Abbas Kiarostami to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.
With the Official Selection of features for the 67th Cannes Film Festival set to be revealed tomorrow (April 17), the line-up of Short Films has been unveiled in advance.
This year the Selection Committee received 3,450 short films, representing 128 production countries.
Ten films will compete in 2014 for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Abbas Kiarostami, president of the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury, at the festival’s awards ceremony on May 24.
For the first time, an Azerbaijani and a Georgian film will take part in the Short Films Competition.
dir: Giovanni Aloi (Italy)
The Administration Of Glory
dir: Ran Huang (China)
dir: Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia)
dirs: Sato Masiko, Ohara Takayoshi, Seki Yutaro, Toyota Masayuki, Hirase Kentaro (Japan)
dir: Simón Mesa Soto (Colombia/UK)
The Last One
dir: Sergey Pikalov (Azerbaijan)
dir: Petra Szocs (Hungary/Romania)
dir: Clément Trehin-Lalanne (France)
Les Corps Etrangers
dir: Laura Wandel (Belgium)
Yes We Love
dir: Hallvar Witzo (Norway)
The Cinéfondation Selection comprises 16 films - of which two are animated - among the 1,631 submitted this year by cinema schools from all around the world.
A total of 38% of the schools were selected for the first time and includes a film from Egypt, which has never previously been selected. A total of nine of the 16 selected films were directed by women.
The three Cinéfondation Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony prior to the screening of the winning films on May 22 in the Buñuel Theatre.
dir: Max Chan, (Hampshire College, U.S.)
Home Sweet Home
dirs: Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazevet, Stéphane Paccolat (Supinfocom Arles, France)
The Aftermath of the Inauguration Of The Public Toilet At Kilometer 375
dir: Omar El Zohairy (High Cinema Institute, Academy of Arts, Egypt)
dir: Reinaldo Marcus Green (NYU Tisch School of the Arts, US)
Last Trip Home
dir: Han Fengyu (Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore)
A Radiant Life
dir: Meryll Hardy (Le Fresnoy, France)
dir: Chie Hayakawa (ENBU Seminar, Japan)
dir: Atsuko Hirayanagi (NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore)
dir: Inbar Horesh (Minshar for Art, School and Center, Israel)
dir: Stefan Ivancic (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Serbia)
The Bigger Picture
dir: Daisy Jacobs (National Film and Television School, UK)
dir: György Mór Karpati (University of Theatre and Film Arts, Hungary)
dir: Kwon Hyun-ju (Chung-Ang University, South Korea)
dir: Léa Mysius (La Fémis, France)
dir: Fulvio Risuelo (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy)
dir: Annie Silverstein (The University of Texas at Austin, US)