The Cinefondation award is given to a film by a film student, represented by 17 films.
The Cinefondation Selection portion of the Cannes Film Festival consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 2,426 entries coming from 512 film schools around the world.
The Cinefondation jury was headed by Bertrand Bonello.
EL VERANO DEL LEON ELECTRICO (THE SUMMER OF THE ELECTRIC LION)
Diego Cespedes, director
Universidad de Chile - ICEI, Chile
JOINT SECOND PRIZE
Igor Poplauhin, director
Moscow School of New Cinema, Russia
DONG WU XIONG MENG (THE STORMS IN OUR BLOOD)
Shen Di, director
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Lucia Bulgheroni, director
NFTS, United Kingdom
The Cinefondation allocates a $15,000 grant for the First Prize, $11250 for the Second and $7,500 for the Third.
The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.