Directors' Fortnight

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Directors' Fortnight
(French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
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Location Théâtre Croisette, J. W. Marriott, Cannes, France
Founded 1969

The Directors' Fortnight (French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) 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.[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 Edouard Waintrop who has programmed Director's Fortnight since 2012.[2]

  • Olivier Père - 2004-2009
  • Frédéric Boyer - 2009-2011
  • Edouard Waintrop - 2012-present


  • Art Cinema Award
  • SACD Prize
  • The 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


  1. ^ Peter Bradshaw (May 14, 2007). "Radicalism at Cannes? It's unlikely". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
  2. ^ Kohn, Eric. "CANNES INTERVIEW: 10 Things You Should Know About New Directors Fortnight Artistic Director Edouard Waintrop". Retrieved 22 April 2016. 

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