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Reinaldo Marcus Green's 'Stone Cars' Is A 2014 Cannes Film Festival Selection

Shadow and Act By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 16, 2014 at 1:24PM

2014 Short Films Selection
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Image From Reinaldo Marcus Green's "Stone Cars"
Image From Reinaldo Marcus Green's "Stone Cars"

Ahead of the Official Selection of feature films for the 67th Festival de Cannes, which will be revealed tomorrow, Thursday April 17, the list of short films (including its Cinéfondation selections) has been unveiled in advance.

Congratulations are in order for Reinaldo Marcus Green (brother of Rashaad Ernesto Green, director of the critically-lauded 2011 drama Gun Hill Road), whose 14-minute short film, Stone Cars, was selected for the Cinéfondation section, which picks 15 to 20 short and medium-length films each year, presented by film schools from all over the world.

The coming-of-age love story set in the shacks of Khayelitsha township, in Western Cape, South Africa, follows April, a girl who is faced with a tough decision that she will ultimately have to live with for the rest of her life. 

Reinaldo Marcus Green wrote and directed the film, which stars Olwethu Anita April, and Lungisani Dyalvani.

Reinaldo's film is one of 16 Cinéfondation film, selected from a total of 3,450 short film entries, representing 128 countries. So this is a huge deal for Mr Green, given the caliber and prestige of the festival.

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.

I'll be researching the other films listed here for any that would be of interest to this blog, given its interests. There is one Egyptian selection: Omar El Zohairy's The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375. With the title alone, the film has my attention. Look for a profile of that film, once I'm able to learn more about it.

Check out the full list of selected films below:

THE 2014 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION 

This year, the Selection Committee received 3,450 short films, representing 128 production countries.

Nine films will compete in 2014 for the Short Film Palme d'or, to be awarded by Abbas Kiarostami, President of the Jury, at the Awards Ceremony of the 67th Festival de Cannes on Saturday, May 24th.

For the first time, an azeri and a georgian film will take part in the Short Films Competition.

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION:

Ran HUANGTHE ADMINISTRATION OF GLORY15’China
    
Dea KULUMBEGASHVILIUKHILAVI SIVRTSEEBI
(Invisible Spaces)
10’Georgia
    
Sato MASIKO, Ohara TAKAYOSHI, Seki YUTARO, Toyota MASAYUKI, Hirase KENTAROHAPPO-EN13’Japan
    
Simón MESA SOTOLEIDI15'Colombia United-Kingdom
    
Sergey PIKALOVSONUNCU
(The Last One)
15’Azerbaijan
    
Petra SZŐCSA KIVEGZES
(The Execution)
14’Hungary
Romania
    

Clément TREHIN-LALANNE

AÏSSA

8’France
    
Laura WANDELLES CORPS ÉTRANGERS15’Belgium
    
Hallvar WITZØ

JA VI ELSKER

(Yes we Love)

15’Norway
   

THE 2014 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION

The Cinéfondation Selection selected 16 films (14 fiction films and 2 animation films) among the 1,631 submitted this year by cinema schools from all around the world.

This year sees a very significant broadening of scope of the Selection, with a 38% of the schools being selected for the first time and one country – Egypt – which has never previously been selected. Besides, more than half of the sixteen selected films (9) have been directed by women.

The three Cinéfondation Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony prior to the screening of the winning films on Thursday 22ndMay in the Buñuel Theatre.

THE CINEFONDATION SELECTION:

Max CHANOUR BLOOD25’      Hampshire College
USA
    
Pierre CLENET 
Alejandro DIAZ 
Romain MAZEVET 
Stéphane PACCOLAT
HOME SWEET HOME10’Supinfocom Arles
France
    
Omar EL ZOHAIRYTHE AFTERMATH OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE PUBLIC TOILET AT KILOMETER 37518’High Cinema Institute, Academy of Arts
Égypt
    
Reinaldo Marcus GREENSTONE CARS14’NYU Tisch School of the Arts
USA
    
HAN FengyuLAST TRIP HOME25’Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Singapore
    
Meryll HARDTUNE VIE RADIEUSE 
(A Radiant Life)
17’Le Fresnoy
France
    
Chie HAYAKAWANIAGARA27’ENBU Seminar
Japan
    

Atsuko HIRAYANAGI

OH LUCY!

21’NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia
Singapore
    
Inbar HORESHTHE VISIT27’Minshar for Art, School and Center 
Israel
    
Stefan IVANČIĆLETO BEZ MESECA 
(Moonless Summer)
31'Faculty of Dramatic Arts 
Serbia
    
Daisy JACOBSTHE BIGGER PICTURE7'National Film and Television School
United Kingdom
    
György Mór KÁRPÁTIPROVINCIA21'University of Theatre and Film Arts
Hungary
    
KWON Hyun-juSOOM 
(Breath)
33'Chung-Ang University
South Korea
    
Léa MYSIUSLES OISEAUX-TONNERRE
(Thunderbirds)
22'La Fémis 
France
    
Fulvio RISULEO LIEVITO MADRE 
(Sourdough)
 17'Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Italy
    
Annie SILVERSTEIN SKUNK 16'The University of Texas at Austin
USA

This article is related to: Reinaldo Marcus Green, Omar El Zohairy, Festival Dispatch


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