As things wind down here on the Croisette, prizes are starting to roll out across the various sections. Last night was Critics’ Week and later today we’ll have the Directors’ Fortnight winners. The Cinéfondation jury, led by president Jane Campion, has just released its top picks for this year. The selection is made up of 18 student films with the winners taking €15,000 for first prize, €11,250 for second and €7,500 for third. The director of first prize winner, in this case Art Institute of Chicago student Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, is also guaranteed their first feature will be presented in Cannes. Her winning short film Needle is about a girl who goes to have her ears pierced, provoking a quarrel between her parents that overwhelms the situation. Click over for the full list of winners:

FIRST PRIZE
Needle, dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

SECOND PRIZE
Waiting For The Thaw, dir: Sarah Hirtt
INSAS, Belgium

JOINT THIRD PRIZE
In The Fishbowl, dir: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
UNATC, Romania

Pandas, dir: Matúš Vizar
FAMU, Czech Republic