This year, the selection committee of the 71st Festival de Cannes received 3,943 short films. The 2018 Short Films Competition comprises eight films (7 works of fictions and 1 animation), from Australia, China, France, Iran, Japan, the Philippines, Poland and the United States.

These films are all in the running for the 2018 Short Film Palme d'or, to be awarded by Bertrand Bonello, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 71st Festival de Cannes on May 19, 2018.

The Short Films Selections 2018 © FDC

Here are the eight entries to the 2018 Short Films Competition of the 71st Festival de Cannes:

1.      “Gabriel” by Oren Gerner of France
2.      “Judgment” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez of the Philippines
3.      “Caroline” by Celine Held and Logan George of the United States
4.      “Tariki” (Umbra) of Saeed Jafarian of Iran
5.      “III” by Marta Parek of Poland
6.      “Duality” by Masahiko Sato, Genki Kawamura, Yutaro Seki, Masayuki Toyota and Kentaro Hirase of Japan
7.      “On the Border” by Wei Shujun of China
8.      “All These Creatures” by Charles Williams of Australia

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 71st Festival de Cannes will be held from May 8-19, 2018.

Watch the announcement of the official entries to the 71st Festival de Cannes here:


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