Jessica Hausner: Member of the Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury 2011


Austrian director and producer Jessica Hausner will be part of the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury at the 64th Cannes festival (11 to 22 May).

The jury that comprises Julie Gayet, Corneliu Porumboiu, João Pedro Rodrigues and jury president Michael Gondry will have to select three out of the 16 films featuring in the Cinéfondation section for first, second and third Cinéfondation prize as well as the Short Film Palme d’or. The three Cinéfondation winners will be awarded 15,000€, 11,250€ and 7,500€ respectively.


The jury members of the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury

Julie GAYET, actress and producer, France

Julie Gayet began her acting career in A la belle étoile, three years before winning the Romy Schneider Prize in 1996. Since then she has starred in films directed by Michel Deville, Agnès Varda, Merzak Allouache, Emmanuel Mouret and Patrice Leconte, to name but a few. In 2007, she founded her own production company, Rouge International, which would go on to carry out ambitious projects such as Fix me and Huit fois debout.

JESSICA HAUSNER, director and producer, Austria
Having studied at the Filmakademie de Vienne, Jessica’s first short film, Flora (1996), was awarded a Léopard d’or in Locarno while her final-year film received special praise from the Cinéfondation Jury at Cannes. Her first two feature films, Lovely Rita (2001) and Hotel (2004), were selected for the Un Certain Regard section. Her subsequent film, Lourdes, was invited to compete in Venice in 2009 where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.

Corneliu PORUMBOIU, director, Romania

His first short film, Calatorie la oras (A Trip to the City) was awarded second prize by the Cinéfondation in 2004.
His first feature film, 12:08 East of Bucharest won the Caméra d’or at Cannes in 2006. Corneliu returned to Un Certain Regard in 2009 with Police, Adjective (FIPRESCI Prize).

João Pedro RODRIGUES, director, Portugal

João Pedro Rodrigues started out as an assistant director and editor. In 1997, his short film, Parabéns! (Happy Birthday) won an award at the Venice Mostra. He would appear there again in 2000 with O Fantasma (Phantom), his first feature film. In 2005, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs screened Odete (Two Drifters), and then in 2009, Morrer Como Um Homem (To Die Like a Man) was selected for Un Certain Regard.