Cannes Film Festival Looking for Hip Hop Films

The Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week (SIC – Semaine Internationale de la Critique) has joined forces with Hip-Hop multimedia communications company, Punch Media to ensure a greater influx of diverse films for potential 2006 jury selection.

In order to better meet its goals of diversity in selection, particularly from the U.S. market, SIC is now working to extend outreach and for the first time ever attract greater Hip-Hop-themed films among its submissions of all genres.

The concept was developed during talks with SIC executives and Punch Media President Lauren Coleman.

“The approach is two-pronged,” explains Punch Media president Lauren Coleman to AllHipHop.com. “Our company has been selected to raise awareness regarding this portion of the Cannes Film Festival among new U.S. filmmakers while actively seeking hot Hip-Hop/urban films for possible jury selection for SIC.”

Feature length, short film, documentaries, dramas and comedy submissions are encouraged. The submission deadline is March 31, 2006.

The International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival will take place May 17 – 28, 2006 in Cannes, France. For submission information, filmmakers should contact 310-280-3245 or visit www.festival-cannes.frSubmit News!

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