NEW YORK — The Cannes Film Festival has issued a call for submissions for Directors Fortnight, which highlights new filmmakers.To qualify, pics should be fiction features produced after January 2001. Films that have participated in other competitive fests or released commercially beyond their country of origin are not eligible. Submission deadline is March 18; applications are available from the Independent Feature Project at (212) 465-8200. Fest runs May 15-26. For more information about the Directors Fortnight, contact Joyce Pierpoline at email@example.com.