Cannes Film Festival Finalizes Juries: Diego Luna, Ruben Ostlund Join UCR Panel

Cannes Film Festival

After unveiling the main Competition jury earlier this week, Cannes has rounded out the rest of the panels which will be judging the Un Certain Regard section as well as the Short Films and Cinéfondation titles and awarding the prize for best first feature, the Camera d’Or. In the UCR sidebar, Swiss actress Marthe Keller will act as president. She’s surrounded by French actress Céline Sallette, Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, and Mexican actor-director-producer Diego Luna.

Ostlund’s 2014 existential drama Force Majeure notably won the UCR Jury Prize that year and went on to BAFTA, BIFA and Golden Globe nominations. Luna is in this year’s Blood Father which has a Midnight Screening berth at Cannes. There are 18 films in UCR; prizes will be awarded May 21.

Working with president Naomi Kawase on the Short Films and Cinéfondation jury are actress Marie-Josée Croze, director/screenwriters Jean-Marie Larrieu and Radu Muntean, and director-playwright-writer Santiago Loza. They will award prizes on May 20 for three of the 18 student films shown as part of the Cinéfondation selection. And they will also decide the Short Film Palme d’Or winner who will be named at the main closing-night ceremony.

Director Catherine Corsini is president of the Camera d’Or jury which gives its prize to the best first-time feature across all sections of the festival. Joining her are critic Jean-Christophe Berjon, Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky, FICAM’s Isabelle Frilley, and DP Jean-Marie Dreujou.

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