Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis (FR)
Film -

Online players describe their struggles with "swatting", a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.

The animation part was created from a program that modifies the display of the GTA V video game and that I developed especially for the film.

Thanks to Benjamin Hameury, Bérengère Gimenez, Valérie Gimenez, Maël Delorme, Céline Perreard, Alban Cayrol, Paul Heintz, Lucas Le Bart, Nikos Dalton Appelquist, Agathe Hervieu, Guylaine Huet, Éric Prigent, Sophie Chandoutis and Dominique Troisville for their help, their commitment to the project and their support.

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis France
Promotion Chantal Akerman

Born in France in 1988. Graduated from INSAS (Belgium) in editing, from Sint-Lukas Art School (Belgium) in filmmaking and from Fresnoy (France). Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis explores a cinema beyond the boundaries of genres. His films question memory, virtual, technology and the intermediate spaces between the worlds and between the words. He was known as a filmmaker with his film Ondes noires which has been shown in many international festivals, such as the IDFA (Netherlands), the Clermont-fd Short Film Festival, the Regensburg Short Film Festival etc. The film has also received numerous awards, including the Prix Festivals Connexion Auvergne Rhône Alpes in Clermont-Ferrand, the Grand Prix and the Youth Jury Prize at the Regensburg Festival. Ismael is also a film editor. He currently lives and works in Paris.


Master audiovisual art – École supérieure des arts Sint-Lukas, Bruxelles, Belgique. Licence montage, INSAS – Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Ondes noires

Noir Plaisir, présenté lors de la Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève Festival Chalon Tout Court
Ficeg – Festival international du film étudiant de Grenoble

Fu:bar, exposition collective, Siva Galerija, Zagreb, Croatie
Sous couleur de l’oubli (Digital Memories)
KurzFilm Festival Hamburg, Festival Signes de nuit, IVAHM festival… etc.

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains