Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Abderrahmane Sissako, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation.
THE 2015 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
This year, the selection committee received 4,550 short films – 1,000 more than in 2014 – from over 100 countries.
The 2015 Short Films Competition comprises nine films (seven works of fiction and two animations), mostly from Asia and Europe, with one representative of Latin America and one from Oceania.
These films are all in the running for the 2015 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Abderrahmane Sissako, President of the Jury, at the official prize-giving ceremony of the 68th Festival de Cannes on 24th May.
SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION:
LE REPAS DOMINICAL
LOVE IS BLIND
Palestine, France, Germany
Jan ROOSENS, Raf ROOSENS
THE 2015 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION
To mark its 18th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and four animations), from among the 1,600 works submitted this year by film schools from all four corners of the globe. 16 countries from four continents are represented.
Over a third of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a Spanish film school has seen one of its films reach the selection stage. There is a strong showing from Europe once again, with 11 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 22nd May in the salle Buñuel.
THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION:
Art University of Tehran
EL SER MAGNÉTICO
(The Magnetic Nature)
Universidad del Cine (FUC)
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women
National Film and Television School
Ian GARRIDO LÓPEZ
(The Return of Erkin)
High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors
MOPA (ex Supinfocom Arles)
Ignacio JURICIC MERILLÁN
Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile
The Animation Workshop
(The Wheel of Emotions)
Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie (dffb)
ASARA REHOVOT MEA ETSIM
(Ten Buildings Away)
Minshar for Art
Moscow School of New Cinema
Héctor SILVA NÚÑEZ
AINAHAN NE PALAA
(To Return Until)
Aalto University, ELO Film School Helsinki
RITS School of Arts Brussels
RI GUANG ZHI XIA
(Under the Sun)
The VCA, Film & TV School, Melbourne University