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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

Alexis DUCORD

Alexis DUCORD

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
LEE Chang-dong

LEE Chang-dong

Director
Constantin Mikhailovitch SIMONOV

Constantin Mikhailovitch SIMONOV

Writer
Gérald CALDERON

Gérald CALDERON

Producer
Hugh HUDSON

Hugh HUDSON

Louis MALLE

Louis MALLE

Director
Milos FORMAN

Milos FORMAN

Director
Pierre FILMON

Pierre FILMON

Sergei LOZNITSA

Sergei LOZNITSA

Director
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