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5.25.2014

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: The Complete List of 2014 Cannes Winners and Sellers (as of 5.25.14)


The FilmPortal.net announces the list of winners at this year's Cannes:

The Jury of this 67th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Jane Campion, revealed 
this evening the prizes winners during the Awards Ceremony.

Lambert Wilson hosted Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino on the stage 
of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to Nuri Bilge CEYLAN 
for his film WINTER SLEEP.

Sergio Leone’s Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars) presented 
by Quentin Tarantino, was screened at the end of the ceremony.

Palme d'or

WINTER SLEEP by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
 
Grand Prix

LE MERAVIGLIE (The Wonders) by Alice ROHRWACHER

Best Director Award

Bennett MILLER for FOXCATCHER 

Jury Prize ex-aequo

MOMMY by Xavier DOLAN
Best Screenplay Award

Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV and Oleg NEGIN for LEVIATHAN

Best Actress Award

Julianne MOORE in MAPS TO THE STARS by David CRONENBERG

Best Actor Award

Timothy SPALL in MR. TURNER by Mike LEIGH
SHORT FILMS

Palme d'or       

LEIDI by Simón MESA SOTO


Special Mention - Ex-aequo

AÏSSA by Clément TREHIN-LALANNE
 
JA VI ELSKER (Yes we love) by Hallvar WITZØ
 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Un Certain Regard Prize

FEHÉR ISTEN by Kornél Mundruczó

Jury Prize

TURIST by Ruben Östlund


Un Certain Regard Special Prize

THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Ensemble Prize

PARTY GIRL by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis

Best Actor Award

David Gulpilil in CHARLIE’S COUNTRY by Rolf de Heer


CAMÉRA D’OR

PARTY GIRL by Marie AMACHOUKELI, Claire BURGER, Samuel THEIS presented in the Un Certain Regard Selection

 

CINÉFONDATION

 
First Prize

SKUNK by Annie Silverstein
University of Texas at Austin, USA
 

Second Prize

OH LUCY! by Atsuko Hirayanagi
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore
 

Joint Third Prize

LIEVITO MADRE by Fulvio Risuleo
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy

THE BIGGER PICTURE by Daisy Jacobs
National Film and Television School, United Kingdom


The Jury of the CST has awarded the VULCAN AWARD OF THE TECHNICAL ARTIST to: 

Dick POPE, director of photography, for bringing to light the works of Turner in the movie  MR. TURNER by Mike LEIGH



SSN's CANNES SALES/ACQUISITIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
the homesman
Saban Films acquired North American rights to Tommy Lee Jones’ Competition film The Homesman.
Paris-based film financing company Backup Media teamed with Rentrak on app Moviechainer, which helps rights-holders to track and model the financial and legal structure of their film projects.
French director Eric Valette will helm French Kill, an English-language thriller-chase movie about two American girls in Paris who meet the wrong guys at the wrong time.
Focus acquired North American rights to David S. Goyer’s supernatural thriller The ForestFilm will be released in January 2016.
Dramatic thriller These Final Hours, directed by Zak Hilditch, was acquired by Well Go USA,
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby will be getting an Oscar push by Harvey Weinstein thanks to a ten-minute standing ovation following the films’ screening. It’s an interesting distribution plan: The film that screened at Cannes, called Them, will debut in September. The film(s) premiered Toronto last fall as two separate movies: Her (which tells the story from the woman’s POV) and Him (from the POV of the man). The Weinstein Company will release Her and Him six weeks later, after Themdebuts. Stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are getting early awards buzz. Check outSSN’s interview with writer/director Ned Benson for more details.
Critics Week announced that it is teaming with TorinoFilmLab to create Next Step, a program dedicated to helping the directors of the 10 shorts playing in the sidebar to make their feature film debut.
U.S.-based Main Street Films has partnered with Hong Kong investment fund Crown Brand Corp. to acquire films for distribution in Greater China.
Bernardo Bertolucci will lead the jury for the new Connect4Climate online film festival, a competition for filmmakers whose goal is to address climate change issues.
Jimmy’s Hall: Sony Classics has acquired North American rights to Ken Loach’s period drama, right before its world premiere in competition.
The Salvation: IFC Films bought the TrustNordisk Western directed by Kristian Levring and starring Mads Mikkelsen.
Sea of Trees: Matthew McConaughey and director Gus Van Sant were pitching last week in Cannes, and the film has secured distribution deals in most regions around the world.
The Trial of Viviane Ansalem: Music Box Films picked up U.S. rights.
The Prophet: Italian distributor Good Films was the first buyer for the animated film produced by Salma Hayek, which is based on the bestselling book of 26 prose poems by Lebanese writer and painter Kahlil Gibran.

Candy Store: Good Films also acquired Italian rights to Stephen Gaghan’s thriller. starring Robert De Niro, Keira Knightley and Omar Sy.

UPDATES:

Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office sold French distribution rights to Bac Films and Distrib Films for Scandinavian helmer Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” a festival hit that won Un Certain Regard’s Jury prize. "Bac Films and Distrib Films eventually snatched up the critically-aclaimed pic, spending over €100K ($136K), according to industry sources.

Alice Rohrwacher’s “Le Meraviglie” (The Wonders), which won the Grand Prix in Cannes, has proved popular with buyers, with sales company The Match Factory inking deals for multiple territories. Rohrwacher’s sophomore feature, which is about a family of beekeepers in rural Italy struggling to maintain their independence, has been sold to distributors in France, Australia, Benelux, Latin America, ex-Yugoslavia, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Poland and Taiwan, among others.





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