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Cannes 2020 Special: The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition

Jury for Short Films and Cinéfondation 2020 © DR The "Cannes 2020 Special" event runs from 27 to 29 October 2020 and marks the Festival's return to its home turf, in a homecoming that puts the emphasis on short films and up-and-coming directors: as every year, the Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 11 films in Competition, and the three Cin&ea...

Cannes returns as a special surprise this fall on the Croisette

I had not missed one cannes festival since 1987, I cannot guarantee that I will be there, but we will cover this edition somehow...even virtually! Just like we did for the Marche du Film Online edition in june. Bruno Chatelin "It’s what we were all hoping for, and now it’s been decided: the Festival will be at Cannes in this very special year, featuring part of the 2020 Cannes Official Selection. This exceptional event, organised in collaboration with the Cannes City Counci...

Cannes Classics 2020 program announced

For the 17th consecutive year, here is the program of the classic cinema section of the Cannes Festival. Restored prints, celebrations and documentaries will be programmed. In the Mood for Love © DR   Since the beginning of the 2000s, when we were still unaware that the relation of contemporary cinema to its own memory would be shaken up by the emerging appe...

The Cinéfondation Selection 2020

  Following on from the Official Selection, the online Marché du Film and the short films, the Festival de Cannes reveals Cinéfondation’s 2020 Selection of films submitted by film schools from around the world.   The Cinéfondation Selection © FDC ...

Cannes 2020: the short films competition is announced

  Short Films 2020 © FDC Introducing, as every year, the Official Selection of short films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2020. A total of 3,810 films from 137 different countries were watched by the selection committee this year, compared to 4,240 in 2019.   The 2020 selection encompasses 11 short films from 12 different countries, for a total running time of 2h24. Five female directors are also featured in the 2020 Official Selection.   The short films c...

Further details on Cannes 2020 selections

ÉTÉ 85 - Film's picture © 2020 MANDARIN PRODUCTION / FOZ / France 2 CINEMA / PLAYTIME PRODUCTION / SCOPE PICTURES The Festival de Cannes revealed its 2020 Official Selection on 3 June. We are delighted to now showcase the films that the Selection Committee loved and selected. This year's Selection marks a shift away from the Festival de Cannes' traditional structure, and is divided into six categories:   The “fai...

Rémi Bonhomme leaves Cannes Critic's Week for Marrakech Fest

Dear colleagues and friends,   I wanted to announce that today I am leaving my position as general coordinator of Critics' Week and director of Next Step after 12 exciting years.   This departure follows my appointment as artistic director of the Marrakech International Film Festival announced last February. I look forward to continuing our discussions in these new roles   ...

5 features and 10 shorts will receive the 2020 Semaine de la Critique label

The 59th edition of La Semaine de la Critique 2020 could not be held as scheduled in Cannes. Honouring its commitment, the parallel section of the Cannes festival nevertheless continues to shine a light on emerging talents in order to support filmmakers and the film industry. To address this unprecedented situation, La Semaine de la Critique kicks off a tailored-made support programme for the films that Charles Tesson - artistic director - and his selection committees...

Cannes Official Selection 2020 announced

On Wednesday 3 June at 6:00pm, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux have announced the line-up of the 73rd edition of the Festival de Cannes, live from the UGC Normandie in Paris. For the occasion, Thierry Frémaux, the Festival's General Delegate, has unveiled the 2020's Official Selection, comprising fifty-six films to be accompanied by the Festival for their release in cinemas and screenings at certain festivals. THE FAITHFUL (or at least selected once befo...

Thierry Frémaux reveals a few details on the 2020 line up ahead of tomorrow official announcements

By Thierry Frémaux "Due to the global pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival will not take place this year under its usual conditions, nor on the dates it was scheduled: May 12th to 23rd, 2020. On March 19, the Festival was postponed to the beginning of July. With Pierre Lescure, the Président of Cannes, we had until April 15 to make a decision. But on April 13, French public authorities announced that no major cultural event could take place ...

Cannes 2019 Marché du Film Coverage

  Dailies during Cannes about the festival / Dailies about the market PHOTOS FROM CANNES VIDEOS FROM CANNES 12 newsletters THE DAILIES Interview with 'DUKE' (2019) Actor Robert Solomon Robert Solomon is an award-winning actor and pianist from Atlanta, GA. He started acting in high school theater before attending the Georgia Institute of Technology to study applied mathematics. In 2017, he was a member of the Shakespeare Academy @Strat...

Cannes 2019 Festival Coverage

  Dailies during Cannes about the festival / Dailies about the market PHOTOS FROM CANNES VIDEOS FROM CANNES 12 newsletters THE DAILIES   Cannes Film Week : From December 2 to 8, Cannes films came to Buenos Aires! Cannes films' world tour continues with the Buenos Aires Cannes Film Week from December 2 to 8 2019! The "Semana de Cine" has been held by the Festival de Cannes and the INCAA to ...

Official Selection 2020 to be revealed online June, 3 at 06.00pm

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, the Festival's General Delegate, will announce the line-up of the 73rd edition of the Festival de Cannes live on Canal + on Wednesday 3 June at 6:00pm, as well as on the Festival's website and across its social media. As every year, the event will take place at the UGC Normandie in Paris. For the occasion, the Festival's General Delegate will reveal 2020's Official Selection, the films to...

Difficult to say the least to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form

Following the French President’ statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option.   It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form.   Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They a...

Cannes as you never saw it: empty till may 11, with large gatherings officially forbidden till mid july

President Macron officially announced yesterday evening that any festival or large gathering would be forbidden till mid july ... at least . Cannes festival officials had hinted that the festival would not take the form of an online only version, that seems to announce a possible flat cancellation of the 2020 edition. We should be hearing very soon about that . Photos Michka Verkhovskoy ...

Possible postponement of the 73rd edition: your questions answered

On March 19, 2020, the Festival de Cannes announced that it could not go ahead as planned from May 12th to 23rd this year. That statement, made two months before the planned date of the Festival, was a consequence of the global crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic. After having canvassed the views of its Administration Committee and consulted many professionals, from France and abroad, the Festival has announced that it will consider the possibility of a postponement of its 73rd editio...

COVID-19 update: Cannes postpones the may edition of the Festival to a later date

We were very sorry to receive this message from the Cannes Film Festival management (which, alas, we were expecting). We hear the Market might take another virtual form, but are still waiting for confirmations.   At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease. Today, we have made the following decision : The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from M...

Max Von Sydow RIP

Alan Schoenauer, our photographer friend sent us these pictures he took von the legendary Max von Sydow who passed this week. Here below with with Thierry Fremaux (at Lumière festival) Legion D'Honneur Festival Lumiere 2012 Below with french director Bertrand TavernierALOHA PICTURES ©  Winner First Price Photographer's Award Cannes Film Festival   Images Collection by  Alan Schoenauer Carlotti © & Patrick Mas...

73rd Festival de Cannes dates maintained

  The Official Selection will be unveiled by Thierry Frémaux, Festival de Cannes General Delegate, in attendance of its President Pierre Lescure, on Thursday, April 16th 2020 11 am CET, at the UGC Normandie during a press conference.   Accreditations continue at an intensive pace as we count so far an increa...

73rd Festival de Cannes 2020 Selection Committee announced

Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, and Christian Jeune, Director of the Film Department and Deputy General Delegate, and Stéphanie Lamome, Artistic Advisor of the Film Department (a member of the Selection Committee for 10 years), unveil the 2020 Selection Committee :     Virginie Apiou After studying Modern Literature at la Sorbonne, Virginie Apiou became a journalist for the written press. She also directs TV doc...

Spike Lee to preside the Jury at the 73rd Festival de Cannes !

Spike Lee © Nicola Goode The American director Spike Lee is to serve as President of the Jury at the next Festival de Cannes. At 62, the filmmaker, who is also a screenwriter, actor, editor and producer, has made numerous films that have become cult objects, and he brought the questions and contentious issues of the times to contemporary cinema. But he never lost sight of the public, setting out to raise their awareness of his causes in film after film. Surrounded by his Jury, which wi...

Cannes Film Week : From December 2 to 8, Cannes films came to Buenos Aires!

Cannes films' world tour continues with the Buenos Aires Cannes Film Week from December 2 to 8 2019! The "Semana de Cine" has been held by the Festival de Cannes and the INCAA to coincide with Ventana Sur, the primary Latin American film market, for 11 years. The 2019 Palme d’or and six feature films from the Official Selection of the 72nd edition have been screened in Argentina: PARASITE (Gisaengchung) by Bong Joon Ho - Palme d'or LES ...

“Festival de Cannes Film Week” at K11 MUSEA announces masterclasses and lineup in Hong Kong

    The Festival de Cannes Film Week in Hong Kong from 12-17 November 2019 © RR Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, join forces with Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 Group, to bring the essence of the world’s most prestigious film festival to Hong Kong. Starting from 12 November in Hong Kong with its opening night celebration, the Festival de Cannes Film Week debuts six films from the...

Interview with 'Ice on Fire' (2019) Cinematographer Harun Mehmedinovic

Bosnian born award-winning cinematographer Harun Mehmedinovic, known for his Oscar qualifying short 'In the Name of the Son' (2007), is a modern Renaissance man. Of many talents, Harun is also a director, photographer and writer. His photography work has been published by media outlets such as The New York Times, Wired, Time, Forbes, NPR, CNN, Gizmodo, Slate, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Vice, and Washington Post. He has contributed photographs and videos to Vogue Italia, National Geo...

Interview with Actor Goran Kostic for 'Little Joe' (2019)

Goran Kostic Accomplished and prolific actor/producer Goran Kostic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. His starring role in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (2011) catapulted him to international recognition. Having appeared in next to sixty film and TV performances, he has worked on such prominent titles as 'Children of Men' (2006), 'Hannibal Rising' (2007), 'Taken' (2008), 'The Last Days on...

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