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Cannes 2011 announces Critics’ Week and Cinefondation prizes

By NewsDesk • Published on May 21, 2011

A still from Take Shelter

The 64th Cannes Film Festival announced the prizes for Critics’ Week and Cinefondation on Friday.

The jury presided by Korean director Lee Chang-dong awarded the Critics’ Week prizes. Take Shelter directed by Jeff Nichols of America won the top award.

Critics’ Week Prizes 2011:

Grand Prize:

Take Shelter – Jeff Nichols

President’s Special Mention:

Snowtown – Justin Kurzel

SACD Prize:

Take Shelter – Jeff Nichols

ACID/CCAS Support Award:

Las Acacias- Pablo Giorgelli

OFAJ (Very) Young Critics’ Award:

Las Acacias – Pablo Giorgelli

Grand Prix Canal+ for Best Short Film:

Blue – Stephan Kang

Kodak Discovery Prize for Best Short Film:

Dimanches – Valérie Rosier

Special mention:

Alexis Ivanovitch, vous êtes mon héros – Guillaume Gouix

Found in 1962, Cannes Critics’s Week is a competitive sidebar which showcases first and second feature films of directors.

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel Gondry awarded the Cinéfondation Prizes. Sixteen student films from Asia, America and Europe, selected out of 1,600 entries comprised the program.

Cinéfondation Prizes 2011:

First Prize:

Der Brief (The Letter)- Doroteya Droumeva

Germany

Second Prize:

Drari- Kamal Lazraq

France

Third Prize:

Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang (Fly by Night)- Son Tae-gyum

South Korea

Created in 1998, the Cinéfondation Selection is a sidebar for showcasing student films.

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