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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 Cannes Shorts News


In Cannes this year there will be several sections and events that will screen short films. The following are the sections and events that I have been able to identify.

Cannes Courts

According to the official site this year the festival has created a new 'Short Film' category. Here is a copy and paste of the announcement that you can check here.

Because the young talents of today will be the big names of cinema of the future, the Cannes Film Festival has created a new ‘Short Film’ category this year.

At the Cannes Film festival, short films are represented both at the Competition, at the end of which the short films jury awards a short film Palme d’or, and at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for new meetings and exchanges.

This new short film category will be represented in an area at the Palais des Festivals, where directors and professionals will have the opportunity to mingle in workshops and conferences. It is also there that the films registered under the Short Film Corner will be screened and thematic programs organized.

They will announce the shorts in competition at any time after the Selection announcement, which already happened, so I'll be checking and post as soon as they have the list at their site.

Short Film Corner

This works as a professional area and here is what they are all about.

Organized by the Festival de Cannes, the Short Film Corner has become a decisive meeting point for short film professionals as well as a step to develop their career. The Short Film Corner invites you to present your film in a dedicated space. You can take advantage of being at the heart of the most important rendez-vous to develop your network, to enhance your promotion, to discover new talents. When introduced your film could be watched by the whole industry professionals present at the festival: producers, distributors, programmers, directors, agents, buyers, Institutions - and all of them at the same place.

So short films screened in this section are mainly for commercial purposes if you wish and if you're interested in more info please go here.

Cinéfondation

As we know, in 1998, the Festival de Cannes created the Cinéfondation to inspire and support the next generation of international filmmakers. The Selection includes fifteen to twenty short and medium-length films from film schools all over the world.

The Cinéfondation Selection forms part of Cannes Official Selection and a prize is awarded to the best three.

Basically here the competition is all about student films. This year Selection will be announced soon and the list with information will be on-line one week before the opening of the event. Will be here.

I'll be checking the site and will post when the lists become available.

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