Cinefondation and short films awards announced

MUMBAI: After the announcement of the Critics‘ Week prizes, the Cinefondation and Short Films Jury comprising of Julie Gayet, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, Joao Pedro Rodrigues and President Michel Gondry announced and awarded the Cinéfondation Prizes.

Out of the sixteen student films this year, the first prize went to Der Brief directed by Doroteya Droumevadffb of Germany, while the second prize went to Drari directed by French director Kamal LazraqLa Femis. The third prize was awarded to Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang directed by South Korean Son Tae-gyum Chung-Ang.The awardee films will receive € 15,000 for the first prize, € 11,250 for the second and € 7,500 for the third.

Started in 1998, the Cinéfondation Selection has been showcasing student films by directors from different parts of the world.

The festival‘s official selection includes films by directors who had earlier participated in the Residence and the Atelier programmes of the Cinefondation. Among them are Skoonheid by Oliver Hermanus, Bonsai by Cristian Jimenez, Where Do We Go Now by Nadine Labaki, Miss Bala by Gerardo Naranjo, O Abismo Prateado by Karim A?nouz, The Other Side Of Sleep by Rebecca Daly and Porfirio by Alejandro Landes among others.

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