Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight

Cannes Directors' Fortnight - The GBY

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The Directors’ Fortnight (French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) is an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. It was started in 1969 by the French Directors Guild after the events of May 1968 resulted in cancellation of the Cannes festival as an act of solidarity with striking workers.

The Directors’ Fortnight showcases a programme of shorts and feature films and documentaries worldwide.. [1]


Dates:  TBA
Selections:  TBA


Dates:  May 9 – 19, 2018

Art Cinema Award
Climax – Gaspar Noé

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize
Pierre SalvadoriThe Trouble with You, En liberté! (original title)

Europa Cinemas Label
Lucia’s Grace, Troppa grazia (original title) – Gianni Zanasi

Illy Short Film Award:
Skip DayPatrick BresnanIvete Lucas


Dates:  May 18 – 28, 2017


Art Cinema Award
The RiderChloé Zhao

 SACD Prize
Let the Sunshine In, Un beau soleil intérieur (original title)Claire Denis
Lover for a Day, L’amant d’un jour (original title)Philippe Garrel

 Europa Cinemas Label
A CiambraJonas Carpignano

 Illy Short Film Award
Retour à Genoa CityBenoît Grimalt

[1]  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Directors’ Fortnight”, Retrieved from:

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