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The Caméra d'Or Selection

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Every year, the Festival de Cannes awards its Caméra d’Or to a director who has just made his first feature. The winner of the prize will be announced on Sunday, May 25th, at the Closing Ceremony, by the following Jury, presided by French director Bruno Dumont: cineaste Jean-Henri Roger, cinematographer Willy Kurant, critics Isabelle Danel and Jean-Michel Frodon, and Monique Koudrine of the Fédération française des Industries Techniques du Cinéma. Any debut feature which screened either in the Official Selection – in Competition or Un Certain Regard – or in the parallel selections, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and La Semaine de la Critique, is eligible for consideration.

The following films from the Official Selection are in the running for the Caméra d’Or: Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman (Competition), Hunger by Steve McQueen (Un Certain Regard), Salt of This Sea by Annemarie Jacir (Un Certain Regard), Afterschool by Antonio Campos (Un Certain Regard), Versailles by Pierre Schoeller (Un Certain Regard), The Dead Girl's Feast by Matheus Nachtergaele (Un Certain Regard), Tulpan by Sergey Dvortsevoy (Un Certain Regard), Parking by Chung Mong-Hong (Un Certain Regard), The Chaser by Na Hong-Jin (Out of Competition), It's Hard to be Loved by Jerks by Daniel Leconte (Special Screening), and No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos by James Chressanthis (Cannes Classics).

From La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, the films vying for the award are: Acne by Federico Veiroj, Salamandra by Pablo Aguerro, Shultes by Bakur Bakuradze, Blind Loves by Juraj Lehotsky, and The Pleasure of Being Robbed by Josh Safdie.

The Semaine Internationale de la Critique selection includes the following debut features: Moscow, Belgium by Christophe Van Rompaey, Better Things by Duane Hopkins, Snijeg by Aida Begic, Les Grandes Personnes by Anna Novion, Everybody Dies But Me by Valeriya Gai Germanika, and Enfants de Don Quichotte (acte 1) by Ronan Denece, Augustin Legrand, and Jean-Baptiste Legrand.

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