The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Naomi Kawase and including Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Marie Larrieu, Radu Muntean and Santiago Loza, has awarded the 2016 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 2,350 entries coming from 548 film schools around the world.
directed by Or Sinai
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Israel
IN THE HILLS
directed by Hamid Ahmadi
The London Film School, United Kingdom
Joint Third Prize
A NYALINTÁS NESZE
directed by Nadja Andrasev
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary
Joint Third Prize
LA CULPA, PROBABLEMENTE
directed by Michael Labarca
Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
The Festival de Cannes allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of their first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.
The Cinéfondation will grant the three winners prizes of an equal value – €15,000 for the First, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third – provided that a feature film project is presented within two years of the film award.
Un Certain Regard 2016 presented in competition 18 films hailing from 20 different countries. Seven of the works were first films. The Opening film was ESHTEBAK (Clash) by Mohamed Diab.
Under the presidency of Marthe Keller (actress – Switzerland), the Jury was comprised of Jessica Hausner (director, producer – Austria), Diego Luna (actor, director, producer – Mexico), Ruben Östlund (director – Sweden) and Céline Sallette (actress – France).
Prize of Un Certain Regard
(The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki)
by Juho Kuosmanen
FUCHI NI TATSU
by Fukada Kôji
Prize for Best Director
for CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Prize for Best Screenplay
Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin
for VOIR DU PAYS (The Stopover)
Un Certain Regard Special Prize
LA TORTUE ROUGE
(The Red Turtle)
by Michael Dudok de Wit