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Cannes Film Festival

France
All genres

It’s the dream of many a filmmaker to walk up the red carpet and into the Palais where their film is screening in Competition to a full house. But there is more to Cannes than the feature and shorts Competition. Some films find a home in Un Certain Regard, others are launched at Critics’ Week or Directors’ Fortnight, stars of tomorrow are uncovered in the newly created Cinefondation, and the frenzied Cannes Feature Market is where you’ll find out whether you can do it all again next year. Each year the festival presents the ‘Official Selection’ (a Competition for features and shorts, Un Certain Regard, Special Screenings and Cinefondation) and two ‘Non Official Selections’ (Critics’ Week and Directors’ Fortnight).

SECTIONS:

OFFICIAL SECTIONS
In Competition Features
Out of Competition
Un Certain Regard
In Competition Shorts
The Cinefondation
Special Screenings

NON OFFICIAL SECTIONS*
* These non-official sections are independent of the Cannes Film Festival. They are in charge of their own respective selections ie apply to each separately.

Critics’ Week (Semaine de la Critique)
www.semainedelacritique.com
Dedicated to discovering new directors. Each year they offer opportunities to about 20 filmmakers. Ten feature films are selected (seven in Cannes Competition) and 10 shorts.

Directors’ Fortnight (La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/en
An independent section held parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, Directors’ Fortnight is open to the expression of individual talent and original directorial style. It screens a program of features, shorts and documentaries.


TIPS FOR ATTENDEES
“Postcards were not very successful. There were few appropriate places to leave them.”

“There is definitely an importance placed on feature films over short films.”

“The Screen Australia office put on some incredibly beneficial events. The lunch with festival directors was an amazing opportunity to meet valuable contacts for future festival submissions, and the Australian drinks were a great opportunity to meet other Australian filmmakers.”

For more tips please download the pdf on the right.

Awards

2014 - Won - Charlie's Country - Prize of the best actor - Un Certain Regard

2011 - Won - Snowtown - Special Mention - President of the Jury - Critic’s Week

2010 - Won - Deeper Than Yesterday - Kodak Discovery Award for a Short Film - Critics’ Week short film

2010 - Won - Deeper Than Yesterday - Petit Rail d'Or - Critics’ Week short film

2009 - Won - Samson & Delilah - Camera d’Or - Un Certain Regard

2008 - Won - Jerrycan - Jury Prize - Shorts Competition

2006 - Won - Ten Canoes - Special Jury Prize

2005 - Won - Clara - Special Mention - Shorts Competition

2003 - Won - Australian Rules - Cannes Junior Special Jury Prize

2003 - Won - Cracker Bag - Palme d'Or - Shorts Competition

Screenings

2015 - Out of Competition - Mad Max: Fury Road

2015 - Cinéfondation - Under the Sun

2015 - Short Film Competition - Guests, The

2014 - Un Certain Regard - Charlie's Country

2014 - Midnight Screenings - Rover, The

2014 - Directors’ Fortnight - These Final Hours

2014 - Cannes Film Festival - Charlie's Country

2013 - Critics’ Week - Tau Seru

2013 - Opening Film (out of competition) - Great Gatsby, The

2012 - Midnight Screenings - Sapphires, The

2012 - Short Films Competition - Yardbird

2011 - Competition - Sleeping Beauty

2011 - Un Certain Regard - Toomelah

2011 - Shorts Competition - Bear

2011 - Critic’s Week - Snowtown

2011 - Critic’s Week - Snowtown

2010 - Critics’ Week short film - Deeper Than Yesterday

2010 - Critics’ Week short film - Deeper Than Yesterday

2010 - Critics’ Week short film - Deeper Than Yesterday

2010 - Short film competition - Muscles

2010 - Closing Night film (out of competition) - Tree, The

2009 - Un Certain Regard - Samson & Delilah

2009 - Un Certain Regard - Samson & Delilah

2009 - Competition - Bright Star

2009 - Director’s Fortnight - Cicada

2008 - Shorts Competition - Jerrycan

2008 - Short Competition - My Rabbit Hoppy

2008 - Shorts Competition - Jerrycan

2008 - Short Competition - Flame of the West

2006 - Cannes Film Festival - Ten Canoes

2006 - Critics’ Week - FIPRESCI Special Screening - Look Both Ways

2006 - Un Certain Regard - 2:37

2006 - Un Certain Regard - Suburban Mayhem

2006 - Directors’ Fortnight - Jindabyne

2006 - Un Certain Regard - Ten Canoes

2006 - Cinefondation - Snow

2006 - Shorts Competition - Sexy Thing

2006 - Out of Competition Shorts Screening - Water Diary, The

2005 - Un Certain Regard - Jewboy

2005 - Un Certain Regard - Yellow Fella

2005 - Shorts Competition - Clara

2005 - Critics’ Week - Blue Tongue

2005 - Directors’ Fortnight - Wolf Creek

2005 - Shorts Competition - Clara

2004 - Un Certain Regard - Somersault

2004 - Cinéfondation - Footnote

2003 - Cannes Film Festival - Australian Rules

2003 - Shorts Competition - Cracker Bag

2003 - Cannes Film Festival - Australian Rules

2003 - Director's Fortnight - Unit #52

2003 - Director's Fortnigh - Watermark

2003 - Shorts Competition - Cracker Bag

2003 - Un Certain Regard - Japanese Story

2002 - Shorts Competition - Holding Your Breath

2001 - Cinefondation - Martin Four

2001 - Shorts Competition - Bird in the Wire

2001 - Opening Film/In Competition - Moulin Rouge

2000 - Critics' Week Special Screening - Soft Fruit

2000 - Directors' Fortnight - Mallboy

2000 - Shorts Competition - Stop