Régine Abadia

Régine Abadia
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Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter, Director of photography (d.o.p.)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, Photo

Official Biography
Régine Abadia combines her activities as director, script writer and photographer. Her first short length film, PREMIER OUTRAGE (1985) won the Canal Plus Prize at the Villeurbane Festival. She also directed several short and medium length features which were all awarded prizes in various festivals. Among them : THE CREATURES(Grand prix du festival de science fiction et de l'imaginaire, Roanne, 1993. These last ten years she has made several documentaries : YASMINA & MOHAMMED (2012); JENNY BEL'AIR (2007) ; LA TETE A L'ENVERS (2005, ARTE) ; WHY WALK WHEN WE CAN ROLL? (2003, ARTE) ; DALIDA, CHEZ NOUS SOYEZ REINE (2002, FRANCE 2) ; PIGALLE NIGHT AND DAY (2000, ARTE) ; THE SPIRIT OF GOSPEL (1998, ARTE). She has a feature film in preparation : A STRANGE ATTRACTION (produced by Metaluna Productions). She wrote the scripts of PASHIN BEKA WINONI (dir. Jan Kounen, 2007), LES MILLE MERVEILLES DE L'UNIVERS (dir. Jean Michel Roux, 1997), QUMRAN (An esoteric Thriller, produced by Légende, to be shot by Ian Kounen in 2010). She worked as a still photographer on COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY (dir. Jan Kounen, prod. Claude Ossard and Chris Bolzi at Eurowide).

Régine ABADIA made her first short film "Premier Outrage" in 1985. She then made several short and medium-length drama films, including "Les Bêtes". For the last fifteen years, she has made documentaries, the most recent being: "Yasmina & Mohammed", "Jenny Bel'Air", "La tête à l'envers" and "Pourquoi marcher quand on peut rouler?". She is also a photographer.



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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