Born in 1956, Florence Miailhe graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts. She began as a layout artist for the press, exhibiting drawings and engravings. In 1991, she directed her first short film Hammam. Since then, she has developed her very personal style in animation cinema.. Her work has been noticed in various festivals in France and abroad. She received a César for best short film in 2002 for Au premier dimanche d'août, a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 for Conte de Quartier and a Cristal d'honneur in 2015 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival for her work as a whole. The Crossing is her first feature film.