Cannes Award for Campion
Director of award-winning film The Piano, Wellington-born Jane Campion, 58, will be presented with the Carrosse d’Or from the Society of Film Directors at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Campion will be at the festival as president of the Cinefondation and short film jury. Launched in 2002, past winners of the Carrosse d’Or – or Golden Coach – include actor Clint Eastwood and director Jim Jarmusch. “The award is a tribute paid by the directors of the Film Directors’ Guild to one of their own, chosen from the international filmmaking community for the innovative qualities, the courage and independent mindedness of his or her work,” the guild said. Campion, who is based in Australia, also co-created and directed miniseries, Top of the Lake.