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Cannes ’15: Abderrahmane Sissako and the Jury Announced the Winners of the 18th Cinéfondation

Cannes '15: Abderrahmane Sissako and the Jury Announced the Winners of the 18th Cinéfondation

Besides the renowned auteurs being awarded yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival, other filmmakers who could soon be part of the main competition were also recognized. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca
Zlotowski, awarded the 2015 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 1 593 entries coming from 381 film schools around the world.

First Prize:

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directed by Pippa Bianco

AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, USA

Second Prize:

Locas Perdidasdirected by Ignacio Juricic Merillán

Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile

Joint Third Prize:

The Return of Erkindirected by Maria Guskova

High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Russia

Joint Third Prize:

Victor XX
directed by Ian Garrido López

ESCAC, Spain

The awarded films will received €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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