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FTII short film fails to get the Cinéfondation award at Cannes Fest

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NEW DELHI: The only Indian film that had officially made it to Cannes - the short film from the Film and Television Institute of India - has failed to get any awards although it was among the sixteen films shortlisted by the Cinéfondation Selection of the Cannes International film festival to mark the twentieth year of this section.

The film was ‘Afternoon Clouds’ by Payal Kapadia with duration of 13 minutes.

The 16 films included 14 works of fiction and 2 animations from among the 2,600 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fourteen countries from three continents are represented. Four of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time.

The three Cinéfondation prizes that were awarded – in that order - are:

THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION:
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The Cinéfondation allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.

The awarded films will be screened at the Cinéma du Panthéon on 30 May.

However, all the films of the Cinéfondation selection will be screened at the Cinémathèque française on 31 May and 1 June 2017.

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