11 short films will be screened for the Palme d’Or award at the famous Cannes film festival, which will be held in France from May 16 to 27.
Selected from 4,288 works, the 11 shorts were from 12 countries: Argentina, Colombia, Spain, United States of America, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
The Palme d’Or for Short Films will be awarded by a jury led by Hungarian film director Ildikó Enyedi on May 27, at the closing ceremony of the 76th year of the festival.
The short films that made it to the final round are ‘La Perra’, aka The Bitch by
Carla Gampert from Colombia and France; ‘As It Was’ Anastasia Solonevych and Damian Kocur from Poland and Ukraine respectively; ‘Tits’ by Norwegian Eivind Landsvik; Flora of Hungary and France by Anna Buddha ’27’; ‘The Sex Of My Mother’ by the French Franzisko Canitrot; ‘Even if it’s night’ by the Spanish and French Guillermo Garcia Lopez; Khozy Rizal Indonesia’s ‘Basri and Salma in a Never-Ending Comedy’; ‘Poof’ by Margaret Miller; ‘Nothing Of All This’, Patricio Martinez and Francisco Canton from Argentina and None Of These from Spain, respectively; ‘Wild Summon’ by Karni Arieli and Saul Freed; ‘Fár’, aka Intrusion by Iceland’s Gunnur Schlüter.
However, La Cinef selected 14 short fiction and 2 short animated films from 2,000 films submitted by film schools around the world for its 26th edition.
Of the selected films, 10 were directed by women and 7 by men. 13 countries from four continents are represented, including Morocco for the first time.
The festival’s jury will award three La Cinef awards, followed by a screening of the awarded films at the Buñuel theater in Cannes (France).
The presented works are ‘Daroone Poust’ by Shafagh Abosaba and Maryam Mahdiye from Iran; UK’s Musa Alderson-Clarke’s ‘Killing Boris Johnson’; ‘Nehemich’ by Yudhajit Basu from India; Katie Blair’s ‘Imogene’ from USA; Egypt’s Jad Chahine’s ‘Al Toraa’; ‘A Bright Sunny Day’ by Yupeng He from USA; ‘Hole’ by South Korea’s Hwang Hyein; ‘La Voix Des Autres’ by the French Fatima Kaci; ‘Electra’ by Daria Kashcheeva from the Czech Republic; ‘Trenc D’Alba’ by the Spanish Anna Llargués; Danish Marlene Lyngstad’s ‘Norwegian Offspring’; ‘Osmý Den’ by Petr Pylypčuk from the Czech Republic; South Korea’s Seo Jeong-mi’s ‘The Lee Families’; ‘Soloak’ by the Brazilian Pedro Vargas; ‘Ayyur’ by Moroccan Zineb Wakrim; Uhrmenschen by Yu Hao from Germany.