For the second year in a row, a U.S. woman has won the top prize in the Cinefondation shorts competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Pippa Blanco, representing the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, won the student shorts competition for “Share.”
Last year, Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas won for her short, “Skunk.”
“Share” focuses on a 15-year-old girl who returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her.
“Skunk,” last year’s winner, focused on a teenage girl who had to save her dog from a dogfighting ring.
Second prize in this year’s competition went to “Locas Perdidas,” directed by Chile’s Ignacio Juricic Merillan.