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May 23, 2015
Cannes 2015: Cinéfondation winners revealed

Short Film News (SFN)- The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 1 593 entries coming from 381 film schools around the world.

First Prize:
SHARE directed by Pippa Bianco
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, US

Second Prize:
LOCAS PERDIDAS directed by Ignacio Juricic Merillán
Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile

Joint Third Prize:
THE RETURN OF ERKIN directed by Maria Guskova
High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Russia

Joint Third Prize:
VICTOR XX directed by Ian Garrido López
ESCAC, Spain

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 Cannes Film Festival.

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