The Cinéfondation Selection 2020

Credit: The Cannes Film Festival

By Adrienne Papp 

Following on from the Official Selection, the online Marché du Film and the short films, the Festival de Cannes reveals Cinéfondation’s 2020 Selection of films submitted by film schools from around the world.

The Cinéfondation Selection showcases short films produced by film students from around the world, and has been nurturing new generations of filmmakers since 1998, including Emmanuelle Bercot, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Léa Mysius, Kornél Mundruczó, Claire Burger, Cãtãlin Mitulescu, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, Annie Silverstein, Asif Kapadia, Pippa Bianco, Dani Rosenberg, Alice Furtado, Anna Cazenave Cambet, Etienne Kallos and Nadav Lapid.

Now in its 23rd edition, this year’s selection committee led by Dimitra Karya features 17 films (13 narrative films and four animated films) by eleven men and eight women, selected from among the 1,952 works that were submitted by participating film schools. Israel, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Hungary, Romania, India, Switzerland, the United States, South Korea, France, Poland, Portugal, Germany and Slovenia are all represented this year, with the latter having been included in the selection for the very first time.


The screening of the Cinéfondation Selection, which culminates in the Jury awarding Prizes, will take place next autumn at the Palais des festivals in Cannes. The exact date and the names of the jury members will be revealed very soon.

Shaylee ATARY NEURIM – 30’

The Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, Tel Aviv University, Israel



Royal College of Art, United Kingdom


Santiago BARZI MURALLA CHINA (Chinese Wall) – 17’

Universidad del Cine, Argentina



Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary


Lucia CHICOS CONTRAINDICATII (Contraindications) – 19’




Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel



Film and Television Institute of India, India


Sarah IMSAND LE CHANT DE L’OISEAU (Bird’s Song) – 19’

HEAD Genève, Switzerland


Matjaž JAMNIK NIH?E NI REKEL, DA TE MORAM IMETI RAD (Nobody Said I Have to Love You) – 18’

UL AGRFT, Slovenia



NYU Tisch School of the Arts, USA


KIM Min-Ju SEONGINSIK (Twenty) – 22’

Soongsil University, South Korea


Timothée MAUBREY CARCASSE (Carcass) – 33’

La Fémis, France


Yelyzaveta PYSMAK JA I MOJA GRUBA DUPA (My Fat Arse and I) – 10’

The Polish National Film School in Lodz – Poland


Afonso & Bernardo RAPAZOTE CORTE – 28’

Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – Portugal



DFFB – Germany


Mitchelle TAMARIZ EN AVANT (When We Leave) – 4’

La Poudrière – France


ZHANG Linhan DOU ZEOI GU SI (The Last Ferry from Grass Island)– 14’

NYU Tisch School of the Arts – USA

As a reminder, 2019’s Jury was chaired by Claire Denis and comprised of Eran Kolirin, Panos H. Koutras, Stacy Martin and C?t?lin Mitulescu.

That year, the Cinéfondation First Prize was awarded to a French school for the first time: the award went to Mano a Mano by Louise Courvoisier from Lyon’s CinéFabrique.


This edition is dedicated to the memory of David Kessler (1959-2020), who supported and cherished the Cinéfondation.

Photo Credit: The Cannes Film Festival 

Adrienne Papp

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