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School’s Out triumphs at the MyFrenchFilmFestival

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- The filmmaker jury of the online festival organised by UniFrance has crowned Sébastien Marnier’s feature film its winner, whilst the international press recognised The Swallows of Kabul

School’s Out triumphs at the MyFrenchFilmFestival
School’s Out by Sébastien Marnier

Whilst the audience awards of the online festival organised by UniFrance and running 16 January to 16 February, MyFrenchFilmFestival, won’t be announced until the close of this 10th edition of the event (read our news), the Filmmakers’ Jury and that of the international press have already delivered their verdicts.

School’s Out [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sébastien Marnier
film profile
]
by Sébastien Marnier found favour with the Filmmakers’ Jury, presided over by American director Ira Sachs and composed of his fellow countryman Brady Corbet, Czech director Michaela Pavlatova, Guatemala’s Jayro Bustamante and French actress Agathe Bonitzer. The film walks away with 15,000 euros.

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The vote of the international press jury, meanwhile, in the category of feature films, went to the animated title The Swallows of Kabul [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbe-…
film profile
]
by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec, with a special mention bestowed upon Romain Laguna’s Meteorites [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

The list of winners is as follows:

Filmmakers’ Jury Award
School’s Out [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sébastien Marnier
film profile
]
- Sébastien Marnier (France)

International Press Feature Film Award
The Swallows of Kabul [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbe-…
film profile
]
- Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec (France/Luxembourg/Switzerland)
Special Mention
Meteorites [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Romain Laguna (France)

International Press Short Film Award
By A Hair – Laurent Escaffre, Yvonnick Muller (France)
Special Mention
Ahmed’s Song – Foued Mansour (France)

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(Translated from French)

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