Student Meryl O'Connor's "The Ballad of Finn + Yeti" to show at Festival de Cannes

One of only 15 Cinefondation films selected from more than 1,700 submissions from 320 film schools

Posted on April 24th, 2012 in Announcement

Current TFT student Meryl O'Connor's film "The Ballad of Finn + Yeti" is one of 15 Cinéfondation films that will compete in the Festival de Cannes. More below from The Hollywood Reporter:

"PARIS - Just days ahead of Thursday’s big Festival de Cannes selection announcement, organizers revealed a sneak preview of this year’s fest with the list of Cinefondation titles and short films competition. The festival has chosen 15 films from the more than 1,700 submissions from 320 film schools from all over the world for the Cinefondation selection.

Two titles from the U.S. were selected, including Meryl O’Connor’s The Ballad of Finn + Yeti from UCLA and Matthew James Reilly’s Abigail from NYU. Also vying for jury president Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s affections will be entries from Argentina, Israel, the U.K., Cuba, Italy, Russia, Romania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Japan and, for the first time ever, Lebanon."

Created in 1998 and devoted to the search for new talent, the Cinéfondation selects fifteen to twenty short and medium-length films each year from film schools all over the world. The Cinéfondation selection forms part of the Official Selection and the selected films are presented to the Cinéfondation and Shorts Jury which awards a prize to the best three at an official ceremony. Each year more than 1500 student films are sent to the Cinéfondation, a testimony of the diversity and dynamism of the young international cinematographic creation. Since 1998 more than 200 films from 80 schools in the world have been selected.

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