Winners of the 18th Cinéfondation Selection Announced

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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.

Congrats to the winners! This year’s festival has been one for the ages. Lots of great films on display and tons of new talent has been discovered.

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