Short films to compete at Cannes announced
PARIS (AFP) - Nine films will compete for the short film Palme d'Or at next month's Cannes film festival, including a Palestinian work for the first time, organisers said on Tuesday.
New Zealand director Jane Campion, who won the Palme d'Or in 1993 for The Piano and the top short film prize in 1986 for Peel will head the jury.
The short film selection committee sifted through over 3,500 submissions from filmmakers in 132 countries to pick just nine to compete at the film fest.
The works selected are: Ali Asgari More Than Two Hours (Iran); Mohammed Abou Nasser Condom Lead (Palestinian Territories, Jordan); Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson Whale Valley (Iceland, Denmark); Sasaki Omoi The Meteorite and Impotence (Japan); Gilles Coulier Mont Blanc (Belgium); Elzbieta Benkowska Olena (Poland); Annarita Zambrano Ophelia (France); Moon Byounggon Safe (South Korea); and Adriano Valerio 37°4S (France).