1980, Abadan. The capital of the Iranian oil industry is resisting an Iraqi siege. Fourteen-year-old Omid has braved the siege and stayed in the city…
Sébastien Onomo is a French producer who has been working in the film and audiovisual industry for over ten years.
He has produced numerous television films, including Bois d’Ébène by Moussa Touré, Léon Blum haï et adoré by Julia Bracher and Hugo Hayat, Rudy Gobert by Jonathan Bensimhon, and African Empires, a documentary series directed by Chris Macari, Françoise Ellong-Gomez, Askia Traoré and Josza Anjembe.
Additionally, he has produced Gang of the Caribbean by Jean-Claude Barny, Funan by Denis Do, which earned the Crystal Award at the 2018 Annecy Festival, Lost Souls of Syria by Garance Le Caisne and Stéphane Malterre in 2022, The Forest of Miss Tang by Denis Do, which was selected at the 2023 Annecy Festival for a screening event, and The Siren by Sepideh Farsi, the opening film in the Panorama selection at the 2023 Berlinale, winner of the Best Music award at its official selection at Annecy 2023, and winner of the Best Directing award at the 2023 Champs-Elysées Festival.
Finally, he co-produced Omen (Augure) by Baloji, selected at Cannes 2023 in the Un Certain Regard category and winner of the New Voice prize.
In parallel with his work as a producer, he was elected in 2023 Vice President of the Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants (SPI) and President of the Animation College. In the same year, he received the Animation Trophy from Film Français at the 2023 Annecy Festival.
For many years, he has contributed his expertise to various university programs (Paris 3, Paris 7) and prestigious schools such as INA, La Fémis and Les Gobelins. He is also the creator of the Panafrican Animation Workshop.
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