Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis - 21 mins | France, 2018

Online players describe their struggles with "swatting", a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game. 

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Competition for International Documentary

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Born in France in 1988. Graduated from INSAS (Belgium) in editing, from Sint-Lukas Art School (Belgium) in filmmaking and from Fresnoy (France). Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis explores a cinema beyond the boundaries of genres. His films question memory, virtual, technology and the intermediate spaces between the worlds and between the words. He was known as a filmmaker with his film Ondes Noires which has been shown in many international festivals, such as the IDFA, the Clermont-fd Short Film Festival, the Regensburg Short Film Festival etc. The film has also received numerous awards, including the Prix Festivals Connexion Auvergne Rhône Alpes in Clermont-Ferrand, the Grand Prix and the Youth Jury Prize at the Regensburg Festival. Ismael is also a film editor. He currently lives and works in Paris. 


  • Sous couleur de l’oubli (Digital Memories) (2015) 

  • Noir Plaisir (2016) 

  • Ondes Noires / Dark Waves (2017) 

  • Swatted (2018) 

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