Magazine article Screen International

Sony Boards Cannes Critics' Week Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Boards Cannes Critics' Week Prize

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The Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize to be awarded to the best short or medium-length film in the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Sony has announced a new partnership with La Semaine de la Critique (Critics' Week) for the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The parallel section of the festival aims to discover new talent by showing first and second feature films from around the world, as well as a short film competition.

After the seven days of screenings, five awards are given out with the two main ones being:

* The Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize, for the best short or medium-length film in competition

* The Grand Prix Nespresso, for the best feature film in competition

Sony's involvement will include a donation of [euro]4,000 ($5,500) to the director of the winning film in the competition.

Remi Bonhomme, programme manager for La Semaine de la Critique, said: "La Semaine de la Critique cultivates a dynamic, daring, or even impertinent spirit, which ensures that it stands out and is noticed within the Cannes Festival. …

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