THE SHORT FILM PALME D'OR (FRENCH: PALME D'OR DU COURT MÉTRAGE) is the highest prize given to a short film at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the same jury of the Cinéfondation. Sometimes a 'Special Mention' or a Jury Prize is awarded to other worthy short films of that certain year. Short Films – the shorts competing for the Short Film Palme d'Or are presented at the Buñuel and Debussy theatres. Out of 3,450 submissions, there were 9 films in this competition. Those who want to submit their short films, login to http://www.cannescourtmetrage.com/en/reglement, and follow the regulations. This year's winner was a Colombian film, LEIDI, directed by Simón Mesa Soto. Special Mention went to AÏSSA by Clément TREHIN-LALANNE and JA VI ELSKER (YES WE LOVE) by Hallvar WITZØ.
THE CINÉFONDATION and SHORT FILMS Jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The awarded films received €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 his first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes. This year's winning films in Cinefondation were:
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world. La Cinéfondation is a foundation under the aegis of the Cannes Film Festival, created to inspire and support the next generation of international filmmakers. It is divided into three different parts: The Selection, The Residence and The Atelier.
The Residence du Festival is a programme for young international directors working on their first or second film. Each year twelve participants are selected and invited to live in Paris for four and a half months as they embark on a course designed to help them in the writing and production of their films, with help and support from film professionals.
In 2005 the Festival asked the Cinéfondation to develop the Atelier with the aim of putting young filmmakers in touch with industry professionals. Each year the programme helps around twenty filmmakers to gain international financing, meet producers, distributors and take part in the everyday life of the Festival.
SKUNK: directed by Annie Silverstein, University of Texas at Austin, USA
OH LUCY!: directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore
Joint Third Prize
LIEVITO MADRE: directed by Fulvio Risuleo, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy
Joint Third Prize
THE BIGGER PICTURE: directed by Daisy Jacobs, National Film and Television School, United Kingdom
Compiled from the internet by Zia Nazmul Islam