Marking the oldest parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, International Critics’ Week has a long and starry history of showcasing first or second features from directors all over the world. The competition has always been devoted to discovering new talents, and acclaimed directors to emerge from the program range from Bernardo Bertolucci and Wong Kar-wai to Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, Gaspar Noé and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Just like the Cannes Film Festival itself, many of us will have to experience Critics’ Week from afar this year — forced to stay glued to the internet for any breaking news and reviews — but what if that didn’t have to be the case? We’re here to help.
Now through Thursday, May 19, Indiewire readers have an exclusive opportunity to register for a chance to win an online Festival Pass to screen the 10 short films in competition this year. If you can’t make it to Critics’ Week, well here’s your chance to bring a piece of it right into your own home. CLICK HERE for the registration form — all you need to enter is your first and last name and a valid email address — and make sure to enter by May 19 for a chance to win. Critics’ Week will be giving five readers a Festival Pass, and since there’s only 200 tickets being given to the public this year to stream the shorts online, this is an exclusive opportunity to get out ahead of the pack.
This year’s short films at Critics’ Week include:
Representatives from Cannes Critics’ Week will conduct a drawing on May 20 and contact the five winners with access codes for the complimentary passes. Be sure to fill out this registration form for a chance to win.