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Cannes shorts selections include large crop from Latin America

Cannes organisers have announced the line up for the festival’s 2010 short film competition.

Cannes organisers have announced the line up for the festival’s 2010 short film competition.

Nine films will compete for the short film Palme D’Or, which will be awarded during the festival’s closing ceremony on May 23. Latin America is particularly well represented with four shorts from the region appearing in the list, whilst France, Israel, Australia, Sweden and Latvia all have one film in the line-up.

The Cannes 2010 shorts in competition are:

Chienne D’Histoire, dir Serge Avedikian (France)
First Aid, dir Yarden Carmin (Israel)
Estacao, dir Marcia Faria (Brazil)
Muscles, dir Edward Houdsen (Australia)
Micky Bader, dir Frida Kempf (Sweden)
To Swallow A Toad, dir Jurgis Krasons (Latvia)
Rosa, dir Monica Lairana (Argentina)
Maya, dir Pedro Pio Martin Perez (Cuba)
Blokes, dir Marialy Rivas (Chile)

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