Saturday, 21 May 2016

OR SINAI'S ANNA WINS CANNES 2016 CINEFONDATION FIRST PRIZE


The Cinefondation award at Cannes is a pretty cool one to win: a €15,000 prize plus a guarantee that the winning director's first film will receive a screening in Cannes' official selection, once made. So congratulations to Or Sinai, the female director and editor (so many female winners at the festival this year so far, promisingly!) whose student feature Anna has won the 2016 Cinefondation top prize. Kawase Naomi, herself a former recipient of the award and a current mainstay on the Croisette, headed up the jury. Check out all their choices below:

First Prize
Anna (Or Sinai)

Second Prize
In the Hills (Hamid Ahmadi)

Third Prize
La Culpa, Probablemente (Michael Labarca)
The Noise of Licking (Nadja Andrasev)