After a career as a journalist and news photographer, in 2013 I was awarded the Louis Malle Scholarship to pursue a Masters degree in Documentary directing at the National Film and Television School, United Kingdom. Since graduating, I have worked between New York and London for a wide range of networks and brands such as AL JAZEERA, FRANCE TELEVISIONS, ARTE, CHANNEL 4, AEON VIDEOS, PAYPAL, H&M and CROWN HOLDINGS. My films have received prizes and recognition at a number of festivals around the world, including Sheffield Doc/Fest, the prestigious IDA Awards and the Jury Prize at the Clermont Ferrand Documentary Film Festival.

My practice as a filmmaker is strongly influenced by my experience in photojournalism; human relationships are at the heart of my work and I draw inspiration from reality and true stories as the raw material of my films. Recently, my love of art, culture and well-crafted images has led to working with top galleries, museums, artists and art institutions such as CHRISTIE’S, MoMA, the SERPENTINE Gallery, the KLEIN FOUNDATION and the LOUISIANA MUSEUM in Copenhagen.

I am also an occasional tutor at my former school, the NFTS, and a regular mentor at Screenskills, helping young British filmmakers to take their first steps into the industry.

I believe Cinema is everywhere and I am always interested in new collaborations - feel free to get in touch: contact@benjaminhuguet.com

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