Nine films will compete for the 2013 Short Film Palme d’or, presided over by director and jury president Jane Campion.

While the official selection of feature films for the 66th Festival de Cannes will be revealed on Thursday [Apr 18], the list of short films has been unveiled in advance.

The selection committee received 3,500 titles for the short films competition, representing production from 132 countries.

The winner will be awarded by Campion at the festival’s closing ceremony on May 26.

The shortlist includes a Palestinian film for the first time.

Short Films in Competition

More Than Two Hours (Bishtar Az Do Saat)
Dir: Ali Asgari

Condom Lead
Dirs: Mohammed Abou Nasser, Ahmad Abou Nasser
Palestine, Jordan

Whale Valley (Hvalfjordur)
Dir: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Iceland, Denmark

The Meteorite and Impotence (Inseki to Impotence)
Dir: Omoi Sasaki

Mont Blanc
Dir: Gilles Coulier

Dir: Elzbieta Benkowska

Dir: Annarita Zambrano

Dir: Byounggon Moon
South Korea

37°4 S
Dir: Adriano Valerio


Additionally, the Cinéfondation Selection selected 18 films (14 fiction, four animated) from 1,550 submissions from 277 schools worldwide.

A third of the schools in the shortlist have been selected for the first time. The shortlist includes a Chilean film for the first time.

The three Cinéfondation Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony prior to the screening of the winning films on May 24 in the Buñuel Theatre.

The Norm of Life
Dir: Evgeny Byalo
High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors (Russia)

The Magnificent Lion Boy
Dir: Ana Caro

Ham Story (O Šunce)
Dir: Eliška Chytkova
Tomas Bata University in Zlίn (Czech Republic)

Dir: Navid Danesh
Karnameh Film School (Iran)

Dir: Gan de Lange
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School (Israel)

Dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA)

Waiting for the Thaw (En Attendant le Degel)
Dir: Sarah Hirtt
INSAS (Belgium)

Fable of a Blood-Drained Girl (Contrafabula de una Nina Disecada)
Dir: Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal
CCC (Mexico)

Dir: Joey IZZO
San Francisco State University (USA)

After the Winter (Au-Dela de l’Hiver)
Dir: Zhi Wei Jow
Le Fresnoy (France)

In the Fishbowl (În Acvariu)
Dir: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
UNATC (Romania)
The Line (Seon)

Soo-Jin Kim
Chung-Ang University (South Korea)

Dir: Camila Luna Toledo
Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile)

Going South
Dir: Jefferson Moneo
Columbia University (USA)

Danse Macabre
Dir: Małgorzata Rzanek
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Poland)

Tomorrow All the Things (Manana Todas las Cosas)
Dir: Sebastián Schjaer
UCINE (Argentina)

Exile (Exil)
Dir: Vladilen Vierny
La Fémis (France)

Pandas (Pandy)
Dir: Matúš Vizar
FAMU (Czech Republic)