Houda Benyamina (born 1980) is a French director and screenwriter. She won the Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or and César Award for Best First Feature Film for her 2016 film Divines. Benyamina was born in Viry-Châtillon, Paris. Her family includes younger sister Oulaya Amamra. In 2013, Benyamina directed the short film On the Road to Paradise. For Divines, Benyamina won the Camera d'Or, and Best First Film at the 42nd César Awards on 24 February, where she was also nominated for Best Director and shared a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
1 Filmography 2 Awards & Nominations 3 References 4 External links
Year Film Role Notes
2013 On the Road to Paradise Director short film
2016 Divines Director
Awards & Nominations
Year Film Award/Film Festival Category Result
2016 Divines 2016 Cannes Film Festival Caméra d'Or Won
César Awards Best Director Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Best First Feature Film Won
Munich Film Festival CineVision Award Won
Hamptons International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Film Honorable Mention
60th London Film Festival Sutherland Award Special Commenation
^ a b "Cinema: the 1000 faces of Uda Benyamina". Le Parisien. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2017. ^ Baronian, Renaud (31 August 2016). "Cinéma : «Divines», c'est le mot !". Le Parisien. Retrieved 24 February 2017. ^ Charnet, Agathe (16 May 2016). "Les grandes écoles de théâtre à l'heure d'une plus grande diversité". Le Monde. Retrieved 25 February 2017. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (24 February 2017). "César Awards Winners: 'Elle' Best Film, Isabelle Huppert Best Actress – Full List". Deadline.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017. ^ "PALMARÈS 2017 - 42 ÈME CÉRÉMONIE DES CÉSAR". Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
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