Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 Cinéfondation award winners

The 15th Cinéfondation award winners revealed today by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and his Jury

The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury headed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and including Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai, has awarded the 2012 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 15 student films, chosen out of nearly 1 700 entries coming from 320 film schools around the world.

First Prize:
          Дорога на (DOROGA NA / The Road to)
          directed by Таиси Игуменцева (Taisia Igumentseva)
          VGIK, Russia

Second Prize:

          directed by Matthew James Reilly
          NYU, USA

Third Prize:
          LOS ANFITRIONES (The Hosts)

          directed by Miguel Angel Moulet
          EICTV, Cuba

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.

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