SeveralEuropean screenwriting magazines are working together to launch an award forthe best short film screenplay as part of Critics Week at Cannes 2006.

The GrandCru Award of $2550 (Euros 2,000) will be presented to the writer of the bestscreenplay among the short films selected for Critics Week.

The jury,headed by Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga,will include Claire Dixsaut from France, Tom Greenfrom the UK, (Oriana Kujawskafrom Poland, Willemiek Seligmannfrom the Netherlands, Ángel GarciaRoldán from Spain and Jean-Michel Vlaeminckxfrom Belgium. (Cinergie, Belgium).

The Award will be presented in Cannes on May 25and is supported by the MK2 Group, the SACD, UGS, theEICAR school of television and film, Editions Montparnasse and Arane.