Kaouther Ben Hania among jury for Cannes Festival's Short Films and Cinéfondation Film School Competition
20/06/2021 14:46, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania has been selected among the Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation Film School Competition of the 74th Cannes Festival, due on July 6-17.

Just like in October 2020, the Jury demonstrates complete gender parity, three women and three men, and will occur without presidency.

It will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 10 films in Competition, and the three Cinéfondation prizes to the best of the 17 selected films by film school students.

This year, the selection committee has viewed 3,739 short films. The 2021 Short Films Competition comprises 10 films, from Brazil, Denmark, China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Portugal and for the first time in Official Selection Kosovo and Macedonia.

For its 24th edition the Cinéfondation Selection of the Festival de Cannes has invited 17 directors: 8 women and 9 men. The 13 live-action and 4 animated shorts have been chosen from among the 1,835 submitted by film schools all over the world.

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