréjus Festival (France) - 1996

Audience Award at the Meudon Humor Film Festival (France) - 1995



Prod. The Films of the Three Universes

Co-directed with Sylvie Flepp

Best Actress Award (Ciné Cinémas) (France) - 1996

Grand Prize and Critics Prize-Chamrousse Festival (France) -1993

Best Film Award-British Short Film Festival London (United Kingdom) - 1993

Special mention from the jury at the Cork Festival (Ireland) - 1993

Audience Award at the Melun Festival (France) - 1993

Second prize at the Montluçon Festival (France) - 1993

Movita Prize at the Bastia Festival (France) - 1992

Procirep Prize (France) - 1992


"The shop around the corner"

by Miklos Laszlo (La Parfumerie),

Directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

based on Ernst Lubitsch's film "The Shop around the corner" - 2002

"Dear liar"

by Jérôme Kilty

Directed by Georges Wilson / Stage adaptation Jean Cocteau

Madeleine Theater - 2001

"There is joy ... and love",

from the songs of Charles Trenet

Directed by Jérôme Savary, at the CADO Theater in Orléans - April 5 and 6, 2000.

"Le Cid, the Flamenco legend"

by Pierre Corneille

Directed by Thomas Le Douarec at Espace TDL - December 21 and 22, 2000.

"Gospel for 100 Voices"

Concert recorded at the Palais des Sports - January 22 and 23, 1999.