Keynes, France – Shorts made on TikTok have not yet been seen on the big screen in the Grand Theater Lumiere, but last week the video app was still accused of Keynes’s wrongdoing: trying to influence jury decisions. ۔
In March, TikTok Announced That it will be one Official partner This year’s Cannes Film Festival. The collaboration was part of the festival’s “desire to diversify the audience,” said Thierry Freemax, the festival’s artistic director. Billboards writing “Ceci n’est pas un film, c’est un vido TikTok” shine across the street from one of the main movie theaters here.
TikTok also announced a competition for short films made on its app. Although the festival had no official program, the competition was led by a jury headed by a Cambodian-born filmmaker. ریتھی پنہA survivor of the Khmer Rouge government who has been regularly in Cannes with films such as “The Missing Picture” and “Exile”.
But the leaf He resigned as chairman of the jury on Wednesday.He said he had to return to his role just two days before the awards, just Friday morning, just hours before the awards ceremony. Panh said in an email that he had resigned because TikTok “wanted to influence our decision on the winners” and returned to his post when the company agreed to respect the jury’s decision. ۔
“His world, this is not the world of art,” Pan said in an interview later Friday afternoon, sitting on a sofa on the deck of the Beach Front restaurant where he and four fellow judges had just given the award. ۔
Refusing to be named, Panh said some TikTok employees wanted to select different winners from the jury’s shortlist. These were “a lot of tick-tock people,” he said. “One or two were very aggressive, very stubborn, very closed-minded.”
TikTok released a statement saying that the general disagreement in the selection of the winners seems to be causing some trouble. “Like any creative contest where the winner’s choice is open to thematic interpretation, an independent panel of judges may differ in artistic opinion,” the statement said.
Even after receiving assurances that the jury’s selection would be respected, Panh said his first instinct was not to return to the jury. But he said he eventually returned to filmmakers. Some, he added, had traveled to Cannes from as far away as Japan or New Zealand. “You can’t break their dream, you know?”
Friday’s event was hosted by social media personality Terry LTAM, who asked the judges about their experiences seeing shorts. Sudanese filmmaker Bismillah Khalifa says the decision-making process has changed her perspective on the platform. “I didn’t give TikTok enough credit, I don’t think you can do much with it,” he said.
Filmmakers from 44 countries submitted films for the competition, all between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. The top prize was shared between two directors: Mabota Motoki from Japan, whose the film A man is shown carefully making a wooden tub, and 21-year-old Slovenian director Matej Reymank presents a comedy. Black and white short In which two people flirt using a paper airplane. Reymank said that working on social media platforms gave him the desire to make films.
“I started posting videos on Vine, then I went on Instagram and then TikTok came, so I started posting on TikTok,” he said in an interview shortly after receiving his award, a golden color. The statue was shaped like the TikTok logo. “Now, during this transition to posting videos on social media, I found my love for filmmaking.”
This was their first time in Cannes, either to attend the festival or to visit the city. “I hope to come here one day with my feature film,” he said. “I just make comedy because the world needs more laughter.”