Stéphane Meunier will preside over a jury of eight personalities (documentary professionals and athletes) who will select the winners of the first Deauville Sport Doc Festival.

Stéphane Meunier
President of the Deauville Sport Doc Festival

Stéphane Meunier marked a turning point in the world of sports documentaries by plunging his camera into the intimacy of the French team in 1998. "Les Yeux dans les Bleus" won a 7 d'or for best documentary.
His career as a journalist and filmmaker, however, is not limited to this master stroke, which will live long in the memory of the French.
He first worked as an image reporter for several news magazines (24 heures on Canal Plus, La Marche du Siècle and Envoyé Spécial on France 2, Le Droit de Savoir on TF1, Zone Interdite and Capital on M6), dealing with geopolitical themes (war in Lebanon, major labor strikes in Poland, Iran/Iraq conflict, Western Sahara conflict, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, collapse of the Soviet bloc, Gulf war, Bosnian war...).

Thanks to his immersion skills and original approach to filmmaking inherited from journalism, Stéphane has directed several documentaries, including "Une vie de prof" (FIPA d'or 1993), "Les orphelins de Sarajevo" (Sarajevo Orphans) and "Un an dans la vie d'Emmanuelle" (A Year in the Life of Emmanuelle). He was also the author of "Comme un coup de tonnerre" (Like a Thunderclap), an exclusive documentary filmed day by day at the heart of Lionel Jospin's campaign headquarters.His career as a filmmaker is equally rich, with the film " Quelque chose de Johnny " made for Canal Plus to mark the singer's 60th birthday, " Ma Terminale ", a 25-episode fiction series for M6, " 2013, la fin du pétrole ", a 52-minute anticipation drama, then " Foudre ", a 26-episode 26-minute family drama series for France Télévisions, which lasted 5 seasons, as did the CUT series (350 episodes).

Then came " Fortunes ", a TV film for Arte and France Télévisions that won awards at the Festival International Tous sur Ecrans in Geneva and the Prix Europa in Berlin, and a first feature film, " Un village presque parfait ", starring Denis Podalydès, Lorant Deutsch, Lionel Astier, Didier Bourdon and Elie Semoun.
In 2023, Stéphane Meunier produced Virginie Sauveur's feature film Magnificat, starring Karine Viard and François Berléand, and the 6×52-minute series Rivière-Perdue for TF1. He is currently working with Bertrand Cohen and Eugénie Dard on the sixth season of the series " OPJ ", broadcast on France 3.


A second jury will award the prizes for the schools competition.
The composition of the juries will be announced shortly.