We're delighted to announce that ScreenCraft winner Kevin Kai Ming Wang's short film, Taipei Suicide Story, has been chosen for the prestigious Festival de Cannes' Cinéfondation Selection 2020. Kevin, who goes by the artist name "KEFF" was a recipient of the 2019 ScreenCraft Film Fund backed by BondIt Media Capital. The funding he received helped him complete his grad thesis film at NYU, which was subsequently chosen by the Cannes Film Festival prestigious Cinéfondation Selection.
The Cinéfondation Selection showcases short films produced by film students from around the world, and has been nurturing new generations of filmmakers since 1998. Now in its 23rd edition, this year's selection commitee lead by Dimitra Karya features 17 films (13 narrative films and four animated films), selected from among the 1,952 works that were submitted by participating film schools. The screening of the Cinéfondation Selection will take place next autumn at the Palais des festivals in Cannes, France.
The 2020 Cannes Film Festival usually takes place in May, however due to the worldwide COVID19 pandemic it has been tentatively rescheduled to Fall 2020.
Read more via the Cannes festival website here.