CANNES – The Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation first prize was won by U.S. student film “Skunk.” It was directed by Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas at Austin.
Second prizes was won by ”Oh Lucy!” by Atsuko Hirayanagi of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore.
Joint third placed films were “Lievito Madre” by Fulvio Risuleo, of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy, and “The Bigger Picture” by Daisy Jacobs of the U.K.’s National Film and Television School.
The prizes were awarded y a jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami.
The films will receive €15,000 for the first Ppize, €11,250 for the second and €7,500 for the third.
The first Prize winner is also guaranteed that his first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.