The Cinéfondation Selection showcases short films produced by film students from around the world, and has been nurturing new generations of filmmakers since 1998, including Emmanuelle Bercot, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Léa Mysius, Kornél Mundruczó, Claire Burger, Cãtãlin Mitulescu, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, Annie Silverstein, Asif Kapadia, Pippa Bianco, Dani Rosenberg, Alice Furtado, Anna Cazenave Cambet, Etienne Kallos and Nadav Lapid.
Now in its 23rd edition, this year’s selection committee led by Dimitra Karya features 17 films (13 narrative films and four animated films) by eleven men and eight women, selected from among the 1,952 works that were submitted by participating film schools. Israel, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Hungary, Romania, India, Switzerland, the United States, South Korea, France, Poland, Portugal, Germany and Slovenia are all represented this year, with the latter having been included in the selection for the very first time.
The screening of the Cinéfondation Selection, which culminates in the Jury awarding Prizes, will take place next autumn at the Palais des festivals in Cannes. The exact date and the names of the jury members will be revealed very soon.
Shaylee ATARY NEURIM – 30’
The Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Toby AUBERG PILE – 4’
Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Santiago BARZI MURALLA CHINA (Chinese Wall) – 17’
Universidad del Cine, Argentina
Márk BELEZNAI AGAPÉ – 16’
Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary
Lucia CHICOS CONTRAINDICATII (Contraindications) – 19’
UNATC “I. L. CARAGIALE”, Romania
Tzor EDERY & Tom PREZMAN TAMOU – 10’
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel
Ashmita GUHA NEOGI CATDOG – 21’
Film and Television Institute of India, India
Sarah IMSAND LE CHANT DE L’OISEAU (Bird’s Song) – 19’
HEAD Genève, Switzerland
Matjaž JAMNIK NIHČE NI REKEL, DA TE MORAM IMETI RAD (Nobody Said I Have to Love You) – 18’
UL AGRFT, Slovenia
KEFF TAIPEI SUICIDE STORY – 45’
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, USA
KIM Min-Ju SEONGINSIK (Twenty) – 22’
Soongsil University, South Korea
Timothée MAUBREY CARCASSE (Carcass) – 33’
La Fémis, France
Yelyzaveta PYSMAK JA I MOJA GRUBA DUPA (My Fat Arse and I) – 10’
The Polish National Film School in Lodz – Poland
Afonso & Bernardo RAPAZOTE CORTE – 28’
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – Portugal
Elsa ROSENGREN I WANT TO RETURN RETURN RETURN – 32’
DFFB – Germany
Mitchelle TAMARIZ EN AVANT (When We Leave) – 4’
La Poudrière – France
ZHANG Linhan DOU ZEOI GU SI (The Last Ferry from Grass Island) – 14’
NYU Tisch School of the Arts – USA
As a reminder, 2019’s Jury was chaired by Claire Denis and comprised of Eran Kolirin, Panos H. Koutras, Stacy Martin and Cătălin Mitulescu.
That year, the Cinéfondation First Prize was awarded to a French school for the first time: the award went to Mano a Mano by Louise Courvoisier from Lyon’s CinéFabrique.
This edition is dedicated to the memory of David Kessler (1959-2020), who supported and cherished the Cinéfondation.