The winners of the Sélection Cinéfondation 2018 © Déborah Néris /FDC

Bertrand Bonello and the Jury have announced the winners of the 21st Cinéfondation Selection

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Bertrand Bonello and including Khalil Joreige, Valeska Grisebach, Alanté Kavaïté and Ariane Labed, has awarded the 2018 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 2 426 entries coming from 512 film schools around the world.

First Prize

EL VERANO DEL LEÓN ELÉCTRICO (The Summer of the Electric Lion) directed by Diego CÉSPEDES
Universidad de Chile – ICEI, Chile

Joint Second Prize

KALENDAR (Calendar) directed by Igor POPLAUHIN
Moscow School of New Cinema, Russia

DONG WU XIONG MENG (The Storms in Our Blood) directed by SHEN Di
Shanghai Theater Academy, China

Third Prize

NFTS, United Kingdom


The Cinéfondation allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.

Rerun in Paris

The awarded films will be screened at the Cinéma du Panthéon on May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

Part of the Selection will also be screened at the Cinémathèque Française on June 11th at 9:00 p.m.

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