This year, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, created in 1998, brings together film-maker Joana Hadjithomas (Lebanon), director Rebecca Zlotowski (France), actress Cécile de France (Belgium) and actor Daniel Olbrychski (Poland) under the wings of its president Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania).
The Jury’s task is to award prizes to three of the 18 films made by film school students and shown as part of the Cinéfondation Selection.
The Cinéfondation prizes will be announced by the Jury on Friday 22nd May, at a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre to be followed by a screening of the award winning films.
The Jury will also name the winner of the Short Film Palme d’or from among the nine films selected for the Competition. The Short Film Palme d’or will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony of the 68th Festival de Cannes on Sunday 24th May.
1. Cécile De France © Ben Dauchez
2. Daniel Olbrychski © Katarzyna Paskuda
3. Aderrahmane Sissako © Bertrand Langlois / AFP
4. Rebecca Zlotowski © Shelby Duncan
5. Joana Hadjithomas © Jessica Forde