Festival de Cannes president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux presented the official selection of the 71st Festival de Cannes on April 12, 2018, which will be held from May 8-19, 2018.
Led by Bertrand Bonello, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation. This year, the selection committee of the 71st Festival de Cannes received 3,943 short films.
The 2018 Short Films Competition comprises eight films from Australia, China, France, Iran, Japan, the Philippines, Poland and the United States. Out of the eight films, seven are live-action films while one is animation.
These films are all in the running for the 2018 Short Film Palme d’or to be awarded by Bonello at the official award ceremony of the 71st Festival de Cannes on May 19, 2018. Here are the official entries to the short film category:
- “Gabriel” by Oren Gerner of France
- “Judgment” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez of the Philippines
- “Caroline” by Celine Held and Logan George of the United States
- “Tariki” (Umbra) of Saeed Jafarian of Iran
- “III” by Marta Parek of Poland
- “Duality” by Masahiko Sato, Genki Kawamura, Yutaro Seki, Masayuki Toyota and Kentaro Hirase of Japan
- “On the Border” by Wei Shujun of China
- “All These Creatures” by Charles Williams of Australia
In 2017, nine films competed in the short film category. The Short Film Palme d’Or winner was “Xiao cheng er yue” (A Gentle Night) by Qiu Yang of China.
Meanwhile, watch the announcement of the official entries to the 71st Festival de Cannes here: