Pham Tien An, 2023 Caméra d'or winner and Anaïs Demoustier, President of the Caméra d'or © Kristy Sparow / Getty Images
Pham Tien An, 2023 Caméra d'or winner and Anaïs Demoustier, President of the Caméra d'or © Kristy Sparow / Getty Images

Exploring and spotlighting young international creation

The La Cinef school film selection, the Caméra d’or Prize for best first feature film, the Short Film Competition: each year, the Festival scours the international film production for the talents of tomorrow. This demanding prospecting acts as an accelerator of notoriety and renews the horizon of the cinema.

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Supporting promising young filmmakers in different areas of creation, all the way up to looking for funding and submission to festivals. That’s one of the missions of the Festival de Cannes with respect to the Cinéma de Demain.

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3 initiatives to boost creation: FOCUS WiP supports work-in-progress short films, FOCUS SCRIPT supports screenplays in development and FOCUS COPRO' supports debut feature film projects.
2022 SFC | Rendez-vous Industry participants  © DR
12 foreign directors are welcomed at the Paris writing residence to work on their 1st or 2nd feature film.
The Résidence © Chloé Le Calvez / FDC

En résidence

MELTSE VAN COILLIE © Harm Dens

MELTSE VAN COILLIE

Belgium
DIANA CAM VAN NGUYEN © David Tichacek

DIANA CAM VAN NGUYEN

Czech Republic / Vietnam
ZHAO HAO © Yeo Seung Jin

ZHAO HAO

China
GESSICA GÉNÉUS © Jean Marie Gigon

GESSICA GÉNÉUS

Haiti
ANDREA SLAVIČEK © Nina Duredevic

ANDREA SLAVIČEK

Croatia
ASMAE EL MOUDIR © Ammar Abd Rabbo

ASMAE EL MOUDIR

Morocco
16 SCHOOL FILMS
Picture of the film A Conspiracy Man by Valerio Ferrara © csc
12 RESIDENTS IN PARIS
157 DECISION-MAKERS
Picture of the film Humans are dumber when crammed up together by Laurène Fernandez © DR
11 SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION
Picture of the film Glorious Revolution by Masha Novikova © DR
3300 FESTIVAL GOERS "3 DAYS IN CANNES"
Picture of the film Somewhere by Li Jiahe © DR
Julia Ducournau and Sharon Stone © Valerie Hache / AFP
Julia Ducournau and Sharon Stone © Valerie Hache / AFP

Passing on a love of film also means preparing cinema for the future. With 3 Days in Cannes, masterclasses, tutoring, workshops, conferences and more, there is a rich offer for future professionals and film lovers alike.

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"Cinéma de Demain", support for creation and film loving Alumni

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

2023: ABOUT DRY GRASSES in Official Selection at the 76th Festival de Cannes

2014: WINTER SLEEP, Festival de Cannes’ Palme d’or

2009: Member of the Feature Film Jury

2003: UZAK, Festival de Cannes’ Grand Prix

1995: KOZA, short film in Competition at the Festival de Cannes

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

Jessica Hausner

2023: CLUB ZERO in Official Selection at the 76th Festival de Cannes

2019: LITTLE JOE, award for best actress at the Festival de Cannes

2004: HOTEL in selection Un Certain Regard

2001: LOVELY RITA in selection Un Certain Regard

1999: INTER-VIEW in selection La Cinef

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

Karim Aïnouz

2023 : FIREBRAND, in Official Selection at the 76th Festival de Cannes

2021 : MARINHEIRO DAS MONTANHAS, Special Screening

2019 : A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO (THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO), Un Certain Regard Prize

2012: Member of the La Cinef and Short Film Jury

2004: He took part to the 7th session of the Résidence 

2002: MADAME SATA, in selection Un Certain Regard

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Karim Aïnouz © Bob Wolfenson
Karim Aïnouz © Bob Wolfenson
Karim Aïnouz © Bob Wolfenson

Steve McQueen

2023 : OCCUPIED CITY in Special Screening at the 76th Festival de Cannes

2021: the Festival invited the director to share his vision for cinema during a “Rendez-vous with”

2014: TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE won the Oscar for best movie

2008: HUNGER, his firt feature film win the Caméra d’or

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Steve McQueen ©  John Russo
Steve McQueen ©  John Russo
Steve McQueen © John Russo

Wang Bing

2023: His two documentaries are in Official Selection, JEUNESSE (in Competition) and MAN IN BLACK (Special Screening)

2004: He took part to the 8th session of the Résidence

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Wang Bing © Stéphane de Sakutin / AFP
Wang Bing © Stéphane de Sakutin / AFP
Wang Bing © Stéphane de Sakutin / AFP

Anthony Chen

2023: THE BREAKING ICE, Un Certain Regard

2021: THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM, Special Screening

2013: ILO ILO won the Caméra d’or

2007: AH MA, Short Film Special Mention of the Jury (joint)

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Anthony Chen © Giraffe Pictures 2019
Anthony Chen © Giraffe Pictures 2019
Anthony Chen © Giraffe Pictures 2019

João Salaviza

2023: CROWRÃ directed with Renée NADER MESSORA, in selection Un Certain Regard

2018: CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS directed with Renée NADER MESSORA, Prize of the Un Certain Regard Jury

2009: ARENA won the Short Film Palme d’or

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João Salaviza  © DR
João Salaviza  © DR
João Salaviza © DR

Ali Asgari

2023 : TERRESTRIAL VERSES directed with Alireza KHATAMI (24th session of the Résidence in 2012), in selection Un Certain Regard

2016: he took part to the 32th session of the Résidence 

2016: IL SILENZIO (THE SILENCE) directed with Farnoosh SAMADI, Short Film Competition

2013: BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT, Short Film Competition

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Ali Asgari © DR
Ali Asgari © DR
Ali Asgari © DR

Kamal Lazraq

2023: LES MEUTES (1st film), in selection Un Certain Regard

2011: DRARI, La Cinef 2nd Prize

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Kamal Lazraq © DR
Kamal Lazraq © DR
Kamal Lazraq © DR

Wei Shujun

2023 : ONLY THE RIVER FLOWS, Un Certain Regard

2020 : YE MA FEN ZONG, in Selection “First Films”

2018 : YAN BIAN SHAO NIAN, Short Film Special Mention of the Jury

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Wei Shujun © DR
Wei Shujun © DR
Wei Shujun © DR
2022 SFC | Rendez-vous Industry participants  © DR
2022 SFC | Rendez-vous Industry participants © DR

Bringing professionals from around the world together

Developing your network to give your project the best chance of success is essential. This is why the Festival, the largest gathering of film professionals in the world, offers various initiatives to put you in touch with each other.

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