Still from I, Daniel Blake

23 MEDIA-funded films at Cannes

The 69th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 11 to 22 May 2016, with 23 Creative Europe-supported films screening across the programme's different strands. Overall, €2.1 million has been invested in these titles through Creative Europe:

In Competition - films competing for the Palme d'Or

  • I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach (UK) - producers Sixteen Films were awarded Slate development funding and the film benefitted from Automatic distribution funding for its Belgian release
  • Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade (Germany) - received Slate development funding
  • Julieta by Pedro Almodovar (Spain) - received Automatic distribution funding in six European territories
  • The Unknown Girl (La Fille inconnue) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) - received Automatic distribution funding in ten European territories
  • Slack Bay (Ma Loute) by Bruno Dumont (France) received Automatic distribution funding in four European territories
  • Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) by Alain Guiraudie (France) - received Automatic distribution funding for its release in Portugal
  • From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) by Nicole Garcia (France) - received Automatic distribution funding for its Belgian release
  • Graduation (Baccalauréat) by Cristian Mungiu (Romania) - received Automatic distribution funding in three European territories
  • Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu (Romania)
  • The Neon Demon by Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark)

Un certain regard - dedicated to daring and innovative productions

  • Red Turtle (La Tortue rouge) by Michael Dudok De Wit (Netherlands) - received Automatic distribution funding for its Czech release
  • Apprentice by Boo Junfeng (Singapore) - supported through Torino Film Lab's Audience Design Fund, an international co-production fund co-financed by Creative Europe
  • The Stopover (Voir du pays) by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin (France) - awarded Slate development funding

Special Screenings - special opportunities to view more personal works

  • Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne) by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad) - supported through IDFA's Bertha Fund Europe, an international co-production fund co-financed by Creative Europe

Semaine de la Critique - focusing on emerging talent

    • Grave by Julia Ducournau (France/Belgium) - awarded Single Project development funding
    • Mimosas by Oliver Laxe (Spain/Morocco/France) - awarded Single Project development funding
    • Tramontane by Vatche Boulghourjian (Lebanon/France) - supported through the World Cinema Fund, an international co-production fund co-financed by Creative Europe
    • Happy Times Will Come Soon (I tempi felici verranno presto) by Alessandro Comodin (Italy/France) - received Automatic distribution funding for its French release

    Directors' Fortnight - non-competitive section for emerging directors

    • Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) by Marco Bellocchio (Italy/France) - received Automatic distribution funding in four European territories
    • The Aquatic Effect (L’Effet aquatique) by Sólveig Anspach (France/Iceland) - supported through the Sales Agents funding
    • Wolf and Sheep by Shahrbanoo Sadat (Denmark/Afghanistan) - awarded Single Project development funding
    • Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) by Paolo Virzì (Italy)
    • My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de courgette) by Claude Barras (France)

    The list demonstrates the diversity of the programme, with the list of films involving producers from 15 European countries altogether. Visit the European Commission website to see more details about the films and the funding they received.

    Photo: I, Daniel Blake, courtesy of Wild Bunch © Joss Barratt - Sixteen Films