Julie Paratian created SISTER Productions (an anagram of RESIST) with emphasis on an international, feminist and militant approach. Julie has a 20-year experience in international co-productions with countries ranging from Greece, Srilanka, Belgium to Tunisia, Jordan and the USA.
She has produced around thirty documentary and fiction films noticed in major festivals: from debut films to later works with experienced directors, TV or cinematic pieces as well as art films, all of SISTER’s works take strong political stances and explore unique cinematic expressions.
Her latest release was CAITI BLUES directed by Justine Harbonnier (ACID Cannes 2023), THE CASTLE by Martín Benchimol (Berlinale – Panorama), BRAZZA, CHRONICLE OF A WASTELAND by Antoine Boutet (Cinéma du Réel 2023), the Armenian candidate for Oscars 22, SHOULD THE WIND DROP by Nora Martirosyan (Cannes Official selection) ; THE DEMOCRATIC HYPOTHESIS – A BASQUE STORY by Thomas Lacoste, YOU THINK THE EARTH IS A DEAD THING by Florence Lazar (IDFA competition) ; DEMONS IN PARADISE by Jude Ratnam, (Cnnes Official selection) ; INTO BATTLE by Eve Duchemin (Magritte for the Best Documentary) ; SOUTH TO NORTH by Antoine Boutet (Locarno, Cineastes du Présent) ; HER JOB by Nikos Labot (TIFF, Best first Greek film – Hellenic Awards) ; NIGHT SONG by Raphael Nadjari ; THE CHALLAT OF TUNIS by Kaouther Ben Hania, (Acid Cannes, Best First Film – Namur).
Active in the world of documentary cinema, Julie Paratian is a member of the EURODOC and ACE networks, and former president of Les Amis du Cinéma du Réel.
Producer : Julie PARATIAN
Production administrator : Alice LABBE LE PICARD
Production assistant and festival manager : Laure GONAY (email@example.com)