Festival De Cannes 2015
14 students traveled to Cannes, France
Cinema Du Cannes Project and African American Youth Harvest Foundation's Krew 12 were invited to screen their short film Lip Service, written by David Anderson, 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 Austin’s radio community and culture for 40 years. David has become an iconic piece of Austin’s history and heritage. This project is a way to preserve a part of Austin’s 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
7 Students Attended
Festival De Cannes 2011
6 Students Attended
John B. Connally High School student film was officially selected to the 2011 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.