Collaboration with the Program of Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation
During the upcoming festival edition the four-awarded films from the Cinéfondation 2014 selection will be screened in the framework of the Sarajevo's Short Film Program.
This event marks the first year of collaboration with the acclaimed program of Cannes Film Festival dedicated to young and talented filmmakers emerging from film schools all over the world.Sarajevo's audience will get the exclusive opportunity to see firsthand a selection of short and medium length films from some of the most promising talents at the beginning of their professional careers.
Cinéfondation’s director Georges Goldenstern will personally introduce the winning films and, alongside the Cinéfondation 1st Prize Winner Annie Silverstein, will participate in the Q&A and share experiences with the Talents Sarajevo.
For this occasion, Gerogers Goldenstern said: "The Cinéfondation supports emerging talents and honors them through a selection of shortfilms and l’Atelier program in Cannes and through the four-months "Résidence" program in Paris. The showcase of those short films, awarded by a jury presided by Abbas Kiarostami, hence gives the directors a new visibility at the Sarajevo Film Festival."
Created in 1998 and devoted to the search for new talent, The Cinéfondation selection forms part of the Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival and the selected films are presented to the Cinéfondation and Shorts Jury which awards a prize to the best three at an official ceremony.
Each year more than 1600 student films are sent to the Cinéfondation, a testimony of the diversity and dynamism of the young international cinematographic creation. Since 1998 more than 250 films from 90 schools in the world have been selected.