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Cannes Unveils Short Film Selection, and Cinefondation Program

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 16, 2013 at 12:01PM

With the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival's feature film lineup coming on April 18, the festival, now in its 66th edition, has announced its short film selection and its Cinefondation program, which features student films. Full list below.
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Jane Campion
Jane Campion

With the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival's feature film lineup coming on April 18, the festival, now in its 66th edition, has announced its short film selection and its Cinefondation program, which features student films. Full list below.

This year's Cinefondation and Shorts Jury is presided over by Jane Campion.

THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

This year, the Selection Committee received 3,500 short films, representing productions from no fewer than 132 countries.

Nine films will compete in 2013 for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Jane Campion, President of the Jury, at the Closing Ceremony of the 66th Festival de Cannes on 26th May.

For the first time, a Palestinian film will take part in the Short Films Competition.

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

Ali  ASGARI

BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT

(MORE THAN TWO HOURS)

Iran

 

Mohammed  ABOU NASSER, Ahmad ABOU NASSER

CONDOM LEAD

Palestine/Jordan


Gudmundur Arnar GUDMUNDSSON

HVALFJORDUR

(WHALE VALLEY)

 Iceland/Denmark

 

SASAKI Omoi

INSEKI TO IMPOTENCE

(THE METEORITE AND IMPOTENCE)

Japan

 

Gilles COULIER

MONT BLANC

Belgium

 

Elzbieta BENKOWSKA

OLENA

Poland

 

Annarita ZAMBRANO

OPHELIA

France

 

MOON Byounggon

SAFE

South Korea

 

Adriano VALERIO

37°4 S

France

 

THE 2013 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION:


This article is related to: Festivals, Cannes Film Festival, Shorts, Short Film


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.