After Marjorie Calle with Diana Alice Lea in 2016, Clémentine Carrié with Les Jours – Cahiers photographiques in 2017, Nestor (also known as Noé Cuéllar) with 1+2=4 in 2018, Citizen JiF with The Future Was Yesterday in 2019, Pauline Broulis with Trois Iris in 2020, Margaux Chataux was the creative filmmarker of 2021 in partnership with Occitanie films (26’).
Born in Paris in 1995, Margaux Chataux is a filmmaker. After a technical and artistic diploma of image (BTS Audiovisuel des Arènes, in Toulouse), she specialises in film direction and was graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Audiovisuel (ENSAV) in 2018.
Her approach is on the edge of a realistic and dreamlike look, that sometimes is able to create hybrid works. With her first short film, Je ferai tout disparaître (2018, awarded at the Festival International du Documentaire Emergent and selected at FID Campus), she shares the intimacy of moving out of her childhood home. A year later, her second short film El so de l’aiga (2019, awarded at the Prague International Film Festival) tells the intimacy of a pregnancy, that of Aïda, writing letters to her child.
In 2019, argaux Chataux is participating in the Sahara lab creative residence in Morocco. A photographic film Sous les astres, la marée was born from this experience. The film reveals the hidden movements in the tide, the buried cemeteries and encounter in the desert.
Her next projects are based on intimacy and combine a documentary approach with a poeticisation of bodies and landscapes.
She lives and works in Toulouse.