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 dor. The three Cinéfondation winners will be awarded 15,000, 11,250 and
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, Jessicas first short film, Flora (1996), was awarded a Léopard dor
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.
first feature film, 12:08 East of Bucharest won the Caméra dor 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.