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Cannes: Winners Announced in the 17th Cinéfondation Selection of Student Films

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire May 22, 2014 at 12:46PM

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Cannes winner of the 17th Cinéfondation Selection "Skunk"
"Skunk"

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world. The prizes were presented during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre and followed by the screening of the winning films, which were:

First Prize:
"Skunk,"directed by Annie Silverstein from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Second Prize:
"Oh Lucy!" directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi from 

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore.

Joint Third Prize:

"Lievito Madre,"  directed by Fulvio Risuleo from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy.

Joint Third Prize:
"The Bigger PIcture," directed by Daisy Jacobs National Film and Television School, United Kingdom.

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 his first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.

This article is related to: 2014 Cannes Film Festival , Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival, Awards





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