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Festival De Cannes 2016      
 4 Students Attended

Their journey began August 2015 when they accepted a challenge that would push their education far beyond school walls. It has allowed the students to work on 21st century skills. In addition to gaining professional film making knowledge, the students are refining skills such as collaboration, communication, creative problem solving, leadership, and the self-esteem to pursue their goals and dreams, no matter how enormous they may seem.

 

Festival De Cannes 2015      
 14 Students Attended

Cinema Du Cannes Project and African American Youth Harvest Foundation's Krew 12 were invited to screen their short film "Lip Service", as a part of the Black Lives, Black Stories Matter edition of the 2015 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase during the 2015 Festival de Cannes.

To view a slideshow of the production process, click here.

 

Festival De Cannes 2014         
5 Students Attended

In January 2014, several students with the African American Youth Harvest Foundation accepted a challenge to participate in the Cinema Du Cannes Project. They were asked to produce a high quality film and submit to the Superbowl of film festivals Festival de Cannes. On Tuesday, May 13th, five Austin area high school students with the Cinema Du Cannes Project, African American Youth Harvest Foundation and Midian Films embarked on a great adventure. The students left Austin on the long flight to France to attend the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where they would represent and market their short film The Perfect Stranger.  Read about the production process here.

 

Festival De Cannes 2013         
4 Students Attended
(Also in 2013)
Alamo Draft House Screening (2013) Cinema Du Cannes Project presents 40 Years On the Air, a 75 minute documentary that focuses on David Anderson, a radio broadcasting legend that has been part of Austins radio community and culture for 40 years. David has become an iconic piece of Austins history and heritage. This project is a way to preserve a part of Austins radio culture - that is, to conserve its history and heritage while developing new expressions by preserving, celebrating, challenging, and inventing community identity.

 

Festival De Cannes 2012         
5 Students Attended

Pflugerville Independent School District High School students film "Artfelt" was officially selected to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner. Five students were given the opportunity to travel to the Cannes Film Festival to experience the final phase of the project, and witness first-hand their place in the world film community.

 

Festival De Cannes 2011         
7 Students Attended

Pflugerville Independent School District High School students film "Carney's Darkness" was officially selected to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner. Seven students were given the opportunity to travel to the Cannes Film Festival to experience the final phase of the project, and witness first-hand their place in the world film community.

 

Festival De Cannes 2010         
6 Students Attended

John B. Connally High School student film "Fallen" was officially selected to the 2010 Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner. This was the first time a high school from Central Texas had started a film project, which garnered world-wide attention. Six students were given the opportunity to travel to the Cannes Film Festival to experience the final phase of the project, and witness first-hand their place in the world film community. 

 

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