Cannes Film Critics Week

Cannes Film Critics Week - the GBY

Official Website:  http://www.semainedelacritique.com/en

Created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics as a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, La Semaine de la Critique focuses on discovering new talents, revealing first and second feature films. Such directors as Jacques Audiard, Alejandro González Iñarritu, Ken Loach, François Ozon, Wong Kar Wai or in more recent years César Augusto Acevedo, Julia Ducournau, David R. Mitchell, Santiago Mitre, Jeff Nichols or Rebecca Zlotowski were discovered by La Semaine de la Critique.

La Semaine de la Critique materialises each year its role as talent scouter in a selection of 10 short films and 10 feature films presented during the Cannes Film Festival. The film selection committees, composed of critics who are members of the French Union of Film Critics, hence reveal the very unique universes of emerging talents. An international jury bestows three prizes each year: the Nespresso Grand Prize for feature films, the Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short films and the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award that highlights a male or female acting performance in one of the seven feature films in competition. Our partners also give awards: the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution, the SACD Award, the Canal+ Award for short film. The selected debut feature films also compete for the Caméra d’or. [1]

2019

Dates:  May 14 – 25, 2019
Winners:  TBA

2018

Dates:  May 9 – 17, 2018
Winners:

Nespresso Grand Prize
DiamantinoDaniel SchmidtGabriel Abrantes

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award
SauvageFélix Maritaud

Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short film
HECTOR MALOT, THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR, Ektoras Malo: I Teleftea Mera Tis Chronias (original title)   – Jacqueline Lentzou

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Diaphana Distribution, french distributor –  MONSIEUR (Sir) by Rohena Gera

SACD Award
Woman at War, KONA FER Í STRÍÐ (original title)Ólafur EgilssonBenedikt Erlingsson

Canal+ Award for Short Films
A Wedding Day, UN JOUR DE MARIAGE (original title) Elias Belkeddar

 

2017

Dates:  May 18 – 26, 2017
Winners:

Nespresso Grand Prize
Emmanuel Gras

France 4 Visionary Award
Gabriel and the Mountain, Gabriel e a Montanha (original title)Fellipe Barbosa

Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short film
The Disinherited, Los desheredados (original title)Laura Ferrés

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Version Originale Condor, french distributor for Gabriel and the Mountain, Gabriel e a Montanha (original title)Fellipe Barbosa

SACD Award
AvaLéa Mysius

Canal+ Award for short films
The Best Fireworks Ever, Najpiekniejsze fajerwerki ever(original title)Aleksandra Terpinska

[1]  Semain de la Critique, “La Semaine de la Critique”, Retreived from:  http://www.semainedelacritique.com/en/la-semaine-de-la-critique-and-its-missions

 

 

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