Fantavious Fritz “August 22, This Year” Cannes - La Semaine de la Critique 2020

Fantavious Fritz “August 22, This Year” Cannes - La Semaine de la Critique 2020

/ La Semaine de la Critique 2020

The 2020 Semaine de la Critique support programme

The 59th edition of La Semaine de la Critique 2020 could not be held as scheduled in Cannes. Honouring its commitment, the parallel section of the Cannes festival nevertheless continues to shine a light on emerging talents in order to support filmmakers and the film industry.

To address this unprecedented situation, La Semaine de la Critique kicks off a tailored-made support programme for the films that Charles Tesson - artistic director - and his selection committees chose to actively support over the next few months. Accordingly, 5 features and 10 short films will receive the “2020 Semaine de la Critique label”.

La Semaine de la Critique will guide the selected features throughout their previews and their theatrical releases in France. The films in French will be presented during a "La Semaine de la Critique carte blanche" at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, which will take place between August 28th and September 2nd 2020.

Under these circumstances, the Gan Foundation for Cinema, La Semaine de la Critique’s faithful partner, confirms its desire to support young filmmakers and vehemently continues to support first and second feature films by bestowing the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution. The distributor of one of the five “2020 Semaine de la Critique” feature films will receive the award and its 20,000€ prize in autumn 2020.

The ten short films of the non-competitive support programme will be screened online on Festival Scope Pro between October 19th and 25th to Industry professionals and on Festival Scope between October 22nd and 25th to the general audience. There will be previews at the French Cinematheque as well as screenings at the Czech Cinematheque and in New York City in collaboration with Kinoscope.

Director Graham Foy (AKA "Fantavious Fritz”)
Graham Foy was born in Edmonton, Canada, his first short films were directed under the pseudonym Fantavious Fritz and presented at numerous festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival. In August 22, This Year, presented at La Semaine de la Critique, Graham mixes observed and constructed vignettes to examine a population at peace with apocalypse. With no future to live for, humanity has no choice but to enjoy the present. 

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