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SERVICES FOR CANNES: We offer coverage and Video crew services during the Cannes Film Festival

Do not hesitate to ask for a quote if you need a video crew, Editorial Booster for your film screening, event, or trade Advertising... Promotion in our dailies and newsletter reaching 192 000 film professionals. (with an increase of 20 000 subscribers over last year) Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies I Animation Day in Cannes I ADIC Dailies Les Dailies du Festival I Le...

The Positive Cinema Week returns to Cannes for its second edition with screenings, awards, debates and charity gala

The Positive Cinema Week launched last year by Jacques Attali and the Positive Planet Foundation returns to Cannes for its second edition on May 17th - 24th, 2017 during the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Following a day of discussions (may 23rd in the Palais, Espace Fnac...) on the role of cinema in creating a positive global movement, the first Prizes for Positive Cinema will be awarded on May 24th.     “Positive Cinema is cinema at the service o...

The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes has been announced

The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes © RR Under the presidency of the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar, the Jury for the 70thFestival de Cannes will be made up of eight key figures from the 7th Art, coming from all over the world. Four women and four men will thus help Pedro Almodóvar select from among the films in Competition. The winners will be announced on Sunday 28th May at the Closing Ceremony, following wh...

Uma Thurman will Preside the Jury Un Certain Regard

  © V. Z. Celotto / Getty Images In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill (volumes 1 & 2), both present...

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER in Cannes Competition - First Image

First image released from THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, by Yorgos Lanthimos, which has been selected to screen In Competition at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival. ...

The short films selections at the 70th Festival de Cannes

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         The announcement of the 2017 Official Selection begins with the short films In Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection, in the run-up to the press conference for the 70th Festival de Cannes, to be held on Thursday, April, 13th.   Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Cristian Mungiu, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competit...

Cannes selections announced today by Thierry Fremaux and Pierre Lescure - Watch the video

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, presenting the Official Selection of the 70th Festival de Cannes Press Conference on April, 13th 2017 at UGC Normandie in front of 800 journalists.    The Festival de Cannes will be held from 17 till 28 May 2017.    COMPETITION Opening film: Arnaud DESPLECHIN LES FANTÔMES D’ISMAËL Out of Comp. 1h50 Fatih AKIN AUS DEM NICHTS (IN THE FADE) 1h40 Noah BAU...

Sandrine Kiberlain, to preside the Caméra d'or!

Sandrine Kiberlain © Neilson Barnard / Getty Images The Festival de Cannes – now in its 70th season (17-28 May) – is delighted to announce that Sandrine Kiberlain will preside the Jury for this year’s Caméra d’or! Accompanied by her jury of industry professionals, the French actress will award a prize to a director’s first work from the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight or the Semaine de la Critique. In ...

La Semaine de la Critique unveils the poster of its 56th edition

Oldest among the parallel sections in Cannes and driven by its mission to reveal new Talents by selecting first and second films, La Semaine de la Critique chose to spotlight for its 56th edition the magical and emotional moment when a film crew meets the very first audiences. On this poster designed by the Parisian agency les bons faiseurs and the photographer Alice Khol, the young actress Garance Marillier embraces director Julia Ducournau after the screening of her debut feature, Raw, sel...

Evolution of media and professionnal attendance in Cannes for the last decades

This chart shows the amount of media coverage the Festival has received since 1966. Note how the number of journalists has been multiplied by 5 in 40 years.     This table charts the amount of professionals attending the event since 2003, where they’ve come from and a breakdown of their roles. You’ll see that producers continue to be the highest number of attendees. ...

Evolution of the number of films screened in the Cannes selections

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Comparison of the number of films screened in the Official Selection at the Festival and in the parallel sections since 1995.   ...

The official poster of the 70th Festival de Cannes sets the tone!

© Bronx (Paris). Photo : Claudia Cardinale © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images       Full of joy, freedom and daring, just like Claudia Cardinale dancing on its official poster, the 70th Festival de Cannes (17-28 May), promises a celebration in passionate red and sparkling gold.   She dances, she laughs, she lives! Who better to symbolise the next Festival than Claudia Cardinale, the image of an adventurous...

For L’Atelier’s 13th edition, 15 projects from 14 countries have been selected

The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its thirteenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.   The Cinefondation&...

The 56th edition of La Semaine de la Critique selected Kleber Mendonça Filho to be the President of the jury

The 56th edition of La Semaine de la Critique celebrates Brazilian cinema by inviting one of the most talented directors of today, Kleber Mendonça Filho, to be the President of the jury. As a parallel section dedicated to revealing emerging talents, La Semaine de la Critique is happy to welcome the frontrunner of the new generation of Brazilian filmmakers arising on the international scene.   After his sumptuous debut, Neighboring Sounds, Kleber Mendon&cced...

Monica Bellucci selected as Mistress of Ceremonies in Cannes 2017

    Monica Bellucci © Tiziana Fabi / AFP     On the invitation of the Festival de Cannes, the Italian actress Monica Bellucci has agreed to play the role of Mistress of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 70th Festival de Cannes to be held from 17 to 28 May 2017, under the presidency of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.   Monica Bellucci's friendship with the Festival de Cannes goes back a long way: in 2000, she walked up the st...

Cristian Mungiu will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

Cristian Mungiu, President of the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury © Dan Beleiu   For the 70th Festival de Cannes (17-28 May), Cristian Mungiu will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, having been a member of Steven Spielberg’s jury in 2013. The director, screenwriter and producer follows in the footsteps of Naomi Kawase, Abderrahmane Sissako, Abbas Kiarostami and Jane Campion.   As an eminent representative of the Romanian...

Frontières - Marché du Film - Amsterdam Forum

The first edition of the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum successfully concluded after 3 days of meetings, strategy sessions and networking from February 16-18 in Amsterdam. This collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, and hosted in Amsterdam with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund, served as an invitational incubator for genre film projects in the late stages of financing. It officially ...

Pedro Almodóvar, President of the Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes

      Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: 'I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to...

12 genre projects selected for Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum scheduled next February 16-18 in Amsterdam

The Frontières International Co-Production Market will debut next year with its new Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, initiated by the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. The genre-focused Forum is an invitational event for projects at the packaging stage to work with a select group of industry experts in finance, marketing & distribution, from February 16-18 in Amsterdam. 12 genre projects from across Eu...

Pierre Lescure to continue as President of the Festival de Cannes

      As Cannes gears up for its 70th Festival, Pierre Lescure has just been unanimously re-elected President of the organising association.   In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, which brings together public authorities and film industry professionals, renewed its trust in Pierre Lescure and re-elected him President of the Festival – a post he has o...

La Semaine de la Critique renews Next Step welcoming it s third class

For the third year, La Semaine de la Critique renews Next Step to support its talented filmmakers transiting from short to feature films. The workshop, organised in collaboration with the TorinoFilmLab, is exclusively dedicated to the 10 directors whose short films have been selected at La Semaine de la Critique. These directors were first of all invited to Cannes in May to present their short films, then to Paris in December, to take part in the Next Step progra...

“Divines”, Cannes Film Festival phenomenon on screens

  Houda Benyamina’s feature film – Groupe Ouest 2013 – in French cinemas on 31 August 2016   Divines, 2016 Cannes Film Festival revelation, will be on French screens on 31 August. Cannes prize-winning (Caméra d’Or 2016), Houda Benyamina‘s first feature energy and humanity left its mark on the festival: “Benyamina and her ’til-now totally unknown cast were mobbed on stage with cheers and claps.” (BFI) In 2013, Ho...

Cannes 2016 Wrap Report by Madelyn Most

  Cannes 2016 Report  by Madelyn Most    Any mention of the word Cannes immediately brings up images of ‘stars’ and almost-anorexic mannequins adorned in provocative haute-couture posing before photographers on the brilliant red carpet of the Festival’s Palais, (often trailed by tuxedoed escorts), but in fact, the Cannes Film Festival is much more than that.   Besides the over abundance of screenings and press conferences, i...
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