President of the 2023 jury, American director
Kirsten Johnson is a director and director of documentary photography. She was the first American to attend Femis, where she was part of the 5th promotion of the Department of Cinematography. Her latest film, Dick Johnson is Dead, won an Emmy Award for direction and the Sundance Jury Prize for Innovation in Nonfiction Storytelling. She was shortlisted for the Oscars and featured in the Criterion collection, like her previous film, Cameraperson. The film, a memoir composed from footage she has shot around the world, has been praised for its investigation into the ethics of documentaries. She has worked with directors such as Laura Poitras and Michael Moore. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is one of the female members (which make up 5%) of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).