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See lineupThe Cannes Film Festival is integrating the DVD format as a new component of activities throughout the fest.

The Cinema DVD Show initiative includes several elements:

  • A jury has been created to recognize the finest artistic achievement in DVD supplemental material with the inaugural “Cannes Film Festival DVD Collection” label. Daily Variety home entertainment editor Scott Hettrick, who is also editor-in-chief of Daily Variety sister publication Video Premieres, is among the jury members. Winners will be announced May 23 at the Plaz de Pannes.

  • A panel discussion about the dramatic impact of DVD on the art and commerce of filmmaking before, during and after production, featuring prominent fest attendees and presented by Video Premieres, will be held at the Palais des Festivals.

  • The DVD Lounge, prominently positioned in the Palais des Festivals throughout the fest, will showcase state-of-the-art DVD technology, selected DVD movies and roundtable discussions.

  • A panel discussion about DVD piracy, featuring top industry executives, will be held May 20.

Among DVD entries in the Cannes Film Festival DVD Collection competition are “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Ben Hur,” “Blue Velvet,” “Les demoiselles de Rochefort,” “La Dolce Vita,” “Forrest Gump,” “The 400 Blows,” “Jeanne and the Perfect Guy,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Noce blanche,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Usual Suspects.”

Cinema DVD Show entrants

A.I., Artificial Intelligence

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Ben Hur

Blow

Blue Velvet

Bull Durham

Cleopatra

Delicatessen

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

La Dolce Vita

Evolution

The Family Man

15 Minutes

Final Fantasy

Fist of Legend

Forrest Gump

Les 400 Coups

Harrison’s Flowers

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

In the Mood For Love

Jeanne et le Garcon Formidable

Johnny Got His Gun

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

The Last Waltz

Le Magicien d’Oz

Moulin Rouge

Noce Blanche

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Pearl Harbor

Les Portes de la Gloire

Requiem for a Dream

Rosemary’s Baby

Sleepwalker

Sous le Sable

Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace

Superman

The Usual Suspects