Claire Doyon


After completing directing studies at the Fémis and Lee Strasberg School, Claire Doyon directed her first feature film Les Lionceaux in 2002, selected at La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival. She then directed several films: Le vent souffle où il veut, Kataï, Les Allées sombres, Arsenic, Chrishna/Ombwiri. These films were selected at international festivals such as the Locarno International Film Festival, The Venice Mostra, the Turin Film Festival, the Marseille International Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Côté Court in Pantin and for which she won prizes. She directed Pénélope, a film about a journey with her daughter with autism to the borders of Mongolia, which won the Renaud Victor Prize at the FID in Marseille. Claire Doyon is the founder of MAIA, an experimental institute created in 2007, located in Paris, currently hosting 24 children and adolescents with autism. This school promotes an experimental pedagogy inspired by various sources and tools. Today Claire Doyon is responsible for innovative projects and initiatives for adults.