le Maire

Born in Liège (Belgium) in 1969, Jérôme le Maire is a director, scriptwriter and cameraman.

After studying Journalism and Communication at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, he decided to study directing at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) in Louvain-la-Neuve.

He began his career by directing several short fiction films: “MEILLEURS VOEUX” (co-directed with Vincent Lannoo in 1994), “SALUTATIONS DISTINGUÉES” (1995); a docu-soap broadcast on Canal+: “LE BELGE ÉTÉ” (8×26′, 2001) and several documentaries including “UN JOUR UNE VIE” (63′, 2002), “VOLTER NE M’INTÉRESSE PAS” (52′, 2003).

Following this, Jérôme le Maire moved with his family for two and a half years to an isolated palm grove in southern Morocco. He returned in 2006 with the film “Où EST L’AMOUR DANS LA PALMERAIE ? “(85′ and 52′, 2007) – which was nominated for the European Academy Awards and selected in many international festivals such as Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland), RIDM (Canada), Parnü Film Festival (Estonia), Festival des quatre écrans (France),…

In 2012, Jérôme le Maire wrote and directed the feature documentary entitled “LE THÉ OU L’ÉLECTRICITÉ” (52′ and 93′). This film, which was also nominated for the European Awards Academy, received about thirty international awards, including: Magritte for Best Documentary; Best Documentary Award of the Scam, Grand Prize and Jury Prize at the FIDADOC (Agadir, Morocco); FIFOG d’Or at the Festival du Film Oriental de Genève, …

In 2013, Jérôme le Maire signed a feature film “LE GRAND’TOUR” (105′). This film received the Golden Amphora at the Greenland Film Festival and was selected at the Cannes Film Festival (ACID), the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur and in about twenty international festivals. This film was released in Belgium in 2013 and in France in 2014.

At the end of 2016, Jérôme le Maire released the feature-length documentary film “BURNING OUT – In the belly of the hospital”, a film about burnout, which won the Magritte award for best documentary film, as well as the award for best Belgian documentary at the DOCVILLE Festival in Leuven. BURNING OUT has also been selected in a large number of international festivals, the most renowned of which are : IDFA (Amsterdam, Holland), Vision du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland), CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark), FIPA (Biarritz, France), Ramdam (Tournai, Belgium), Magnificent 7 (Belgrade, Serbia),… This film, released in Belgium and Switzerland, is a Belgian-French-Swiss co-production.dee

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