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Cannes Film Festival has announced the official selection of shorts for the 70th edition of the festival. Payal Kapadia’s short film, Afternoon Clouds, has been selected for the Cinéfondation forum.

Payal is a third-year student of direction at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Her 13-minute short film is among 16 films chosen, from among 2,600 works submitted this year.

Afternoon Clouds depicts a 60-year old widow, who lives with her Nepali maid, Malati. The entire movie revolves around a single afternoon in their house. This film features Usha Naik and Trimala Adhikari.

A jury presided over by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu will decide the winners. The three Cinéfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on Friday 26th May in the Buñuel Theatre.

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Cannes Film Festiva’s Classics section has unveiled its line-up for this year’s edition. Indian filmmakers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya’s doucmentary ‘The Cinema Travelers’ will be screened in the section.

Here’s the description according to official synopsis – The portrait of a traveling movie theater in India, which continues to bear the magic of the images to a stunned audience, is faced with technological, numerous and complex changes. A projector repairman narrates film changes with poetry, philosophy and pragmatism.

The film is 1hr36 min long. To know more about the film, click here.

The Classics section will also screen eight other documentaries about cinema. For complete line-up of Classics section, click here.

GudhThe year’s fest has another Indian film – Saurav Rai’s short film Gudh (Nest) in Cinefoundation selection. Rai is a graduate of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata, and this 28-min short is his diploma film.

To know more about Rai and his short, click here.

To mark its 19th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and 4 animations), from among the 2,300 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fifteen countries from three continents are represented. Seven of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a film school from Venezuela has reached the selection stage. More than half of this edition’s movies are directed by women, with 10 out of the 18 films selected. The complete list of selection is here.

The three Cinéfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on Friday 20th May in the Buñuel Theatre.