Watch: This Thrilling Student Film Won Vimeo’s Top Prize at Cannes

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Film school has paid off for Julie Colly, the director of France’s Si Tu T’imagines.

Vimeo’s new festival initiative has officially expanded overseas, with the streaming platform taking its Vimeo Staff Pick Award to the Cannes Short Film Corner just a few weeks ago. Although it must’ve been difficult to highlight only one member in such a diverse group of filmmakers, Vimeo’s curation team selected Listening Eyes by student filmmaker Julie Colly as their champion.

“We wanted to celebrate the amazing work being done by female filmmakers,” a representative from the curation team explained. “The diversity of voices, styles, and perspectives from around the world confirmed our belief that a new class of filmmakers are on the rise and will soon reshape the industry.”

This student work from the Parisian film school La Femis explores a young girl’s burgeoning sexuality by using elements of thrillers and genre storytelling. With a fantastic lead performance by Lilith Grasmug, the film builds in intensity as her curiosity pulls her into unchartered territory.

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