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Russia's Igumentseva leads Cannes Cinefondation winners

Three winners selected from 15 student film competition.

The 15th Cinéfondation award winners were handed out in Cannes today, with Jean-Pierre Dardenne leading a jury including Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 15 student films, chosen out of nearly 1,700 entries coming from 320 film schools around the world.


First Prize:
THE ROAD TO (DOROGA NA)
directed by Taisia Igumentseva
VGIK, Russia

Second Prize:
ABIGAIL
directed by Matthew James Reilly
NYU, US

Third Prize:
THE HOSTS (LOS ANFITRIONES)
directed by Miguel Angel Moulet
EICTV, Cuba

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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