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Ava DUVERNAY

Ava DUVERNAY

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Biography

Nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe and winner of the BAFTA and EMMY, Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and film distributor known for the historical drama Selma (2014), the criminal justice documentary 13TH (2016) and the recent Disney’s cinematic adaptation of the classic children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time. She is currently in production on her next film, Central Park Five, while overseeing production of her hit American television drama series Queen Sugar. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director Prize for Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2018
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Directors

Asghar FARHADI

Asghar FARHADI

Director
Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
Brillante MENDOZA

Brillante MENDOZA

Director
Charles Edward CHAUVEL

Charles Edward CHAUVEL

Carol REED

Carol REED

Gyӧrgy KRISTÓF

Gyӧrgy KRISTÓF

Director
Gabe POLSKY

Gabe POLSKY

Ignacio JURICIC MERILLÁN

Ignacio JURICIC MERILLÁN

Director
Otto PREMINGER

Otto PREMINGER

Director
Serguei BONDARTCHOUK

Serguei BONDARTCHOUK

Director
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