Isidore Bethel is a French-American filmmaker. A graduate of Harvard, the École Normale Supérieure, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he has screened work as editor and producer at Cannes (Official Selection), IDFA, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Pompidou Center, receiving Mexican Academy Award and European Film Academy nominations as well as a New York Times Critics’ Pick. His work as director has screened at the Los Angeles and Atlanta Film Festivals, in the Paris and Boston LGBT Film Festivals, and in galleries in the US, the UK, and Mexico.
He has been a Lagardère Foundation and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Fellow as well as a Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, IFP, Kartemquin Labs, Berlinale Talents, True/False & Catapult Rough Cut Retreat, and Eurodoc Fellow. He has also been an artist-in-residence with the Institut Français and the Villa Medici in Rome as well as a Guest Artist at CalArts, University of Kent, CUPA, Université de Toulouse, and Yale. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Parsons in Paris.