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25 May 2017 à 18:43

Presentation of the 15th UniFrance Short Film Awards

At a meeting held in Paris on April 24, the jury members gathered together to watch the 19 films included in the selection, and chose three winners. The winning films were announced on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the UniFrance Pavilion in Cannes, in the presence of the award-winners.

The UniFrance Short Film Awards aim to shine a light on the talent and bold creativity of new-generation film directors and producers. Our mission at UniFrance is to work side by side with these filmmakers and producers to ensure that their work is seen by audiences and industry professionals across the globe, thus bearing witness to the constant renewal of talent in French cinema.

Award winners

Grand Prize – RTi Prize – Grand Action Prize

Marlon by Jessica Palud
Producers: Punchline Cinéma / Next Days Films

Movistar+ Prize – UR Sveriges Prize

Negative Space by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Producer: Ikki Films / Manuel Cam – International sales: Miyu Distribution

Special Jury Prize

The Winkles by Alice Vial
Producer: Les Films du Cygne

In the presence of jury members Isabelle Gibbal-Hardy (director of Le Grand Action cinema), Perrine Quennesson (journalist with Les Écrans), Paola Ruggeri (RTI Italy), and Jacopo Chessa (director of Italy's National Short Film Center)

as well as our partners:

Jean-Claude Beineix – Continental Média Assurances
Didier Diaz – Transpalux
Sabine Zipci – AFCA
François Serre – Courant 3D
Christopher Buchholz – Tübingen-Stuttgart International French-Language Film Festival
Marc Gauthier – International Festival of Francophone Film & Video in Acadie (Moncton), FICFA

2017 jury members: Sylvie Ballul, Garance Clavel, Isabelle Gibbal-Hardy, Julie Gourdain, Claudia Moreno Vinuesa, Perrine Quennesson, Paola Ruggeri, Gabriella Thinsz, Jacopo Chessa, Alain Riou, and Michel Royer.


Grand Prize: 

  • €2,000 for the film's producer, including €1,000 in promotion aid + free UniFrance membership in 2018
  • €500 for the film's director + free UniFrance membership in 2018
  • Theatrical release for the period of one week at the Paris cinema Le Grand Action, screened prior to a feature film

UniFrance and TV "Coup de Cœur" (Jury Favorite) Prize

  • Acquisition and distribution of the film by foreign television networks who are jury members (applicable to films that have not been broadcast by these networks)


TITRAFILM / Continental Media Assurances / Transpalux / Afca (Association française du cinéma d’animation) / Courant 3D / Marvel Digital

Festivals and Film Markets: 

International Festival of Francophone Film & Video in Acadie (Moncton), FICFA
Tübingen-Stuttgart International French-Language Film Festival
Curtacinema Festival in Rio de Janeiro
Torino Short Film Market

Author : Communications

Latest update : 25 May 2017 à 18:43 CEST

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