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Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites

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Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites, let us shoot and promote for you...   We produce The Cannes Dailies delivering News, Glamour, Biz and Buzz. The Cannes Market Dailies and 8 Cannes Newsletters 
Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 - 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !
 
Festival Directors save the date for our Fest directors wine tasting party with a view! Our annual Cannes fun event will take place May 23 !
 
 

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"Pierre et Jeanne" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

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Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of the family. Is this money hiding a heavy secret? Screening in Cannes May 17: 7:00 pm May ...
 

 

Return to Eden Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

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Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais. Director Statement   As I wa...
 

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The 2022 edition of Animation Day will kick off May 22, presenting new partners...

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As animation continues to grow in popularity — with more works popping up in cinemas and on streaming platforms every day — new territories and markets are taking note of the versatility and storytelling potential of this rapidly rising genre.   That is why Annecy International Animation Film Festival — the world’s leading reference for animation film — partnered with the Marché du Film in 2019 to create a curated program and one-day event that would...
 

 

Selection announced for the 10th Goes to Cannes May 20 - 23

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THE MARCHÉ DU FILM PARTNERS WITH 5 GLOBAL FESTIVALS AND MARKETS FOR THE 10TH EDITION OF GOES TO CANNES      The next generation of global talents will be on full display as the Marché du Film joins forces with five renowned international film festivals and markets to celebrate a decade of its industry program: Goes to Cannes. From 20 to 23 May, the partner festivals and markets will showcase a selection of feature films in various stages of post-production ...
 
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Prepare for Cannes with Summer Hill Films : SCRAWL !?!

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CHECK OUT NEW RELEASES FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS!  
Be sure to check out our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond!  
Ted Chalmers - President of Summer Hill Films - 10645 N. Tatum Blvd., #200-130, Phoenix, AZ 85028 USA +1-480-535-8711
 

Summer Hill Films New Releases are Here!

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An insomniac's black market sleep aid sends his mind one day into the future where he is suspected of abducting a girl he has not met yet.
 
 

Amitville in Space comes to Summer Hill Entertainment

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Directed by Mark Polonia, Amitville in Space describes the the ultimate battle against the Amityville curse! It begins after the infamous murder house is exorcised from Earth and reappears in outer space. 
"Amityville in Space looks like one hell of an intergalactic wild ride!"

- Josh Korngut, Dread Central    

Better World Forum returns to Cannes May 22 and 23 with the prestigious annual gala diner reception

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Filmfestivals.com proudly returns as a media partner in support to Manuel Collas de La Roche's new Better World Forum Gala in Cannes. Benefits will go to a school in Poland which welcomes refugees from Ukraine.   ...
 

Film Finance Forum returns to Cannes Marché du Film in person and online

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Fireside chat with Hollywood Legend ROB REINER! (A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally...) May 20 Film Finance Forum

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Do not miss your opportunity to hear from these esteemed panelists - this is going to be a great event!       Please note: registration is for those who are tuning in online, want on-demand access for the event, or do not have an accreditation badge from the Marché du Film. All those with a Marché ...
 

 

 

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The Ghost of Richard Harris picked up for worldwide distribution by Abacus Media Rights

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RICHARD HARRIS IMAGE ©therichardharrisestate   Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment company, acquires new Sky Original feature The Ghost of Richard Harris for worldwide distribution.    A Bright Yellow Films, Samson Films and Groove International production, The Ghost of Richard Harris (1 x 90’) is a unique feature documentary about a once famous actor, poet, lover and singer, whose prodigious career was overshadowed by a reputation for drinking and r...
 

 

Deep into the Forrest from Red Sea Media Inc. in Cannes

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DEEP IN THE FOREST TO BE RELEASED BY SABAN FILMS MAY 31, 2022 ON DIGITAL & ON DEMAND     A GROUP OF PROGRESSIVES ARE FORCED TO HIDE OUT AT A REMOTE LOCATION DURING A NEAR-FUTURE CIVIL WAR BETWEEN THE AMERICAN RIGHT AND LEFT.               | CLICK HERE F...
 

 

Meet Ukraine at MDF 2022!

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  Despite these critical times, the Ukrainian film industry continues its work to bring our stories to the world.  FILM.UA Group will be attending Marché du Film this May and we would like to propose you set up a meeting at our booth J11, Riviera. Below you can look up our highlights for the market! We’re looking forward to meeting you in Cannes!     ...
 

 

Universal and NEON to Release the Film About David Bowie with IMAX

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Universal Pictures Content Group and NEON to Release the Film About the Legendary Musician David Bowie with IMAX in partnership with Public Road Productions, BMG, Live Nation Productions and HBO Documentary Films   Los Angeles, CA (April 13, 2022) – After a rigorous five-year production and assembly process by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane), and as part of the ongoing Bowie75 celebration of David Bowie&rs...
 

 

New titles from Magnolia Pictures International Library - Six Striking Alex Gibney Documentaries 

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CITIZEN K DOCUMENTARY / RUSSIAN, ENGLISH / 126' / 2019 The strange case of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement. Available rights: World (limited to Cinematic, FTV, Video, EST, TVOD) excluding Aus/NZ, Benelux, Canada, UK     JAN...
 

 

Uncork'd Entertainment: new Cannes line up for the Marché du Film

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Exciting new content, completed and ready to be delivered. NEW WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS | MEET US IN CANNES! To schedule a meeting in Cannes this year, we will have a booth in the Palais, Riviera C10 from May 17-21, 2022. Please click the link to book a meeting: https://calendly.com/silkroadent/cannes2022?month=2022-05 Contact: Marc Helfrich marc@silkroad-ent.com CANNES 2022 LINEUP BRING HIM BACK DEAD ...
 

 

WW4 Action/sci-fi that predicted the Ukraine War available for distribution in Cannes from House of Film

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WW4 – the action packed sci-fi that predicted the Ukraine war is available for distribution in Cannes  Line-up also includes: “1982” – CANNES, TIFF, FIPRESCI winning, Oscar nominated war movie GHOSTED – rom com about how to play the dating game and win ANGELS IN THE RINK – award winning film about Middle Eastern women playing hockey Oscar qualified movies Warner Media & Paramount releases Theatrical films & Festival darling...
 

 

Acort International is at Cannes '22 with a new line up!

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  It's that time of year again, and Acort International is proud to present our lineup for Cannes Film Market 2022!   Our Cannes lineup includes some incredible independent films, such as the chilling thriller Shadows, the darkly hilarious If I Can't Have You, a surreal game of cat-and-mouse in Reset, a haunting cyber-stalking in The Case of Dakota Moore, and a tale of occult witchcraft in Prosper.   All titles are ready for delivery or available for international pre...
 

 

Reboot Camp comes to Cannes, from Cardinal XD

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REBOOT CAMP (Comedy) - After finding out that his wife has blown their life savings on self-help gurus, Seymour teams up with his brother Danny, a filmmaker, to document how easy it is to start a fake self-help group and con people into believing just about anything. But once started, the Reboot Camp takes on a life of its own, and grows into a full-blown cult. SALES POINTS: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, 5 stars on iTunes, 4 stars on Amazon. Winner Audience award Bes...
 

 

 

Pluto Film at Marché du Film

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  Watch out for PLUTO FILM´s titles at festivals worldwide!   We will attend Marché du Film from 17th until 25th of May. We are looking forward to meet you in our booth located in Riviera C9! CLICK HERE FOR OUR LINE-UP! ONCE UPON A TIME IN CALCUTTA by Aditya Vikram Sengupta ...
 

 

Cia Edström to step down as Head of Industry at Göteborg Film Festival

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  This autumn, Cia Edström will step down from her position and take on a senior role with focus on the strategic development of TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s international conference and market with focus on Nordic drama series. Since she started working at the festival ticket office in the 90’s, Cia Edström has been returning to Göteborg Film Festival in several positions. In 2005 she was appointed Head of Industry, and has since then be...
 

AFM Announces return to Santa Monica for in person market November 1-6, 2022

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AFM SET TO MAKE IN-PERSON RETURN TO SANTA MONICA NOVEMBER 1-6, 2022  Registration for Exhibitors Launches Monday, May 9    The American Film Market® (AFM®) will welcome the global industry back to Santa Monica for its 43rd edition set to take place in-person Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced today.  The market, which planned its shift to a six-day run in 2020, will take place at...
 
 

FiGa Films @ 2022 Cannes Marché du Film

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  We look forward to connecting during Marché du Film.     ...
 

 

DEATH LINK and New Films from Cardinal XD for CANNES FESTIVAL

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** NEW FILM** DEATH LINK - In the age of social media, teenagers tell the story that they want people to see, with each video more daring than the next. But in this small town, a series of staged "murder" videos are turning very real. 3.5 stars on Amazon. Winner of the Cannes Cinema Awards - Best Horror film and several other fest wins as well. VIEW CANNES LINEUP          ...
 

 

ANGELS IN THE RINK on women & ice hockey from House of Film

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 A fascinating, award winning documentary feature about women’s hockey.   ANGELS IN THE RINK   Women’s hockey which has fought an uphill battle since the early 1980s to get the sport to where it is today has had its moments of glory as well as its spells of despair. It has been the pure love of hockey that has kept the woman warriors of this sport going.   ANGELS IN THE RINK examines the lives of the bravest of the brave: the women of the Middle East wh...
 

 

Cannes Conference : Circulation of European films: is availability enough

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Join us LIVE IN CANNES for the European Audiovisual Observatory's annual Cannes Marché du Film Conference: Circulation of European films: is availability enough? The Conference  will take place Saturday 21 May, 2022 9.30 - 11.30 (CEST) Main Stage (Riviera) FREE REGISTRATION HERE  LINK TO OUR PROGRAMME   ...
 

 

Wilder from White Horse Pictures and Library Films a documentary on legendary Gene Wilder

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  The documentary Feature “WILDER” charting the life and career of  Gene Wilder is directed by CHRIS SMITH    Multi-Emmy and Grammy Award-winning production company White Horse Pictures and Library Films are producing a documentary feature WILDER, centered on the life and work of comedic acting legend Gene Wilder, it was announced today by Nicholas Ferrall, President of White Horse Pictures, and Andrew Trapani of Sobey Road Entertainment. The intimate char...
 
 

Award-Winning Indie Films for International Sale from Accort International

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German films and co-productions at 75th Festival de Cannes

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The Festival de Cannes (17 - 28 May, 2022) completed its programme in the past few days. The films of the Official Selection were announced, and Un Certain Regard, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and Semaine de la Critique have also published their programmes. Thirteen minor co-productions have made it into the line-ups to represent Germany. The Special Screening section of the prestigious festival on the Croisette will present the German production THE VAGABONDS by Doroteya Droumeva (Dorotey...
 

 

mk2 films is presenting 2 films in Cannes' Critics Week this year

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mk2 films is proud to be presenting 2 films in Cannes' Critics Week this year.     LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA ...
 

 

First look photo from PARIS MEMORIES by Alice WINOCOUR Official Selection Directors’ Fortnight

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PARIS MEMORIES (REVOIR PARIS) A film by Alice WINOCOUR   Starring Virginie EFIRA, Benoît MAGIMEL and Grégoire COLIN Official Selection Directors’ Fortnight Festival de Cannes 2022 Photo: © 2022 Dharamsala – Darius Films – Pathé Films – France 3 Cinéma          ...
 

 

Chile ready for Cannes: the film 1976 will be in the Directors’ Fortnight

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  -         The first feature film by Manuela Martelli has been selected in the prestigious Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight, from May 17th to the 28th), which has been a career catapult for the likes of Pablo Larraín, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, and Spike Lee, among others. Starring in the lead role is Chilean actress Aline Kuppenheim. -         “The idea started wit...
 

 

Korean Films, Decision to Leave & Broker, Invited to the Competition at the 75th Cannes

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With Decision to Leave, Director Park Chanwook Returns to Cannes in 6 Years The 75th Cannes International Film Festival heralded a lively start in full swing by announcing its official invitations to the competition section. “The world cinema is starting to get back in shape, and this year marks a return to a quasi-normality.” At the official press conference of the Cannes International Film Festival held at the Champs-Elysees in Paris on April 14 (local time), Thierry Frém...
 

 

The appeal of the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Maryna Kuderchuk, to Pierre Lescure

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The appeal of the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Maryna Kuderchuk, to the president of the Cannes Film Festival, Pierre Lescure. Despite Ukraine's call to the world film communities to boycott Russian cinema, the main competition program of the Cannes Film Festival includes the work of Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov "Tchaikovsky's Wife". At the same time, Ukrainian directors and other filmmakers are forced to either fight against the Russian attack, hide in b...
 

 

King of Killers from Red Sea Media Inc.

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  KING OF KILLERS (FROM THE CREATOR OF UNDERWORLD) FRANK GRILLO | STEPHEN DORFF (NOW IN POST-PRODUCTION) EXCLUSIVE TRAILER PREMIERE IN CANNES SYNOPSIS: A GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL ASSASSINS ARE CONTRACTED TO TAKE OUT THE MOST DANGEROUS KILLER IN THE WORLD FOR A 10M PRIZE AND THE TITLE: KING OF KILLERS. CLICK HERE FOR DEADLINE ARTICLE CLICK HERE FOR SCREEN ARTICLE            ...
 

 

Catalogue Indie Dramas from Breaking Glass Pictures

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We have Dramas, LGBT, Erotica, Genre, Indie titles and more!   MEET US IN CANNES MAY 17-21, 2022 To schedule a meeting in Cannes this year, we will have a booth in the Riviera in the Palais from May 17-21. &nb...
 
 

mk2 films has 2 films in Official Selection at Un Certain Regard

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More to come soon...       ................ UN CERTAIN REGARD           CORSAGE   MARIE KREUTZER   Empress ...

 

Kristoffer Borgli’s Sick of Myself to Cannes Un Certain Regard

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  Kristine Kujath Torp starring in Kristoffer Borgli's Sick of Myself. Photo: Oslo Pictures. Kristoffer Borgli’s feature film Sick of Myself is invited to Cannes’s Un Certain Regard Sick of Myself is director and screenwriter Kristoffer Borgli’s second feature film after his SXSW world premiere of DRIB in 2017.   Norway returns to Cannes with Sick of Myself Just one year after the great success of Joachim Trier's The Worst Person in the World ...
 

 

THE NATURAL STORY OF DESTRUCTION by Sergei Loznitsa celebrates its world premiere in Cannes!

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    The 75th Cannes International Film Festival (May 17-28, 2022) announced the films of their Sélection Officielle at their press conference. A total of 47 titles were included in the selection. The documentary THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/LT/NL, LOOKS Filmproduktionen) will have its world premiere in the Special Screening section. Sergei Loznitsa is a well-know...
 

 

Key Ukrainian News from MIPTV 2022 in Cannes

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While the war rages on, Ukraine's top media companies unite their efforts to help the country, save the Industry, and represent Ukraine worldwide.  Prompted by FILM.UA Group’s initiative, other Ukrainian media industry players: Starlight Media, 1+1 Media, and Ukraine TV Channel have joined to represent Ukraine on this year's MIPTV, together. A brunt of the work coordinating the joint presentation was taken by Media Resources Managemen...
 

 

Princ Films in Cannes

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World Premieres, Festival Favorites, Theatrical & Streaming Hits     ...
 

 

Submit to Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase ...during the Cannes Festival

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  SUBMIT FOR YOUR 2023 PARTICIPATION Created to encourage content creators from unique backgrounds to share their stories during the Cannes Film Festival, the independent Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Web Series Showcase will promote the work of diverse (thought, race, gender, age, religion, physical ability and sexual orientation) filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film. The top 10 to 18 films & web series from ALL eligible entries, as d...
 

 

Susan Newman Baudais: the new Executive Director for Eurimages

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  Susan Newman Baudais has been named Executive Director of Eurimages, the Council of Europe’s cultural fund for the support of independent film co-production.  She took up her new position on 1 March 2022.A new Executive Director for Eurimages!   Of dual Irish and French nationality, Susan Newman Baudais brings to this role more than 27 years of experience in the audiovisual sector. She has been at Eurimages since 2012, initially as a project manager with special respon...
 

 

Cannes is almost here find new releases from Summer Hill Entertainment

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One of the biggest festivals of the year is right around the corner! Cannes 2022 is a great time to watch and find great new films. Check out some new releases that are just in time for Cannes, now available from Summer Hill Films. Be sure to look at our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond! If you're interested in any of these titles, feel free to click the ...
 

 

 

Save the date for Nostradamus release in Cannes on May 23

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  The 9th Nostradamus Report will be released on May 23 as a part of Cannes Next and impACT programme at Marché du Film onsite and online. Nostradamus is a multiyear international initiative that documents and analyse industry changes and make projections for the future. The Nostradamus Project is founded and run by Göteborg Film Festival with support from and in collaboration with Lead Partner Film i Väst and with additional support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond,...
 

 

Jerome Paillard organises the management transition at Marché du Film and sets date for his retirement

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© CR / FDC 2022 Guillaume Esmiol is named co-Executive Director of the Marché du Film, alongside Jérôme Paillard. They will work in tandem during the upcoming edition of the Festival before Esmiol definitively replaces Paillard for 2023. In 2020, Guillaume Esmiol joined the Marché du Film as Deputy Director in charge of development with the prospect of taking over new functions linked to the succession of Jérôme Paillard. Af...
 

 

Time to submit your work for the 2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition!

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Deadline: 3 March 2022 Cannes XR, the Marché du Film's program dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic content, is delighted to announce its 3rd-year partnership with leading global VR content platform VeeR.  The 2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition will feature a curated selection of this year’s most innovative and captivating VR works and celebrate each creator's achievements in cinematic VR. This year we welcome all...
 

 

Penske Media announces the acquisition of The American Pavilion

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Today, Penske Media (PMC) announced the acquisition of The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, a relied upon communications,  hospitality, and media center for global attendees. For over 30 years, The American Pavilion has made its mark providing an impressive array of facilities and services, including membership for the international film community, provocative and insightful programming, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and im...
 

 

Marché du Film returns in Cannes 17 to 25 May

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  2022 is coming! The Marché du Film team wishes you a Happy Holiday season and all the best for the year to come! We are looking forward to seeing you from 17 to 25 May in Cannes.  Save-the-Date: Registration opens on 14 February.   ...
Early Bird rate by registering online until 18 March. Join us 17-25 May for the world’s most inspiring film market!   9 days of exclusive films, conferences, and networking events, so you can reconnect and celebrate cinema together again! ...
 

 

Cinando announces new chapter in partnership with Shift72

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Cinando, the premier online network for film professionals, a division of the Marché du Film - Cannes Film Festival, has extended its long-time partnership with New Zealand-based Shift72, the world's most trusted VOD platform, to bring the streaming experience home. Since the beginning of the Cinando and Shift72 partnership in 2016, the two organizations have offered top-notch tools for festivals and markets to provide industry audiences with access to online screenings. This new c...

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Sélection officielle du 75e Festival de Cannes Compléments de sélection

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  Deux longs métrages s'ajoutent à la Sélection officielle du 75e Festival de Cannes dans les sections Cannes Première et Séances spéciales. Cannes Première AS BESTAS Rodrigo Sorogoyen France/Espagne Séances spéciales SALAM Mélanie « Diam’s », Houda Benyamina, Anne Cissé France (Documentaire) ...
 

 

The 75th Festival de Cannes Short Film Jury announced

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Yousry Nasrallah © Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty images - Monia Chokri © François Berthier - Félix Moati © Philippe Quaisse / Pasco&Co -  Laura Wandel © Brecht Van Maele - Jean-Claude Raspiengeas © Droits réservés     The Short Film Jury will be tasked with selecting one of the 9 films in Competition for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded at the Festival's Closing Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 20...
 

 

Actress Rossy de Palma, President of the Jury of the Caméra d'or at the 75th Festival de Cannes

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Rossy de Palma © Antonio Terron    Following Mélanie Thierry in 2021, Spanish actress Rossy de Palma will be the President of the Jury of the Caméra d’or of the 75th Festival de Cannes, which will be awarded to a film among all the first feature films in the official Selection and in the parallel sections. In 2018, Lukas Dhont, who is featured this year in the Competition, was awarded the Caméra d’Or for his film Girl. In 2019, the Cam&...
 

 

Father & soldier by Mathieu Vadepied, starring Omar Sy, Alassane Diong and Jonas Bloquet to open Un Certain Regard

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  Photo : Marie-Clémence David © 2022 - Unité - Korokoro - Gaumont - France 3 Cinéma - Mille Soleils - Sypossible Africa  Produced by Bruno Nahon and Omar Sy, Father & soldier is the second feature film of director, screenwriter and cinematographer Mathieu Vadepied. The film highlights the story of the Senegalese infantry men, forgotten heroes of World War One, forced to leave their homeland and fight to liberate France. The Franco-Senegalese ...
 

 

Cannes opener: Final Cut by Michel Hazanavicius comes with a new french title Coupez !

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The Festival de Cannes supports the decision of French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius and his partners to change the French title of his film, which will open the 75th festival.   Originally, the film was called Z (comme Z) (Z, like Z), as a tribute to the genre film, it echoes. Since the letter Z has taken on a warlike meaning with the war of aggression waged against Ukraine by the Russian government, there can be no such confusion or ambiguity.   The film has therefore...
 

 

The Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes and its President unveiled

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French actor Vincent Lindon will be the President of the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes. Together with eight jury members, the actor who won Best Actor in 2015 will present the Palme d'Or to one of the 21 films in competition on Saturday, May 28, during the closing ceremony, to be broadcast live by France Télévisions and Brut. Isabelle Huppert was the last French star to be Jury President in 2009. In the history of the Festival, French celebrities have often held this r...
 

 

75th Festival de Cannes: Short films and La Cinef Selections

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After watching 3,507 films from more than 140 countries, 9 shorts will be presented in Competition from the following 11 countries: China, South Korea, Costa Rica, the United States, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, and Nepal. The Short Film Palme d'or will be awarded on Saturday, May 28 during the closing ceremony. TSUTSUE Amartei Armar  Ghana/France - 15'   PO SUI TAI YANG ZHI XIN (A SHORT STORY) Bi Gan  China - ...
 

 

The Directors' Fortnight unveils its 2022 selection

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THE DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT UNVEILS ITS 2022 SELECTION FEATURE FILMS   L’ENVOL (Scarlet)  by Pietro Marcello  Opening film   1976  by Manuela Martelli  First feature film   THE DAM (Al-Sadd, السّد , Le Barrage)  by Ali Cherri  First feature film   LES ANNÉES SUPER 8 (The Super 8 Years)  by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot  First feature film   ASHKAL  by Youssef Chebbi  First...
 

 

VIDEO: Discover the announcement video of the 61st edition of La Semaine de la Critique

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Ava Cahen, Artistic Director, presents the selection of 13 short films and 11 first and second features that will be screened in Cannes between May 18th and 26th.       ...
 

 

LFFEC 2022 will be held from September 23rd to October 2nd

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       It’s official: LFFEC 2022 will be held in autumn, from September 23rd to October 2nd. The date chosen for Effetto Cinema Notte is October 1st, while other showings are scheduled from April 30th to May 29th, but we will soon come back to those. The showings will be a kind of preview of the Festival activities and will be organised in collaboration with the Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo and Over The Real.  We also seize this opportunit...
 

 

The 75th Festival de Cannes Official Selection: Additions to the selection

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A week after the announcement of the feature films selected for the 75th Festival de Cannes, here is the list of films that will complete the Official Selection. Competition LE OTTO MONTAGNE Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen Italy/Belgium UN PETIT FRÈRE Léonor Serraille France TOURMENT SUR LES ÎLES Albert Serra Spain ...
 

 

75th Festival de Cannes Poster: red carpet in the sky...with diamonds

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© Copyright Paramount Pictures Corporation - Jim Carrey, The Truman Show de Peter Weir Graphisme © Hartland Villa The red carpet that leads up the steps to the hope of being in the limelight. A poetic celebration of the insuperable quest for expression and freedom. An upward journey to contemplate the past and move ahead towards the promise of a revival. From Tuesday, May 17 to Saturday, May 28, the Festival de Cannes will hold its 75th edition, ...
 

 

SCARLET by Pietro Marcello will open he Directors' Fortnight on May 18

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In northern France, Juliette grows up alone with her father, Raphaël, a veteran of the First World War. Passionate about singing and music, the lonely young girl meets a magician one summer who promises that scarlet sails will one day take her away from her village. Juliette never stops believing in the prophecy. Freely inspired by the tale "The Scarlet Sails" by Aleksandr Grin, Pietro Marcello's film blends music, history and folklore, bordering on magical realism. ...
 

 

The official poster of the 54th Directors' Fortnight is based on "Blue Flight"

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The official poster of the 54th Directors' Fortnight is based on "Blue Flight", a photo-performance by multidisciplinary artist Cecilia Paredes. Born in Lima, Cecilia Paredes lives and works between Peru and the United States. Her work explores the themes of nature and the interaction between the body and its environment. Both visible and invisible, the artist blends into the image she creates, much like filmmakers do in their films. The 54th edition of the Directors' Fort...
 

 

Discovering the film selection committee at La Semaine de la Critique

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Selection Committees Ava Cahen Artistic Director Ava Cahen founded and co-managed the magazine CLAP from 2014 to 2016. Since 2017, she's running the website frenchMania.fr and more recently, the biannual magazine FrenchMania. In 2016, she's launched her own Parisian cine-club, the Woody Club. She has also been a commentator for the TV programme "Le Cercle" on Canal+ since 2014 and since 2019 for "...
 

 

Cannes' parallel sections express their solidarity with Ukraine

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  La Semaine de la Critique, the Directors’ Fortnight and the ACID join the Cannes Film Festival in expressing their solidarity for the Ukranian people, fighting today for their freedom. We reiterate our ongoing support for the artists, filmmakers, critics, film industry professionals, audiences, and all the men and women whose lives are in danger and upended by the turmoil of war. Our thoughts also go out to those in Russia who p...
 

 

VIDEO: Cannes reveals the line up for the 75th edition

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On Thursday 14 April at 11:00am, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux announced the Official Selection for the 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes at the UGC Normandie in Paris. Close to 2000 films have been submitted from 155 countries, 4 past Palme d'or are in this years selection. See the list of feature films selected in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premières and Special Screenings, and download the press kit. ...
 

 

Baz Luhrmann returns to Cannes with ELVIS

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  Australian director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann will attend the Festival de Cannes to present the world premiere of his latest feature film Elvis, along with Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge. In addition to Baz Luhrmann and Tom Hanks, the Festival de Cannes is also delighted to welcome Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge as Elvis and Priscilla Presley. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his...
 

 

Top Gun: Maverick and Tom Cruise at the 75th Festival de Cannes

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© Paramount Pictures  Tom Cruise will be in attendance in Cannes on May 18, 2022 for the screening of Top Gun: Maverick, scheduled for release on May 25 in France and May 27 in the US. The Festival will also pay a special tribute to Tom Cruise for his career. Top Gun hero Maverick, will be back in cinemas all over the world and Tom Cruise will return to the Festival de Cannes where he has made only one appearance before: on May 18, 1992, for Ron Howard’s Far and Away, the clo...
 

 

La Semaine de la Critique unveils the poster of its 61st edition

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On the poster of the 61st edition of La Semaine de la Critique, the characters of Chloé Mazlo’s film Skies of Lebanon are projected onto a body by the photographer Charlotte Abramow - something between a laterna magica and the good genie of Arabian Nights. Blending these two poetic, joyful worlds is a tribute to cinema, a love letter to filmmakers, to its audiences who find themselves spellbound, moved, surprised, puzzled, or unsettled… to all the believers w...
 

 

16 directors invited to l'Atelier de Cannes with their promising projects

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L'Atelier 2022 L’Atelier hosts its eighteenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion. ...
 

 

TOP GUN Maverick locked for Cannes with Tom Cruise in attendance

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The film will premiere in CANNES in competition  May 18th with Tom Cruise to receive a tribute to his extraordinary career, exactly 32 years after his first visit to Cannes for Ron Howard’s Far and Away on May 18, 1992 when his film closed the festival.   After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and ...
 

 

Iris Knobloch, former distribution executive at Warner, elected next President of the Festival de Cannes

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Iris Knobloch © RR During its March 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film which includes government officials and film industry members has elected the Festival’s new President.   As per the Festival’s regulations, the election was held via secret ballot and Mrs. Iris Knobloch was elected President of the Festival.   She is therefore becoming the first femal...
 

 

Statement from the Festival de Cannes on the situation in Ukraine

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As the world has been hit by a heavy crisis in which a part of Europe finds itself in a state of war, the Festival de Cannes wishes to extend all its support to the people of Ukraine and all those who are in its territory. However modest as it is, we join our voices with those who oppose this unacceptable situation and denounce the attitude of Russia and its leaders. Our thoughts go out in particular to the Ukrainian artists and film industry professionals, as well as their families wh...

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