Short Film News (SFN)- The announcement of the 2016 Official Selection will begin with the short films Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection, in the run-up to the press conference for the 69th Festival de Cannes, to be held on Thursday 14th April.
Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Naomi Kawase, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation.
This year, the selection committee received 5,008 short films – 458 more than in 2015.
The 2016 Short Films Competition comprises ten films, mostly from Europe and Latin America, with one representative from Asia and one from Africa.
These films are all in the running for the 2016 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Naomi Kawase, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 69th Festival de Cannes on 22th May.
THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
Lotfi ACHOUR LA LAINE SUR LE DOS Tunisia, France 15’
Sara DUNLOP DREAMLANDS United-Kingdom 14’
Juanjo GIMENEZ TIMECODE Spain 15’
Raymund GUTIERREZ IMAGO Philippines 15’
Simón MESA SOTO MADRE
(Mother) Colombia, Sweden 14’
João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO
(The Girl who Danced with the Devil) Brazil 14’
Félix MOATI APRÈS SUZANNE France 15’
Gabi Virginia SARGA 4:15 P.M. SFARSITUL LUMII
(4:15 P.M. The End of the World) Romania 15’
Ali ASGARI IL SILENZIO
(The Silence) Italy 15’
Simon VAHLNE FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH Sweden 14’
To mark its 19th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and 4 animations), from among the 2,300 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fifteen countries from three continents are represented.
Seven of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a film school from Bosnia and Herzegovina and one from Venezuela have seen one of their films reach the selection stage. More than half of this edition's movies are directed by women, with 10 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 20th May in the Buñuel Theatre.
THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION
Hamid AHMADI IN THE HILLS
The London Film School
Mounia AKL SUBMARINE
Columbia University School of the Arts
A NYALINTÁS NESZE
(The Noise of Licking)
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
TOATE FLUVIILE CURG ÎN MARE
(All Rivers Run to the Sea)
UNATC "I. L. Caragiale"
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET GABBER LOVER La Fémis
Jac CLINCH THE ALAN DIMENSION NFTS
Marta HERNAIZ PIDAL DOBRO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Michael LABARCA LA CULPA, PROBABLEMENTE
(The Guilt, Probably)
Universidad de Los Andes
Ernesto MARTÍNEZ BUCIO LAS RAZONES DEL MUNDO
(The Reasons in the World)
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
PARK Young-ju 1 KILOGRAM
Korea National University of Arts
Republic of Korea
Fereshteh PARNIAN ARAM Université Lumière Lyon 2
Saurav RAI GUDH
(Nest) Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute
Laura SAMANI LA SANTA CHE DORME
(The Sleeping Saint) Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
BEI WIND UND WETTER
(Whatever the Weather)
Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst
Or SINAI ANNA The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School
Malena VAIN BUSINESS
Universidad del Cine