Cannes Cinefondation has selected 13 student short films from 11 countries to screen at the festival, including the first-ever selections from Belgium’s University of Sint-Lukas and Harvard University in the US.
The films were selected from 1,600 entries submitted by film schools across the globe. The films range from seven to 60 minutes in length.
The Cinefondation and Shorts Jury, led by Atom Egoyan, will choose the best three films to receive awards on May 21.
The shorts selected are:
Jens Blank’s Cooked (NFTS, UK)
Vatche Boulghourjian’s The Fifth Column (Hinkerort Zorasune) (NYU, US)
Vincent Cardona’s Anywhere Out of the World (Coucou-Les-Nuages) (La Femis, France)
Gilles Coulier’s Iceland(Ijsland) (University of Sint-Lukas*, Belgium)
Kim Tae-yong’s Frozen Land (University of Sejong*, South Korea)
Dane Komljen’s I Already Am Everything I Want to Have (Ja Vec Jesam Sve Ono Sto Zelim Da Imam) (FDU, Serbia)
Juho Kuosmanen’s The Painting Sellers (Taulukauppiaat) (University of Aalto, Finland)
Janaína Marques Ribeiro’s The Minutes, The Hours (Los Minutos, Las Horas) (EICTV, Cuba)
Michaela Muller’s Miramare (ALU*, Croatia)
Benjamin Naishtat’s The Game (El Juego) (Le Fresnoy, France)
Matyas Prikler’s Thanks, Fine (Dakujem, Dobre) (FTF-VSMU, Slovakia)
Balint Szimler’s Here I Am (Itt Vagyok) (SzFE, Hungary)
Andrew Wesman’s Shelley (Harvard*, US)
* indicates schools selected for the first time