BUCHAREST: Four coproductions from CEE countries which premiered in Cannes in 2018 are among the eight titles competing for a distribution award in the new competition Aide à la Distribution launched by Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest. The festival, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, takes place in Bucharest and also in seven Romanian towns from 19 October to 11 November 2018.
The eight titles do not have Romanian distribution yet, so the 2,500 EUR award consisting of financial support and a promotional package will be given by Asociația Cinemascop (one of the organisers of the festival) to a Romanian distributor, who will decide to distribute one of them. The winner will be voted by the audience.
Another distribution award in the amount of 5,000 EUR will be given to the domestic distributor who already acquired one of the eight Romanian films which will be screened at the festival ahead of their theatrical release this autumn.
The 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organised by Asociația Cinemascop and Voodoo Films in partnership with the French Embassy and l’Institut Français in Bucharest.
Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is a cultural project supported by the Romanian Film Centre and also by the SACD / Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, the European Comission Representation Office in Romania and DACIN SARA.
Aide à la Distribution Selected Films:
The Fugue / Fuga (Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden) Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska Produced by Mental Disorder 4 Coproduced by Axman Production, CommonGround Pictures, Odra Film, Mazovia Film Fund, Film I Vast Supported by the Polish Film Institute
The Load (Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar) Directed by Ognjen Glavonić Produced by Non-Aligned Films Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama,Three Gardens Film Supported by Aide aux cinémas du monde — CNC, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Visions Sud Est, Film Center Serbia, Hubert Bals Fund, Doha Film Institute, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Ayka (Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan) Directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy Produced by Pallas Film GmbH Coproduced by Otter Films, KNM, Kinodvor, Eurasia, Juben Pictures Supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture, Eurimages, the Polish Film Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
One Day (Hungary)Directed by Zsófia Szilágyi
Shéhérazade (France)Directed by Jean-Bernard Marlin
3 Faces (Iran)Directed by Jafar Panahi
To the Ends of the World / Les Confins du monde (France)Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Ash Is Purest White (Chine, France)Directed by Jia Zhang-ke