Rotterdam Lab

Séverine Tibi

Séverine Tibi is a film producer originally from Cannes, France. After working at the British Film Institute in London for a few years, Séverine founded the production company Sevana Films with Anaïs Calmels in her hometown. Together, they have produced all types of projects in several countries and with international teams. Séverine attends many events and festivals as a consultant, through talent development programmes and to discover the next generation of filmmakers. Most recently, she was an international film mentor at SXSW for two years, part of the GlobalGirl Media UK Mentoring Scheme, a member of the young jury for the UniFrance Short Film Awards and selected for the Zurich Film Festival Academy. She also won the Film & TV Charity’s John Brabourne Award in 2019.

Sevana Films – France

The Cannes-based production company Sevana Films’ purpose is to find, nurture and promote talented and unique emerging filmmakers with distinctive voices in order to produce meaningful high-quality films that people across the globe can engage with. They have completed films on various continents, including a France Télévisions-backed feature documentary and a short film shortlisted for the Iris Prize’s Best British Award supported by Film4. They are now at different stages on several projects, notably Lara Zeidan’s fiction feature Birthday which recently won the CNC’s Development Award at the Crossroads Co-Production Forum, the Rotterdam Lab Award at Beirut Cinema Platform and the Special Mention Award at the Red Sea International Film Festival’s Project Market.

Projects in development

Birthday by Lara Zeidan (feature fiction)
Vahine Whaiwhai by Thomas Delorme and Virginie Tetoofa (documentary series)
Conte Pour Elle by Florence Combaluzier (short fiction)

Projects in post-production
Sonic Summer by Tom Muhl and Gianluca Cosentino (feature documentary)
Women’s Touch by Aylin Gökmen (documentary short)

Released films
The Ref by Peter Edlund (short fiction)
Cindy by Rosanagh Griffiths (short fiction)
Fenua Aihere: The Heart of Tahiti by Thomas Delorme (feature documentary)

Severine Tibi