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

by Beth Hanna
May 24, 2013 11:52 AM
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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

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:


directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Second Prize:


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


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