Charlotte Rabate (France)

Charlotte Rabate is best known for her condom commercial for Durex, which quickly went viral and won numerous awards, including the AICP Award and the Porsche Award, and was nominated for a Cannes Lions. Charlotte is a French-Syrian filmmaker based in New York. She holds an M.F.A. in Directing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Additionally, she received the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant for her short film Save Me from the American Dream. Charlotte produced and co-wrote the feature film Stray Dolls, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and received the Tribeca All Access Grant, Jerome Foundation Grant and IWC Schaffhausen Award. Her other films have premiered at the Cannes, Sundance and Venice film festivals. Charlotte has participated in the Rawi Screenwriter’s Lab, the Torino Film Lab Extended and the Hamptons Screenwriter’s Lab for her feature film Samir, the Accidental Spy. She is also a Berlinale Talent fellow.

Untitled Maya Project — After kidnapping her ex-boyfriend’s new lover, Maya is sent to St. Martha’s, a strict rehabilitation center for the heartbroken, run by nuns. Through friendship and solidarity with an array of eccentric women, Maya embarks on a journey of self-discovery.