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|Four Women & Five Men Comprise The Jury At Cannes
Presided Over By Joint Presidents The Coen Brothers
Top line (L-R): Sophie Marceau, Joel and Ethan Coen and Sienna Miller
Bottom line (L-R): Rokia Traore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rossy de Palma, Guillermo del Toro and Xavier Dolan
Taking an unusual track, this year's Presidency at Cannes is headed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Directors, Writers, Producers - United States). This year they are joined by seven key figures from the world cinema - Rossy de Palma (Actress - Spain), Sophie Marceau, (Actress, Director - France), Sienna Miller (Actress - United Kingdom), Rokia Traore (Composer, Singer-songwriter - Mali), Guillermo del Toro (Director, Writer, Producer - Mexico), Xavier Dolan (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor - Canada), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Actor - United States).
Top line (L-R): Sophie Marceau © Nathalie Eno; Joel and Ethan Coen © Alison Cohen Rosa Universal Pictures; Sienna Miller © James D Kelly;
Bottom line (L-R): Rokia Traore © Frank Socha; Jake Gyllenhaal © Vera Andreson / Getty Images; Rossy de Palma © Ruven Afanador; Guillermo del Toro © Mathieu Young; Xavier Dolan © Shayne Laverdiere
Isabella Rossellini Presides Over
The Heart Of The Festival Un Certain Regard
Left to Right: Nadine Labaki, Panos H. Koutras, Isabella Rossellini, Haifaa Al-Mansour and Tahar Rahim
Presided over by Isabella Rossellini, the Un Certain Regard Jury for 2015 is composed exclusively of filmmakers, directors, and actors. Un Certain Regard has been the 'heart' of the Official Selection with the Competition since 1978.
Together with President Isabella Rossellini, filmmaker (United States, Italy), members of the Jury are comprised of Haifaa Al-Mansour, director (Saudi Arabia), Nadine Labaki, director, actress (Lebanon), Panos H. Koutras, filmmaker (Greece), and Tahar Rahim, actor (France).
The 19 films in Un Certain Regard open on Thursday 14th May with the screening of Naomi Kawase's An (Sweet Red Bean Paste).
Un Certain Regard runs in parallel to the Competition, and selects its own prizewinners, which will be announced by the Jury on the Debussy Theatre stage on Saturday 23rd May, 2015. The film awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize will be shown at the end of the Closing Ceremony. Last year, the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury was the Argentinian director Pablo Trapero, who awarded Un Certain Regard Prize to Kornel Mundruczo for White God and the Jury Prize to Ruben Ostlund for Snow Therapy.
Left to Right: Nadine Labaki © Gilles Khoury; Panos H. Koutras © Takis Tsantilis; Isabella Rossellini © Andre Rau / H&K; Haifaa Al-Mansour © Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images; Tahar Rahim © Marcel Hartmann / contour by Getty images
The Cinefondation & Short Film Jury Brings Together
A Pan-European & Middle East Team Under the Wing
Of President Abderrahmane Sissako Mauritius
Left to Right: Cecile De France, Daniel Olbrychski, Aderrahmane Sissako, Rebecca Zlotowski and Joana Hadjithomas
The 2015 Cinefondation and Short Films Jury is under the wings of President Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania). He brings together filmmaker Joana Hadjithomas (Lebanon), director Rebecca Zlotowski (France), actress Cecile de France (Belgium), and actor Daniel Olbrychski (Poland). The team will award prizes to three of the 18 films made by film school students and shown as part of the Cinefondation Selection.?The Cinefondation prizes will be announced on Friday 22nd May, at a ceremony held in the Bunuel Theatre to be followed by a screening of the award winning films. The Jury will also name the winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or from among the nine films selected for the Competition. The Short Film Palme d'Or will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony of the 68th Festival de Cannes on Sunday 24th May. The Cinefondation was created in 1998.
Left to Right: Cécile De France © Ben Dauchez; Daniel Olbrychski © Katarzyna Paskuda; Aderrahmane Sissako © Bertrand Langlois / AFP 4; Rebecca Zlotowski © Shelby Duncan; Joana Hadjithomas © Jessica Forde.
The Visibility & International Opportunities
Offered By Winning
The Camera D'Or -
Past Winners Mira Nair & Steve McQueen
The French actress Sabine Azema presides over the Camera d'Or Jury this year, which will select the best first film presented in Cannes. Azema brings her enthusiasm and love of cinema to acknowledge the first time directors, and?follows in the footsteps of Bong Joon-Ho, Gael Garcia Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia. She will be accompanied by director Delphine Gleize, actor Melvil Poupaud, Claude Garnier, representing the AFC (French Association for Cinematographers); Didier Huck, representing the FICAM (Federation of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries); Yann Gonzalez, representing the SRF (Society of Film Directors); and Bernard Payen, representing the SFCC (French Union of Cinema Critique).
The Camera d'Or, created in 1978, is awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (In Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard), during La Semaine de la Critique or the Directors' Fortnight, which represents a total of 26 films in 2015. Jim Jarmusch, Mira Nair, Naomi Kawase, Bahman Ghobadi and Steve McQueen were winners of the award in the past. In 2014, the award went to the French film Party Girl, presented in the Official Selection, Un Certain Regard. The Camera d'Or 2015 will be awarded by the Jury President during the Awards Ceremony on Sunday May 24th.