Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Cinefondation and short films

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Naomi Kawase and including Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Marie Larrieu, Radu Muntean and Santiago Loza, has awarded the 2016 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 2 350 entries coming from 548 film schools around the world.

First Prize:

directed by Or Sinai
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Israel

Second Prize:

directed by Hamid Ahmadi
The London Film School, United Kingdom

Joint Third Prize:
directed by Nadja Andrasev
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

Joint Third Prize:
directed by Michael Labarca
Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

Cannes Film Festival allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of their first feature film at the festival.

The Cinéfondation will grant the three winners prizes of an equal value - €15,000 for the First, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third - provided that a feature film project is presented within two years of the film award.