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Kodak celebrates 29 features shot on film at Cannes 2023

May 16, 2023

Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment celebrated 29 productions shot on film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Four on-film titles, Asteroid City, Fallen Leaves, La Chimera and The Old Oak, competed for the Palme dOr, with an additional three titles featured in Un Certain Regard and nine titles across DirectorsFortnight and CriticsWeek captured on film. 2023 also marks the centennial of 16mm film, and as proof of the formats continued relevance and popularity, seventeen of the on-film titles at the festival chose 16mm as their capture medium. 

Out-of-competition productions Maïwens Jean Du Barry, Sam Levinsons The Idol, Martin Scorseses Killers Of The Flower Moon and Steve McQueens The Occupied City were each captured on Kodak 35mm film.

Jeanne Du Barry

“We congratulate all of the motion picture artists whose work was been selected for Cannes 2023,” said Vanessa Bendetti, global managing director of Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment. To have so many shot-on-film productions screening and competing at the festival this year is undeniably testimony to the intrinsic value of the film medium. It is Kodaks distinct honour to have partnered with these filmmakers to help bring their artistic visions to the screen.” 

Shot-on-film productions competing or screening as part of the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 between 16 – 27 May included: 

Official Competition 

  • Jeanne du Barry – Maïwen (35mm) *Opening Film Out of Competition 
  • Fallen Leaves – Aki Kaurismaki (35mm) 
  • Asteroid City – Wes Anderson (35mm) 
  • La Chimera – Alice Rohrwacher (16mm/35mm) 
  • The Old Oak – Ken Loach (35mm)

Un Certain Regard 

  • Simple Comme Sylvain – Monica Chokri (35mm) 
  • Crowrã (The Buriti Flower) – João Salaviza & Ranée Nader Messora (16mm) 
  • Only The River Flows – Wei Shun (16mm)

Out of Competition 

  • The Idol – Same Levinson (35mm) 
  • Killers Of The Flower Moon – Martin Scorsese (35m)

Special Screenings 

Occupied City – Steve McQueen (35mm) 


  • Lamour et les forêts (Love And Forests) – Valérie Donzelli (16mm) 
  • Cerrar Los Ojos (Close Your Eyes) – Victor Erice (16mm) 
  • Eureka – Lisandro Alonso (35mm)

DirectorsFortnight – Long Features Competition 

  • Conann (She Is Conann) – Bertrand Mandico (35mm) 
  • Légua – Filipa Reis & João Miller Guerra (16mm) 
  • Riddle Of Fire (Conte de Feu) – Weston Razooli (16mm) 
  • The Sweet East – Sean Prince Williams (16mm)

DirectorsFortnight – Short Films 

  • Il Compleanno Di Enrico (The Birthday Party) – Francesco Sossai (16mm) 
  • Jai vu le Visage du Diable (I Saw The Face Of The Devil) – Julia Kowalski (16mm) 
  • Lemon Tree – Rachel Walden (16mm)

CriticsWeek – Long Features Competition 

Lost Country – Vladimir Perisič (16mm) 

CriticsWeek – Short Films 

Contadores – Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe (16mm) 

Acid Selection 

The Sea And Its Waves – Liana & Renaud (16mm) 

Official Selection
Court Métrage/Short Films 

  • Tits – Eivind Landsvik (16mm) 
  • Aunque es de Noche – Guillermo García López (16mm)

Cinef Selection 

  • Killing Boris Johnson – Musa Alderson-Clarke (35mm) 
  • Trenc dAlba – Anna Llargués (S8mm)

Catalogue Marche 

Under The Open Sky – Pavel Buryak (16mm)

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