Directors' Fortnight

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Directors' Fortnight
(French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
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LocationThéâtre Croisette, J. W. Marriott, Cannes, France
LanguageFrench, English

The Directors' Fortnight (French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) is an independent selection of the Cannes Film Festival. It was started in 1969 by the French Directors Guild after the events of May 1968 resulted in cancellation of the Cannes festival as an act of solidarity with striking workers.[1]

The Directors' Fortnight showcases a programme of shorts and feature films and documentaries worldwide.

Artistic directors[edit]

Programming is overseen by an artistic director. The current artistic director is Paolo Moretti who has programmed Director's Fortnight since 2018.[2]

  • Marie-Pierre Macia—1999-2003
  • Olivier Père - 2004-2009
  • Frédéric Boyer - 2009-2011
  • Edouard Waintrop - 2012-2018
  • Paolo Moretti - 2018–present


  • Art Cinema Award
  • SACD Prize
  • Europa Cinemas Label Award
  • Illy Prize


  • Pierre-Henri Deleau: La Quinzaine des réalisateurs à Cannes: Cinéma en liberté : 1969-1993 (Broché), Editions de La Martinière, 1993
  • Olivier Thévenin: Sociologie d'une institution cinématographique : La S.R.F. et la Quinzaine des réalisateurs (Broché), Paris: l'Harmattan, 2009, ISBN 2-296-09457-0


  • 40x15.Les Quarante Ans de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, directed by Olivier Jahan, 97 min, 2008 details


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