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Cannes announces short film competitors and student film selections

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The Cannes Film Festival has announced which short films have made it to the festival competition.

For the first time, a Palestinian film is included in the competition, with a film called Condom Lead, by Mohammed and Ahmad Abou Nasser.

The other competition short films are Ali Asgari’s More Than Two Hours (Iran), Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson’s Whale Valley (Iceland, Denmark), Omoi Sasaki’s The Metorite and Impotence (Japan), Gilles Coulier’s Mont Blanc (Belgium), Elzbieta Benkowska’s Olena (Poland), Annarita Zambrano’s Ophelia (France), Byounggon Moon’s Safe (South Korea) and Adriano Valerio’s 37º 4 S (France).

Over 3,500 short films were submitted, and these nine selected shorts will compete for the Short Film Palme d’Or, awarded by jury president Jane Campion on May 26 at the festival’s closing ceremony.

Also announced today, the festival’s Cinefondation Selections, which are student films submitted from 277 film schools all over the world, including a selection from China for the first time ever.

For the complete list, click here. The Official Selection of feature films will be revealed Thursday.

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