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Cannes 2012 Festival's Cinefondation Short Films Competition Jury Led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 28, 2012 at 1:58PM

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the Belgian director-writer and Cannes Fest fave (along with brother Luc), who is enjoying the success of arthouse hit "The Kid with a Bike," will preside over this year's Cinéfondation jury, which will select short films from film students.
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Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the Belgian director-writer and Cannes Fest fave (along with brother Luc), who is enjoying the success of arthouse hit "The Kid with a Bike," will preside over this year's Cinéfondation jury, which will select short films from film students.  On May 25 at Cannes, Cinéfondation will award three films with prizes of €15,000, €11,250 and €7,500 respectively, followed by a screening of the winning films.  

The other four jury members include Arsinée Khanjian (Canadian actress), Karim Ainouz (Brazilian director and scriptwriter), Emmanuel Carrere (French writer, scriptwriter and director) and Yu Lik-Wai (Chinese director and cinematographer).

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.