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Cannes Update: Complete Camera d'Or and Un Certain Regard Juries

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 11, 2014 at 3:42PM

In 2014, fifteen films will be vying for the Camera d'Or award to be presented during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 24th. French director Nicole Garcia will preside. Here's the jury.
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Pablo Trapero, Nicole Garcia
Pablo Trapero, Nicole Garcia

One of the key awards at Cannes is the Camera d'Or, launched in 1978, which goes to the best film from a first-time filmmaker in the Official Selection, La Semaine de la Critique and Directors’ Fortnight. Past winners include Benh Zeitlin, whose 2012 "Beast of the Southern Wild" went on to nab Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and Actress, as well as Jim Jarmusch ("Stranger than Paradise," 1984), Mira Nair ("Salaam Bombay!", 1988), John Turturro ("Mac," 1992), Marc Levin ("Slam," 1998),  Miranda July ("Me, You and Everyone We Know," 2005), and Steve McQueen ("Hunger," 2008). It's a career launch prize.

In 2014, fifteen films will be vying for the Camera d'Or award to be presented during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 24th. French director Nicole Garcia will preside. Here's the jury:

Nicole GARCIA, President, actress and director

Richard ANCONINA, actor

Gilles GAILLARD, technician

Sophie GRASSIN, journalist and critic

Héléna KLOTZ, director

Lisa NESSELSON, journalist

Philippe VAN LEEUW, director, Chief cameraman

And new members of Cannes sidebar Un Certain Regard jury led by Argentinian director Pablo Trapero are America's own Peter Becker, president of The Criterion Collection, and Scandinavian actress Maria Bonnevie. They join previously announced jurors: French actress Geraldine Pailhas and Senegalese director-writer-producer Moussa Toure. They will pick winners from among 20 films, starting with opening nighter "Party Girl,"directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, which screens on Thursday.

Last year, the jury headed by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, awarded the Prize Un Certain Regard to Rithy Panh's "The Missing Picture," with the directing honor going to Alain Guiraudie for "The Stranger by the Lake."

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, Awards, Awards, Festivals


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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.