Tuesday, April 19, 2011

64th Festival de Cannes 2011--Short Film Competition

The Festival de Cannes is also a festival for young filmmakers and the short film format. In its desire to showcase young talent, the world’s biggest film event renews its commitment and faith in the future of cinema every year. In an additional initiative regrouped around Cannes Short Films, the Short Film Competition and the Short Film Corner reveal emerging talent in a full panorama dedicated to the short film format.
The Short Film Competition, composed of previously unreleased works, has in the past led to the discovery of more than one auteur director who has gone on to achieve fame: Jane CAMPION or Xavier GIANNOLI, for instance, as well as Nuri Bilge CEYLAN, Lynne RAMSAY and Catalin MITULESCU, who are in the 2011 Official Selection, all drew notice when they made their debuts with a short film in the Cannes competition.
Following is the list of the Official Selection of the short film competition in the 64th Festival de Cannes. It is composed this year with nine films from nine different countries. The 2011 competition brings together a great variety of cinematographic concepts, differing in style, genre, length and national origin.

Dahci Ma GHOST South Korea 10’

Wannes Destoop BADPAKJE 46 Belgium 15’

Vladimir Durán SOY TAN FELIZ Argentina/Colombia 14’

Nash Edgerton BEAR Australia 8’

Lisa Marie Gamlem KJØTTSÅR Norway 11’

Sam Holst MEATHEAD New Zealand 10’

Nicolas Roy CE N’EST RIEN Canada 14’

Megumi Tazaki PATERNAL WOMB Japan 15’

Maryna Vroda CROSS France/Ukrain 14’
Presided over by filmmaker Michel Gondry, the jury will award the Short Film Palme d’Or at the Closing Ceremony on 22nd May.
Last year, Barking Island by Serge Avédikian was awarded the prize and has since met with great international acclaim.

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