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BNP Paribas supports the Directors’ Fortnight

  • 12.05.2014

Faithful partner of cinema, BNP Paribas supports the Directors’ Fortnight of Cannes since 2003.

The Directors’ Fortnight holds from May, 15 to 25. It is distinguished by its independent-mindedness, its non-competitive nature and its concern to cater to non-professional Cannes audiences, which can buy a subscription for the entire Fortnight program or purchase tickets for individual screenings.

This event pays particular attention to the annual production of fiction features, short films and documentaries, to the emergence of independent fringe filmmaking, and even to contemporary popular genres, provided these films are the expression of an individual talent and an original directorial style.

Partner of cinema for more than 20 years, BNP Paribas supports the Directors’ Fortnight, which has showcased the first films of Martin Scorcese, Jim Jarmusch, Sofia Coppola, Georges Lucas and Michael Haeneke, among others.

Christophe Leparc, General Secretary of the Directors’ Fortnight, underlines the quality of this partnership : « Since 2003, BNP Paribas’ support has kept on evolving with the Fortnight : the partnership has become stronger thanks to the common desire to share the festival closer with the audience and to get more interaction with the people ».