The Short Films in Competition will begin screening today. The international Short Film Jury is presided by British director John Boorman; the panel is made up of actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi and directors Ferid Boughedir and Bertrand Bonello. At tomorrow night's Closing Ceremonies, they will announce the winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or. Nine films are in the running:
Missing by Jochem de Vries (Netherlands), Arena by João Salaviza (Portugal), Silence by Laila Pakalnina (Latvia), Worstward Ho by Alex Brendemühl (Spain), Lars and Peter by Daniel Borgman (Denmark), The Man in the Blue Gordini by Jean-Christophe Lie (France), The Six Dollar Fifty Man by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland (New Zealand), Ciao Mama by Goran Odvorcici (Croatia), and After Tomorrow by Emma Sullivan (UK).