Abbas Kiarostami and the Jury announce the winners of this year’s selection.

Annie Silverstein’s Skunk has won first prize (€15,000) at this year’s Cinéfondation Selection.

Abbas Kiarostami and the jury, including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, announced the winners during a ceremony at the Buñuel Theatre which was followed by the screening of the winning films.

Silverstein is now guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at Cannes.

Second prize went to Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (€11,250), while third prize (€7,500) was shared between Fulvio Risuleo’s Lievito Madre and Daisy Jacobs’ The Bigger Picture.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world.


First Prize:
SKUNK directed by Annie Silverstein
the University of Texas at Austin, USA

Second Prize:
OH LUCY! directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore

Joint Third Prize:
LIEVITO MADRE directed by Fulvio Risuleo
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy

Joint Third Prize:
THE BIGGER PICTURE directed by Daisy Jacobs
National Film and Television School, United Kingdom