Thierry Lenouvel has a BA in modern literature and cinema. He is the co-founder and General Delegate of Cinemed (Mediterranean Film Festival), Montpellier; the founder and organizer of the Script Development Fund, Amiens Film Festival; and co-founder of Cinema in Motion/San Sebastian, as well as Final Cut in Venice. Earlier in his career, he worked in film distribution with Les Films du Sémaphore, through which he released films by Pedro Almodovar, Youssef Chahine, Gaston Kaboré, Emir Kusturica, John Sayles, and many more. Lenouvel has produced and co-produced many successful feature films and documentaries, including Rachida (2002), Moolaade (2004), Wall (2004), Falafel (2006), Land and Shade (2015), Sir (2018), and Los Silencios (2018), among others. He has been the independent publicist/press agent of 150 arthouse movies. In 1993, he founded Cine-Sud Promotion, a company designed to promote arthouse films.