Posts tagged "cinéfondation"

WOSH – Cinéfondation: Give things another glance

The Cinéfondation was created to inspire and support the next generation of filmmakers: besides selecting short films from film schools all over the world and presenting them at the Cannes Film Festival, the Cinéfondation has developed complementary programmes to help achieve its goal – to inspire and support the next generation of international filmmakers. Let’s...

Michel Gondry Unveiled the Winning Shorts at the 64th Cannes Fim Festival

The Short Film Competition and Cinéfondation jury headed by Michel Gondry has announced the winners of the 64th Festival de Cannes. The winner of the Short Film Competition and consequently the Short Film Palme d’Or is Cross by Maryna Vroda. The film is a French-Ukrainian co-production and is based on the author’s childhood memories of...

Interview with Jefferson Moneo, directors of Big Muddy presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: A teenage outlaw, on the run with his mother and her good for nothing boyfriend, comes face to face with the past when a mysterious drifter shows up at the gang’s hideout. How would you describe your film? The lost chapter from an obscure Western pulp...

Interview with Son Tae-gyum, directors of YA-GAN-BI-HANG (Fly by Night) presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: A boy whose only family is his elder brother has sex with a man for money. Caught short of cash, the man suggests they meet again the following day and asks for his number. But the boy’s cell phone has been confiscated by his brother who...

Interview with Mariano Luque, directors of Salsipuedes presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: Salsipuedes is a particular approach to different shades of violence against women in a family environment. With this film, I attempt to explore how this violence is maintained and naturalised verbally. I also try to create a contrast between the harmony and peace of nature and...

Interview with Kamal Lazraq, directors of Drari presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: Drari is inspired by the friendship between two young men coming from opposite social backgrounds. The film was shot in Casablanca, Morocco. It’s between documentary and fiction, the main actors are non-professional actors and they are acting their own life. The main subject is the difficulty...

Interview with Pieter Dirkx, directors of Bento Monogatari (Lunchbox Story) presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: It’s a story about a couple that’s been married for a long time. They both feel like there’s something missing between them and they each escape into their own, very different worlds. The woman tries to get her husband to follow her into the world of...

Interview with D. Jesse Damazo & Joe Bookman, directors of The Agony and Sweat of the Human Spirit presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: An offbeat comedy about a professional ukuleleist and his annoying manager who are in the process of recording a children’s folk album. At essence, the film is about the glory and absurdity of pursuing a hopeless dream. How did the two of you work together as...

Interview with Nathanael Carton, director of Suu and Uchikawa presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: Suu et Uchikawa tells the story of an elderly Japanese man and his young Burmese partner finding their union at threat when the immigration services discover that she resides in Japan illegally. It is told in the form of a long interview across their home, blurring...

Interview with Simao Cayatte, director of Viagem (The Trip) presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: A Viagem (The Trip) tells the story of António, an elderly retired man from Lisbon, Portugal, who spends his days drinking at the bar while his wife passes the time by watching mindless TV shows at home. Their life has become a mundane routine devoid of...

The Importance of a Personal Tone

An Interview with Dimitra Karya, artistic director for Cinéfondation There are many movers and shakers in the short film industry worldwide, but Dimitra Karya is definitely one of the most important personalities. She decides about who is getting into the Selection of Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival, probably watches more student films than anybody...

Interview with Aramisova, director of Cagey Tigers presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: Cagey Tigers is a relaxing movie, where nobody dies or loses anything. It is a psychological film about the friendship of two best friends. They face an inner dilemma when they fall in love with the same guy: how to be honest with your intimate feelings...