The Short Films Selections at the 71st Festival de Cannes

The 71st Festival de Cannes will take place from Tuesday, 8th May to Saturday, 19th May 2018.

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The Short Films Selections at the 71st Festival de Cannes
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The Short Films Selections 2018 © FDC
In the run-up to the announcement of the Official Selection of the 71st Festival de Cannes, to be held on Thursday, April, 12th at 11am, discover the Short films in Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection 2018.

Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Bertrand Bonello, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation.


This year, the selection committee received 3,943 short films.The 2018 Short Films Competition comprises eight films (7 works of fictions and 1 animation), from Australia, China, France, Iran, Japan, Philippines, Poland and USA.

These films are all in the running for the 2018 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Bertrand Bonello, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 71st Festival de Cannes on May 19th.


The Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 17 films this year (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,426 submitted by film schools all over the world. Fourteen countries on four continents will be represented. Twelve of the twenty-two directors selected for this program are women.

The jury will hand over the three Cinéfondation prizes at a ceremony preceding the screening of the awarded films on Thursday 17th May, in the Buñuel Theatre.


The Short Films Selections at the 71st Festival de Cannes
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