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Cannes 2012: Cinéfondation Announces Winning Short Films from Russia, U.S. and Cuba

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by Sophia Savage
May 25, 2012 11:58 AM
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"Abigail"

The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury at Cannes, led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne ("The Kid with the Bike") has named its first, second and third place winners. Russian Taisia Igumentseva's "Doroga Na" ("The Road To") took the top prize (clip), which also guarantees that her first feature film will be screened at the festival. In second was American Matthew James Reilly's "Abigail" (trailer below) followed by Cuba's "Los Anfitriones" ("The Hosts") from Miguel Angel Moulet. Fifteen shorts played in the selection, and the winners were chosen by Dardenne and his jury of Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai. Details below:

First Prize (€15,000):
DOROGA NA (The Road to)
directed by Taisia Igumentseva
VGIK, Russia
 
Second Prize (€11,250):
ABIGAIL
directed by Matthew James Reilly
NYU, USA
 
Third Prize (€7,500):
LOS ANFITRIONES (The Hosts)
directed by Miguel Angel Moulet
EICTV, Cuba
 

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