France | 2011
Florence Corre, Aurel
Programme date: 20.01.2013
Programme time: 21.00

On the 17th of October 1961, in Paris, young Algerians and Frenchmen were en route to peacefully demonstrate against the curfew imposed by the Prefect of Police, Maurice Papon. This demonstration was an opportunity for the Algerians to show their need for dignity. For Young Algerians, it was a sign of hope for his generation in France. Young Frenchmen demonstrated for France that respects its republican motto. They all put themselves on the streets of Paris, confident of their human rights...

European film Festival, Vannes, France -Award from Student public
African Film Festival, Montreal, Canada - Best Short Film
CLAP 89 Film Festival, Sens,France - Best First Film
40th cinematographic Meetings , Digne-les-Brains, France - Best Short Film: 
Mediterranean Film weeks, Lunel Country, France - Public Award and Special Mention: 
Christian Film Festival FCC, Montpellier, France -Jury Prize



Director Biography
Florence Corre, Aurel

Florence Corre is a French artist born in 1970 in Brittany (France). She worked as a photographer in Brittany and in Bordeaux. In 1995 she moved to Berlin and visited the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art. She worked as puppet player and assistant director in 2000-2001 with Jarg Pataki in the national theatre Residenz Theater in Munich and in the national theatre Deutsches Theater in Berlin. In 2002-2007 she worked in the Heinrich Sabl animation film studio with Heinrich Sabl for the stop motion animation film Memory Hotel as animator and assistant director. In 2008 she wrote the script for the film October 1961 (Original title Octobre Noir) and directed it with Aurel in 2009-2011. This is her first short film. Since 2011, she lives in Cevennes (France) near the studio "La Fabrique".

Aurel is a French cartoonist born in south of France in 1980. In 2001 he stopped his biochemistry studies to turn onto a cartoonist-life. In his early working years he worked for locals newspapers. Aurel is now working for several famous daily or weekly French newspapers as Le Monde, Politis and Marianne. He also publishes 3 cartoons a week on the French Yahoo! site. As a graphic-reporter, he draws for Le Monde Diplomatique and XXI. Aurel has also published several comics about jazz and French politics. Together with some other cartoonists, he invented an application of daily cartoons for smartphones and iPads called "Ça Ira Mieux Demain". October 1961 (French original title: Octobre Noir), which was directed in collaboration with the screenwriter Florence Corre, is his first step in the world of animation and direction.


Florence Corre & Aurel

Florence Corre

Director of photography:

Film Editing:
Romain Strabol

Xavier Julliot

Production Companies:
La Fabrique Production

Music composer: Ibrahim Maalouf