Cannes: Student Film Prizes Unveiled

Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

'Anna' took the top prize in the sidebar, which consisted of 18 student films.

The 2016 Cinefondation Prizes were announced Friday with Anna, directed by Or Sinai, taking the top prize.

The film stars Evgenia Dodina as a woman who finds herself unexpectedly alone, without her son, on a hot summer day.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 2,350 entries coming from 548 film schools around the world. The winners were revealed during a ceremony held in the Bunuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury is headed by Naomi Kawase and includies Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Marie Larrieu, Radu Muntean and Santiago Loza.

Below is the complete list of winners.

First Prize
directed by Or Sinai
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Israel

Second Prize
In the Hills
directed by Hamid Ahmadi
The London Film School, United Kingdom

Joint Third Prize
A Nyalintas Nesze
directed by Nadja Andrasev
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

Joint Third Prize
La Culpa, Probablemente
directed by Michael Labarca
Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela