Emmanuelle Lippé was never a great fan of screens, is not so interested by technology and doesn’t have such a great culture of cinema either. Her encounter with cinema as a mean of artistic expression is, let’s say, a pure coincidence. In 2003 she meets Bertil Dubach, a video editor from Amsterdam. His studio will be her school. She directs l’Étoile Noire in May-June of 2006, shot in Paris and Amsterdam. The film was nominated at the Yorkton Short Film Festival in Saskatchewan, Canada, and presented for a month at the Barcelona Center for Contemporary Art (CCCB). As it was shown in Victoria, at the Antimatter festival, she shoots Willard, A Fulford artist, a touching portrait of an unknown artist. In 2008, she writes, performs and directs Crowded Mind, a poetical critical journey on hyper consumption of sex and drugs in Amsterdam based on Brecht's Mahogany. As in l’Étoile Noire, she mixes street interviews and poetry for the narrative track, innovating the traditional forms of documentary.
In 2009, she shoots Rapaille, a film on hip hop and rap in Paris. The film is presented at the Chicago’s International Music and Movie Festival (CIMM) and the Francophone Festival of Kalamazoo, Illinois, USA in 2010. She shoots Dehors, her first film shot in Montreal, on poverty and exclusion, the same year. Finally, in 2011, she joins the Indignatos Movement in Barcelona and shoot a short in the action: Banca Rota.