Festival Year: 2024, 2016

Luc Jacquet

Roles: Director

After studying biology at university, Luc Jacquet discovered his two great passions: images and scientific mediation, after spending fourteen months wintering in Antarctica at the French Dumont d’Urville base.
His first feature film, March of the Penguins, attracted over 25 million viewers worldwide. It won numerous awards, including the prestigious Academy Award for Best Documentary Film in 2006. In 2010, he founded the Wild-Touch association, with the aim of taking action to preserve nature through the emotion of images and cinema. After Once upon a Forest in 2013, Luc Jacquet continued his cinematographic adventure alongside leading glaciologist Claude Lorius with a new feature film Ice and the Sky, released in the fall of 2015. This project is accompanied by an ambitious transmedia program, supported by the association, around the major theme of climate change.

In 2017, he organized an artistic expedition to Antarctica with wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and diver-photographer Laurent Ballesta. He returned with a film, March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step, and an immersive exhibition, Antarctica!, showing the white continent on and under the ice pack. He returns in 2023 with a double bill of news: an exhibition, Terra Incognita, on September 21 at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, and a new film, Antarctica Calling, soon to be released in cinemas.


2024 Program(s):

Opening Presentation: Antarctica Calling


Festival Year: 2024, 2016


March of the Penguins 2

(FR, 2017, 85min)

Antarctica: Ice and Sky

(FR, 2015, 89min)

Once Upon A Forest

(FR, 2013, 78min)

March of the Penguins

(FR, 2005, 80min)

Ice and the Sky (Work In Progress)

(FR, 2015, 60min)

Fox and the Child, The

(FR, 2007, 92min)