A film directed by a third-year student of the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here has been selected for Cinfondation under the aegis of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
“Gilles Jacob, president of Cinfondation, has confirmed the selection and has invited Payal Kapadia for presentation of her film at Cannes,” the FTII stated in a release on Thursday.
This is for the first time that an FTII film is selected for participation in the Cinfondation, which is created to inspire and support the next generation of international filmmakers.
Kapadia told her film Afternoon Clouds is actually a second-year exercise at FTII, which have to be done as a part of final second-year project.
She said Cinfondation is actually students' Cannes section and it was FTII, which sent the film.
To mark its 20th year, the Cinfondation selection has chosen 16 films (14 works of fiction and 2 animations) from among 2600 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world, it said, dding that four of the films selected came from various film schools, including c
The three Cinfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on May 26 in the Bunuel Theatre at Cannes.
FTII last week bagged the prestigious “Rajat Kamal” (silver lotus) for best cinematography in non feature film category in the 64th National Film Awards.