Cannes Film Festival unveils 2019 selection committee

Screen | 1/15/2019 | Staff
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The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the composition of its selection committee for its 71st edition running May 14-25 this year.

The festival also announced that general delegate Thierry Frémaux and film department director Christian Jeune had appointed Stéphanie Lamome as artistic advisor of the film department.

Lamome - Member - Selection - Committee - Role

Lamome was already a member of the eight-person selection committee. In her new role, she joins the festival’s organising team, while continuing to work on the selection, particularly around young French cinema.

The festival noted that as well as the selection committee, listed below, it was also supported by a network of correspondents, which includes Didier Allouch, Joël Chapron, Isabelle Glachant, Agnès Poirier, José Maria Riba, Yuka Sakano and Ilda Santiago.

Cannes - Film - Festival - Selection - Committee

The Cannes Film Festival selection committee in full for 2019:

Virginie Apiou


Literature - La - Sorbonne - Virginie - Apiou

After studying Modern Literature at la Sorbonne, Virginie Apiou became a journalist for the written press. She also directs TV documentaries about cinema (Canal +, Warner, TCM for: Hitchcock - La Mort aux trousses ou Hitchcock – Le Crime était presque parfait, Les acteurs-réalisateurs, etc.) as well as reports for Arte (Max Ophuls, Gabin-Renoir, Abel Gance, David Cronenberg, Abbas Kiarostami, Lars von Trier).

Paul Grandsard


Paul - Grandsard - Origin - Translator - Films

Paul Grandsard, of Franco-American origin, worked as a translator before directing six short films between 1987 and 2006. In 1996, he became a programmer for the Premiers Plans festival in Angers before joining the Festival de Cannes in 1999. Since 2010, he has been a professional photographer, specialising in portrait and architectural photography.

Laurent Jacob


Studies - Laurent - Jacob - Trainee - Director

After brief medical studies, Laurent Jacob became a trainee director and then second assistant to Claude Lelouch, Claude Sautet, Nadine Trintignant, Laurent Heynemann and Jean-Jacques Annaud. He then made montage films on the history of cinema for the Festival de Cannes (Le Cinéma dans les Yeux, Liberté, two series of Préludes). He was in...
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