Though the Cannes Film Festival does not give awards to its Directors' Fortnight films, several organizations annually honor films of note. This year, Pablo Larrain's Gael Carcia Bernal film "No" and "Merzak Allouache's "El taaib" led the honorees.
Below are the Directors' Fortnight awards, just announced at Cannes:
Art Cinema Award
The CICAE, Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai, gives the Art Cinema Award, prize that helps with film diffusion. The international Jury is composed of independent cinemas programmers.
Jury 2012 : Joanna Lapinska, Albert Wiederspiel and Jimi Andreani
"No," Pablo Larraín (Chile, U.S., Mexico)
Label Europa Cinemasthe Europa Cinemas
Label aims to enhance the promotion, circulation and box-office runs of European award-winning films on the screens of a cinema network stretching across Europe. Awarded by a jury comprised of Europa Cinemas member exhibitors.
Jury 2012 : Paula Astorga, Francesc Villalonga, Erik Hamre and Sarah Beaufol.
"El taaib (Le Repenti)," Merzak Allouache (Algeria, France)
Prix SACD 2012
La SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) honors a French-language feature film in the Directors Fortnight selection. This film is chosen by a film commission chaired by Bertrand Tavernier, with Gérard Krawczyk, Arthur Joffé, Christine Laurent, Benjamin Legrand et Luc Jabon
"Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds)," Noémie Lvovsky (France)
Premier Prix Illy for Short Filmmaking
The jury, made up of Julie Bertuccelli, President, Carlo Bach, Maureen Loiret, and Patrick Villacampa gave the prize to:
"The Curse," Fyzal Boulifa (U.K., Morroco)
"Os vivos tambem choram (The Living Also Cry)." Basil da Cunha (Switzerland, Portugal)