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Digital Gym>  WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN CANNES

70th Festival de Cannes Awards - and the Winners are ...

The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes, presided by Pedro Almodóvar, has revealed the names of the 2017 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Monica Bellucci welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. The President of the Jury and the French actress Juliette Binoche, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the nineteen fi...

Diane Kruger Best actress for her role in The Fade by Fatih Hakim

Diane Kruger has been awarded the Best Actress award at the 70th Festival de Cannes for her role in German director Fatih Akin's competition entry IN THE FADE (DE/FR, bombero international, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, corazón international). This was announced this evening at the awards ceremony in Cannes. The Palme d'Or went to the German co-production THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund (SE/FR/DE/DK, Essential Film). LOVELESS by Andrey Zvyagintsev (RU/BE/D...
 
 

Saturday, Hot Day 11. Two films. Two Jeremiads: A winner and a loser

Elizabeth Olsen (of the FBI) and Jeremy Renner in Wind River WIND RIVER. Superb! ( Best direction, Un Certain Regard) "She ran six miles barefoot in the snow and died of burst frozen lungs ..."  Rape and murder on the reservation with Jeremy Renner really coming into his own as a not particularly handsome leading man. Very strong as the predator hunter with high powered rifle on high speed snowmobile --At the end of this snowy subzero nail biter Renner subjects the bloodied f...
 
 

Cannes 2017: The Critics Awards

The FIPRESCI Jury awarded three prizes: two in the Official Selection – one for the Competition and one for "Un Certain Regard" –, and a third one for either "The Critics Week" or the "Directors' Fortnight". Prize in the Official Selection / Competition:  "120 Beats Per Minute" (BPM – Beats Per Minute / 120 battements par minute)  by Robin Campillo (France, 2017, 140 min), "A film about love. A film about life....
 

Un Certain Regard 2017 Awards

Un Certain Regard 2017 presented in competition 18 films hailing from 22 different countries. 6 of the works were first films. The Opening film was BARBARA by Mathieu Amalric. Under the presidency of Uma Thurman (actress - United States), the Jury was comprised of Mohamed Diab (director - Egypt), Reda Kateb (actor - France), Joachim Lafosse (director - Belgium) and Karel Och (artistic direct...
 

The 2017 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Hikari (Radiance) by Naomi Kawase

The 2017 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Hikari (Radiance) by Naomi Kawase (Official Competition)         Misako, a young woman who provides audio-description, rend...
 

Agnès Varda wins l'Oeil d'Or Documentary Prize for Visages Villages

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The winners of the 20th Cinéfondation Selection

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Cristian Mungiu and including Clotilde Hesme, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Barry Jenkins and Eric Khoo, has awarded the 2017 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.     ...
 

Jury Oecuménique met with Dario Vigano sent by Vatican to Cannes to deliver a message from Pope Francis

Dario Vigano came to Cannes with a short text on Cinema to share " Cinema Stories of Hope" and a message from the Pope. He met many film professionals and media during his day, with two panels and close to 40 media representatives. Following the last panel at American Pavilion The teal of Festival Sacré took him to visit the booth of the Jury Oecumenique.
 
Dario had delivered during the panel a message from Pope Francis:  I have translated this paragraph for you. The french text is available here. Communicating hope and trust in our time, is the title chosen by the pope for the 51st world day for social communication (May 28), to attract the attention of all media and information professionals, the entire community, to being promoters of the true and honest stories, not t...
 

Cristian Mungiu and the Jury have announced the winners of the 20th Cinéfondation Selection

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Cristian Mungiu and including Clotilde Hesme, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Barry Jenkins and Eric Khoo, has awarded the 2017 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.   The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 2 600 entries coming from 626 fi...
 
 

Winners 2017 | La Semaine de la Critique

The prizes and awards given by the partners of La Semaine de la Critique are &nb... 
 

They Were Never Really Here - Red Carpet Premiere

  In Lynne Ramsay's kidnapping thriller They Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays a veteran named Joe who has been working under the table as a hired gun, rescuing young girls from sex trafficking rings. After he is hired to save a senator's daughter, Nina, played by Ekaterina Samsonov, he uncovers a plot of corruption and violence. Lynne Ramsay has created an atmospheric and intense thriller that is unlike any other in the genre. She juxtaposes beautifu...
 

Walking the Red Carpet as a Common Person

Last night I had the honor of walking the red carpet for 'You Were Never Really Here'. The cameras were flashing, photographers were yelling, but it wasn't for me, obviously. There were security guards herding the crowd into the building as guests tried to take as many selfies as possible.  I was alone in the crowd of people, observing the faces, the lights flashing in the eyes of the people until an elderly woman with a wonderful sense of style offered to take my photo for m...
 

Digital Gym> CANNES MARKET NEWS AND PREVIEWS   

 

The Marché du Film takes its final bow this year with record-breaking numbers

The past 10 days have seen record-breaking numbers: 12,324 registered participants, 3,820 films on sale, 1,522 screenings and 5,300 viewings of VR contents. Afghanistan, Honduras, Macau, Mali and Uzbekistan saw their first time at the Marché, while there was an increase in participants from Asia.   Thank you for making this year's Marché such a wonderful event and we hope it has been fruitful for you. If you missed some Festival and Marché films in Cannes, you c... 
 

 

Media Luna has acquired the rights to the Egyptian feature in post-production “Sheikh Jackson” by Amr Salama

  Set in 2009 when the news of Michael Jackson’s death took the world by storm affecting many people in the world, the films follows an Islamic cleric who in his school days used to be obsessed with the King of Pop and now faces an identity crisis. “We are proud to lead this young talented director to cross borders with such a delicate story, told with such an original tone and visionary in its way, that has the potential to touch the hearts of people no matter where...
 

Discover the trailers of the Animation Day in Cannes

 

Stay 'tooned - Submit your animation film to Animation Calling - festival strategy and marketing

Animation calling is a festival submission service (we are a for hire service) specifically aimed to animation professionals and related industries for greater success and increased visibility. Navigating festial waters can be wild and difficult to master. I would be very pleased to discuss your animation film project needs and formulate a customized solution stategy. With my years as an animation producer, fstial director and programmer my expertise can shine some light on a sometimes...
 

Seoul Station wins best of Fests at Animation Day in Cannes 2017

 Taking place in and around Seoul station, a homeless man appears to be the source of a zombie apocalypse. A young runaway woman must try to survive in a world that sees her as disposable.[6] The story revolves around two main characters: Suk-gyu, a father who searches for his runaway daughter (Hye-sun), only to discover she has become a prostitute. Just as he is about to be reunited with her, a zombie epidemic breaks out in Seoul.[9] Hye-sun has just run ...
 

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Interview for La Radio du Cinéma with Patrice Cailler Interview in french, live from loud Cannes ...
 
 

Release From Heaven Opening film Animation Day in Cannes and winner of Animation that Matters Award

Ali Noori Oskouei Director and Seyed Vahid Olyaee Producer with their prize fro Animation That Matters Award.   The film opened Animation Day May 22, 8:00 pm - Gray 1 and received the next day THE ANIMATION THAT MATTERS AWARD - ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES 2017  In a war torn country, a female writer and teacher has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey.   Sareh is a school teacher who writes comic strips. Due to a happening, she...
 
 

Warm Success for Animation Day in Cannes and full house at screening in Palais - second screening by demand

Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries played to a full house, we have been able to play the program a second time, by demand...! Filmmakers of the Showcases we able to present their work in front of the buyers and professionals attending. ...

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Palmarès Un Certain Regard 2017

Le Jury et les lauréats Un Certain Regard 2017 © Christophe Bouillon / FDC     Un Certain Regard 2017 a proposé dans sa compétition 18 films venus de 22 pays différents. 6 d’entre eux étaient des premiers films. Le film d’ouverture était BARBARA de Mathieu Amalric. Présidé par Uma Thurman (actrice - Etats-Unis), le Jury était composé de Mohamed ...
 
 

Le Jury oecuménique 2017 attribue son Prix au film : Hikari (Vers la lumière)

Le Jury oecuménique 2017 attribue son Prix au film : Hikari (Vers la lumière) de Naomi Kawase (Compétition Officielle)     ...
 

Les films primés par les partenaires de la 49e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs :

 La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs est une section non compétitive mais certains de nos partenaires attribuent des prix, remis lors de la cérémonie de clôture. ART CINEMA AWARD  The Rider de Chloé Zaho     Le prix SACD ...
 

Cristian Mungiu et son Jury annoncent le Palmarès de la 20e édition de la Cinéfondation

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Le Jury de la Cinéfondation et des courts métrages présidé par Cristian Mungiu et composé de Clotilde Hesme, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Barry Jenkins et Eric Khoo, a décerné les prix de la Cinéfondation lors d’une cérémonie salle Buñuel, suivie de la projection des films primés.   La Sélection comprenait 16 fi...
 

Interview de Thierry de Peretti UNE VIE VIOLENTE

Au Miramar At the Miramar   8:30    BRIGSBY BEAR Dave McCary (1H37/VOSTF) 11:00    GRAND PRIX NESPRESSO : MAKALA ...
 
 

La Leçon de Cinéma d'Alfonso Cuarón du mercredi 24 mai

© Eliott Piermont/ FDC Après la Leçon de Cinéma de Clint Eastwood, c’était hier au tour du réalisateur mexicain, Alfonso Cuarón, couronné de sept Oscars pour Gravity, de livrer ses expériences de cinéaste en compagnie du critique français Michel Ciment pour lui donner la réplique. Amusé, rieur, et à la fois ému, le r&e...
 

Le message du Pape au monde des médias et de la communication : Communiquer l'espérance et la confiance en notre temps

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“Festival Sacré de la Beauté” | 70ème Festival de Cannes, 25 mai 2017 CINEMA, RÉCIT D’ÉSPERANCE Msgr Dario Edoardo Viganò Préfet du Secrétariat pour la Communication Saint Siège, à cannes le 25 pour participer au panel sur la place dela spiritualité dans le cinéma, et making movies that matter (au pavillon américain)   Lors d'un récent voyage &a.. 
 

Lancement à Cannes du Global Chinese Film Festival

La 1ère édition du Festival du Film Chinois de Cannes 26 mai - 27 mai         Nous  sommes très  heureux de vous inviter de participer  «Global Chinese Film Festival» . Veuillez-vous trouver  ci-joint l'invitation et la presentation en PDF.     Présentation : «Global Chinese Film Festival» ont le plaisir de vous inviter à la 1ère édition du ...

 

Media Luna has acquired the rights to the Egyptian feature in post-production “Sheikh Jackson” by Amr Salama

  Set in 2009 when the news of Michael Jackson’s death took the world by storm affecting many people in the world, the films follows an Islamic cleric who in his school days used to be obsessed with the King of Pop and now faces an identity crisis. “We are proud to lead this young talented director to cross borders with such a delicate story, told with such an original tone and visionary in its way, that has the potential to touch the hearts of people no matter where...
 

Katya Kan Film Celebrity Artwork Launch inspired by celebrities artists of the film industry.

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  At the American Pavillion, Cannes Film Festival 4-6pm   We would I appreciate you using the following #ashtags for the night when sharing your event selfies and photos!    @the_american_pavillion @_katya_kan @sheepish_pr @hp @cannes_filmfestival #artlaunch #wecan #reinventmemories    We are looking forward to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Cannes Festival which is just about to close together. Sooooo, let's the fun begin!   ...

 

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