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The Cannes Film Festival is the pinnacle of the world's top tier film events.
The festival is divided into different sections: International Competition (feature and short films), Out of Competition; Un Certain Regard and Cinefondation (medium-length and short films). The event also has sidebars: Quinzaine des Realisateurs (The Directors Fortnight) and Semaine Internationale de la Critique (Critics Week).
Concurrent is Le Marche du Film (Cannes Market) which also has screenings and is the largest of its kind in the world. The Cannes Cinéfondation also runs the Résidence du Festival, a residence for young filmmakers working on their first or second films.
New Zealand films which have screened at Cannes include Rain, Utu, Crush, Ngati, The Navigator and Vigil. Short films that have screened include Night Shift, Blue, Meathead and The Six Dollar Fifty Man.
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