Film Director

Simon Panay is 25. 


He left school after high school and started to make films at the age of 18. One year later, he shot his first fiction short Drôle de Guerre.


In 2012, he went to Africa to shoot his first documentary film: Tontines, une affaire de femmes (52min) and 2014 his second documentary Waiting for the (t)rain  (26min), which received 132 Official Selections all over the world, and won 31 Awards.

In 2014, he received the prize of Most Talented Young Director of the Year from the prestigious ARP Organisation.

In 2016, He met Xavier Castano, producer to Jean-Jacques Annaud (7 Years In Tibet, Stalingrad, Le Nom de la Rose, Le Dernier Loup, Or Noir...). He is currently working on his new fiction feature-film, Day 26.