Graduated from Lodz Film School in Poland, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart holds a Master in Film Studies. She is the Founder and Manager of Kometa Films and produces feature films and audiovisual content for Tv and streaming services/platforms.
She worked at Les Films du Worso alongside Sylvie Pialat. She is also Script Consultant (Groupe Ouest, LIM, Atelier d’Angers – Premiers Plans, Locarno Open Doors), Expert for film commissions and jury member for several festivals. She teaches film production at Paris’ film schools EICAR and ESRA and is a speaker for ESCP business school. She graduated from EAVE in 2019 and from ACE Series Special in 2021.
She holds a Master in Law and audiovisual management (Panthéon-Sorbonne university, Paris – France). She graduated in Theatre and Film Studies (Paris III University) and specialized in international coproduction at the Media Business School (Spain) and in Script Editing at Paris’ CEEA.
She has been a member of EAVE since 2009.
She started her career at Théâtre du Soleil, a multicultural company led by Ariane Mnouchkine before assisting veteran Producer Rosalinde Deville at Elefilm.
After a year in New-York working at Unifrance in New York, she joined ADR Production where she headed the documentary department. She line-produced international co-productions for cinema, Arte and broadcasters from around the world such as Memoria Del Saqueo by Fernando Solanas (Berlin Golden Bear of Honour 2003), Return to Kigali by J.C Klotz (Cannes Critics’ Week 2005), Mana Beyond Belief by Peter Friedman. She had experiences in the UK at Verve Pictures (distribution) and TWC (development) before producing documentaries and shorts in France and Northern-Ireland within Boa Film et Roof Raic. She then joined Arsam International where she headed development and production for seven years managing large scale and noteworthy international co-productions including I, Anna by Barnaby Southcombe, Final Portrait by Stanley Tucci, When Day Breaks by Goran Paskaljevic, Cunningham 3D by Alla Kovgan (TIFF2019) and was Associate Producer on The Panguna Syndrome by Olivier Pollet and Alexandre Berman (nominated for the Albert Londres Price). She has been Business Affairs for KinoElektron where she also intervened on features such as In the Dusk by Sharunas Bartas (Official Selection, Cannes 2020).
Since 2008, she’s been producing with Jihan El Tahri within Big Sister, films from talents from African countries and the MENA region such as Nasser by Jihan El Tahri (TIFF 2016) and most recently Mariner of the Mountains by Karim Aïnouz (Official Selection, Cannes 2021). She also produces director driven films within Kometa Films in France.
She is Expert in coproduction strategies for coproduction markets (Locarno Open Doors, Atlas Workshop, La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde) and teaches international co-production at Paris’ film school ESRA and at the Gustave Eiffel International University.
Théo Verzeroli graduated from la Sorbonne University in a Screenwriting and Literary Direction Masters. After Literature studies and a Masters in Cinematographic research, he is now working in cinema and series development. He joined Kometa Films in 2022 as a development executive.
Basile Darroze studied french law and then graduated from University Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Audiovisuel Editorial content and Production Master. He joined Kometa Films in 2022 as an assistant producer in charge of administrative and financial businesses.
Short Films Producer
Charlotte Le Moine studied law, political sciences and graduated from La Cinéfabrique in 2019. She is an associate of CinéFab Productions, a structure helping former students to produce their projects. Since June 2020, she produces short films within Kometa Films.
Alongside her studies, Charlotte has participated in workshops at the Hergla Film Meetings and Chenini Film Meetings in Tunisia and has been part of the team and the jury of the Cinemas from Africa Festival. She also worked for the production manager on ‘Debout sur la montagne’, a film by Sebastien Betbeder. She produced two shorts with Cinéfab Productions: ‘Contre le silence’ by Mélissandre Carrasco and ‘Quelque chose en moi’ by Hala Rajab. She is also a production manager for companies like Apache Films (Marthe Lamy), among others.