Video: Cannes Film Festival Honors Victims Of Terrorist Attack With Black Carpet
A black carpet was laid in front of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès at a special event at the Cannes Film Festival. This was done in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice. Those gathered at the event honored the memory of the victims with a minute of silence. The event itself replaced the traditional Cannes Film Festival, which was supposed to take place in May, but was canceled due to the pandemic. Instead, a 3-day special event took place, which has already been described as "an act of resistance to the coronavirus." Unfortunately, the events of the shortened version of the festival were overshadowed by the news that three people were killed by an Islamist attack in a church in Nice. The Mayor of Cannes called the incident "yet another terrible Islamist attack.
During the 3-day shortened program of the film festival, 4 films from the main program, short films and films by aspiring directors were shown. The jury presented the Cinéfondation Prize for the Student Film Program and the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, which was awarded to Egyptian director Sameh Alaa for I Am Afraid To Forget Your Face.
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