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Cannes Film Festival Winners Named

Un Certain Regard 2012 presented 20 films directed by 26 directors hailing from 17 different countries. Four of the works were first films.

Presided over by Tim Roth (actor, director), the Jury was comprised of Leïla Bekhti (actress), Sylvie Pras (head of cinema – Centre Pompidou Paris, artistic director – La Rochelle Festival), Tonie Marshall (director, producer) and Luciano Monteagudo (critic – Pagina/12 – Buenos Aires).

“This was an extraordinarily strong group of films and our deliberations were passionate,” Roth said. “The film makers never once failed us! Incredible!”

    PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
    DESPUÉS DE LUCIA by Michel FRANCO

    SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
    LE GRAND SOIR by Benoît DELÉPINE and Gustave KERVERN

    UN CERTAIN REGARD AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
    Suzanne CLÉMENT for her performance in LAURENCE ANYWAYS directed by Xavier DOLAN

    UN CERTAIN REGARD AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
    Emilie DEQUENNE for her performance in À PERDRE LA RAISON directed by Joachim LAFOSSE

    SPECIAL DISTINCTION OF THE JURY
    DJECA by Aida BEGIC
    (Children of Sarajevo)



In addition, the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury — headed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and including Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai — awarded the 2012 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 15 student films, chosen out of nearly 1 700 entries coming from 320 film schools around the world.

    First Prize:
    DOROGA NA (The Road to)
    directed by Taisia Igumentseva
    VGIK, Russia

    Second Prize:
    ABIGAIL
    directed by Matthew James Reilly
    NYU, USA

    Third Prize:
    LOS ANFITRIONES (The Hosts)
    directed by Miguel Angel Moulet
    EICTV, Cuba

The awarded films will receive €15,000 for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The First Prize winner is also guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.

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  1. Joanne King #
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    I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use for Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. I am looking at interning at the Film Festivals.



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