THE CORNFIELD

By Michaël Guerraz



A trained film editor, Michael Guerraz was born in Grenoble in 1974.
After directing 5 self-produced short films, in 2007 he was awarded a director’s grant at the Grenoble Short Film Festival thanks to his film Contacts, produced by the G.R.E.C. in 2009. Since then, Michael has directed two short films, both produced by Les Films du Cygne and written by Olivier Dreux: Clay (2012) which was selected for over 80 festivals and awarded more than 20 prizes, as well as being preselected for the 2014 César Short Film Award and more recently, The Cornfield (2018).

French Festivals :
. 26th Festival Le Court en Dit Long, Paris (France, June 2018) – RTBF Special Award
. 19th Off-Courts Trouville – Out of Competition Politik (France, Sept. 2018)
. 4th Festival Des Notes et des Toiles (France, Sept. 2018) – Best short movie award
. 22nd Shorts Film Festival Ecran Libre in Aigues-Mortes (France, Nov. 2018)

International Festivals :
. Short of the Year (Spain, April 2018) – Special Mention
. 9th Jagran Film Festival for Delhi or other 16 cities (India, June-July 2018)
. 12th International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo (Greece, July 2018)
. Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo La Luna – Islantilla (Spain, Summer 2018)
. 41th Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche (Spain, July 2018)
. Ibicine – Festival de Cine En Ibiza (Spain, July 2018)
. Festival de Cine de la Región Media Potosina (Mexico, August 2018)
. 5th Arkadia ShortFest (Romania, August 2018)
. Full Moon – Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (Romania, August 2018)
. Kraljevski Filmski (Serbia, August-Sept. 2018)
. Festival Iberoamericano de Cine Azul SURrealidades (Colombia, Sept. 2018)
. 14th French Film Festival of Helvetia (Switzerland, Sept. 2018)
. Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sept. 2018)
. Portobello Film Festival (UK, Sept. 2018)
. 2018 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (Austria, Oct. 2018)
. 3rd Slemani IFF (Iraq, Oct. 2018) 
. Asiana International Short Film Festival (South Korea, Nov. 2018)
. Festival International de Imagen de Natureza (Portugal, Nov. 2018)

TV :
. France 3
. RTBF (Belgium)

Theaters and special screenings :
. Theater L'Escurial in Paris (France, September 2018)

Synopsis : Yves has accepted to plant an experimental cornfield on his farm. This decision allows the couple to be more financially stable. As they have a baby on the way, everything seems to be on the up. That is, until one day, when Yves discovers some strange sap flowing down an ear of corn.

Drama/ Mystery - 20’ – 2K – 2,39 - Coulor – France/ Belgium 2018

Casting : Virgile Bramly, Maud Wyler
Director : Michaël Guerraz
Screenplay : Olivier Dreux
Production : Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer : Sylvain Rodriguez
Set Designer : Michel Carmona
Costume Designer : Chouchane Abello-Tcherpachian
Sound : Stéphane Isidore
Editor : Nicolas Sarkissian
Sound Editor : Thomas Grimm-Landsberg
Sound Mixer : Laurent Martin       
Composer : Mathieu Lamboley

A coproduction Les Films du Cygne & Cookies Films.
With the supports of CNC, of France 3, of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, in partnership with the CNC, of the CNC – CVS, of the PROCIREP and of the ANGOA, of the CFWB, of the Tax Shelter of the fedral Government of Belgium and of Tax Shelter Investors