What better than a beacon of light shining from a lighthouse to highlight the selection of films to be presented at this year's anniversary edition of the Unifrance Short Film Awards. We owe this inspiring image that features on the event's poster to Caroline Cherrier—an image that invites us to discover the 22 films selected, all of them filled with great promise.
Inventive and audacious, at times "objects of curiosity," and benefiting from our unwavering support, French short films have always had the ability to conquer international festivals and markets. We are confident that this will not change for the latest 2022 harvest of titles selected at Unifrance Short Film Awards, and we hope that for their directors and producers, this spotlight of attention will help pave the way for outstanding international careers.
The 2022 selection comprises 22 titles, including 6 debut films, directed by 15 female directors and 12 male directors, showcasing a diversity of styles, moods, and themes that have the capacity to take us by surprise, astonish us, raise questions, and will leave no one indifferent.
- Inglorious Liaisons by Chloé Alliez & Violette Delvoye
- Lucienne in a World Without Solitude by Geordy Couturiau
- The Umbrella by Claire Ledru
- All the Pretty Little Horses by Vincent Tricon
- Freedom Swimmer by Olivia Martin-McGuire
- Pina by Jérémy Depuydt & Giuseppe Accardo
- Harmony by Céline Gailleurd & Olivier Bohler
- Letter to a Pig by Tal Kantor
- Bachelorette Party by Lola Cambourieu & Yann Berlier
- Seniors 3000 by Julien David
- Expecting by Alice Douard
- Inconnu au bataillon by Alexis Loukakis
- Little Smasher by Gilles Cuvelier
- Those Who Stay by Fiorella Basdereff
- Terra Incognita by Adrian Dexter & Pernille Kjaer
- Women of Virtue by Stéphanie Halfon
- Finding Home by Maria Stanisheva
- Out of the Blue by Céline Baril
- The Shadow of Crows by Elvira Barboza
- Cold Beds by Laëtitia Martinucci
- Skinned by Joachim Hérissé
- Breackpoint by Nicolas Panay
- Guadalupe Arensburg Caellas – Movistar Plus+ (Spain)
- Bénédicte Bourgois – RTBF (Belgium)
- Caroline Brami – Director – Associate Professor in French Literature
- Caroline Cherrier – Film director
- Frédéric Corvez – Sales agent – Urbain Sales
- Michelle Couttolenc – Sound engineer (Mexico) – Oscar 2021 for Best Sound Design for Sound of Metal
- Francis Gavelle – Film critic – Coordinator of the André-Martin Prize
- Isabelle Gibbal-Hardy – Manager of the Grand Action Cinema, Paris
- Jacques Kermabon – Chief Editor of Blink Blank
- Jonathan Koulavsky – Film director, winner of the Unifrance Grand Prize 2021: Solarium
- Gilles Reunis – Be TV (Belgium)
- Hasan Ugur – Tübingen-Stuttgart International Film Festival (Germany)
The jury met on Monday, May 2, to share a day filled with rich emotions.
The announcement of the award winners will be made during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, in the presence of the winners, on the Unifrance Terrace – 5, rue des Belges, on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m.
We would like to express our warm thanks to Caroline Cherrier, member of the jury, for her stunning illustration that lends its identity to this 20th edition of the event.
Unifrance also wished to thank our loyal partners of the Unifrance Short Film Awards: TitraFilm, the Cinéma Grand Action, Shortfilmdepot - Sauve qui peut le court métrage, Courant3D.
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