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Cannes: Winners Announced for Critics Week, Cinefondation and Europa Cinemas Label Prize

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 24, 2013 at 11:52AM

A number of awards are being announced out of Cannes. "Salvo," a Mafia romance co-directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, has nabbed the Critics Week Grand Prize; UK director Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," an update of the Oscar Wilde short story focusing on the friendship between two boys, has taken the Europa Cinemas Label prize as Best European Film in the Directors Fortnight section; and the Cinefondation and Short Films Jury, headed by Jane Campion, has awarded the 2013 Cinefondation prizes. Full list below.
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"Salvo"
"Salvo"

A number of awards are being announced out of Cannes. "Salvo," a Mafia romance co-directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, has nabbed the Critics Week Grand Prize, while Ritesh Batra's "The Lunch Box" has nabbed the Viewers Choice award, the Rail d'Or (acquisition news here); UK director Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant,"  an update of the Oscar Wilde short story focusing on the friendship between two boys, has taken the Europa Cinemas Label prize as Best European Film in the Directors Fortnight section; and the Cinefondation and Short Films Jury, headed by Jane Campion, has awarded the 2013 Cinefondation prizes. Full list below.

Jane Campion
Jane Campion

The Cinefondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of nearly 1 550 entries coming from 277 film schools around the world. The awarded films will receive €15,000 for the first prize, €11,250 for the second and €7,500 for the third. The first prize winner is also guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.

First Prize:

NEEDLE

directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Second Prize:

EN ATTENDANT LE DÉGEL

directed by Sarah Hirtt

INSAS, Belgium

Joint Third Prize:

ÎN ACVARIU (In the Fishbowl)

directed by Tudor Cristian JURGIU

UNATC, Romania

Joint Third Prize:

PANDY (Pandas)

directed by Matúš VIZÁR

FAMU, Czech Republic

 


This article is related to: Festivals, Cannes Film Festival


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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.