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by Nigel M Smith
March 28, 2012 10:05 AM
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Jean-Pierre Dardenne to Head Cinefoundation and Short Films Jury at Cannes

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Cannes competition title "The Kid With a Bike" Sundance Selects

Beligian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Dardenne, winner of two Palmes d'Or with his brother Luc for "Rosetta" and "The Child," will preside over the Cinefoundation and Short Films jury at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The pair also won the festival's Best Screenplay prize in 2008 for "Lorna's Silence," and the Grand Prix last year for "The Kid with a Bike" (currently in theaters).

Joining Dardenne on the jury: Canadian actress Arsinee Khanjian, Brazilian writer/director Karim Ainouz, French writer/director Emmanuel Carriere, and Chinese filmmaker Yu Lik-Wai.

The Cinefoundation jury will present their awards to filmmakers from film schools on May 25, followed by a screening of the winning films.

The Palme d'Or for short films will be presented at the festival's closing night ceremony on May 27.

This year's Cannes Film Festival runs May 17-27.
 

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