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The 75th Cannes Film Festival Short Film Jury

The 75th Cannes Film Festival Short Film Jury
Yousry Nasrallah © Stephane Cardinale – Corbis / Getty images – Monia Chokri © François Berthier – Félix Moati © Philippe Quaisse / Pasco&Co – Laura Wandel © Brecht Van Maele – Jean-Claude Raspiengeas © Droits réservés

The Short Film Jury will be tasked with selecting one of the 9 films in Competition for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded at the Festival’s Closing Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Last year, the award went to Hong Kong director Tang Yi for her film All the Crows in the World.

 

The Jury will also award three La Cinef prizes to the best of the 16 films from film schools presented this year. The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony prior to the screening of the award-winning films on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

The Jury

Yousry Nasrallah – President
Director
Egypt

Monia Chokri
Actress & director
Canada

Laura Wandel
Director & screenwriter
Belgium

Félix Moati
Actor & director
France

Jean-Claude Raspiengeas
Journalist & Film critic
France

A producer once told me he was looking to make small low-budget films, and I immediately ran out. I have nothing against low-budget films, but they have to be big. I want to see the entire world in these films. More precisely, I want to see a world that I can only ever know through said film. A world that the director of this ‘low-budget film’ challenges, shares, embodies, discovers, and shapes for themselves. I know that the films that will be presented to us in this selection are films that will offer me a taste of the things to come in the next few years. In any case, I know I’ll be reconnected with this love for the world and for cinema that I felt at the age of 6, when I saw my first film. And it was BIG.

Yousry Nasrallah, Short Film Jury President

Yousry Nasrallah 
Director
Egypt

Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah studied economics and political sciences at Cairo University and went on to become a film critic and assistant director in Beirut. Upon returning to Cairo in 1982, he worked with Youssef Chahine on Bonaparte in Egypt, with production company Misr International Films going on to produce his first films. He shot his first feature film Summer Thefts (Directors’ Fortnight) in 1988, following up with The Mercedes (1993) which was selected at the Locarno Film Festival, On Boys, Girls and the Veil (1995), a documentary about Egypt’s young people, and The City (1999), which was awarded Locarno’s Special Jury Prize. His eponymous book-to-screen adaptation of Elias Khoury’s novel The Gate of Sun was in the Festival de Cannes’ Official Selection in 2004. He went on to film The Aquarium (2008) and Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009) which was screened at the Venice Film Festival. In 2011, his Interior/Exterior was included in 18 Days, an anthology of shorts screened at the Festival de Cannes in honour of Egypt. The following year he was back in the Official Selection, in Competition with After the Battle. His last film Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces was presented in Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival in 2016.

Monia Chokri 
Actress & director
Canada

Quebec native Monia Chokri is a trained actress who graduated from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique in Montreal. She began her career as a stage actress before meeting Xavier Dolan, with whom she filmed Heartbeats (selected for Un Certain Regard 2010) and Laurence Anyways (selected for Un Certain Regard 2012). Alongside her work as an actress, she shot her first short in 2013 with An Extraordinary Person, winning the Junior Jury Award for best international short at the 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. In 2019, she was back in Cannes with her first feature film, A Brother’s Love, which scooped the Un Certain Regard Jury’s Coup de cœur Award. In 2022, she is presenting her second feature film as a director with Babysitter, which was selected in the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight category.

Laura Wandel
Director & screenwriter
Belgium

Belgian director and screenwriter Laura Wandel trained at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) before going on to work on several sets as a studio manager, wardrobe manager and set designer. In 2010, she co-directed O Negative with Gaëtan D’Agostino followed by her solo début Foreign Bodies selected in Competition in the Festival de Cannes’ Short Films category in 2014. In 2021, she returned to Cannes with her first feature film Playground, which was part of the Un Certain Regard Official Selection and won the FIPRESCI Award. One of 15 films to be pre-selected for the Academy Award Best International Feature Film title, Playground won in seven categories at Belgium’s Magritte Awards. Laura Wandel is currently working on her second feature film, developed within La Résidence of the Festival de Cannes.

Félix Moati
Actor & director
France

Actor and director Félix Moati made his début in Lisa Azuelos’ LOL followed by Pirate TV by Michel Leclerc – winning him his first nomination for the César Award for Most Promising Actor –, Nice and Easy by Benjamin Guedj, Hippocrates by Thomas Lilti and Jérôme Bonnell’s All About Them. In 2016, his first short Après Suzanne was In Competition in the Festival de Cannes’ Short Films category. He pursued his acting career in France in Sou Abadi’s Some Like It Veiled and Sink or Swim by Gilles Lellouche (presented Out of Competition in 2018), and abroad with Resistance by Jonathan Jakubowicz and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Alongside this, he released his first feature film, Father and Sons, to universal acclaim. With a starring role in Fabien Gorgeart’s The Family in 2022, Félix Moati will soon be back on the silver screen again in Not My Type by Michel Leclerc.

Jean-Claude Raspiengeas
Journalist & Film critic
France

Jean-Claude Raspiengeas is a leading culture reporter for the newspaper La Croix and a columnist for Le Masque et la Plume on France Inter radio. He has written several books, including Bertrand Tavernier (2001, Flammarion), Routiers (2020, L’Iconoclaste) and Une vie sur l’eau – Le monde des bateliers (2022, L’Iconoclaste), as well as the documentaries Privés de télé (1986) and Paroles d’otages (Fipa d’or, 1989), which he co-directed with Patrick Volson. Jean-Claude Raspiengeas co-authored Ces Années-là, a book published on the occasion of the 70th Festival de Cannes (2017, Stock).

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Yousry Nasrallah © Stephane Cardinale – Corbis / Getty images
Monia Chokri © François Berthier
Laura Wandel © Brecht Van Maele
Félix Moati © Philippe Quaisse / Pasco&Co
Jean-Claude Raspiengeas © DR

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The Official Selection of the 77th Cannes Film Festival unveiled!

Announcement of the Official Selection 2024 © Mathilde Petit / FDC
Announcement of the Official Selection 2024 © Mathilde Petit / FDC

The Official Selection for the 77th Festival de Cannes was unveiled on 11 April at 11a.m., during the annual meeting with the French and international press, in the presence of Iris Knobloch, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate.

Discover the list of feature films selected in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere and Special Screenings.

IN COMPETITION

Film d’ouverture

LE DEUXIÈME ACTE by Quentin DUPIEUX – Out of Competition
(THE SECOND ACT)

THE APPRENTICE by Ali ABBASI

MOTEL DESTINO by Karim AÏNOUZ

BIRD by Andrea ARNOLD

EMILIA PEREZ by Jacques AUDIARD

ANORA by Sean BAKER

MEGALOPOLIS by Francis Ford COPPOLA

THE SHROUDS by David CRONENBERG

THE SUBSTANCE by Coralie FARGEAT

GRAND TOUR by Miguel GOMES

MARCELLO MIO by Christophe HONORÉ

FENG LIU YI DAI by JIA Zhang-Ke
(CAUGHT BY THE TIDES)

ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal KAPADIA

KINDS OF KINDNESS by Yórgos LÁNTHIMOS

L’AMOUR OUF by Gilles LELLOUCHE

DIAMANT BRUT by Agathe RIEDINGER |  1er film
(WILD DIAMOND)

OH CANADA by Paul SCHRADER

LIMONOV – THE BALLAD by Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV

PARTHENOPE by Paolo SORRENTINO

PIGEN MED NÅLEN by Magnus VON HORN
(THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

NORAH  by Tawfik ALZAIDI

THE SHAMELESS  by Konstantin BOJANOV

LE ROYAUME by Julien COLONNA | 1st film

VINGT DIEUX ! by Louise COURVOISIER | 1st film

LE PROCÈS DU CHIEN by Laetitia DOSCH | 1st film
(WHO LET THE DOG BITE?)

GOU ZHEN by GUAN Hu
(BLACK DOG)

THE VILLAGE NEXT TO PARADISE by Mo HARAWE | 1st film

SEPTEMBER SAYS by Ariane LABED | 1st film

L’HISTOIRE DE SOULEYMANE by Boris LOJKINE

THE DAMNED by Roberto MINERVINI

ON BECOMING A GUINEA FOWL by Rungano NYONI

BOKU NO OHISAMA by Hiroshi OKUYAMA
(MY SUNSHINE)

SANTOSH by Sandhya SURI

VIET AND NAM by TRUONG Minh Quý

ARMAND by Halfdan ULLMANN TØNDEL | 1st film

OUT OF COMPETITION

SHE’S GOT NO NAME by CHAN Peter Ho-Sun

HORIZON, AN AMERICAN SAGA by Kevin COSTNER

RUMOURS by Evan JOHNSON, Galen JOHNSON, Guy MADDIN

FURIOSA : A MAD MAX SAGA by George MILLER

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIOR WALLED IN by Soi CHEANG

THE SURFER by Lorcan FINNEGAN

LES FEMMES AU BALCON by Noémie MERLANT
(THE BALCONETTES)

I, THE EXECUTIONER by RYOO Seung Wan

CANNES PREMIÈRE

EVERYBODY LOVES TOUDA by Nabil AYOUCH

C’EST PAS MOI by Leos CARAX                                                                 

EN FANFARE by Emmanuel COURCOL
(THE MATCHING BANG)

MISÉRICORDE by Alain GUIRAUDIE

LE ROMAN DE JIM by Arnaud LARRIEU and Jean-Marie LARRIEU

RENDEZ-VOUS AVEC POL POT by Rithy PANH

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

LE FIL by Daniel AUTEUIL

ERNEST COLE, LOST AND FOUND by Raoul PECK

THE INVASION  by Sergei LOZNITSA

APPRENDRE by Claire SIMON

LA BELLE DE GAZA by Yolande ZAUBERMAN

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77th edition, the Cannes film festival launches its Immersive Competition

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© FDC

Because there are now original works that are pushing the boundaries of storytelling, the Cannes film festival  will introduce a new competition, the “Immersive Competition” for its 77th edition.

 

In 2017, Alejandro González Iñárritu made history at the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival with his groundbreaking virtual reality piece, Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) marking the first immersive work ever presented as an official selection at a major film festival. Recognized for his pioneering vision, Iñárritu received a special Academy Award for the project and continues to be a prominent figure at the Cannes film festival (even serving as President of the Jury in 2019).

Seven years since its first immersive selection and in line with the Marché du Film’s commitment to exploring new technologies and art forms through its innovative-focused programs, the Cannes film festival is thrilled to announce the creation of the new Immersive Competition for its upcoming 77th edition. The competition aims to spotlight the next generation of international artists who are redefining storytelling and inventing new narrative-driven experiences that move beyond the traditional two-dimensional cinema screen.

With the support of the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the moving image), the competition will feature immersive, collective and interactive works that utilize virtual reality, augmented reality and other cutting-edge technologies to transcend conventional storytelling and transport audiences to other worlds, narratives and eras.

For its inaugural edition, a committee of industry experts and Cannes film festival representatives, under the supervision of the General Delegate of the Cannes film festival, will select eight immersive works in competition. Additionally, a curated selection of non-competitive works, illustrating the synergy between immersive experiences and cinema, will complement the program.

The selected works will be accessible to Cannes film festival and Marché du Film attendees throughout the Festival, from May 15 to 24. The works will be displayed in a 1300m2 exhibition space at the Cannes Cineum – the cinema complex of Cannes La Bocca – and the Georges Méliès Campus, a university institution dedicated to creative writing and film.

The in-competition works will compete for the Best Immersive Work prize. An international jury composed of notable figures from cinema and immersive art will present the award at a special closing ceremony, celebrating the creativity and innovation of immersive artists.

Alongside the Immersive Competition, the Marché du Film will continue to explore the commercial and technical aspects of the immersive sector through a lineup of conferences, expert panels, demonstrations and professional networking events.

In what promises to be already a significant year, the City of Cannes is also set to announce the launch of Cannes Immersive, patronised by artist Jean-Michel Jarre and supported by the CNC. This new program aims to position Cannes as a global hub for immersive creations and the emerging artistic domain of artificial intelligence (AI). Cannes Immersive will unfold through the launch of innovative events, strategically designed to elevate Cannes’ status as a premier destination for immersive cultural experiences, which will be seamlessly integrated into both existing and future Cannes events. Furthermore, it will establish a permanent immersive venue in Cannes, serving as a showcase for the most exceptional immersive creations, whether assisted or generated by AI.

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George Lucas, Honorary Palme d’or of the 77th Cannes Film Festival

George Lucas © JAKS Productions. All rights reserved
George Lucas © JAKS Productions. All rights reserved

A Hollywood legend, the director, screenwriter and producer George Lucas will receive the Honorary Palme d’or on Saturday, May 25, at the Closing Ceremony of the 77th Cannes film festival, to be broadcast live on French TV channel France 2.

 

At the mere mention of his name, a whole section of the Seventh Art lights up, and you can hear a few unforgettable music notes (by John Williams!). Inseparable from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas, George Lucas has forever given the blockbusters an illustrious history, and audiences the world over unrivalled pleasure.

“The Festival de Cannes has always held a special place in my heart. I was surprised and elated when my first film, THX-1138, was selected to be shown in a new program for first time directors called the Directors’ Fortnight. Since then, I have returned to the festival on many occasions in a variety of capacities as a writer, director and producer. I am truly honored by this special recognition which means a great deal to me.”

George Lucas’ debut in the film industry was marked by his close collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, who helped him produce THX 1138 (1971), adapted from one of his experimental short films made at the University of Southern California. From his very first feature, George Lucas staged the themes that are dear to him: science fiction to denounce a society of surveillance, using love to fight fate and conformity, and reversing moral values to challenge the role of good and evil.

With American Graffiti, an ode to American youth, George Lucas revealed Harrison Ford and directed his first major success which enabled him to embark on his ambitious saga.

A visionary intergalactic odyssey that reinvented the codes of cinematic genres as part of the New Hollywood movement, Star Wars is nothing short of mythology, a study that has fascinated George Lucas since his university days, in the construction of characters and plots and the breadth of its cultural reach. Like Tolkien in literature, he imagined a universe, with its geography, populations, languages, moral values and even its vehicles. This exceptional ambition, which initially frightened 20th Century Fox’s producers and led to a grueling post-production period, was nonetheless the recipe for unprecedented success: the film captivated the American crowds and became a worldwide socio-cultural phenomenon, which continues to this day.

In the space of 40 years, George Lucas built a Hollywood empire through the nine episodes of the saga — four of which he directed himself. With his company Lucasfilm and its many subsidiaries, acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2012, George Lucas touched on everything. His unflagging passion for technology made him one of the pioneers of the visual effects industry: he founded Industrial Light & Magic and helped develop many new visual technologies, including the computer-assisted camera. In sound, he contributed to the evolution of stereo through his company THX. He also founded the famous animation studio Pixar. Moreover, George Lucas is an outstanding producer: in addition to the three Star Wars trilogies, he is associated with the development of mythical films by other directors, from Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha to the Indiana Jones saga, which he created.

The Honorary Palme d’or will be presented to him on stage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday May 25, 2024.

The Festival de Cannes is delighted to pay tribute to one of the greatest figures of contemporary cinema, a man with an extraordinary career, who brings together great entertainment and innovation, mythology and modernity and cinephilia and technology.

The Closing Ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes will be broadcast live on France Télévisions and Brut. on Saturday, May 25. Camille Cottin will serve as Master of Ceremony.

The 77th Festival de Cannes will take place from Tuesday May 14 to Saturday May 25, 2024.

The Official Selection will be unveiled on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

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