Director, Writer, Producer NEW ZEALAND

Jane CAMPION

Jane CAMPION
Biography

New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion is one of contemporary cinema’s most notable film-makers. She is the first and only female director to receive the coveted Palme d’or at Cannes (1993) and also only the second of four women ever to be nominated as Best Director at the Academy Awards (1994), both for "The Piano". Jane went on to win Best Screenplay. Jane studied anthropology at Victoria University in Wellington and then painting at London’s Chelsea School of Arts and the Sydney College of the Arts before moving to film in the early 1980s, while studying at the Australian Film and Television School. Her first short film, "Peel" (1982), winner of the Short Film Palme d’or in 1986 in Cannes, was followed in 1989 by "Sweetie", her first feature film, and, a year later, by "An Angel at My Table" about New Zealand author Janet Frame. Subsequent to the multi-award-winning "The Piano" were "The Portrait of a Lady" (1996); "Holy Smoke" (1999), currently being adapted for the stage; "In the Cut" (2003) and "Bright Star" presented in Competition at Cannes, in 2009.
Jane Campion has recently won remarkable public and critical acclaim with a television series, "Top of the Lake". Yet further proof of Campion’s status as a major filmmaker and indefatigable pioneer.


“It is this world wide inclusiveness and passion for film at the heart of the festival which makes the importance of the Cannes Film Festival indisputable.. It is a mythical and exciting festival where amazing things can happen, actors are discovered, films are financed careers are made, I know this because that is what happened to me! I am truly honored to join with the Cannes Film Festival as President of the in Competition features for 2014, in fact I can't wait."

Films presented at Cannes

TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL 2017 Special Screenings Director, Script / Dialogue
BRIGHT STAR 2009 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
CHACUN SON CINÉMA TO EACH HIS OWN CINEMA 2007 Out of Competition Director
THE WATER DIARY 2006 Out of Competition Director, Script / Dialogue
THE PIANO 1993 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
SWEETIE 1989 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
A GIRL'S OWN STORY 1986 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
PASSIONLESS MOMENTS 1986 Un Certain Regard Cinematography, Director, Script / Dialogue
PEEL 1986 In Competition – Short Films Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

LA LEÇON DE PIANO
THE PIANO 1993 Palme d'Or ((tied)) Director, Script / Dialogue
PEAU
PEEL 1986 Palme d'Or - Short Film Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
President - Feature films - 2014
President - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2013
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Asia ARGENTO

Asia ARGENTO

Actress
Annie SILVERSTEIN

Annie SILVERSTEIN

Bennett MILLER

Bennett MILLER

Director
Carlos Hugo CHRISTENSEN

Carlos Hugo CHRISTENSEN

Elia KAZAN

Elia KAZAN

Director
Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director
Liv ULLMANN

Liv ULLMANN

Actress
Mario CAMERINI

Mario CAMERINI

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Director
Volker SCHLÖNDORFF

Volker SCHLÖNDORFF

Director
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