Daily | 2014 Festival Updates

Jane Campion

Jane Campion

The Cannes Film Festival‘s announced that Jane Campion will preside over the Jury of its 67th edition, running from May 14 through 25. “Jane Campion is in fact the only female director to have won the Palme d’or, for The Piano in 1993, having already garnered the Short Film Palme d’or back in 1986, (for Peel)—a unique double in the history of the Festival de Cannes.”

The International Film Festival Rotterdam carries on teasing the lineup of its 43rd edition (January 22 through February 2). Since the last update, IFFR’s unveiled a series of special events, a tribute—Mysterious Objects – 25 Years of Hubert Bals Fund—featuring Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), dates for screenings of Aleksei German‘s Hard to Be a God and other films, the ten nominees in the Big Screen Award Competition, and posted Christos Nikou’s km, a “skewed short, from the team that brought us Dogtooth and Attenberg.” Here ’tis:

New Frontier, the art and technology division of the Sundance Film Festival [January 16 through 26], is expanding and changing locales for the festival’s 30th anniversary later this month,” writes Ashton Cooper, introducing his interview for Artinfo with exhibition and film program curator Shari Frilot.

Variety‘s Dave McNary reports that Slamdance (January 17 through 23) now has its jurors lined up:

Tom Hall, director of the Sarasota Film Festival; Matt Harrison, whose producing credits include Kicked in the Head and Rhythm Thief; Katie Mustard, producer of The Console Wars, We’ll Never Have Paris, Shelter, and The World Made Straight; Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League; Herb Stratford, programming director at the Napa Valley Film Festival; inter-media artist Monteith McCollum and Andrew Edison, whose Bindlestiffs won the Audience Award at the 2012 Slamdance festival.

Other jurors include David Greenspan, editor and director for Grey’s Anatomy; Lise Raven, whose feature film Kinderwald is playing out of competition as the closing night film at Slamdance; Jacques Thelemaque, co-president of FA Productions (The Dogwalker); Kendall Shanks, who created the characters for the stop motion film Wiggle Room; Joey Shanks, whose short film Sci-Fly screened at Slamdance last year; and filmmaker Skizz Cyzyk, who is in his 18th year as a Slamdance projectionist.

Meantime, the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 30 through February 9) has unveiled it 2014 lineup, and Beth Hanna‘s got it at Thompson on Hollywood.

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