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Celebrating Diversity at the Cannes Film Festival

Beyond Borders Diversity in Cannes Announces 2014 Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase Winners

2014 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase & Awards
PRLog - May 21, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- Yolonda Brinkley, Creator of Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase.  Entre Pinceladas, the debut film by Javier de Juan Gerónimo, student at the Escuela de Cine Ciudad de la Luz in Spain, received the highest award by an esteemed jury of film industry professionals led by Lisa Cortés, executive producer of the critically acclaimed 2009 Cannes Film Festival official selection Precious, while the Turkish film ZiaZan by Derya Durmaz received the Audience and Jury Choice Awards.

“Diversity in Cannes is an incredible experience for filmmakers around the world to gather in an intimate environment and share their films, which explore difference and commonality,” comments Lisa Cortes. “Although there can only be one winner, I am impressed with the caliber of films in competition at the 2014 Short Film Showcase and congratulate them on a job well done.”

Presented by Publicist and Event Producer Yolonda Brinkley, with support from entertainment attorney Elizabeth Broden, Producer Angelou Deign, Bugsy Productions and Leonard Green Graphics, the 2014 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase presented seven films in competition from France, India, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States as well as a special out of competition screening of “Yellow Fever,” a documentary by Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii.

The uniquely themed films were selected, from all eligible entries, by an independent screening committee of globally diverse film industry professionals led by Kirstin Wilder, managing editor and vice-president of Variety Magazine and judged on site by a distinguished jury from France, the UK and the US.

“Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes seeks to promote and preserve underrepresented stories at the Cannes Film Festival and we’re doing just that with the 2014 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase,” states Yolonda Brinkley, creator of the diversity movement.  Providing a platform for diverse filmmakers to showcase their work and to celebrate their accomplishments at the world’s most prestigious festival is our mission and I am excited to recognize Javier de Juan Gerónimo as the grand prize winner and Derya Durmaz as the audience and jury prize winner of the 2014 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase.”

In its second year, the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase is one fourth of the Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes movement, which started in 2010 as a filmmaker symposium and has evolved to include a US based pre-Cannes Film Festival information session, a Cannes Film Festival representation plan and the short film showcase. For more information email us at diversityincannes@hotmail.com or Visit https://www.facebook.com/diversityincannes, www.diversityincannes.com, www.twitter.com/diversencannes.

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