Cannes 2011:Short Films Competition
May 12, 2011
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The Short Films Competition
As with feature films, the prime distinction in the Short Film Competition is aPalmed’Or. This competition for new works of up to 15 minutes in length has launch the career of many filmmakers who found a place in the official selection a few years later. Among themJaneCampion,XavierGiannoliand Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Meeting with the directors in the competition offers all the short film professionals visiting Cannes opportunities for discussion that can open doors to different production modes and International funding.
Among the many special sections that the Short Films Competition provides, there is the Short Film Corner.
Short Film Corner
The 2011 Festival will see the launch of Cannes Short Films, linking the Short Film Competition with the Short Film Corner to foster the promotion of short films. As a showcase for short films and a meeting place where directors, producers and international buyers can discuss themes of common interest, Cannes Short Films will offer film professionals a panorama of works by young creators from around the world. Short Film Corner
The Short Film Corner provides an opportunity to discover an emerging generation of new talent and current trends in short films. Of the 1,500 films listed, a large number are world premieres, including those scheduled for screening in the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation selection, and those to be shown in the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics’ Week. Participating in Cannes Short Films improves the directors’ chances of having a film selected for other international festivals and accordingly having their talent recognized by potential partners and
distributors. Daily discussions led by experienced professionals, together with the workshops and conferences, provide a structure that serves to develop gateways between the worlds of the short film and the full-length feature film.
The National Film Board of Canada along with the Cannes Film Festival has a selection of ten of those films in youtube: