All the 70th Festival de Cannes Awards

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Cannes 2017

And so the curtain has finally fallen on this 70th anniversary edition – rich in screenings and events – which brought together the cream of the film world in Cannes over these last 12 days.

The event came to an end this evening on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, where Mistress of Ceremonies Monica Bellucci welcomed the Feature Film Jury presided by Pedro Almodóvar to announce the 2017 prize-winners.

This year’s Palme d’or was screened at the end of the prize-giving ceremony to close the Festival.

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Winners of Un Certain Regard 2017 Prizes

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Uncertain Regard

Un Certain Regard 2017 presented in competition 18 films hailing from 22 different countries. Six of the works were first films. The Opening film was Barbara by Mathieu Amalric.

Under the presidency of Uma Thurman (actress – United States), the Jury was comprised of Mohamed Diab (director – Egypt), Reda Kateb (actor – France), Joachim Lafosse (director – Belgium) and Karel Och (artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival – Czech Republic).

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The Winners of the 20th Cinéfondation Selection

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The winners
of the 20th Cinéfondation Selection

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Cristian Mungiu and including Clotilde Hesme, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Barry Jenkins and Eric Khoo, has awarded the 2017 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 2 600 entries coming from 626 film schools around the world.

First Prize

PAUL EST LÀ (Paul Is Here)
directed by Valentina MAUREL
INSAS, Belgium

Second Prize

HEYVAN (AniMal)
directed by Bahram & Bahman ARK
Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran

Third Prize

DEUX ÉGARÉS SONT MORTS (Two Youths Died)
directed by Tommaso USBERTI
La Fémis, France

Awards

The Cinéfondation allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.

Rerun in Paris

The awarded films will be screened at the Cinéma du Panthéon on May 30th at 7 p.m.

All the films of the Cinéfondation selection will be screened at the Cinémathèque française on May 31st and June 1st

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A Full Programme! Cannes 2017, the Events of the 70th Edition

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May 17th will mark the beginning of not only the screenings, but of 12 days of celebration! Here are the events that will take place throughout this 70th edition. From the Opening Ceremony to the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 18th, both emceed by Monica Bellucci, the Festival will celebrate its 70th edition by initiating … Read more

After the Presidents And All the Juries of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

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Cannes 2017

After the Feature Films Jury presided over by Pedro Almodóvar and the composition of which was revealed on April 25th, discover all the members of the Juries who will award the prizes of the competitive selections of the 70th Festival de Cannes alongside Uma Thurman (Un Certain Regard), Sandrine Kiberlain (Caméra d’or) and Cristian Mungiu (Courts métrages & Cinéfondation).

UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY

The Un Certain Regard Jury will award its prizes to the winners, chosen from its selection of 18 films, during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, May 27th in the Debussy Theatre. The opening film is Barbara, directed by Mathieu Amalric (France).

Uma THURMAN – President
Actress (USA)
Mohamed DIAB
Director (Egypt)

Reda KATEB
Actor (France)

Joachim LAFOSSE
Director (Belgium)

Karel OCH
Artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic)

CAMÉRA D’OR JURY

The Caméra d’or gathers first films from the Official Selection, the Semaine de la Critique and the Directors’ Fortnight. It will be handed out during the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May, 28th in the Grand Theatre Lumière.

Sandrine KIBERLAIN – President
Actress (France)
Patrick BLOSSIER (AFC)
Cinematographer (France)

Elodie BOUCHEZ
Actress (France)

Guillaume BRAC (SRF)
Director, producer (France)

Thibault CARTEROT (FICAM)
President M141 (France)

Fabien GAFFEZ (SFCC)
Writer, cinema critic (France)

Michel MERKT
Producer (Suisse)

SHORT FILMS & CINÉFONDATION JURY

The Jury will be awarding prizes for three of the 16 student films shown as part of the Cinéfondation selection.
The Cinéfondation Prizes will be announced by the Jury on Friday, May, 26th at an Awards Ceremony in the Buñuel Theatre, which will be followed by a screening of the winning films.

The Jury must also name the Short Film Palme d’or winner from among the 9 films in Competition selected. This will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony of the 70th Festival de Cannes on Sunday, May, 28th in the Grand Theatre Lumière.

Cristian MUNGIU – President
Director, screenwriter, producer (Romania)
Clotilde HESME
Actress (France)

Barry JENKINS
Director, screenwriter (United States)

Eric KHOO
Director, screenwriter, producer (Singapore)

Athina Rachel TSANGARI
Director, screenwriter, producer (Greece)

REMINDER

FEATURE FILMS JURY

The winners will be announced by the Feature Films Jury in the Grand Théâtre Lumière on Sunday 28th May at the Awards Ceremony, following which the Palme d’or will be awarded in the presence of the winning team.
 
Pedro ALMODÓVAR – President
Director, Screenwriter, Producer (Spain)

Maren ADE
Director, Screenwriter, Producer (Germany)

Jessica CHASTAIN
Actress, Producer (United States)

FAN Bingbing
Actress, Producer (China)

Agnès JAOUI
Actress, Screenwriter, Director, Singer (France)

PARK Chan-wook
Director, Screenwriter, Producer (South Korea)

Will SMITH
Actor, Producer, Musician (United States)

Paolo SORRENTINO
Director, Screenwriter (Italy)

Gabriel YARED
Composer (France)

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Jury For The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Has Been Unveiled – Includes Will Smith And Jessica Chastain

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Under the presidency of the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar, the Jury for the 70thFestival de Cannes will be made up of eight key figures from the 7th Art, coming from all over the world.

Four women and four men will thus help Pedro Almodóvar select from among the films in Competition. The winners will be announced on Sunday 28th May at the Closing Ceremony, following which the Palme d’or will be awarded in the presence of the winning team.

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Sandrine Kiberlain to Preside the Caméra D’or!

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Sandrine Kiberlain

The Festival de Cannes – now in its 70th season (17-28 May) – is delighted to announce that Sandrine Kiberlain will preside the Jury for this year’s Caméra d’or! Accompanied by her jury of industry professionals, the French actress will award a prize to a director’s first work from the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight or the Semaine de la Critique.

In a career spanning 25 years and boasting around 40 films, the actress has made a simple and subtle but undeniable impression on the French filmmaking scene. She first shot to prominence in The Patriots by Éric Rochant (winner of the Romy-Schneider prize) then confirmed those first impressions with En avoir (ou pas) by Laetitia Masson (César for Most Promising Actress). Since then, she has continued to make an impact far and wide, taking risks in her stride and turning her hand with ease to dramas (Mademoiselle Chambon), quirky comedies (9 Month Stretch, César for Best Actress), arthouse films (False Servant) and mass-market films (Little Nicolas).

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Pedro Almodóvar Named President of the Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes

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Pedro Almodóvar

The flamboyant icon of Spanish cinema and world-famous director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar is to be the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on 17th May and will be celebrating its 70th edition.

Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: ‘I am very happy to be able to celebrate the Festival de Cannes 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.’

With his dazzling and iconoclastic 35-year filmography, this virtuoso storyteller has forged a strong bond with filmgoers the world over. From Pepi, Luci, Bom  (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, 1982) to Julieta (2016), his 20 films form an incandescent  œuvre, a legacy of his punk, protest-filled youth, and driven by an insatiable passion for female figures and the history of film itself. Ever surprising and eclectic but always coherent, the director from La Mancha can turn his hand to any genre – vaudeville, farce, tragedy, fantasy. musical or thriller – while never losing sight of his pet themes: passion, filiation, destiny, guilt and buried secrets.

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