The announcement of the 2016 Official Selection will begin with the short films Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection, in the run-up to the press conference for the 69th Cannes Film Festival, taking place, Thursday, April 14.
Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Naomi Kawase, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation.
THE 2016 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
This year, the selection committee received 5,008 short films – 458 more than in 2015. The 2016 Short Films Competition comprises ten films, mostly from Europe and Latin America, with one representative from Asia and one from Africa.
These films are all in the running for the 2016 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Naomi Kawase, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 69th Festival de Cannes on 22th May.
THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
|Lofti ACHOUR||LA LAINE SUR LE DOS||Tunisia, France||15’|
|Simón MESA SOTO||MADRE
|João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA||A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO
(The Girl who Danced with the Devil)
|Félix MOATI||APRÈS SUZANNE||France||15’|
Gabi Virginia SARGA
|4:15 P.M. SFARSITUL LUMII
(4:15 P.M. The End of the World)
|Farnoosh SAMADI FROOSHANI,
|Simon VAHLNE||FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH||Sweden||14’|
THE 2016 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION
To mark its 19th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and 4 animations), from among the 2,300 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fifteen countries from three continents are represented. Seven of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a film school from Bosnia and Herzegovina and one from Venezuela have seen their films reach the selection stage. More than half of this edition’s movies are directed by women, with 10 out of the 18 films selected.
The three Cinéfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on Friday 20th May in the Buñuel Theatre.
THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION
|Hamid AHMADI||IN THE HILLS||The London Film School
|Mounia AKL||SUBMARINE||Columbia University School of the Arts
|Nadja ANDRASEV||A NYALINTÁS NESZE
(The Noise of Licking)
|Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
|Alexandru BADEA||TOATE FLUVIILE CURG ÎN MARE
(All Rivers Run to the Sea)
|UNATC “I. L. Caragiale”
|École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
|Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET||GABBER LOVER||La Fémis
|Jac CLINCH||THE ALAN DIMENSION||NFTS
|Marta HERNAIZ PIDAL||DOBRO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Michael LABARCA||LA CULPA, PROBABLEMENTE
(The Guilt, Probably)
|Universidad de Los Andes
|Ernesto MARTÍNEZ BUCIO||LAS RAZONES DEL MUNDO
(The Reasons in the World)
|Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
|PARK Young-ju||1 KILOGRAM||Korea National University of Arts
Republic of Korea
|Fereshteh PARNIAN||ARAM||Université Lumière Lyon 2
|Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute
|Laura SAMANI||LA SANTA CHE DORME
(The Sleeping Saint)
|Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
|Remo SCHERRER||BEI WIND UND WETTER
(Whatever the Weather)
|Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
|Or SINAI||ANNA||The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School
|Malena VAIN||BUSINESS||Universidad del Cine
We’ll be looking forward to the big press conference tomorrow for the Official Selection. You can also follow the hashtag #Cannes2016 tomorrow and the rest of the month for details and updates.