UniFrance Films president Jean-Paul Salomé, executive director Isabelle Giordano, and Christine Gendre, director of our Short Film Department, unveiled the winners of the 2014 UniFrance Short Film Prize on Thursday, May 22, at Cannes.
Grand Prize: 影法師 by Lorenzo Recio – Local Films
Canal+ Spain Prize: 影法師 by Lorenzo Recio – Local Films
RTS Switzerland Prize: La Femme de Rio by Emma Luchini – Nolita
RTI Italy Prize:Solo RexSolo Rex by François Bierry – offshore– Hélicotronc– Ultime Razzia Productions
La Femme de Rio by Emma Luchini – Nolita
The UniFrance Films Grand Prize comes with the following grants:
€1,000 for the film's producer and €500 for its director
€4,500 for the film's producer provided by LVT to contribute to post-production expenses for his/her next short film
€500 for the film's producer provided by Continental Media Assurances/SIACI Saint Honoré for his/her next short film
The UniFrance Films and TV Coups de Cœur (Special Favorite) Prizes provide for:
The acquisition and broadcast by one or more foreign television networks, who are jury members, of a film that has not previously been broadcast on these networks.
Gabrielle Lazure – Actress
Jean-Paul Sermadiras – Actor
Guadalupe Arensburg Caellas – Canal+ Spain
Paola Ruggeri – RTI Italy
Sandrine WALLER – RTS Switzerland
Evgueni Galperine – Composer
Alexandre Gavras – KG Productions, Producer, winner of the UniFrance Films Prize in 2013 for 全てを失う前に
Frédéric Dubreuil – Envie de Tempête Productions, Producer, winner of the Procirep Prize for Best Producer at Clermont-Ferrand in 2014
Pierre Murat – Télérama magazine
Olivier Duval – LVT – Corporate Partner of UniFrance Films
Jean-Claude Beineix – Continental Media Assurances/Siaci Saint Honoré
FOREIGN PARTNER FESTIVALS
The prize-winning films are included in the official selection at foreign film festivals which are in partnership with UniFrance Films in the following territories:
Canada: International Festival of Francophone Film in Acadie (FICFA), in competition, provid that the film's production language is French.
Germany: Tübingen | Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival: in competition, provided that the film's runtime is less than 20 minutes, and out-of-competition if its runtime exceeds 20 minutes.
Brazil: Curtacinema: out-of-competition in the International Panorama section.
Sweden: Peace & Love Film Festival: in competition if the film's runtime is less than 20 minutes, and presented in a special screening out-of-competition if its runtime exceeds 20 minutes.