Friday, May 22, 2015

68th Festival de Cannes-18th Cinefondation Awards announced

Abderrahmane Sissako and the Jury announced the winners
of the 18th Cinéfondation Selection
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 1 593 entries coming from 381 film schools around the world.
First Prize:
SHARE directed by Pippa Bianco
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, USA
Second Prize:
LOCAS PERDIDAS directed by Ignacio Juricic Merillán
Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile
Joint Third Prize: 
THE RETURN OF ERKIN directed by Maria Guskova
High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Russia
Joint Third Prize: 
VICTOR XX directed by Ian Garrido López
ESCAC, Spain
The awarded films will receive €15,000 for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
The First Prize winner is also guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.

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