The Quinzaine des Cinéastes/Director’s Fortnight is one of the most exciting sidebars at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s where some of the most challenging but well-produced movies can be found. Created in 1969, the Fortnight is non-competitive.
Directors that have come to prominence there include Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, Martin Scorsese, Chantal Akerman, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Jim Jarmusch, Susan Sontag, Albert Serra, Lisandro Alonso and many, many more.
It hosts short, medium- and feature-length films, fiction and non-fiction, live action and animation. The selection committee is looking for directors that show a “unique mode of artistic expression”.
The 2024 submission deadlines are:
- Short and medium-length films: March 15, 2024
- Feature films: March 19, 2024
Directors and producers might be interested to know that the selection committee says that it will be paying “particular attention to bold, original proposals from the documentary and animated film worlds”. But remember that accepted feature films must be released theatrically in France in accordance with French legislation pertaining to media chronology rules.
You’ll find the full regulations and submission rules on their website.
Find this useful? If so…