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Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !
 

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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

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Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

 

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Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin about the 2022 edition (Zoom) interview with Jérôme Paillard Head of the Cannes Market discussing the 2022 edition of the Marché du Film, his last edition as head of the Market. (Guillaume Esmiol will be taking over from Paillard for next year's edition.) An informal discussion with Bruno Chatelin about Jérôme's career, his dear memories and some of the key decisions he took in the developpment of what became the biggest film market...

 

 


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VIDEO Filmfestivals.com Farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

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Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf attended the annual filmfestivals.com wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, after they announced their 100M$ new line of credit during Winston Baker Film Finance Forum.
For both heads of Cannes and AFM Markets this was the last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new stage in their career. This was a FESTIVE occasion to celebrate their career and fantastic contribution to this industry...
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FilmHedge Raises $100M to Build a New Financial Operating System for Hollywood

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Atlanta-based Fin-tech company FilmHedge has closed on $100M in debt financing to modernize Film and TV financing with its tech and data products.    The latest deal was with the private credit firm Coromandel Capital and follows a previous closing earlier this year between the company and another firm. Both transactions were $50M, giving FilmHedge $100M in total lending capacity.   FilmHedge is a fin-tech company providing short-term debt financing to borrowers working in F...
 

 

Better World Forum hosted a series of powerful sustainability focused events in Cannes

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Global Speakers and Filmmakers Joined Forces to Raise Awareness about Food, Health and Sustainability at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 during a special event organized by The president and founder of Better World Fund, Mr. Manuel Collas de la Roche’s.  After a magnificent Cannes sunset, stars appear above the famed Croisette illuminating the Better World Fund’s illustrious Black-Tie Gala dinner that took place at the JW Marriott, with the humbling presence of Her Excellency t...
 

FilmHedge came to Cannes with big news for the film financing community

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The announcements were made at the FILM FINANCE FORUM on May 20th where filmHedge's CEO & Founder was speaking in the "State of the Industry" panel. *FilmHedge* is a fin-tech lending platform for TV and Film producers. The company provides solutions for both film financiers and producers looking to borrow. The company was founded after the team lent more than $1 billion to Film/TV in previous roles and came together to improve the financing process for all. &nb...
 

International Artistic Excellence Honored at 2022 French Riviera Film Festival in partnership with filmfestivals.com

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Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vincent De Paul International Artistic Excellence Honored at Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival with Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receiving Industry Excellence Award   Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Industry Excellence Awards to Danish Filmmakers Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson;  Turkish actor Cansel Elçin and Italian actress...

VIDEO Amazing Beach party with Fort Lauderdale Film Festival presented by FilmHedge and Filmfestivals.com

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THE ANNUAL FLIFF BEACH PARTY, held at Long Beach in partnership with FILMHEDGE and FILMFESTIVALS.COM Gregory von Hausch (FLIFF CEO and Founder) with Jeff Gross ("Return to Eden" filmmaker) and Daizy Gedon ("Enough! Lebanon darkest hour" filmmaker) Gregory von Hausch with Jon Gosier FilmHedge Founder The FilmHedge team Mickey Vetter, Josh Harris and Jon Gosier   ...
 
 
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Queen Angelique-Monet of Eti-Oni hosted three Signature events in an effort towards world peace and tolerance

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American Arts Pioneer and Humanitarian now Queen Consort of a Historic African Cocoa Town celebrates 10 Years at Cannes Film Festival with theme: “Plant Trees Not War” During the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival, American former beauty Queen, and arts & entertainment pioneer dubbed, “Ventriloquist Queen,” and “Royal Puppet Performer,” by BBC Focus on Africa, BBC World Services, BBC News, hosted three Signature events in an effort towards worl...

 

 

 

VIDEO European Audiovisual Observatory conferences and presentations now online!

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The Observatory got back to Cannes! So we made it after an absence of three years! It was truly delightful to see all our friends, partners and networks in Cannes this year. We organised not one but TWO packed-out conferences and we're already looking forward to our two Cannes conferences next year. If you attended, thanks so much for being there. And if not.. well you can catch up on the debates right now!     ...
 

 

General Assembly of CICAE in Cannes: Board and members discuss future of arthouse cinemas

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CICAE Board of Directors (from left to right): Detlef Roßmann (Casablanca-Kino, Oldenburg), Tanja Helm (Leokino & Cinematograph, Innsbruck), Hannele Marjavaara (Kino Tapiola, Espoo), Domenico Dinoia (FICE, Italy), Javier Pachón (PROMIO, Spain), Mario Fortin (AQCAE, Canada), Tobias Faust (SSV/ASCA, Switzerland), Christian Bräuer (AG Kino – Gilde, Germany), François Aymé (AFCAE, France), David Obadia (AFCAE), Michele Crocchiola (FICE) and Boglárka...
 

 

Göteborg Film Festival presents the 2022 Nostradamus Report

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Göteborg Film Festival's 9th Nostradamus Report, ”Imagining a Sustainable Industry”, was presented today May 23 at the Marché du Film in Cannes. The annual report looks into the near future of the audiovisual industries through research and interviews with industry experts. How can we build a long-term sustainable industry, taking into consideration financial, social as well as environmental perspectives? How do we create qualitative content that is relevant...
 

 

First look for John Woo’s highly anticipated Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman (pictured

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Picture credit:  Carlos Latapi/Silent Night Productions Inc John Woo’s highly anticipated Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman (pictured), Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Harold Torres, and Catalina Sandino Moreno was released today. The film, which is the first U.S. action film in over a decade to be directed by the iconic filmmaker, recently wrapped principal photography in Mexico City. SILENT NIGHT Status: Post-production Genre: Action-thriller Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Sc...
 

 

The Electric Shadow Company is announcing their new documentary miniseries “Original Sin” and along with the FIRST look photo

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UK based production and financing group Electric Shadow Company (ESC) and BAFTA Award-Winning  production company Rogan Productions are producing and financing the documentary miniseries Original Sin exploring the calculating murderer Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren, it was announced today by ESC’s co-founders John Jencks and Jay Taylor. After violently murdering his girlfriend Andrea Venter, when she was 25, in front of witnesses and CCTV cameras, and escaping prison twice, van Vuuren ev...
 

 

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s funded film, Stolen, has been confirmed to commence principal photography in London

L'UPC au Palmarès du Festival de Cannes 2022 !

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  L'Union des producteurs de cinéma félicite chaleureusement ses membres pour leur présence au Palmarès de la 75ème édition du Festival de Cannes. Vincent Lindon et son jury ont remis trois prix à des films produits ou coproduits par des sociétés adhérentes de l'UPC.   Grand Prix ex-aeqo STARS AT NOON de Claire Denis CURIOSA FILMS (Avec Arte France Cinéma)   ...
 

 

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s funded film, Stolen, has been confirmed to commence principal photography in London during the month of June, and resume production in Durban, South Africa in July 2022.   Starring Christine Adams, Jimmy Jean Louis, Noxolo Dlamini, Luka Peros, Michael Landes and Danielle Harold, the story centers around Seline, whose life takes a tragic turn when her teenage daughter Tenika is involved in a fatal shooting on the streets of Durban while on holiday ...
 

 

Director Colin McIvor has boarded the family feature film Beeswing from Electric Shadow Company (ESC

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D Director Colin McIvor (Samuel Goldwyn Films’ Zoo starring Toby Jones and Ian McElhinney, Cup Cake) has boarded the family feature film Beeswing, it was announced today by producers John Jencks and Jay Taylor of UK based production and financing group Electric Shadow Company. Writer Georgia Goggin also joins the project to co-write the screenplay. Goggin’s previous credits include writing and directing BBC Drama’s “Bend” starring Robin Weaver and Greg Wise and he...
 

 

57 SECONDS - First Look Picture of Morgan Freeman

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 Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson Photo credit is Eliot Brasseaux  57 Seconds, the action sci-fi thriller starring Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games movies). Production is currently underway in Louisiana    57 SECONDS Status: In production Genre: Action science-fiction thriller Cast: Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson, Lovie Simone, Greg Germann, Bevin Bru Writer: Macon Blair Director: Rusty Cundieff Prod...
 

 

Jeremy Piven, Casper Van Dien, Liam McIntyre Danny Trejo and Tricia Helfer to Star in OCCUPATION: RAINFALL CHAPTER 2

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  Next films in the highly anticipated Occupation: Rainfall franchise to include most robust and thrilling cast, special effects  and storyline yet, as well as their own custom-built stage     Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment and Luke Sparke’s Sparke Films announce the next feature films in the sci-fi action thriller OCCUPATION: RAINFALL franchise, OCCUPATION: RAINFALL CHAPTER 2 (with CHAPTER 3 already in the works).  The film stars Jeremy P...
 

 

São Paulo’s Film and Audiovisual Company announced the second edition of the 30% cash rebate progamme

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SÃO PAULO STATE GOVERNMENT AND CITY HALL GREENLIGHT THE COUNTRY’S SECOND CASH REBATE The pioneering cash rebate increases fourfold for its second edition to support local and international Film and TV production   Cinematic city of São Paulo leads the way as the most popular destination in Brazil for international production Film and TV production spend in the City of São Paulo reaches over USD 2.75 billion annually, creating more than ...
 

 

Studio 100 Film Partners With POP Entertainment & Telegram For New Animated Movie "Being Betty Flood"

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Germany’s Studio 100 Film, Australia’s POP Family Entertainment, and Ireland’s Telegael jointly announce their partnership for the whimsical and wacky animated comedy film Being Betty Flood. The announcement was made today by Thorsten Wegener, Director of Business Operations at Studio 100 Film, POP Family Entertainment’s Executive Producers Carmel Travers and Gerry Travers, and Cathy Ní Fhlaithearta, Head of Production at Telegael.   The 87-minute feature ...
 

 

Discover Pab's work : Street Artist on the Croisette

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These are the posters PAB has created and offered to Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf respectively Executive Director of Marché du Film and AFM, both quitting their current job this year. "I liked the idea of asking PAB to use the official  poster of the 75th edition, their last Cannes in office and transform it with his art, on top of the poster: top of the stairs actually, is the question "Your last Cannes"?. I am quite sure this wont be the last time...
 

 

 

FilmHedge and Winston Baker reception for Women in Entertainment Finance

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Amy Baker (Winston Baker) and Jon Gosier (FilmHedge) Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance, growth and innovation. The company hosted its 12th Annual International Film Finance Forum in partnership with Marché du Film and FilmHedge, on the Main Stage at the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20th, 2022. The Women in Entertainment Finance Event followed on Saturday, May 21st at FilmHedge Terrace on L...
 

 

Mansi Bagla producer of Bollywood Films debuts her first red carpet walk at Cannes Film Festival 2022

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Talk about making a splash in the industry! Mansi Bagla is no longer a newcomer to the world of cinema. From launching her debut film’Forensic’ as a producer to walking the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet in 2022, Mansi has come a long way. She confirmed signing director Mohit Suri for the anthology “Falling In Love Again” before she headed for Cannes, where she was invited to speak about her collaboration with Ruskin Bond and his stories. Her film, Forensic teaser and ...
 

 

impACT & Cannes Next rewind

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impACT is an extension of the Festival de Cannes’ and Marché du Film’s investment in corporate social responsibility that will dictate how the market and companies operate today and tomorrow. impACT is designed to reflect on the film industry’s new reality. Each event will be an opportunity for industry professionals to exchange ideas openly and freely, reflect on the current climate, ask questions, engage in constructive debate and focus on the values aligned w...
 

 

Russell Crowe to direct and star in the upcoming thriller Poker Face

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Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe directs and stars in the upcoming thriller Poker Face, from a script he co-wrote with Stephen M. Coates (John Doe: Vigilante).  The cast includes Emmy nominee Liam Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA.  Set in the world of high stakes poker, Crowe stars as billionaire gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they'll never forget, a chance to win more money than they've ever dreamed of. But to pla...
 

 

MUZZLE: New Film Starring Aaron Eckhart

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Stephen Lang (Twentieth Century Fox’s Avatar franchise, CBS’ “The Good Fight”), Nick Cassavetes (Paramount Pictures’ Academy Award-nominated Face/Off, New Line Cinema’s My Sister’s Keeper) and Diego Tinoco (Netflix’s “On My Block,” MTV’s “Teen Wolf”) join Golden Globe-nominee Aaron Eckhart (Warner Bros.’ blockbuster The Dark Knight, Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking) in the...
 

 

Protagonist Pictures has closed a UK deal with BFI Distribution for Mark Jenkin's psychological-horror, Enys Men

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Protagonist Pictures has closed a UK deal with BFI Distribution for Mark Jenkin's highly anticipated psychological-horror, Enys Men, ahead of its world premiere in Directors' Fortnight, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. Film4 will retain UK free TV rights.   The deal was negotiated between BFI (British Film Institute) Acquisitions Manager Laura Dos Santos and Protagonist's Chief Commercial Officer George Hamilton.   ...
 

 

Scoot McNairy and Josh Lucas are set to star in the new action thriller feature film Blood For Dust from Highland Film Group

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Scoot McNairy (Warner Bros.’s Argo, 20th Century Fox’s Gone Girl, Universal’s A Quiet Place Part II), Kit Harington (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Eternals), and Josh Lucas (20th Century Fox’s Ford v. Ferrari and Buena Vista’s Sweet Home Alabama) are set to star in the action thriller feature film Blood For Dust, it was announced today. The film is directed by Rod Blackhurst (Netflix&...
 
 

European Genre Film Foundation (EGFF) Launches at Cannes Film Festival

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  Streaming platform Cultpix to fund genre film restoration and research projects The 75th Cannes Film Festival today saw the unveiling of the European Genre Film Foundation. The EGFF is an international non-profit organization established with the aim of restoring and raising awareness of classic genre films in Europe and globally. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, but with an international Board of Directors and focus, the EGFF will work with film libraries, archives, rights holders...
 

 

"SPINNING GOLD" team launches new production company - HERO PARTNERS

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Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Cannes market launch of Spinning Gold, the epic tale of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, writer, director and producer Timothy Scott Bogart has today announced, Hero Partners, a ground-breaking partnership with producing partner, Jessica Martins of Hero Entertainment and Spinning Gold producer and financier, Chris Torto, a media and tech entrepreneur who has founded and sold three companies worth over $4 billion in the pas...
 

 

Protagonist Pictures has sold out writer Peter Craig's directorial debut Wild Four O'Clocks, starring Michelle Pfeiffer

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Leading sales, finance, and production outfit Protagonist Pictures has sold out all international territories on in-demand writer Peter Craig's (The Batman, and recently worked on Top Gun: Maverick) highly anticipated directorial debut Wild Four O'Clocks, shortly after introducing to buyers at the ongoing Marche du Film, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. CAA Media Finance is handling domestic sales for the film, which is produced by ...
 

 

Pro Chile au Marché du Film de Cannes 2022

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Camille PERON - Cinema Chile interviewée sur son stand Cinema Chile au Marché du Film pour filmfestivals.com     (Video Laurianne Gouigoux, Aldo Nadal) contact@prochile.gob.cl www.prochile.gob.cl/int/?lang=en     ...
 

 

Sharon Stone relaxing after her Better World Fund homage in Cannes

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In preparation for the 29th Vesoul International Asian Cinema Festival at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

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Another busy Cnnes for Jean-Marc who sent us this postcard! Going to more than a hundred pavilions or stands of producers or cultural institutions related to Asia, from the Near to the Far East, meeting the directors, actors, producers of the twenty films in selection from Korea, Japan, Philippines, India, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Pakistan, … such is the work carried out by our FICA team, led by Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne, Director and General Delegate. The latter were a...
 

 

VIDEO MDF22 Wrap-Up | Marché du Film 2022 Highlights

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That's a wrap for #MDF22! Experience the excitement and camaraderie of the 2022 Marché du Film with a recap of the best moments from our 9-day event in Cannes! The Marché du Film Official Website: https://www.marchedufilm.com Check out our Conference Replays at: https://www.marchedufilm.online Join the Marché du Film community: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marc... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marchedufilm/ Instagram: https://www...
 

 

VIDEO Cannes Docs | 2022 Highlights

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#CannesDoc 2022 was on point! We make it easy to fast-track doc collaborations and connect with the non-fiction sector of the industry — all in one venue and always capping it off with one incredible Doc Day! Find out more about our program and see the highlights... ...
 

 

VIDEO Cannes XR | 2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Jury

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A warm thank you goes out to our 2022 jury panel who brought their professional perspectives to the judging process of this year’s Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award!   “It’s been a privilege and a unique experience to immerse myself in this new art form,” said jury member Zhang Ziyi (Actress & Former Festival de Cannes Jury Member). “Virtual reality allows us to step right into the narrative. I was able to interact with the characters and, sometimes...
 

 

VIDEO Marché du Film 2022 | Conference Spotlight

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Times are changing, the industry is evolving, and the Marché du Film is here to help you navigate through it all! See what’s trending with this recap spotlighting some of the most inspiring conferences at #MDF22…   ...
 

 

Support Iranian Filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firouzeh Khosravani

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On the morning of 10 May, internationally renowned Iranian documentary filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firouzeh Khosravani were arrested in Tehran after their homes were searched and their personal and professional belongings such as mobile phones, harddrives and laptops were confiscated. On 17 May, Keshavarz and Khosravan were released on bail and banned from leaving the country for six months. There has been no official charge since their arrest.   Firouzeh Khosrovani is a graduate ...
 

 

The European Film Reception in Cannes: Getting Back Together

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Agnieszka Holland, President of the European Film Academy   Academy members Damir Ibrahimovic (producer, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Simon de Santiago (producer, Spain) and Jasmila Žbanić (director, Bosnia & Herzegovina)    Academy members Anne Lajla Utsi and Liisa Holmberg (International Sami Film Institute)   Organised by the European Fil...
 

 

2022 Pierre Angénieux Tribute to Darius Khondji

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­ Guillaume Canet, Philippe Parreno, Nicolas Winging Refn, Amira Casar, Agnès Godard, Emmanuel Sprauel, Séverine Serrano & Dominique Rouchon were in attendance at the Pierre Angénieux Tribute to celebrate: DARIUS KHONDJI (A.F.C., A.S.C) - Pierre Angénieux Tribute 2022 & cinematographer of 2022 Official Competition Cannes title Armageddon Time by James Gray ­ ­ ...
 

 

Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival Unveils 2022 Award Winners

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Held from May 20 – 21, 2022 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France, the fourth annual French Riviera FilmFestival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the award-winning shorts of the 2022 competition. The announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Juan Garrafa, Eduardo Cuervo Mora (N.O.R.A.) The 2022 Winners are: DRAMA (T...
 

 

KAJAWOOD STUDIOS… a concept State-of-the-art film studio to open early 2023 in Sotkamo, Kainuu region, Finland

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 A BUBBLE STUDIO DESTINATION   KAJAWOOD STUDIOS comes as the result of a Joint task between Miika J. Norvanto and Timo Puustinen. Together they built a unique studio ecosystem, located an hour and a half by plane from Helsinki set to welcome productions from all over the world. Currently under construction, the studio is a combination of the latest technology including a led screen and technical capabilities, designed facilities, concept-to-production-to-distribution ‘know-h...
 

 

101 Films International has boarded worldwide sales for new comedy SciFi fantasy film This is The Night Mail

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101 Films International, the UK based sales division of Amcomri Entertainment, has boarded worldwide sales for new comedy SciFi fantasy film This is The Night Mail.    Written by Joanne Reay (MindGamers), This is the Night Mail stars a plethora of well-known and beloved talent including Stephen Fry (Bright Young Things), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain).    Andrew Goth (MindGamers) and Joanne Reay have directed the film which is cu...
 

 

Campari hosted Breaking Through The Lens at the Cannes Film Festival

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Campari played host to Breaking Through The Lens, an organisation that connects female-identifying and non-binary directors to finance, for an afternoon that unveiled the organisation’s Finalist Projects that would later be pitched to the industry. This initiative is one of its kind and completely result-driven with a comprehensive portfolio of success stories.   Among the illustrious guests, Kathryn M. Moseley from One Two Twenty Entertainment, one the main supporters of thi...
 

 

Alice Rohrwacher Directed and Alfonso Cuarón Produced "Le Pupille" to Receive World Premiere in Cannes Tomorrow

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Alice Rohrwacher brings her short, “Le Pupille,” which she wrote and directed, to The French Riviera. The Italian filmmaker is a two-time Cannes prize winner for her notable features, “The Wonders” and “Happy as Lazzaro.” Shot on Super 16 and in 35mm format, “Le Pupille” is set to premiere during Rohrwacher’s scheduled masterclass as part of Cannes’ “Rendez-vous With...” series on May 27 at Salle Debussy.   Five-tim...
 

 

"Sicily, Women, and Cinema » new Rom-Com announced in Cannes

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The Sicilian Ministry of Tourism and the Sicilia Film Commission present « Sicily, Women, and Cinema » at the Cannes Film Festival – May 23th 2022  This year, the Sicilia Film Commission and the Sicilian Ministry of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment is attending the Cannes Film Festival through a dedicated expositive place called Casa Sicilia based at the Majestic Hotel. The venue is destined to the photographic project « Sicily, Women and Cinema ». ...
 

 

Neutrogena Studios First Frame: If My Voice Rang Louder Than My Skin

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 NEUTROGENA STUDIOS SHORT FILM IF MY VOICE RANG LOUDER THAN MY SKIN   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE AT THE AMERICAN PAVILION'S EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE     Neutrogena Studios short film IF MY VOICE RANG LOUDER THAN MY SKIN, had its international premiere at the American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The short film is one of the first two films from the studio’s First Frame Program, produced in partnersh...
 

 

 

Film Saudi, a 40% cash rebate incentive program, is now open for applications

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The Saudi Film Commission (SFC) today announced that the highly anticipated up to 40% cash rebate program "Film Saudi" is now functional and open for applications via a dedicated platform for film productions. Saudi Arabia is set to become a world-class center for production, with the “Film Saudi” program providing major incentives for local, regional, and international film producers to base their creative projects in the Kingdom, whilst supporting the screen sector to ..

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The Awards of Cannes 75th edition

 
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After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes, chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon, surrounded by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly , by American director Jeff Nichols, Indian superstar actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, presented its prize list among the 21 films presented i...
 

 

Ruben Östlund takes home second Palme d'Or for "Triangle of Sadness"

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Feature Films Palme d'or TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND Grand Prix (jointly awarded) CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS ...
 

 

Nesta Sketching the stars from Cannes 2022

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We are Uk film panel Cannes 20th May 2022 Insights into changing markets with Mia Bays, director of the BFI Film Fund, film producer & cultural activist #ReclaimTheFrame from the UK pavilion at Cannes. Sketch stars (left to right) : Rene Bourdages of Cultural Telefilm, Canada, and Matt Brodlie of C.P. Upgrade Productions, and Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia, with our panel host Mia Bays, director of The BFI film fund and @miafilms (twitter). The message to filmmakers is T...
 

 

Winners 2022 La Semaine de la Critique

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The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 61st Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Kaouther Ben Hania, are Les prix décernés par le Jury de la 61e Semaine de la Critique, présidé par la réalisatrice Kaouther Ben Hania sont Grand Prix Grand Prize La Jauría de by Andrés Ramírez Pulido ...
 

 

The 61st edition of La Semaine de la Critique in pictures

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A full week of emerging feature and short films for this 61st edition The Jury of the 61st edition When You Finish Saving The World Jesse Eisenberg, réalisateur director ...
 

 

Nesta Cannes sketcher interviewed in french!

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Nesta Cannes filmfestivals.com Sketch Artist ...
 

 

Emily Watson in conversation sketched at The American Pavilion 20th May 2022

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Here’s my sketch with London’s own Emily Watson, where the actress is in conversation at The American Pavilion. Emily shares her remarkable story in film, her heartfelt embrace for the catatonic writer of Royal Shakespeare rhythms, and she goes back to the time with Lars Von Trier, Paris in 1996 for her dress by Dior (I’ll drop that into a colour sketch in the next edition !). Check out her performances in Breaking The Waves, The Boxer, War Horse and Chernobyl, she’s ...
 

 

Zar Amir Ebrahimi, best acting award for Holy Spider

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Powerful statement by Zar Amir Ebrahimi, best acting award for Holy Spider who was forced into exile in 2006 by a smear campaign for a film she was in. She said she had been "saved by cinema". "This film is about women, it's about their bodies, it's a movie full of faces, hair, hands, feet, breasts, sex -- everything that is impossible to show in Iran".The film is inspired by the true story of a working class man who killed prostitutes in the early 2000s a...
 

 

Repeat of winning films from Un Certain Regard in Paris 1-7 June

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Repeat of winning films from  Un Certain Regard in Paris 1-7 June such as Queer Palm winner Joyland directed by Saim Sadiq, the first Pakistani film to be screened at cannes, Corsage - best actress award to Vicky Krieps, best actor to Adam Bess in Harka.                                                      ...
 

Jury of the 48ème Prix du Jury œcuménique – Cannes 17-28 MAI 2022

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The PRIZE of the ECUMENICAL JURY has been awarded SATURDAY MAY 28 Since 1974, the Ecumenical jury is invited by the Cannes Film Festival to award a Prize to a film in the official competition. SIGNIS and INTERFILM elect a jury composed of six members, coming from different cultures and countries. Renewed each year, they are professionals in the cinema field as journalists, critics, theologists, teachers... They are members of one of the Christian Church and are open to interreligious dialogue....
 

 

 

 

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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? 

 

"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.

 

L'UPC au Palmarès du Festival de Cannes 2022 !

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  L'Union des producteurs de cinéma félicite chaleureusement ses membres pour leur présence au Palmarès de la 75ème édition du Festival de Cannes. Vincent Lindon et son jury ont remis trois prix à des films produits ou coproduits par des sociétés adhérentes de l'UPC.   Grand Prix ex-aeqo STARS AT NOON de Claire Denis CURIOSA FILMS (Avec Arte France Cinéma)   ...
 
 

"10 In America" : la sélection des dix réalisateurs et réalisatrices qui participeront à la série documentaire

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La Villa Albertine accueillera en résidence à partir du 22 juillet 2022 dix réalisateurs et réalisatrices dans le cadre du projet « 10 In America », une série documentaire de dix courts-métrages qui rassemble une génération de cinéastes français et veut offrir un portrait inédit de l’Amérique contemporaine. Une table ronde autour de ce projet aura lieu au Village International du Festival de C...
 

 

L'UPC au Palmarès du Festival de Cannes 2022 !

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  L'Union des producteurs de cinéma félicite chaleureusement ses membres pour leur présence au Palmarès de la 75ème édition du Festival de Cannes. Vincent Lindon et son jury ont remis trois prix à des films produits ou coproduits par des sociétés adhérentes de l'UPC.   Grand Prix ex-aeqo STARS AT NOON de Claire Denis CURIOSA FILMS (Avec Arte France Cinéma)   ...
 

 

CP - Izen lance la société de production CAPA Spain

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iZen , filiale de Newen Studios en lance la société de production CAPA Spain avec Tomás Ocaña, lauréat des prix Emmy et Peabody.   Capa Spain développera des documentaires internationaux en Espagne et sur le marché hispanique. Tom á s Ocaña est un réalisateur, producteur exécutif et journaliste d'investigation de renommée internationale. Sa dernière série documentaire « Luc...
 

 

Campari France accueille Winnie Harlowe à l’occasion de la projection cannois d' ELVIS

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Campari France, fournisseur officiel du 75ème Festival de Cannes, Accueille Winnie Harlowe à l’occasion de l’avant-première mondiale du film Elvis. Campari France, fournisseur officiel du Festival de Cannes, a accueilli hier le casting du film Elvis ainsi que Winnie Harlow.                    Crédit photo : Campari France Après une présence remarquée sur le tapis rouge...
 

Un palmarès en or pour Eurimages

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Avec une sélection inédite de 22 films soutenus par le Fonds Eurimages dont 6 en compétition officielle, la 75e édition du Festival de Cannes s’est achevée samedi soir avec l’attribution de la Palme d’Or au film TRIANGLE OF SADNESS / SANS FILTRE de Ruben Östlund, une coproduction exemplaire entre la Suède, l’Allemagne, le Royaume-Uni, la France et le Danemark, soutenue par le Fonds. Outre cette 11e Palme d’Or pour le...
 

 

Le Palmarès du 75e Festival de Cannes

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Après 11 jours d'une édition exceptionnelle, le Jury du 75e Festival de Cannes, présidé par l'acteur français Vincent Lindon, entouré du réalisateur iranien Asghar Farhadi, de l'actrice et réalisatrice britannico-américaine Rebecca Hall, du réalisateur français Ladj Ly, du réalisateur américain Jeff Nichols, de l'actrice indienne Deepika Padukone, de l'actrice suédoise Noomi Ra...
 

 

Le Jury œcuménique 2022 attribue son Prix au film : Broker / Les Bonnes Étoiles

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Le Jury œcuménique 2022 attribue son Prix au film : Broker / Les Bonnes Étoiles de Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Compétition officielle) Quand un bébé est abandonné dans la « boîte à bébés » d’une église, deux hommes essayent tout d’abord de le vendre, les filles valant moins que les garçons ! Mais quand la mère revient, une tout autre histoire se déploie. Le film mo...
 

 

Le Palmarès Un Certain Regard 2022

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Centré sur un cinéma d’auteur et de découverte, Un Certain Regard 2022 a proposé 20 longs métrages dans sa compétition. Sept d’entre eux étaient des premiers films qui concourent également pour la Caméra d’or. Le film d’ouverture était Tirailleurs de Mathieu Vadepied. Présidé par l'actrice, réalisatrice, productrice italienne Valeria Golino, le Jury était compo...
 

 

Talents Adami Cinéma 2022 : Projection officielle pendant le 75e Festival de Cannes

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  Pour cette 28e édition, l’Adami a confié la réalisation des cinq films de sa collection à des comédiennes et comédiens confirmés : Pascale Arbillot, Déborah François, Aïssa Maïga et Raphaël Personnaz, qui ont sélectionné, casté et dirigé les 12 jeunes Talents Adami Cinéma : Logann Antuofermo · Aksel Carrez · Camille Claris · Selena Diouf ·...
 

 

Le Palmarès de la 25e édition de La Cinef

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  Le Jury des courts métrages et de La Cinef, présidé par Yousry Nasrallah et composé de Monia Chokri, Félix Moati, Jean-Claude Raspiengeas et Laura Wandel, a décerné les prix de La Cinef aujourd'hui lors d’une cérémonie en salle Buñuel, suivie de la projection des films primés. La sélection comptait 16 films d’étudiants en cinéma, choisis parmi 1 528 candidats en provenance ...
 

 

La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs en reprise au Forum des Images

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Chaque année, depuis plus de 30 ans, le Forum des images reprend l'intégralité des films de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, après le Festival de Cannes. Du 16 juin au 26 juin 2022, le Forum présente l'ensemble des films inédits de cette 54e édition portée par son délégué général, Paolo Moretti, et son équipe artistique. Le public va ainsi d&eac...
 

 

La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma attribue son Prix à la Diffusion - 61e Semaine de la Critique

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Dans le cadre de son partenariat avec la Semaine de la Critique, la Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma a attribué son Prix à la Diffusion à METSURIN TARINA  (THE WOODCUTTER STORY) de Mikko Myllylahti.  Ce Prix a été remis à URBAN DISTRIBUTION, distributeur français du film.  « Avec une mise en scène exceptionnelle, des acteurs aux trognes inoubliables et des déclamations irrésistibles, THE WOODCUTTER ...
 

 

Les prix décernés par le Jury de la 61e Semaine de la Critique

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Les prix décernés par le Jury de la 61e Semaine de la Critique, présidé par la réalisatrice Kaouther Ben Hania sont Grand Prix La Jauría de Andrés Ramírez Pulido Prix French Touch du Jury Aftersun de Charlotte Wells Prix Découverte Leitz Cine du court métrage Ice Merchants de João Gonzalez Prix Fondation Louis Ro...

 

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