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


Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites..
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 ! Wine Tasting Reception for Festival Organizers

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VIDEO Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard



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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"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.


< CANNES MARKET  May 17-25 > farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf joined the Annual wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge 57 la Croisette in partnership with the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, since they announced their 100M$ new line of credit. Both heads of Cannes and AFM MarketS were having this year, their last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new step in their life and carreer as they depart their position after t...



FilmHedge Raises $100M to Build a New Financial Operating System for Hollywood

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


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...


Amazing Beach party with Fort Lauderdale Film Festival presented by FilmHedge and


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   ...

Royal reception and Awards Ceremony at Artisan for Peace Gala in Cannes




Viola Davis Honored at Women in Motion: “I want my ceiling to be someone else’s floor”

Photo credit: Credit Vittorio Zunino Celotto Getty Image French version: HERE   In her honor, Kering and the Cannes Film Festival were pleased to welcome Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lindon, Valeria Golino, Paolo Sorrentino, Audrey Diwan, Lola Quivoron and Raymond Depardon on the occasion of the official dinner of the 8th edition of Women In Motion. In her honor, Kering and the Cannes Film Festival were pleased to welcome Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lindon, Valeria Golino, Paolo Sorrentin...


Brazil. Festival des 3 Continents and Projeto Paradiso launch a new workshop in Recife Call for entries is now open

A new Produire au Sud Workshop with the support of the French Embassy in Brazil, French Institute in Paris, Nantes Metropole and Recife City Council The international film festival, Festival des 3 Continents, along with the Projeto Paradiso foundation are pleased to announce the launch of a new Produire au Sud workshop in Recife, Brazil, in 2022 as the official announcement has just been made at Cinema do Brazil stand at Cannes International Film Festival. The call for entries opens today...


MURU: New Film Starring Cliff Curtis - First Look Photo

We are pleased to share the first look photo from Tearepa Kahi’s action thriller Muru starring Cliff Curtis (Avatar 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jay Ryan (IT Chapter Two), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit trilogy) and Simone Kessell (San Andreas) from Arclight Films. The film is based on the 2007 Tuhoe police raids in New Zealand - activist Tame Iti was wrongfully arrested under suspicion of domestic terrorism – he appears as himself in Muru. Arclight Films - MURU...


OMNI Cultural TV FEST In Partnership With NATPE Announces Honorees For Its 3rd Annual Multiverse TV & Film Festival

(L-R) Zulay Henao, Gabrielle Walsh (Photo Credit: Paul Smith) May 24, 2022 Omni Cultural TV Fest in partnership with NATPE announces it’ honorees for this year’s all-day festival on Streamworld’s metaverse on June 9, 2022.   Omni Cultural TV Fest is a 5-Star television and film festival that merges diverse independent producers with buyers and distributors of content to showcase their ideas ...


Lina Tsrimova, Russian-born director, speaks out on the war in Ukraine

Lina Tsrimova, réalisatrice d'origine russe, prend la parole sur la guerre en Ukraine " Comme tous les citoyens russes, je me sens responsable de ce qui se passe. Responsabilité que l’on devra porter le reste de nos vies en contribuant à la reconstruction de l’Ukraine indépendante." " Like all Russian citizens, feel responsible for what is happening. A responsibility that we will have to bear for the rest of our lives by contributing to...


Manville: New Film from director Lea Thompson

  Arianne Fraser - Highland Film Group CEO. Richard Alan Reid, Head of Studio at BuzzFeed, Inc Highland Film Group and their U.S. distribution arm The Avenue are announcing a new partnership with BuzzFeed Studios Inaugural Motion Picture will be Rom-Com “Manville” from Director Lea Thompson   Leading Los Angeles based sales company Highland Film Group (HFG) and premier digital media company BuzzFeed Studios have launched an innovative partnership, they announced to...


Rome - Kyiv: developing opportunities

MAY 22nd 12.00 pm Italian Pavilion, Hotel Majestic – Cannes   Meeting dedicated to the development of collaborations with the Ukrainian audiovisual sector, to the creation of creative residences for Ukrainian talents in the Lazio Region and to the creation of common opportunities between Roma Lazio Film Commission and Ukrainian State Film Agency and MPA Ukrainian.   Speakers: Luciano Sovena, President Roma Lazio Film Commission  Cristina Priarone, General Director...


StandForUkraine: "silent" auction and performance of the KAZKA band in support of the Ukrainian film industry in Cannes

  As part of the event, 5 unique cinematic and art lots will be presented, which will help raise funds to help the heroes of the cultural front of Ukraine. On May 24, within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, The Ukrainian State Film Agency, with the assistance of the Mayor's Office of Cannes, will hold a "silent" auction in support of the Ukrainian film industry, which will suffer crushing losses due to the Russian war in Ukraine. The headliner of the charity ev...


FIRST LOOK: Spinning Gold

First look image from Timothy Scott Bogart’s Spinning Gold, starring Wiz Khalifa, Tayla Parx, Ledisi, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jeremy Jordan, Jay Pharoah, Michelle Monaghan, Jason Isaacs, Jason Derulo, Sebastian Maniscalco , Dan Fogler and Chris Redd.   The image features Music megastar Wiz Khalifa as the legendary Parliament lead singer George Clinton. Link to image:   SPINNING GOLD Writer & Director: Timothy Scott B...


Trevor Jackson will be starring opposite James Franco in Jon Amiel’s action thriller MACE, Myriad Pictures is selling

Meyers Media Group today announced that Trevor Jackson (GROWN-ISH, SUPERFLY) will co-star with James Franco (127 HOURS, THE DISASTER ARTIST) in MACE. Jon Amiel (COPYCAT, ENTRAPMENT) is set to direct from a script by David Chisholm.   Myriad Pictures has launched worldwide sales for MACE at the Marche du Film at Cannes. Meyers Media Group’s Lawrence Steven Meyers, Randy Dannenberg, and John Evangelides will produce. Brendan McDonald and Kirk D’Amico will serve as Executive Pr...

"Sicilian Holiday" new rom-com film announced at the Sicilia Film Commission’s press conference

Sicily. The Land of a Thousand Scenarios. Outside the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, this message can be repeatedly found along with a stunning image of Sicily. The Sicilia Film Commission’s “Casa Sicilia” is located inside the iconic hotel and is a space created to host events by the commission.   Today’s press conference featured a presentation about the photographic exhibition “Sicily, Women and Cinema”, a panel of speakers who talked...


HOT SEAT Starring Mel Gibson: First Look Photo

First look photo from James Cullen Bressack’s new feature film “Hot Seat” starring Mel Gibson, Kevin Dillon, Sam Asghari and Shannen Doherty from Highland Film Group.   Left to Right: Sam Asghari, Mel Gibson, Eddie Steeples – photo courtesy of Highland Film Group.  Film information below:   HOT SEAT Status: Completed Genre: Action Cast: Mel Gibson, Kevin Dillon, Shannen Doherty, Sam Asghari Writer: Leon Langford & Collin Watts Director: James C...

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The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 61st Semaine de la Critique,

The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 61st Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Kaouther Ben Hania, are Grand Prize La Jauría de by Andrés Ramírez Pulido French Touch Prize of the Jury Aftersun de by Charlotte Wells Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film Ice Merchants de by João Gonzalez Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star...


2022 Next Step prize Vytautas Katkus for The Visitor

Vytautas Katkus, 2022 Next Step Prize Since 2014, La Semaine de la Critique has been supporting young talented short film directors make their feature with its Next Step programme - exclusively dedicated to the directors whose short films were selected by La Semaine de la Critique. After presenting their short film in Cannes, filmmakers are invited in Paris in December to take part in a workshop. Over a week, they receive advice from international consultants.  Every year, a profess...


Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day MAY 24 on the red carpet

Bruno Chatelin - Temi Ojo TOPIJO FILMS © ALOHA PICTURES © Alan Schoenauer Carlotti  & Patrick Mascaraque 312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 00+33(0)621064898 Facebook / Linked in .  42 th Anniversary Cannes film Festival-Ajaccio-Usa-New York-Los Angeles Hawaii-Honolulu-Maui-Big-Island-San Francisco-Grand Canyon-Bryce Canyon Las Vegas-Miami-Flo...


Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day MAY 22

Sharon Stone is back! (for Better World Fund Charity Gala)   © ALOHA PICTURES © Alan Schoenauer Carlotti  & Patrick Mascaraque 312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 00+33(0)621064898 Facebook / Linked in .  42 th Anniversary Cannes film Festival-Ajaccio-Usa-New York-Los Angeles Hawaii-Honolulu-Maui-Big-Island-San Francisco-Grand Canyon-Bryc...


Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day MAY 20

Jung Woo-Sung Lee Jung-Jae Hunt - Midnite screening Rossy de palma George Miller Where is the head? Marion Cotillard The Cannes Hair Style...and the winner is!   Aloha Pictures Collection by Alan Schoenauer © ALOHA PICTURES © Alan Schoenauer Carlotti  & Patrick Mascaraque   312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 00+33(0)621064898 Facebook / Li...


Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day MAY 19

AISHWARYA RAI Thierry FREMAUX © ALOHA PICTURES © Alan Schoenauer Carlotti  & Patrick Mascaraque 312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 00+33(0)621064898 Facebook / Linked in .  42 th Anniversary Cannes film Festival-Ajaccio-Usa-New York-Los Angeles Hawaii-Honolulu-Maui-Big-Island-San Francisco-Grand Canyon-Bryce Canyon Las Vegas-Miami-Florida-Key West-Key...


Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day MAY 18 Top Gun and La patrouille de France

Top GunMaverick team watching "la Patrouille de France" jets fly over the Palais (twice) (they are the elite of the french puilots) © ALOHA PICTURES © Alan Schoenauer Carlotti  & Patrick Mascaraque 312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 00+33(0)621064898 Facebook / Linked in .  42 th Anniversary Cannes film Festival-Ajaccio-Usa-New York-L...


May 24th premières

  The 6:45pm movie : L’innocent  Directed by Louis Garrel, L’innocent is a French movie.   SYNOPSIS When Abel learns that his 60-year-old mother Sylvie is about to marry a man in prison he freaks out. With the help of his best friend, Clémence, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. But meeting Michel, his new stepfather, may well offer him a new perspective… CASTING Louis GARREL Noemie MERLANT Anouk GRINBERG Roschdy ZEM The 10:15pm movie: ...

May 21st Premières

     The 6pm movie : TRIANGLE OF SADNESS Directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND, Triangle of sadness is a Swedish movie.   SYNOPSIS Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a s...


May 20th premières

The 7pm movie : THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING Directed by George Miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing is an Australian movie.   SYNOPSIS Dr Alithea Binnie is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows a...



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