Cannes – Côte d’Azur Dance Festival France 2023: MOV’IN Cannes jury revealed

November 30, 2023

MOV’IN Cannes, the international competition dedicated to the creation of dance films, is the big news of this 24th edition of the Cannes – Côte d’Azur France Dance Festival.

The event covers an essential aspect of contemporary artistic creation dear to the city of Cannes, focusing on the links between dance and cinema, innovative arts that develop common issues: movement, space, rhythm, the body.

18 short dance films have been selected by international festivals and partners, as well as by viewing panels made up of students, respecting the criterion relating to duration (10 min maximum).

Seven professional jurors from the film and dance industries will award the official prizes from among the films in competition, during an evening presided over by Mathilda May, on Thursday November 30 at 7:00 pm at the Cineum.

Published on 24 October 2023

Jury members

Mathilda May
President of the jury, author, director and actress

Mathilda May composes with grace and elegance all the Arts she practices, coloring her repertoire with multiple variations.
First Prize from the Paris Conservatoire in classical dance, she turned to acting and made her film debut in 1984. Her performance won her the César for Best Actress and the Prix Romy Schneider for Claude Chabrol’s le Cri du Hibou (1988).

Edilia Gänz
Director of FEDORA, The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet

Tanin Torabi
Iranian artist-choreographer and director

Pascale Faure
Film producer and consultant (short and feature films) “L’œil en plus”

Eva Antonini
Conseillère pour la danse DRAC PACA – Ministère de la Culture

Jarmo Penttila
Conseiller programmation Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (2011-2022)

Syhem Belkodja
Iranian artist, choreographer and director

An exceptional selection in partnership with renowned institutions and festivals

9 films were selected by partner institutions and festivals: the Centre National de la Danse – Paris, Cinédanse – Montreal, Dança em Foco – Rio de Janeiro, Inshadow Festival – Lisbon, Light Moves Festival – Limerick (Ireland), Physical Cinema Festival – Reykjavik, POOL Movement Art Film Festival – Berlin, San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Suzanne Dellal Center – Tel Aviv.

Nearly 110 applications were received and 9 films were selected by the panel of students in training at the BTS Audiovisuel Cannes and in the educational structures of the Université Côte d’Azur, notably ESRA, PNSD Rosella Hightower, Villa Arson, Licence Arts du spectacle – EUR CREATES.

4 prizes will be awarded to the winners

From the 18 films in competition, the seven jurors will award the official prizes during an evening presided over by Mathilda May, on Thursday November 30 at 7:00 pm at the Cineum.

  • GRAND PRIX MOV’IN CANNES offers a creative residency at Cannes Bastide Rouge, a cluster dedicated to the creative economy and image professions within Campus Georges Méliès, Cannes.
  • PRIX DU MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE provides a grant of 5.000€ for the creation of a new work.
  • PRIX DES ÉTUDIANTS invites an artist to come and lead a master class at Campus G. Méliès in autumn 2024.
  • PRIX DU PUBLIC will be shown in the programming of a partner cinema in 2024.

The winning films will be broadcast on the Platform

Take part in the screening and vote for your favorite film!

On Thursday November 30 from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm at the Cineum, the public is invited to take part in a free screening of the 18 films in competition and express themselves through the public vote for their favorite.

Waiting for the deliberations, a world premiere is proposed by the Compagnie Lézards Bleus at 6pm. An unprecedented performance on the façade of the Cineum.

The awards ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm and will be followed by the screening of the winning films.

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