Update: Annie Silverstein's "Skunk" won first place in the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation competition.
Her film was singled out from 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools worldwide. Silverstein's win comes with a €15,000 prize – that's more than $20,000. She is also guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.
Original Story (7:17 a.m.): The Cannes Film Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious. Films that screen there are often instantly propelled to a level they might otherwise never reach.
Annie Silverstein is learning all about that first hand. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in UT's Radio-Television-Film Department in 2013. Her thesis film “Skunk” was one of 16 chosen from over 1,600 film school submissions.
Silverstein will find out today if “Skunk” will be picked as one of the top three.
Annie Silverstein stopped by KUT to talk about the journey of “Skunk.”