Meet the Program Director

  • Headshot of Daniel Gaucher
    Daniel Gaucher
    Professor and Global BFA Program Director in Film Art

    Daniel Gaucher serves as director of the Global BFA in Film Art. He is an accomplished television editor and documentary producer who has two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked in the Boston, New York, and Los Angeles markets for both broadcast and cablecast outlets. With his professional achievements as an editor and producer, Gaucher brings a broad knowledge of all aspects of production to the wide range of projects and institutions with which he works. 

Meet the Chair of Film Arts

  • Harald Hutter
    Chair of Film Art

    Harald Hutter was born in Montreal, Canada. He holds a BFA in Art History from Concordia University and an MA in Film Theory from University College London. 

    His first feature film Up the River with Acid won the Grand Prize at Cinéma du Réel and received a Special Mention for the Loriden-Ivens / CNAP Prize in 2023. His short films have won prizes, have been nominated by the British Council and have screened at numerous festivals internationally. Harald is currently at different stages of development on a number of documentaries and fiction films.

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Paris College of Art Faculty: Studio

  • Alexis Niki
    Adjunct Faculty

    Alexis Niki is a Paris-based storyteller and a Narrative Leadership Coach (WPCC, ACC). With a background in screenwriting, Alexis worked as a story consultant in independent film production before bringing her story skills to the nonprofit and business worlds. Through her consultancy StoryNova, Alexis helps leaders define their most powerful stories and activate futures of hope over fear.

    In addition to her client work, Alexis continues to explore new frontiers in the application of storytelling, designing programs in leadership, cultural transformation, strategic storytelling, and future visioning with collaborators in Japan and Los Angeles, and developing her own online courses.

    A New Yorker by birth, Alexis has lived more than half her life in multiple European countries. Each encounter with a new culture challenged her sense of belonging and encouraged her to script her own path. Similarly, Alexis teaches her filmmaking and MA/MFA students to take charge of their own stories as they navigate the world in this era of transformation.

  • Harald Hutter
    Chair of Film Art

    Harald Hutter is a Paris based, award-winning filmmaker. His last short film “Hôtel de la Comète” screened at the London Short Film Festival, Landau Film Festival in Germany and more recently the Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux. His previous short film “Léthé” won Best Experimental Short Film at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best Experimental Short Film at the Aesthetica Film Festival and was nominated by the British Council for Best British Short Film at LSFF. Harald recently shot his first feature film which will enter the festival circuit in 2020.

  • Tamara Rosenblum
    Adjunct Faculty

    Tamara Rosenblum is an American artist working in video and photography currently based in Paris. Her central inquiries include the shapes our parent’s bodies made when they took care of us, the archetypes that are tentpoles of mother and father, and the performance of hero myths.

  • Christopher Manning
    Adjunct Faculty

    Christopher Manning is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. His films have received multiple nominations and awards, screened at over 75 festivals worldwide and garnered millions of views online.

    Festival selections include BFI London Film Festival, Encounters, Uppsala, London Short Film Festival, Frameline, Outfest, Queer Lisboa, and BFI Flare, among many others.

    In 2017, he was selected for the BFI and British Council's FiveFilms4Freedom campaign. A new short entitled NOWHERE, which was commissioned by the BFI and British Council and co-produced by Cannes-winning production company Majdal Films, is due for release in 2020-21. His shorts are distributed by UK-based Peccadillo Pictures.

    Christopher holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University in New York and an Filmmaking from the London Film School. He is a BFI NetworkxBAFTA Crew scheme participant, and an Alumnus of the Telluride Film Festival's Student Symposium.

    His debut feature is in development.

  • Ludwik Pruszkowski
    Adjunct Faculty

    Ludwik Pruszkowski is a Director of Photography. He graduated from the Łódź Film School in the Cinematography Department. During his studies he started working extensively with 35mm film. He cooperated with Caroline Champetier on documentary projects and features as her assistant. He works regularly with Monika Lenczewska on commercial and feature projects.

    He speaks Polish, English and French fluently, he often works on international productions in Poland and Paris. He has worked as Director of Photography on numerous music videos, commercials as well as a short films, feature films and documentaries.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    BFA in Film Production, SUNY College at Purchase

  • Adjunct Faculty

    After earning his B.A. at the University of Bucharest, Dan spent his graduate studies at Central European University where he obtained his M.A. in Comparative History. Trained as a social historian, his research also brought him to

    Zagreb, New York, Bucharest, Prague, or Paris where he became familiar with different types of archives: economic archives, visual materials, oral testimonies, etc. Drawing on this archival experience, he is now working as a research consultant for a variety of film projects.

    Dan is currently teaching the Project Research Seminar for the Film Art Department.

  • Adjunct Faculty


    NYU Tisch School for the Arts – 2008. New York, NY. USA
    Le Fresnoy, Studio national d’art contemporain – 2013. Tourcoing, France.


    Paris College of Art – cinematography and cinema lighting courses – Paris, France
    Prep School “Starter” – video and cinematography course – Paris, France
    Seminar on “New Visions in Cinema”, University for the Creative Arts – Canterbury, UK
    Conference on working with archives in cinema, ESAAT – École supérieure d’arts Appliqués et de Textile – Roubaix,


    My work as director and cinematographer has been presented in international films festivals, the French-German arts
    and culture channel Arte, galleries and museums such as the MoMA in New York, etc.
    Double Barre – artists book

    Professional Experience/Clients

    Cnes (Centre national d’études spatiales – Paris)
    DP for independent filmmakers, as well as personal work
    Professional experience in directing for cinema, cinematography, photography, B&W photography developing and

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Julie Gourdain has lived in Paris most of her life. She studied History and Aesthetics of Cinema at Université Paris 7,
    spent a year as an exchange student in Film Studies at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, US), and then specialized in
    film direction in a Master’s in Film Studies at ECAL / HEAD (Lausanne, Switzerland). She was a founding partner in
    StudioFly, a drone photography company, and wrote and directed Un grand silence, produced by Offshore (Prix
    Unifrance 2016, Sélection César du court-métrage 2016). She is currently developing her first feature-length film to be

    produced by Offshore, which recently obtained a grant for development from the CNC (2022). In addition, she regularly
    works on casting for feature-length films and series.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    BA in Product Design and Pedagogy, Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo; Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts
    Contemporains in Tourcoing (France)

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Artist, Filmmaker

    Collin Kluchman is an artist-filmmaker based in Paris. Collin honed his craft in documentary post production and through
    collaborating with musicians and performers. Today this professional experience supports his personal artistic practice
    focused on the moving image.


    MFA in Transdisciplinary New Media at Paris College of Art, France, 2020; BFA in English Literature and Film Studies at
    Colorado College, USA, 2018.


    Radiating Squares at the National Museum of Lithuania, 2022; Experimental Tuesday at Rez Gauche in Brussels, 2022;
    Spokane River Sound Action in Spokane, Washington, 2022; Speculum Artium, New Media Arts Culture Festival in
    Troblje, Slovenia, 2021; International Student Moving Image Showcase hosted by Saatchi Gallery, Cal Arts, and
    Ravensbourne University, 2021; We Make Movies International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2020; Tesis
    2020 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá, Google Arts and Culture, 2020; Within and Without at Cornerstone
    Arts Center, Colorado, USA, 2018; Art of the Mind at Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado, USA, 2018.

  • Film Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty

    BA, MA, and PhD Candidate, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Filmmaker, photographer, and installation-artist


    Masters in Fine Arts in Photography and Image-Making from Paris College of Art (2020); Audiovisual Production – Film
    and Video degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015).


    Paris College of Art: Contemporary Film Critique; Film Essay; Color Photography; Introduction to Digital Media I and II
    Exhibitions and Festivals
    Bad Video Art Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia (2023); Le Grand Show, Glassbox Galerie, Paris, France (2023); Cinéma du Réel,
    Paris, France (Film Editor) (March 2023); Whatever Personal Window, Le DOC!, Paris, France (September 2022); “Lift-Off
    Global Network” Online film festival from London and Los Angeles (2020); “On The Beach: Pictures From a Roll of Film”
    Group show at Centre Anim’, Paris, France (2019); “Audiovisual Sem Destino” Video art festival in Porto Alegre, Brazil
    (2018); “Real? Or Real, But Why?” Self-organized show at [a sala] in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2017).


    Lucas Pandolfo is a writer and filmmaker based in Paris, France. His work deals with the poetics of daily life and his main
    line of research is the relation between thought and film.
    Creative Director at Culture Worldwide (2016-2018); Intern at ARS AEVI, Sarajevo Contemporary Art Museum (2016);
    Video Editor at Plin Digital Marketing (2015-2016).

    Publications / Speaking Engagements

    Speaker “The Importance of Learning Deconstructive Methods in Art Education,” The Foundation Course in Art and
    Design: A Celebration, INFE, online, 2021.
    Speaker: “Deconstructive Approach: The Educational Benefits Of Contextualizing Photography,” Photography and
    Education: Formal, Non-Formal, and Informal Education International Conference, European Cultural Centre, Venice,
    “Waiting To Wait Some More,” Blurring The Lines, Urbanautica Publishing, 2020.
    Features and Reviews Blurring The Lines Graduate Works (2020).
    “Echoing Daily Life: Distance and The Absurd in Post-Pandemic Art,” Shaping The Post-Pandemic Futures, 2020.
    Guest speaker: “Photo Lunch Talk: Lucas Pandolfo,” Paris College of Art, 2020.

  • Adjunct Faculty


    University of Chicago (2001, BA in the Humanities), and of La Femis (2006, screenwriting).


    Before coming to PCA, David taught screenwriting at La Femis and le Collège de Sévigné.

    Professional Experience/Clients

    David has authored or co-authored several short and feature films including: “Antiqual,” Mohamed Bourouissa & Mehdi
    “Rives” Armel Hostiou; “Lupa,” Clémentine Poidatz; “Au bord du monde,” Cécile Bicler and Hervé Coqueret; “Does it
    Make A Sound?” Sacha Wolff. He has also co-written or adapted dialogue for English-language features by such directors
    as Olivier Assayas, Florian Zeller, Guillaume Nicloux, and Justine Triet. He has subtitled over a hundred films, including
    features by Bruno Dumont and Alain Guiraudie, and recently worked as 1st AD and second camera on the Canal+
    documentary series “Moochie.”


    Prix de la SACD / Beaumarchais, 2018

  • Adjunct Faculty


    After studying literature at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Raphaël Rivière went on to study filmmaking in Switzerland at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne. He graduated in 2011. Subsequently, he also trained specifically in screenwriting at Fémis, where he obtained a Master’s degree in 2016.


    Raphaël teaches Media Production 2

    Professional Experience/Clients

    Based in Paris, Raphaël Rivière worked as Director and screenwriters on several fiction and documentaries. He is also reader for the production company Studiocanal. EN HAUT DE l’AFFICHE his first documentary as a director was shown on 2014 on ARTE, french-German TV channel. His last one, LE CENTRE co-directed with Alexandre Donot is released in 2023
    on France Television and Public Sénat.

    As a screenwriter he worked with Iranian director Emad Dekhordi on his feature film Chevalier noir which won an award In Marrakech international film festival. He is now working on the 1st feature film of the director Soufiane Adel, Suleyman le magnifique.

  • Adjunct Faculty


    Licence (BA), La Sorbonne – Paris 4; Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU); Institut
    National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS, Belgium), “Master Image”

Paris College of Art Faculty: Liberal Studies

  • Hiie Saumaa
    Adjunct Faculty

    Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York City, 2014. Dissertation: “Meditative Modernism: Tuning the Mind in British Literature, 1890-1940.” Sarah Cole, Brent Hayes Edwards, Marianne Hirsch (committee); M.A. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia, 2008. Coursework toward Ph.D. in English, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005-07. Phi Kappa Phi.; M.Ed. in English Education, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2005. Lambda Iota Tau. M.A. and B.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Tartu, Estonia, 2005, 2003. Diploma cum laude. Certifications in dance and movement education (Nia, BodyLogos, JourneyDance, Pilates, Nutrition, Group Exercise), 2005-15; Diploma in music: major in flute, minor in orchestral conducting. Heino Eller Music School, Tartu, Estonia, 2001.