Hugues Gentillon

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Hugues Gentillon
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MPAH 2014 Haiti Movie Awards
Hugues Gentillon

(1974-12-17) December 17, 1974 (age 44)
ResidenceTortuga, Haiti
Alma materAcademy of Art University, Medical University of Lodz, Miami Dade College, University of Florida, Collège Roger Anglade
OccupationFilmmaker, medical researcher, conceptual artist, philanthropist
Years active2011–present
Notable work
Love Me Haiti, A Place To Coexist : YUGY
AwardsMPAH Best Short Film 2014, INTERSTUDENT 2014: Best Int'l Student in Poland

Hugues Gentillon (born December 17, 1974) is a Haitian film director, screenwriter, producer, and scientist.[1] He is the founder of Yugy Pictures Entertainment, a film production company based in the United States.[2][3][4]


Gentillon was born on December 17, 1974 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Haitian parents. As both his parents were entrepreneurs, he attended several private schools in Haiti until graduating from high school, when he left the country to attend university in the United States. After initially studying at Miami Dade College and University of Florida in Florida, he transferred to several other universities in North America and Europe, including New York Film Academy, Academy of Art University, Medical University of Lodz, and Université Libre de Bruxelles, eventually graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree. In 2014 he screened his MFA thesis film Love Me Haiti at several film festivals, including Festival de Cannes,[5][6][7] Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF),[8] Boston Cinema/Motion Pictures Association of Haiti (MPAH),[9] and Bahamas International Film Festival.[10] The film won Gentillon several awards, including the 2014 Interstudent special award and the 2014 MPAH award for Best Short Film.[11][12][13][14] A year later Gentillon attended the Festival de Cannes 2015, where he promoted and pre-marketed his film The Pearl of Wisdom, a fictional film loosely inspired by a series of events that took place during the Age of Reason (1600-1800).

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  1. ^ Florida Department of State "HUGUES GENTILLON | Florida Voter Directory"
  2. ^ Dawid Budny. (2014) Medical University of Lodz Alumni Press release. "Our Graduates | Medical University of Lodz"
  3. ^ Alison Pierce. (2014, March 27). Academy of Art University on Tumblr. "AAU - Take a Look at Your Future at Academy of Art University."
  4. ^ The Hollywood Reporter. (2014, May 21). Cannes, FR. "AAU - Love Me Haiti screening guide at the Festival de Canes"
  5. ^ Cannes Press (2014). "Screening Guide - Day 8 Wednesday May 21st, 2014"
  6. ^ J.C Genton. Guide Bijoux. (2014, May). "Aurélia Khazan porte des bijoux Tournaire au Festival de Cannes 2014" Archived 2015-02-03 at
  7. ^ Screens International Magazine at Festival de Cannes (2014, May 21). "Love Me Haiti screening guide: page 22-23"
  8. ^ Manchester Mahapa. (2014, August 5). Discop Africa. "Manchester Goes to Zanzibar International Film Festival."
  9. ^ Frantz Jean Baptiste. (2014, November 14). Le Nouvelliste newspaper. "Haiti Movie Awards 2014, à Boston"
  10. ^ Romola Lucas. (2014, November 20). CineCaribe News:The Caribbean Film Academy "Love Me screening at 2014 Bahamas International Film Festival"
  11. ^ Ministry of Science and Education:Science & Scholarship in Poland. (2015, February 2). "The winners for the best foreign student contest"
  12. ^ (2015, January 23). "Doktorant z Haiti zwyciężył w plebiscycie internautów na najlepszego studenta"
  13. ^ MUL Press release. (2015, January 23). "English Division student wins the Interstudent contest"
  14. ^ MPAH Haiti Movie Award 2014. (2014, October). "SPLA | MPAH Haiti Movie Award 2014"