The Cinéfondation Selection of the 71st Festival de Cannes has chosen 17 films (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,426 submitted by film schools all over the world. Fourteen countries on four continents will be represented. Twelve of the twenty-two directors selected for this program are women.

The jury will hand over the three Cinéfondation prizes at a ceremony preceding the screening of the awarded films on Thursday 17th May, in the Buñuel Theatre in Cannes. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Bertrand Bonello, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation. 

The Short Films Selections 2018 © FDC

Here are the 17 Cinéfondation entries:

1.      “Dolfin Megumi” (Rubber Dolphin) by Ori Aharon of Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University in Israel
2.      “End of Season” by Zhannat Alshanova of The London Film School in the United Kingdom
3.      “Sailor’s Delight” by Louise Aubertin, Eloise Girard, Marine Menervol, Jonas Ritter, Loucas Rongeart and Amandine Thomoux of ESMA in France
4.      “Inanimate” by Lucia Bulgheroni of NFTS in the United Kingdom
5.      “El Verano del Leon Electrico” (The Summer of the Electric Lion) by Diego Cespedes of Universidad de Chile in Chile
6.      “Palm Trees and Power Lines” by Jamie Dack of NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the United States
7.      “Dong Wu Xiong Meng” (The Storms in Our Blood) by Di Shen of Shanghai Theater Academy in China
8.      “Fragment de Drame” (A Piece of Tragedy) of Laura Garcia of La Femis in France
9.      “Cinco Minutos Afuera” (Five Minutes Outside) by Constanza Gatti of Universidad del Cine in Argentina
10.  “Los Tiempos de Hector” (Hector’s Nightfall) by Ariel Gutierrez of CCC in Mexico
11.  “Dots” by Eryk Lenartowicz of AFTRS in Australia
12.  “Inny” (The Other) by Marta Magnuska of PWSFTviT in Pland
13.  “Albastru Si Rosu, In Proportii Egale”  (Equally Red and Blue) by Georgiana Moldoveanu of UNATC I.L. Caragiale in Romania
14.  ‘Cosi in Terra” (As it is on Earth) Pier Lorenzo Pisano of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Italy
15.  “Kalendar” (Calendar) by Igor Poplauhin of Moscow School of New Cinema in Russia
16.  “Mesle Bache Adam” (Like a Good Kid) by Arian Vazirdaftari of Tehran University of Dramatic Arts in Iran
17.  “I am My Own Mother” by Andew Zox of San Francisco State University in the United States

The 71st Festival de Cannes will be held from May 8-19, 2018Watch the announcement of the official entries here:


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