Directors' Fortnight

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

The Directors' Fortnight (French: Quinzaine des cinéastes, formerly Quinzaine des réalisateurs)[1] is an independent section held in parallel to 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.[2]

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.[3]


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


  1. ^ Leffler, Rebecca (30 March 2023). "Cannes' Directors' Fortnight unveils 2023 poster and gears up for revamped edition". Screen Daily. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  2. ^ Peter Bradshaw (May 14, 2007). "Radicalism at Cannes? It's unlikely". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  3. ^ Kohn, Eric (16 May 2012). "CANNES INTERVIEW: 10 Things You Should Know About New Directors Fortnight Artistic Director Edouard Waintrop". Retrieved 22 April 2016.


  • 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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