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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.