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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.[1]

Directors' Fortnight
(French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
Logo quinzaine.png
LocationThéâtre Croisette, J. W. Marriott, Cannes, France
Founded1969
LanguageFrench, English
Websitequinzaine-realisateurs.com

The Directors' Fortnight showcases a programme of shorts and feature films and documentaries worldwide.

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Artistic directorsEdit

Programming is overseen by an artistic director. The current artistic director is Paolo Moretti who has programmed Director's Fortnight since 2018.[2]

  • Olivier Père - 2004-2009
  • Frédéric Boyer - 2009-2011
  • Edouard Waintrop - 2012-2018
  • Paolo Moretti - 2018-present

AwardsEdit

  • Art Cinema Award (The rider, 2017)
  • SACD Prize
  • The Europa Cinemas Label Award
  • illy Prize

BibliographyEdit

  • Pierre-Henri Deleau: La Quinzaine des réalisateurs à Cannes: Cinéma en liberté : 1969-1993 (Broché), Editions de La Martinière, 1993
  • Olivier Thévenin: Sociologie d'une institution cinématographique : La S.R.F. et la Quinzaine des réalisateurs (Broché), Paris: l'Harmattan, 2009, ISBN 2-296-09457-0

DocumentaryEdit

  • 40x15.Les Quarante Ans de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, directed by Olivier Jahan, 97 min, 2008 details

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