DUSZYCZKA won the 3rd Prize Cannes Cinéfondation!
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24. 05. 2019. Department

DUSZYCZKA, an animated short by Barbara Rupik, won the 3rd Prize Cannes Cinéfondation!

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury headed by Claire Denis and including Stacy Martin, Eran Kilirin, Panos H. Koutras et Cãtãlin Mitulescu has awarded the 2019 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 2000 entires coming from 366 film schools around the world.

MANO A MANO directed by Louise Courvoisier
La CinéFabrique (France)

HIẾU directed by Richard Van
California Institute of the Arts (USA)

AMBIENCE directed by Wisam Al Jafari
Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture (Palestine)
THE LITTLE SOUL directed by Barbara Rupik
The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (Poland)

AWARDS The Cinéfondation allocates a €15 000 grand for the First Prize, €11 250 for the Second Prize and €7 500€ for the Third Prize.

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

RERUN IN PARIS The awarded films will be screened at the Cinéma du Panthéon on May 28th at 06:00 PM.


"A dead body became stuck by a river bank. Its decaying insides still hide a human soul - a miniature of the deceased. Rotting organs part and a tiny creature gets out. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to the corpse and sets off on a journey through the post-mortem land."

Written, directed, animated and sound by: Barbara Rupik
Music: Maurycy Raczynski
Artistic supervision: Piotr Dumala i Piotr Milczarek

For its 22nd edition, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 17 films (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2000 submitted by schools all over the world. The important presence of Central and Eastern Europe highlights the vitality of filmmaking education in these countries. Six of the selected shorts come from schools taking part for the first time.

See the details: www.cinefondation.com