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Cannes Film Festival

Beasts of the southern wild Trailer CAMERA D'OR

CAMERA D'OR  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Benh ZEITLIN presented in Un Certain Regard Selection Benh Zeitlin - Caméra d'Or - Beasts of the Southern Wild © AFP

19th amfAR gala in Cannes broke another record

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The nineteenth annual Cinema Against AIDS,held during the Cannes Film Festival, was a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction.    Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and well publicized event held during the Cannes Film Festival.  Cinema Against AIDS is always marked by unforgettable moments like Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, George Clooney bestowin...

AMFAR, Cannes 2012

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Without a doubt the hottest ticket in town during the Cannes film festival is not a premier ticket to a competition film, as most would think; in fact, it’s a ticket to the annual AMFAR Cinema Against Aids dinner and gala at the Hotel du Cap Eden Rock in cap d’Antibes. This decidedly elite event is attended by the most sought after celebrity and royalty accompanied by the world’s richest and most successful entrepreneurs. The event has been going on for 19 years now and alway...

Cannes Jury awarded Hanneke with Love and Palme d'Or for Amour

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Tonight, during the Closing Ceremony of this 65th Festival de Cannes, the official Jury presided over by Nanni Moretti revealed the award winners. Bérénice Bejo hosted Audrey Tautou and Adrien Brody on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among the 22 in Competition.   Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier, was screened at the end of the ceremony. ...

The 15th Cinéfondation award winners revealed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and his Jury

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   The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury headed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and including Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai, has awarded the 2012 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 15 student films, chosen out of nearly 1 700 entries coming from 320 film schools around the world.     First Prize: ...

Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000

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RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the short feature film Road To, which she made with the help of the All-Russian State University of Cinema VGIK and Alexey Uchitel’s film studio Rock Films, was supported b...

Un Certain Regard awards

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  Un Certain Regard 2012 presented 20 films directed by 26 directors hailing from 17 different countries. Four of the works were first films. Presided over by Tim ROTH (actor, director), the Jury was comprised of Leïla BEKHTI (actress), Sylvie PRAS (head of cinema - Centre Pompidou Paris, artistic director - La Rochelle Festival), Tonie MARSHALL (director, producer) and Luciano MONTEAGUDO (critic - Pagina/12 - Buenos Aires). “This was an extraordinarily strong group of fi...

Russia's "Road To" wins Cinefoundation award

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne who headed the Cinnefoundation and Short Films Jury RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  Young Russian Filmmaker Taisia Igumentseva wins E15,000 Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the ...

Amour and Beyond the Hills top critics fave list at Cannes, by Moira Sullivan

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  From the clear blue waves from the Mediterranean washing up on the shore, to a new film by Jackie Chan, and nearly non-stop fireworks every few days, the city of Cannes is nothing less than spectacular in ushering in 12 days of cinema magic at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. This is an inferno of media, fans, celebrities and press. Churches stay open at night, street singers set up stages, and red carpets are out everywhere. Hundreds of people ascend "les steppes"...

Haiti Carnival in Cannes

Haiti Carnival in Cannes Benefitting J/P HRO, Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund Presented By Armani CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: (L-R) Actor Sean Penn, model Petra Nemcova and director Paul Haggis attend the Haiti Carnival in Cannes Benefitting J/P HRO, Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund Presented By Armani during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2012 in Cannes, Fr

Carnaval Haiti

Haiti Carnival in Cannes Benefitting J/P HRO, Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund Presented By Armani CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Petra Nemcova, actor Paul Haggis and Sean Penn speak onstage at the Haiti Carnival in Cannes Benefitting J/P HRO, Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund Presented By Armani during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2012 in C

Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

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Artisan Festival International: World Peace Initiative begins festivities May 16th - 27th this year at Festival de Cannes with tastemaker events, private villa parties, Croisette Galas, and film screenings. The World Cinema Festival is proud to annouce our Official Selections for Cannes:   Forget Paris by Christopher Presswell FABLE (90m, USA) by Maria Restivo Upside Down/ Khalti Doka Varti Paay (80m,India) by Ajay Singh Khaled (90m, USA) by Kervans Barthelem ...

A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT’S HOT AT THIS YEAR’S 2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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The 2012 Cannes Film Festival has been well on its way, already being five days since the excitement and buzz of the opening day have passed. This leaves the contest wide open for anyone to bring home the big prize, and at ÉCU, we know it’s going to be one hell of a competition! Stay tuned for the rest of the Festival, there are still many incredible films yet presented, filled with much cinematic talent from all over the world! The official line-up of the main category, ‘In Competi...

After The Battle: a Film Review

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    Xan Brooks from The Guardian says, "Veteran director Yousry Nasrallah makes a melodrama out of a crisis in After The Battle, a film hewn from the headlines of the Egyptian revolution that crash-lands in the Cannes competition on the basis of its urgent topicality, a heart-on-sleeve narrative, and not a whole lot else. Try as I might, I can't see it troubling the judges."A producer from the Short Film Corner at the 65th Cannes Film Festival said that it was a g...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new LomoKino camera in Cannes today and discussing his short Ashes

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  Filmmaker and 2010 Palme d’Or winner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new MUBI edition LomoKino camera in Cannes today (Saturday 19 May), and discussing his new short film ASHES, which he shot on a LomoKino. The first ever clone of the popular hand-cranked analogue movie camera is designed by MUBI and endorsed and signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  His 20 minute short film ASHES shot on the camera is a first step into production by MUBI, the global online film pla...

International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative in Cannes at Villa Nocturne

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  The Ethiopian Ambassador & distinguished guests of  the 2012 Cannes Festival have been welco;e at a charity gala event held at gorgeous Villa Nocturne in Monaco in honour of Ethiopian filmmakers. ...

During the festival, Cannes sparkles.

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The residents of Cannes say that the population of the small seaside town nearly triples during the two weeks during which it plays host to the film festival each year, but that little fact doesn’t begin to describe the magnitude of change that takes place.  While members of the film industry, journalists, and film enthusiasts who come to Cannes during these weeks in May might know Cannes to be a bright, bustling, glittering place filled with shopkeepers and waitresses who conv...

Cannes Movie Stars Lounge at 65th Festival de Cannes

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        During the 65th edition of the Festival de Cannes the Cannes Movie Stars Lounge will be set up at the Hotel Martinez.Cannes Movie Stars Lounge stems from the success of the Venetian project and will be a working area for talents, film professionals, journalists and photographers. Thanks to the collaboration of the major publicist companies and PRs the Lounge will host the press activities of some of the mo...

Day 1 of the 65th Cannes Film Festival

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The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival began yesterday.  Opening the festival last night was the latest Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom, which Anderson co-wrote with Roman Coppola.  The film stars Bill Murrary, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Tilda Swinton. Of course, the festival didn't begin without at least an ounce of controversy. A group of female filmmakers wrote a letter, which was published in Le Monde, voicing their discontent over the fact that there are no female-made mo...

65th Cannes day 1, first day of my 25th cannes participation

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Snapshots from my first day in Cannes, images worth 1000 words. Diner sitting right of Tim Berners Lee (inventor of the Internet) "God" as his fellows at W3C nickname him. I gave a keynote on film and Web (Friends or Foes) Morning moment at the City Hall with Bernard Brochand (Mayor of Cannes: my former Boss says Hi) Meeting at Dubai Film Festival's booth at Pantiero A quick check at Rendez Vous des Exploitants to get my badge (run by Coté Cinéma), RDV to attend Uni...

Festival de Cannes commences with film Moonrise Kingdom

The Cannes Film Festival commences as the stars walk the red carpet to see the film Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson.    Photo by Lillian Schrock 

Jalpari, The Desert Mermaid premiers at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

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      ULTRA presents Jalpari, The Desert Mermaid at the 65th Cannes Film Festival   From the director of the award-winning 'I am Kalam' comes an adventure of a girl who "will dare to go where no girl has ever gone before".   SYNOPSIS: A well-heeled familyfrom the tiny neighborhood of New Delhi travels from the city through dusty roads that lead into the village in Haryana, far out and buried in the debris of the ...

CANNES €CO 2012

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Take a virtual seat for the 65th Cannes Film Festival a live stream event from the Majestic Hotel!  Join us from any remote location or even your very own living room - as we film live via online live streaming - for an exclusive Screen International insider's perspective and behind-the-scenes, full-access pass to interviews, roundtables and a wealth of rich media content in PDF presentations and documents of working examples of film finance from Cannes Eco 2012 while on location...
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