Welcome to the amazing world of cinema and disability at CANNES!
Jean Luc GODARD said: "I only want to talk about cinema, why talk about other things? With cinema, we talk about everything, we get to everything."
David LISNARD Mayor of Cannes "Equality between characters, physiques and aptitudes does not exist any more in the so-called able-bodied than in the so-called disabled".
The International Festival ENTR'2 MARCHES is an alchemy of cinematographic composition combining these two aims.
Spotlight on artistic and professional talents offering remarkable fiction and documentary films. The films awaken all our senses, emotions, intuitions and intellect.
The cinematographic works on this theme, present for a long time in many mainstream films such as "Untouchables", "De rouille et d'os", "Rain Man", "Patient", "Hors normes"... point out all the more the value of the human being and awaken our senses, our emotions, our intuitions, our intellect.
Disability and differences serve the imagination, the creation of stories and encourage the expression of talents!
Georges LAUTNER had understood this well; as early as 2010, when the festival was born, by becoming the Godfather of "Entr'2 Marches".
Chantal LAUBY, actress and director has succeeded him for a few years now, bringing us her smile, her humour and her image. She was joined in 2019 by Vincent PERROT, producer, director, radio and television man.
Art, especially cinema is a powerful lever that allows to become Just, in the sense of justice, rightness, adjusted situations...Cinema opens spaces of expression and freedom.
We select films with French and English subtitles from all over the world.
In order to compete, the films, fictions, documentaries and animations are viewed by judges from the world of cinema and social issues. The official selection of the International Festival "Entr'2 Marches" is thus finalized.
All types of disability (motor, visual, auditory, psychic, invisible, social...) but also due to difference are highlighted in interactions with others, with the environment.
At the end of the screening days, the jury and the public vote to award the best films in 6 categories:
The Festival offers accessibility measures for people with disabilities.
During the screenings of the films in competition and during the opening and closing ceremonies, the Festival offers Audio description, intended for the visually impaired, the blind, or those with intellectual disabilities, translation into French Sign Language, simultaneous transmission on screen of presentations for the deaf, subtitling of the films in French and English, and a magnetic loop.
The projection room and sanitary facilities are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Cinema and disability have no boundaries. Thank you to the directors for the trust you place in the International Film Festival "Entr'2 Marches" in Cannes.