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Cannes announces Cinéfondation selection winners

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 during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1 631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world.

First Prize:

SKUNK directed by Annie Silverstein
the University of Texas at Austin, USA

Second Prize:

OH LUCY! directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore

Joint Third Prize:
LIEVITO MADRE directed by Fulvio Risuleo
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.

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