The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury (Julie Gayet, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, João Pedro Rodrigues and President Michel Gondry) has awarded the Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre before the screening of the winning films.
Sixteen student films coming from Asia, America and Europe composed this year’s program. They have been selected out of 1,600 entries.
DER BRIEF (The Letter)
directed by Doroteya Droumeva
directed by Kamal Lazraq
La Fémis, France
YA-GAN-BI-HANG (Fly by Night)
directed by Son Tae-gyum
Chung-Ang University, South Korea
The awarded films will receive € 15,000 for the First Prize, € 11,250 for the Second and € 7,500 for the Third.
Created in 1998, the Cinéfondation Selection has showcased student films by directors who are back in Cannes this year with a feature film: Frederikke Aspöck (Labrador), Catalin Mitulescu (Loverboy), Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra (Trabalhar Cansa), Roland Edzard (La fin du silence), Vimukthi Jayasundara (Chatrak), Hagar Ben Asher (The Slut).
Films by directors having participated in the Residence and the Atelier of the Cinéfondation are also present in the Cannes selections: Skoonheid by Oliver Hermanus, Bonsái by Cristián Jiménez, Et maintenant on va où ? by Nadine Labaki, Miss Bala by Gerardo Naranjo, O Abismo Prateado by Karim Aïnouz, The Other Side of Sleep by Rebecca Daly, Porfirio by Alejandro Landes, Yeke Varune by Shahrbanoo Sadat, Code Blue by Urszula Antoniak.