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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selector in Australia

Benjamin Illos, a member of the Selection Committee for Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors' Fortnight), will be visiting Australia in February to view new Australian feature films for possible selection.

Every year the Directors’ Fortnight (16–26 May 2013) programs a selection of films from around the world for screening during the Cannes Film Festival.

Created by the SRF (French Directors’ Society) in 1969, the Directors’ Fortnight is about highlighting new talent in world cinema and the directors of tomorrow. It also supports talented filmmakers whose work has not been shown in the major international festivals. The Directors’ Fortnight runs alongside the Cannes Official Selection.

In recent years, Australian films that have screened at the Directors’ Fortnight include short film Cicada in 2009 and features Jindabyne in 2006 and Wolf Creek in 2005.

The festival requires that films be made in the 12 months preceding the festival. The film should not have been screened outside Australia at any international festival or film event except an international market screening.

Please see quinzaine-realisateurs.com for full details. Submission deadline is Wednesday 20 February 2013.