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Cannes starts sharing competition selections

This year Cannes received 4,550 short films from over 100 countries and has named nine in competition. They’ll compete for the Short Film Palme d’Or, with the winner to be decided by a jury led by Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu).

2014 Short Film Palme d'Or winner Leidi

2014 Short Film Palme d’Or winner Leidi, by Simón MESA SOTO

A further 18 films from 16 countries play in the students’ Cinéfondation programme, chosen from the 1,600 film school submissions.

No NZ titles are named, although an Australian short is named in each programme.

Short Films in Competition:
Ely DAGHER, Waves ’98, Lebanon, Qatar
Shane DANIELSEN, The Guests, Australia
Ziya DEMIREL, Sali (Tuesday), Turkey, France
Céline DEVAUX, Le Repas Dominical (Sunday Lunch), France
Dan HODGSON, Love Is Blind, United Kingdom
Basil KHALIL, Ave Maria, Palestine, France, Germany
Jan & Raf ROOSENS, Copain (Buddy), Belgium
Eva RILEY, Patriot, United Kingdom
Iair SAID, Presente Imperfecto, (Present Imperfect), Argentina

The Cinéfondation Selection:
Behzad AZADI, Koshtargah (Slaughterhouse), Iran
Mateo BENDESKY, El Ser Magnético (The Magnetic Nature), Argentina
Pippa BIANCO, Share, USA
Simon CARTWRIGHT, Manoman, United Kingdom
Ian GARRIDO LÓPEZ, Victor XX, Spain
Maria GUSKOVA, Vozvrashenie Erkina (The Return of Erkin), Russia
Félix HAZEAUX, Thomas NITSCHE, Edward NOONAN, Franck PINA & Raphaëlle PLANTIER, Leonardo, France
Ignacio JURICIC MERILLÁN, Locas Perdidas (Lost Queens), Chile
Sofie KAMPMARK, Tsunami, Denmark
Tomáš KLEIN & Tomáš MERTA, Retriever, Czech Republic
Aurélien PEILLOUX, Les Chercheurs (The Wheel of Emotions), France
Eliza PETKOVA, Abwesend (Absent), Germany
Miki POLONSKI, Asara Rehovot Mea Etsim, (Ten Buildings Away), Israel
Maksim SHAVKIN, 14 Steps, Russia
Héctor SILVA NÚÑEZ, Anfibio (Amphibian), Cuba
Salla SORRI, Ainahan Ne Palaa (To Return Until), Finland
Laura VANDEWYNCKEL, Het Paradijs (Paradise), Belgium
Qiu YANG, Ri Guang Zhi Xia (Under the Sun), Australia

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