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CANNES 2022 Directors’ Fortnight

Paolo Moretti to preside over his final Directors’ Fortnight in May

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- Initially appointed in 2018, the artistic director will step down after the next edition of the Cannes parallel section; the SRF is to choose his successor by the end of April

Paolo Moretti to preside over his final Directors’ Fortnight in May
Paolo Moretti

Citing "a thorough revamp of the Directors’ Fortnight, its name, its unique qualities, and its strategic and activistic position", the board of directors of the SRF (Society of Film Directors), which oversees the renowned Cannes parallel section, has decided to part ways with current artistic director Paolo Moretti, who was appointed in 2018 and who will step down at the end of the 2022 edition (set to unspool from 18-27 May as an integral part of the 75th Cannes Film Festival). The separation was officially announced by a courteous and complimentary press release ("The SRF recognises the work accomplished by Paolo Moretti since 2018, his commitment to the films and the directors, the quality of his selections, his unwavering professionalism, and his management of the particularly difficult period plagued by the health crisis").

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The recruitment process for the new artistic director will take place between February and April 2022. He or she will take the reins in November 2022, in order to prepare the 2023 edition. A call for applications will be published shortly.

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(Translated from French)

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