Sébastien Lifshitz (born 21 January 1968) is a French screenwriter and director. He teaches at La Fémis, a school that focuses on the subject of image and sound. He studied at the École du Louvre, and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris in history of art. He is Jewish, and gay.
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
He is a two-time winner of the Teddy Award, presented by an independent committee at the Berlin International Film Festival to the year's best films with LGBT themes, winning Best Feature Film in 2004 for Wild Side and Best Documentary Film in 2013 for Bambi, a documentary profile of transgender French entertainer Marie-Pierre Pruvot.
|1996||Il faut que je l'aime||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|1996||Claire Denis, la vagabonde||Yes||Documentary film|
|1998||Open Bodies||Yes||Yes||Also as actor|
1998 Cannes Film Festival - Kodak Short Film Award
Prix Jean Vigo for Short Film
|1999||Cold Lands||Yes||Yes||Telefilm (as part of the Gauche-Droite series for Arte)|
Also as actor (as Garçon Patinoire)
|2001||The Crossing||Yes||Yes||Documentary film|
|2004||Wild Side||Yes||Yes||Berlinale 2004 - Teddy Award for Best Feature Film|
|2012||Les Invisibles||Yes||Documentary film|
César Award for Best Documentary Film
Berlinale 2013 -Teddy Award for Best Documentary
Nominated—César Award for Best Short Film
|2016||The Lives of Thérèse||Yes||Yes||Documentary film|
Cannes Film Festival - Queer Palm
- Rees-Robertsn, N. French Queer Cinema (2008).
- Reeser, T. "Representing gay male domesticity in French film of the late 1990s," In Queer Cinema in Europe (2008).
- Reeser, T. "Transsexuality and the Disruption of Time in Sebastien Lifshitz's Wild Side," in Studies in French Cinema (2007).
- "French films with Jewish flavour". The Australian Jewish News.
- "In conversation: Wild Side". Onepointfour.co. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- "Berlin's Teddy Family". Interview, March 2013.
- James Nichols, Huffington Post (May 5, 2015)
- "ARTE coproduit le prochain documentaire de Sébastien Lifshitz". Arte. 30 June 2015.