Philippe Pilard had different jobs before in got into the film industry. He directed several documentary features for the national Ministry of Education for cinema as well as for television.
« 350 » is his second fiction film after « Juliette? » with Marie-France Pisier, presented in Cannes « Perspectives » in 1972.
British cinema specialist, college professor, he was copresident of the Société des Réalisateurs de Films (1981-83), as well as cofounder and president of the French short film agency.