International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris

20e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 1-10 octobre 2022



Vanja Chokrollahi Iran

Born in Paris in 1994, Vanya Chokrollahi is a director, editor and short story writer. He studied Cinema in Montreal and then at the Sorbonne in Paris. At the same time as his studies, he began to make short fiction films (La Mise, La Stravaganza,…) and documentaries (Un pas, un mot, L’Anonyme roumain,…), and to work as an editor.

In 2017, his short film NOIR was presented in Paris, Warsaw, Sofia and Tallinn. The following year, his documentary film A pas aveugles dans la nuit on the painter Muriel Richard-Dufourquet was presented in Clermont-Ferrand. In 2019, he shot Louise, a medium-length film presented at the Mecal International Short Film Festival in Barcelona 2020. That same year, his short films Les Immobiles and Après l’ennui were respectively selected and relayed by the Cinémathèque Française (Lettres de Cinéma) and by the International Festival Signes de Nuit.

In 2021-2022, he assisted Atiq Rahimi on two poetic short films L'Affamé and Hamdam, and met Clara Bauer and the Compagnie Mia. He worked on the play Bartleby, Mon Frère by Daniel Pennac presented at the Théâtre du Rond-Point. To this day, Vanya Chokrollahi has directed around twenty short and medium-length fiction and documentary films and published his short stories in various literary reviews.

Irina Filus Iran - France

Irena Filus, music and film critic, began her journalistic career in Poland at the age of 16 with an article in the prestigious artistic magazine „Ty i ja“ (You and Me). She was mainly interested in cultural matters, collaborated with many well-known film magazines: „Kino“, „Ekran“, „Film“. She published the „Kinofan“ magazine, of which she was the editor-in-chief, and later held this office in „Twoja Muza“ (Your Muse).

Since 2007, she has been running the cultural, bilingual magazine "Gazeta Paryska" (Gazette Parisienne) under the aegis of the "Cultural Europe" association in Paris.


Ewin Ho Singapore

Edwin Ho is a Singaporean director based in New York and Paris. He graduated from New York's Columbia University MFA Film Directing program. His recent works have been presented at the Lincoln Center in New York as well as other film festivals internationally.

Besides traditional filmmaking, he also dabbles in VR content creation and has been awarded for directing branded VR content in the US. Currently, he is in the development phase of his first feature film. For him, making a film is to create an emotional journey re-lived, through visual storytelling.