Cannes, France – Short films made in Dictoc have not yet been seen on the big screen at the Grand Theater Lumiere, but last week the video processor was accused of being the Cannes Fox Boss: trying to influence the jury’s decision.
In March, TikTok Announced That it would be a Official Partner This year’s Cannes Film Festival. Thierry Fremax, the festival’s artistic director, was quoted as saying that the collaboration was “part of the festival’s desire to diversify its audience.” Billboards reading “ceci n’est pas un film, c’est un video TikTok” hung from one of the main theaters here across the street from the canopy.
TikTok has also announced a competition for shorts taken on its processor. Although not an official event, there was a panel of judges headed by a Cambodian-born filmmaker Rithi PanAn escapee of the Khmer Rouge regime, he regularly attended Cannes with films such as “The Missing Picture” and “Exile”.
But Panh The chairman of the arbitral tribunal resigned on Wednesday, He said, will return to his role only on Friday morning, two days before the awards ceremony, just hours before the awards ceremony. Ban said in an e-mail that Dictok had left “because he seemed to want to influence our decision about the prize winners” and that he had returned to his post when the company agreed to respect the arbitral award.
“Their world, this is not the art world,” Bonn said in an interview Friday afternoon, sitting on a bed on the deck of a beach restaurant, where he and his four fellow jurors presented the awards.
While refusing to name names, Panh said some staff at TikTok would like to select different winners from the shortlist of the jury. It was “many people from Dictok,” he said. “One or two people are very aggressive, very stubborn, very closed-minded.”
TikTok released a statement saying there seemed to be some problem with the normal disagreements over choosing the winners. “Choosing the winner of any creative competition is open to subjective interpretation, and there may be artistic differences of opinion from an independent jury,” the report said.
Bonn said his first instinct was not to return to the jury, even after receiving assurances that the jury’s choices would be respected. But he said he eventually came back for the filmmakers. Some have moved to Cannes from as far away as Japan or New Zealand. “You can not break their dream, you know?”
The ceremony on Friday was hosted by social media personality Terry LDAM, who asked jurors about their experiences watching the shorts. Sudanese filmmaker Basma Khalifa said the judging process changed her perspective on stage. “I’m not giving enough credit to TikTok, I do not think you can do that much,” he said.
Filmmakers from 44 countries submitted films ranging from 30 seconds to three minutes into the competition. The first prize was shared between two directors: Maputa Motoki of Japan, whose Picture It shows a man meticulously building a wooden tank and 21-year-old Slovenian director Madage Rimanik submitting a joke. Black and white shorts Two of them are flirting using a paper airplane. Rimanik said he was inspired by his desire to make films by working on social media sites.
“I started posting videos on wine, then I went to Instagram, and then Dictok came around, so I started posting on Dictok,” he said in an interview shortly after receiving his award, a gold statue shaped like Dictok’s logo. “Now during this transition where I post videos on social media, I discovered my love for filmmaking.”
This is my first time attending a festival in Cannes or going to town. “I hope one day I can come here with my film,” he said. “I only do jokes because the world needs more laughter.”
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