The Short Films Selections at the 72nd Festival de Cannes The Short Films Selections at the 72nd Festival de Cannes
Following the announcement of the Official Selection of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, held on Thursday, April, 18th at 11am, discover the Short Films... The Short Films Selections at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Following the announcement of the Official Selection of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, held on Thursday, April, 18th at 11am, discover the Short Films in Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection 2019.

Presided by Claire Denis, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will award the 3 Prizes of the Cinéfondation on Thursday 23rd May. The Short Film Palme d’or will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 25th May.

The 2019 Short Films Competition comprises 11 films (9 works of fictions, 1 documentary and 1 animation), from Albania, Argentina, France, Finland, Greece, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden and USA. This year, the selection committee has viewed 4240 short films.

For its 22nd edition, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 17 films (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,000 submitted by schools all over the world. The important presence of Central and Eastern Europe highlights the vitality of filmmaking education in these countries. Six of the selected shorts come from schools taking part for the first time.

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