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Cannes: Young Filmmakers Make Bold Moves in the Cinefondation Competition, Silverstein's 'Skunk' Wins First Place

Some of the easier seats to find at Cannes are in the Cinéfondation, which is a shame not only for the young filmmakers who need and deserve as wide an audience as possible, but also because some of the liveliest, most interesting and entertaining filmmaking of the festival can be found here. Really. Now in its 17th year, the Cinéfondation selects shorts from film schools around the world.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • May 22, 2014 11:40 AM
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Abbas Kiarostami to Head the 2014 Cannes Short Film and Cinefondation Jury

Cannes has selected Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami (“Certified Copy,” “Like Someone In Love”) to be president of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury at the 2014 edition of the fest, running May 14-25.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 12:01 PM
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Weekend Preview: A Good Time to Skip 'Die Hard,' Decent 'Beautiful Creatures,' Say Yes to 'No' and More

This weekend at the movies things break down clearly: The new "Die Hard" installment and the latest Nicholas Sparks milktoast, "Safe Haven," are generating execrable reviews, while foreign titles "No," Chile's Oscar nominee starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and Abbas Kiarostami's mysterious romance "Like Someone in Love" are both a hit with critics...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 15, 2013 2:08 PM
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