Lukas Dhont and Eden Dambrine © Amandine Goetz / FDC
Lukas Dhont and Eden Dambrine © Amandine Goetz / FDC

Alumni : Cannes début success stories

For nearly 50 years now, the Festival’s initiatives to support the cinema of the future have brought a great many worldwide talents to light. Spending time at Cannes is a springboard for directors, helping them go on to be selected for (and often winning) the world’s biggest festivals. The Festival is ever attentive to how they evolve, and is delighted and proud to be supporting careers that go international, helping breathe new life into the world film scene in the process.

Films made in the Résidence:

Poster of the film The Policeman by Nadav Lapid © DR

LE POLICIER

Nadav Lapid, Israel, 14th session
Poster of the film Caramel by Nadine Labaki © DR

CARAMEL

Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 9th session
Poster of the film Después de Lucía by Michel Franco © DR

AFTER LUCIA

Michel Franco, Mexico, 20th session
Poster of La Niña Santa by Lucrecia Martel © DR

THE HOLY GIRL

Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 3rd session
Poster of the film Girl by Lukas Dhont © DR

GIRL

Lukas Dhont, Belgium, 33rd session
Poster of the film Le Fils de Saul by László Nemes © DR

SON OF SAUL

László Nemes, Hongrie, 22e session
Poster of the film Delta by Kornél Mundrusczó © DR

DELTA

Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary, 7th session
Poster of the film Memory House by João Miranda Maria © DR

MEMORY HOUSE

João Paulo Miranda, Brazil, 34th session
Poster of the film La Soledad by Jaime Rosales © DR

LA SOLEDAD

Jaime Rosales, Spain, 8th session
Poster of the film Kiss of life by Emily Young © DR

KISS OF LIFE

Emily Young, The United Kingdom, 1st session
the Short Film Competition

Jane Campion

  • 1986 : PEEL, Short Film Palme d’or at the Festival de Cannes
  • 1994 : THE PIANO, Oscar of the best original screenplay
  • 2021 : THE POWER OF THE DOG, Silver Lion at the Venice Mostra

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Jane Campion © Patrick SWIRC
Jane Campion © Patrick SWIRC
Jane Campion © Patrick SWIRC

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

  • 1995 : KOZA, Short Films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2008 : THREE MONKEYS, Best Director award at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2011 : ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Grand Prix award (ex-aequo) at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2014 : WINTER SLEEP, Palme d’or at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2023 : ABOUT DRY GRASSES, in Competition at the Festival de Cannes

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan © DR
Nuri Bilge Ceylan © DR
Nuri Bilge Ceylan © DR

Xavier Giannoli

  • 1998 : L’INTERVIEW, Short Film Palme d’or at the Festival de Cannes and Cesar of the best short film
  • 2009 : À L’ORIGINE, in Competition at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2021 : ILLUSIONS PERDUES, 7 César including best french film

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Xavier Giannoli © Martin Bureau / AFP
Xavier Giannoli © Martin Bureau / AFP
Xavier Giannoli © Martin Bureau / AFP

Lynne Ramsay

  • 1996 : SMALL DEATHS, Short Film Jury award at the Festival de Cannes
  • 1999 : RATCATCHER, Un Certain Regard selection at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2011 : WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, in Competition at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2017 : A BEAUTIFUL DAY, in Competition at the Festival de Cannes

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Lynne Ramsay © Brigitte Lacombe / Courtesy of the Doha Film Institute
Lynne Ramsay © Brigitte Lacombe / Courtesy of the Doha Film Institute
Lynne Ramsay © Brigitte Lacombe / Courtesy of the Doha Film Institute

Emmanuelle Bercot

  • 1997 : LES VACANCES, Short Film Jury award (ex-aequo) at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2015 : STANDING TALL, Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2021 : PEACEFUL, Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes

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Emmanuelle Bercot © 2020 Laurent Champoussin / Les Films du Kiosque
Emmanuelle Bercot © 2020 Laurent Champoussin / Les Films du Kiosque
Emmanuelle Bercot © 2020 Laurent Champoussin / Les Films du Kiosque

Alice Winocour

  • 2005 : KITCHEN, Short Film Competition at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2015 : MARYLAND, Un Certain Regard selection at the Festival de Cannes
  • 2022 : REVOIR PARIS, the Directors’ Fortnight

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Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère
Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère
Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère

Caméras d'or

Poster of the film Stranger than paradise by Jim Jarmusch © DR

STRANGER THAN PARADISE

Jim Jarmusch (1984)
Poster of the film Le Ballon Blanc by Jafar Panahi © DR

LE BALLON BLANC

Jafar Panahi (1995)
Poster of the film Suzaku by Naomi Kawaze © DR

SUZAKU

Naomi Kawase (1997)
Poster of the film 12h08 à l'est de Bucarest by Corneliu Porumboiu © DR

12h08 à l’est de Bucarest

Corneliu Porumboiu (2006)
Poster of the film Hunger by Steve McQueen © DR

HUNGER

Steve McQueen (2008)
Poster of the film Divines by Houda Benyamina © DR

DIVINES

Houda Benyamina (2016)
Poster of the film Girl by Lukas Dhont © DR

GIRL

Lukas Dhont (2018)
the school film selection La Cinef

Asif Kapadia

  • THE SHEEP THIEF, La Cinef 1998 (2nd prize)
  • AMY, Out of Competition 2001
  • DIEGO MARADONA, Out of Competition 2019

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Asif Kapadia © DR
Asif Kapadia © DR
Asif Kapadia © DR

Jessica Hausner

  • INTER-VIEW, La Cinef 1999
  • LOVELY RITA, Un Certain Regard 2001
  • HOTEL, Un Certain Regard 2004
  • LITTLE JOE, Award for Best Actress 2019
  • CLUB ZERO, Feature Film Competition 2023

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Jessica Hausner © Gianmaria Gava
Jessica Hausner © Gianmaria Gava
Jessica Hausner © Gianmaria Gava

Nadav Lapid

  • PROYECT GVUL, La Cinef 2004
  • LA COPINE D’EMILE, La Cinef 2006
  • LE GENOU D’AHED, Jury Award (ex-aequo) 2021

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Nadav Lapid © Bertrand Noel
Nadav Lapid © Bertrand Noel
Nadav Lapid © Bertrand Noel

Deniz Gamze Ergüven

  • UNE GOUTTE D’EAU, La Cinef 2006
  • MUSTANG, The Directors’ Fortnight 2015

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Deniz Gamze Ergüven ©  Valérie Macon / AFP
Deniz Gamze Ergüven ©  Valérie Macon / AFP
Deniz Gamze Ergüven © Valérie Macon / AFP
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