The Cannes Cinefondation has awarded Elad Keidan's Anthem with its top prize.

The film hails from Israel's Sam Speigel Film & TV School. Each of the contenders for the Cinefondation prize comes from a film school student.

This year 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America vied in the competition. The jury was presided over by Hou Hsiao Hsien along with Olivier Assayas, Susanne Bier, Marina Hands and Laurence Kardish.

Second prize went to France's Claire Burger for her Forbach while third prize was a tie for Park Jae-ok's Stop from the Korean Academy of Film Arts and Roadmarkers from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki's Juho Kuosmanen.