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Abbas Kiarostami to Head the 2014 Cannes Short Film and Cinefondation Jury

Abbas Kiarostami to Head the 2014 Cannes Short Film and Cinefondation Jury

Cannes has selected Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami (“Certified
Copy,” “Like Someone In Love”) to be president of the Cinéfondation and Short
Films Jury at the 2014 edition of the fest, running May 14-25.

Also serving on the jury are directors Noémie Lvovsky of
France (“Camille redouble”), Daniela Thomas of Brazil (“Linha de passé”), Mahamat-Saleh
Haroun of Chad (“Grigris”) and Joachim Trier of Norway (“Oslo, August 31”).

They will be awarding three prizes to films
submitted by students from film schools around the globe, which will be presented
in the Cinéfondation Selection, to be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, the Cinéfondation prizes will be announced May
22, with the Short Film Palme d’Or to be awarded on May 24.

Jane Campion is set to be the feature film
jury president.

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