by George Leon
Created by the French Director's Guild in the wake of the events of May ’68, the Directors’ Fortnight seeks to help filmmakers contributing to their discovery by the critics and audiences alike. From its initial program in 1969, it have created a breeding ground where Cannes Film Festival goers would regularly find its future prestigious auteurs.
To encourage the recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d’Or was created in 1978 and it is awarded to the Best First Film shown either in the Official Selection (Competition or Un Certain Regard), the Directors’ Fortnight or International Critics’ Week. The Caméra d’Or is presented at the Festival’s closing ceremony on Sunday, May 26 by the president of the 2013 jury, Agnes Varda.
at the 63rd Festival de Cannes
Carrosse d'Or is a bronze statuette inspired by the figures of the Comedia dell'Arte and Jean Renoir's film of the same name – it was created by painter-sculptor Lili Legouvello.
receiving the prestigious Carrosse d’Or'
Some of the feature films selected for Director's Fortnight 2013.
La Danza de la Realidad. The Dance of Reality. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
The Congress. Directed by Ari Folman
The Last Days on Mars. Directed by Ruairí Robinson
Un Voyageur. Ain't Misbehavin. Directed by Marcel Ophuls
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs