JULY 05, 2021
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH is an official partner for the 6th time of La Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes (taking place from 7th to 15th of July 2021), one of the most influential film festivals in the world. Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH together with Leica Camera AG are the official sponsors of the Leitz Cine Discovery Prize, which will be awarded to the best short film chosen by the jury of La Semaine de la Critique and is endowed with a prize in the amount of 4,000 Euros. With this prize, the two companies recognise innovative new talents in the world of short films.
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH and Leica Camera AG are working in close cooperation on this prize, and both have their headquarters in the Leitz Park in the Hessian city of Wetzlar.
In the past the award was given to:
In 2016 under the name Leica Cine Discovery Prize to PRENJAK by Wregas Bhanuteja
In 2017 it went to LOS DESHEREDADOS by Laura Ferrés
In 2018 HECTOR MALOT, THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR by Jacqueline Lentzou received the Leica Cine Discovery Award
In 2019 under the new name Leitz Cine Discovery Prize, the award went to Qiu Yang for his work on SHE RUNS
Together we look forward to supporting lots of new filmmakers and their projects at this year’s edition of La Semaine de la Critique!
Present this year at the festival from Leitz will be: Tommaso Vergallo (Key Account Manager), Rainer Hercher (Managing Director) and Laura Kaufmann (Marketing Manager). Feel free to reach out to us for an appointment: marketing(at)leitz-cine.com
We are also proud to announce the films that were shot on our lenses and will run in different selections during the festival:
TRE PIANI | THREE FLOORS
UN CERTAIN REGARD
GROSSE FREIHEIT | GREAT FREEDOM
UN MONDE | PLAYGROUND
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