Cannes Market, Jackie Chan Team on Prize for Young Chinese Directors

Marche du Film executive director Jerome Paillard will announce the winner of the $160,000 award.

The Cannes Marche du Film and Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan have teamed up on a $161,000 prize to support one of the young directors taking part in the third New Chinese Film Talents Forum (NCFTFF) during the Cannes film festival and market.

The prize is designed to go toward production costs of the winning director’s new project. Contenders are in Cannes to pitch their projects with the support of the film market and NCFTFF.

There are eight directors taking part in the forum, which was set up to encourage and support young Chinese filmmakers to understand the global cinema marketplace and the commercial requirements of the film industry.

The pitching session is scheduled for Monday at the Olympia Cinema in Cannes. Marche du Film executive director Jerome Paillard will announce the winner on Tuesday.

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