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Cannes Announces 2012 Short Film Selection: 'The Chair,' 'Night Shift,' 'Yardbird,' 'Souffle,' 'Silent' & More

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by Sophia Savage
April 17, 2012 11:40 AM
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The official selection of short films competing at Cannes is listed below. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, over which Jean-Pierre Dardenne resides, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Cannes will announce its main competition feature selections April 19.

Ten films were selected from 4,500 submissions to compete for the 2012 Short Film Palme d'Or; Syria and Puerto Rico are both represented for the first time. The US is represented with one film, Grainger David's "The Chair," which won the narrative Jury Award at SXSW (pictured; trailer below).

Alvaro Aponte-Centeno, "MI SANTA MIRADA" Puerto Rico 15’

Eicke Bettinga, "GASP" ("SOUFFLE") Germany 15’

Mohamed Bourokba (dit/aka Hamé), "CE CHEMIN DEVANT MOI" France 15’

Bassam Chekhes, "FALASTEIN, SANDOUK AL INTEZAR LIL BURTUQAL" ("WAITING FOR P.O BOX") Syria 15’

Grainger David, "THE CHAIR" United States 12’

Zia Mandivwalla, "NIGHT SHIFT" New-Zealand 14’

Chloé Robichaud, "CHEF DE MEUTE" Canada 13’

Michael Spiccia, "YARDBIRD" Australia 13'

Emilie Verhamme, "COCKAIGNE" Belgium 13’

L.Rezan Yesilbas, "SESSIZ-BE DENG" ("SILENT") Turkey 14’

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