Damien Megherbi

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Damien Megherbi
Known forWicked Girl
Nefta Football Club

Damien Megherbi is a French producer, best known for producing Yves Piat's short film Nefta Football Club which received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2020 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film[1] and 2020 César Award for Best Short Film.[2]

Life and career[edit]

In 2013 he co-founded the production and distribution company Les Valseurs with Justin Pechberty. He received the Best Animated Short Film Award at Ottawa International Animation Festival two years in a row (for producing Wicked Girl in 2017 and Guaxuma in 2018).[3]

In March 2019, his short film production Guaxuma received the Best Animated Film Award at SXSW.[4] In May 2019, his live action short production She Runs received the "Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film" at Cannes' International Critics' Week.[5]

In September 2019, France Télévisions awarded him together with Justin Pechberty the "Jeune Producteur" €30,000-price.[6] In January 2020, he received an Oscar nomination for the short film Nefta Football Club by Yves Piat.[7] The same month, Nefta Football Club was nominated for a César Award for Best Short Film.


Live Action[edit]



  • Après Ta Révolte, Ton Vote[8] (2019) by Kiswendsida Parfait Kaboré – producer


  1. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List". Variety. 2020-01-13. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  2. ^ Ouest-France (2020-01-20). "Lannion. Courtoujours a emballé le public". Ouest-France.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  3. ^ "Ottawa International Animation Festival". Ottawa International Animation Festival. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  4. ^ "Announcing the 2019 SXSW Film Festival Jury and Special Awards". SXSW. 2019-03-13. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  5. ^ "Cannes Winner Qiu Yang on the Outsize Impact of Small-Town Stories". RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Trouville-sur-Mer : Au festival Off-Courts " Les Valseurs " reçoit le prix jeune producteur de France Télévision". paris-normandie.fr (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List". Variety. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Les Valseurs is growing at an impressive pace". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  9. ^ Prodview, Redação. "43ª Mostra Internacional de SP termina com filme de Fernando Meirelles e 11 prêmios principais – Prodview" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Les Primeurs du Blog documentaire No. 21 : "Midnight Ramblers", de Julian Ballester". Le Blog documentaire (in French). 16 February 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  11. ^ "She runs – La critique du court-métrage". Avoir Alire – Critiques de films, Livres, BD, musique, séries TV, Spectacles (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Les Valseurs, lauréat du Prix France Télévisions du jeune producteur – Brefcinema". svod.brefcinema.com (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Le film du week-end des grandes vacances : Guaxuma | Animez-vous les uns les autres" (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.

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