This year, the Selection Committee received 3,450 short films, representing 128 production countries.

Nine films will compete in 2014 for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Abbas Kiarostami, President of the Jury, at the Awards Ceremony of the 67th Festival de Cannes on Saturday, May 24th.

For the first time, an azeri and a georgian film will take part in the Short Films Competition.

For the first time in history, Russia and Azerbaijan co-produce a short film which is selected for the world-famous Cannes Film Festival. The original Russian-Azerbaijani production SONUNCU (The Last One) about the last living World War II veteran, by Buta Films, is one of only 9 short films selected for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. This year, the Selection Committee received 3450 short film submissions from 128 countries.

SONUNCU (The Last One) is a short feature film by Sergey Pikalov about the last living World War II veteran.

SONUNCU (The Last One) is a collaboration between Buta Films and Azerbaijanfilm. The 15-minute philosophical parable was shot in the village of Sura, near the town of Shabran, 120 km from Baku.

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