Benoît Bringer is a french award-wining investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is part of the ICIJ's Panama Papers-team which won the Pulitzer Prize 2017. He has been shortlisted as International Journalist of the year 2017 by One World Media.
He is the director of Panama Papers : The hold-up of the century, special mention at Terra Di Tutti Film Festival in Italy, a two-hour documentary aired on France 2 TV investigative series Cash Investigation.
His documentary The carnivore's dilemma won the Environmental Prize at the Festival International Nature Namur and the Food and Natural Resources Prize at the Life and Science Film Festival in Prague.
He is also the director of Being a Whistleblower, selected for DIG Awards Festival, the secret story of Raphaël Halet, one of the source of the LuxLeaks scandal. Benoît Bringer directed as well Obama's dirty war broadcasted on Canal+, an investigation in Yemen and Pakistan on civilian casualties from US drone strikes.
His film Primaire au PS : l'improbable scénario (Primary instinct),a 90-minute documentary about the first political primary race in France, which aired on Canal+, was selected for FIPA, the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, held in Biarritz, France.
Benoît Bringer graduated from ESJ (École Supérieure de journalisme de Lille). He started his career as a reporter for the French public channel France 2. In 2007, Bringer left France 2 to cover Pakistan and Afghanistan as a correspondent for the French public radios France Inter and France Info, the French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche and the French-German public TV channel Arte. Back in France, he became an independent filmmaker, directing documentaries on assignment for various French channels: Canal+, France Télévisions and M6. As of 2012, he is working with Premières Lignes.