Anaïs Volpé is a self taught artist from France. She is an actress, screenwriter and filmmaker.
Trained actress, she worked with stage-directors (Christophe Maltot, Sharif Andoura, Sophie Lagier, Stanislas Nordey...) in different actors residency (Ateliers du Lundi au Théâtre National de la Colline, MC93...). She also acted in several independent short and feature film (600 Euros by Adnane Tragha, Paine by Gabriel Dumas Delage...)
In 2012, she directed her first short film “Blast”, which won the Jury’s Award at the International Festival of Young Talents France/China. Thanks to this award, she was invited by the French Embassy of China and won a grant from the French Institute of Beijing.
She wrote, directed and edited her first feature film « Heis (chroniques) » at the age of 25 years old (self produced with a $3000 budget). The film won the Jury’s Award for the Best World Fiction Feature Film at the 2016 LA FILM FESTIVAL and was eligible to be part of the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards.
The film received good critics, especially from The Hollywood Reporter saying that the film reveals « a poetic sensibility with a masterful command of rhythmic flow »
In April 2017, the film was released in French theaters, distributed by the French Company ‘Territoire(s) Film’ and was warmly received by audiences and the press.
This feature film, which is part of the auto produced Crossmedia project “HEIS” - a feature film, a series (5 episodes) and an art-installation - had several selections in festivals. International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) selected the project in the « Bright Future » section, ‘dedicated to young and emerging film talent with their own style and vision’.
Anaïs Volpé‘s work has been exhibited in several Art galleries between Paris, London and Rotterdam.
« Märlha », one of her feature film script, was selected at the 2017 Berlinale Script Station (writing lab for 10 international screenwriters invited by the Berlinale) and also at 2016 Cannes Film Festival ‘La Maison des Scénaristes’.
Anaïs is developping her first produced feature film « Entre Les Vagues » with the French production company ‘Unité de Production’.