SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE
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SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

Information

75002 PARIS, FRANCE

Activity

Film Festival

Description

Parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, La Semaine de la Critique focuses on discovering new talents. Ever since it was created by the French Union of Film Critics in 1962, the objective of La Semaine has been to showcase first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean Eustache, Otar Iosseliani, Ken Loach, Wong Kar-Wai, Jacques Audiard, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bertrand Bonello or Jeff Nichols were first introduced to the public here.

Objective

Each edition gives La Semaine de la Critique an opportunity to reveal about 20 filmmakers. 10 feature films are selected and amongst them 7 compete for the Nespresso Grand Prize, France 4 Visionary Award and SACD Prize. The 10 short and medium-length films selected at La Semaine compete for the Discovery Award and Canal+ Prize. The first feature films also compete for the Caméra d'Or.