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Cannes: Cinéfondation Short Film Winners Announced, Taissa Farmiga-Starring ‘Share’ Takes Top Prize

Cannes: Cinéfondation Short Film Winners Announced, Taissa Farmiga-Starring 'Share' Takes Top Prize

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The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The winner of the top prize, “Share,” was one of our picks for the best new American short films earlier this month when we saw it at the Maryland Film Festival. We noted that “Share” had “long, engrossing takes on par with the Dardenne brothers and a voyeuristic quality reminiscent of Michael Haneke” and that it “portrays the distinctly modern fear of digital processes beyond our control — and yet, at the same time, with the potential to become dangerously personal.”

First Prize:
Directed by Pippa Bianco
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, USA

Second Prize:
“locas Perdidas”
Directed by Ignacio Juricic Merillán
Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile

Joint Third Prize:
“The Return of Erkin”
Directed 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 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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