Anaïs Calmels and Séverine Tibi founded the Cannes-based film production company Sevana Films in 2017, and they currently live in Paris (France) and London (UK), respectively. They are committed to give a voice to those that are usually not heard. Their purpose is to find, nurture and promote talented and unique emerging filmmakers from all over the world.
Their first feature documentary Fenua Aihere: The Heart of Tahiti had its first broadcast on French TV (France Ô) in November 2018. They are now at different stages of production on several projects.
Anaïs and Séverine have attended international film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Cannes, Venice and Toronto as consultants, through talent development programs or to look for the next generation of storytellers. In March 2019, they were International Mentors at SXSW.
In April 2019, Séverine won a John Brabourne Award from the Film and Television Charity, which will go towards the development of Sevana Films’ slate.