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Cannes 2017: Claire Denis and Chloe Zhao Win Top Directors’ Fortnight Prizes

Major names highlighted the winners for Cannes 2017’s Directors’ Fortnight prizes with Chloe Zhao’s The Rider, which was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, grabbing the Art Cinema Award and French directing legend Claire Denis tying with Philippe Garrel for the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize with their films Let the Sunshine In (with Juliette Binoche) and Lover For a Day, respectively. A Cambria, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, won the Europa Cinemas Label Award.

CANNES 2017 DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT PRIZES

ART CINEMA AWARD

The Rider, (Chloe Zhao, U.S.)

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL AWARD

A Ciambra, (Jonas Carpignano, Italy, Brazil, U.S.)

SOCIETY OF DRAMATIC AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS (SACD) PRIZE

Let the Sunshine In, (Claire Denis, France); Lover For a Day, (Philippe Garrel, France)

ILLY SHORT FILM PRIZE

Back To Genoa City, (Benoit Grimalt, France)

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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