Cinefondation hails duo

Scorsese, Kiarostami to be honorary prexies

PARIS — Martin Scorsese and Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami have become honorary presidents of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation, established in 1998 to encourage young filmmakers.

Cinefondation runs the fest’s Paris-based filmmakers-in-residence program, which welcomes a handful of budding cineastes from around the world twice a year.

A jury, presided over by Belgium director Andre Delvaux, chose six filmmakers out of 119 applicants for the next residency session, which begins in October.

A 25-year-old American, John Shank, will join novices from Poland, Russia, Greece and Argentina to work on their feature projects and network with French industry pros for four months.

Program is funded by corporate sponsors such as Nestle and L’Oreal.

Peter Sollett’s “Long Way Home,” which was developed in the residency program, screened in Cannes this year in the Un Certain Regard sidebar and was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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