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Vivid Memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood

I had the immense privilege to run the marketing at Sony when i received (early 1991) a video tape from f Boyz'n The Hood with the suggestion to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprise, Gilles Jacob invited the film  (first feature by young John Singleton) into "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundreds of films over the years for Sony, Fox and UGC. I asked Anne Lara our publicist to identify one journali...

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 172 000 film professionals. Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies Les Dailies du Festival I Les News du Marché DOWNLOAD THE 2013 COVERAGE I THE MARKET COVERAGE I PROMOTE YO...

Weather forecast for Cannes 67th : glamourous, warm and sunny

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A video look back on Cannes J-1

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A petition for the liberation of the Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi

PETITION FOR THE LIBERATION OF MAHNAZ MOHAMMADI     Dear all, On June 7th, Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was summoned by Sentence Enforcement Court of Evin Prison, in the North of Tehran, to be jailed, and the world took a little notice. This imprisonment is the last of a long line of troubles, wich begins with her arrest on June 27th 2011. At that time, The Film Disr...

The jury, Kristen Stewart, Travolta and many more on the red carpet

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"Charlie's Country" (2014) at 67th Cannes Film Festival

"Charlie's Country" (2014) by Dutch/Australian director Rolf de Heer screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Australian actor David Gulpilil won the prize for Best Actor. “Charlie's Country” tells the story of 'Blackfella Charlie', an aboriginal man who is marginalized and discriminated against by domineering whites in his Australian village. The police are always on his back to forget his traditional ways- he is one of...

“Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado.

Documentary “Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado about the life work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it picked up the Special Prize Award. The film follows Salgado's life from the time he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado left their native Brazil, then under military dictatorship, and his journey to become one of the world's most renown...

Director's Fortnight Encore in Europe

From June 4th to June 10th Florence (Italy)     From June 5th to June 11th Les cinémas du Grütli, Geneva (Switzerland)     From June 11th t o June 16th Rome (Italy)     From June 13th to June 19th Milan (Italy)       From June 20th to June 26th Cinematek, Brussels (Belgium)           ...

RADiUS Lands 'It Follows'

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  RADiUS SCARES UP CANNES HORROR HIT 'IT FOLLOWS'. COMPANY LANDS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER AMERICAN FILMS AT THE FESTIVAL New York, NY (June 3, 2014) - RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to the critical horror hit IT FOLLOWS written and directed by David Robert Mitchell (THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER) that recently screened in Cannes as part of Critics' Week (RADiUS also bought WHEN ANIMALS DREAM out of Critics' Week). In IT FOLLOWS - after a s...

Cannes 2014 Images Filmfestivals.com TEAM interns

The interns at filmfestivals.com get into full steam ahead. This years' team were fast and on the ball never stopping for a moment and ready to the Cannes call of duty! Congratulations! Hannah Powers, Margaret Platner, Thomas Freeman - super help along the beautiful Cote d'Azur from Estonia to Japan the team was rockin'! ...

Some very good reviews for Winter Sleep and a Palme d'Or

WINTER SLEEP wins the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize @ Cannes 2014 Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…   "Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with WINTER SLEEP, a r...

'One the Edge of the World' in the "Visions Sociales" section of Cannes '14.

'One the Edge of the World' screened in the "Visions Sociales" section on the 21st of May at the 2014 Cannes FIlm Festival. Ah, beautiful Paris! City of lights, city of love, city of des Beaux-Arts and grand history...city of great poverty and a rising homeless population. Meet Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and many others who live on the streets all year long in Paris during freezing winters, hot summers and wet shoulder seasons. While they struggle to subsist under th...

Dailan Wanda Group Announces Plans for First Qingdao, Film Festival (2017)

THE DAILAN WANDA GROUP ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CREATION OF NEW STUDIO AND MEDIA COMPLEX, AND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN QINGDAO, CHINA Stephen Mensch announced as CEO of the Qingdao Oriental Movie Industrial Park with Rose Kuo named as the CEO of the Qingdao International Film Festival Cannes, France (May, 2014) – Hawk Koch, President of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Special Advisor to Dailan Wanda Group announced at a press conference during the 67th edition of the Cannes F...

KONG (2016) Trailer Unleashed by Aquamen Entertainment

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KONG TRAILER UNLEASHED BY AQUAMEN ENTERTAINMENT What: KONG trailer unleased during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Who: Aquamen Entertainment - producers Jeongjung Kim and Gary Zhang. Producers JJ Kim and Gary Zhang introduced the teaser trailer of the 40 million dollar 3D animated movie: KONG. It is an US-Korean-Chinese co-production. Summary: Billions of years ago on primordial earth, born out of turbulent lava, Kong gets caught in the power struggle between two alien civilizations: One - a h...

London Film School graduation short LEIDI, directed by Simón Mesa Soto, wins Cannes Palme d'Or.

LEIDI, the London Film School graduation film of Simón Mesa Soto, was today awarded the highest honour at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film in Competition. The jury was headed by Abbas Kiarostami, supported by directors Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas, Mahamat-Sal...

World Draught Masters 2014 Cannes 67th Film Festival

Stella Artois, official sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival for 13 years, hosted the 2014 World Draught Masters Global Finals, that took place at the Hotel Martinez on Saturday, May 17. Participants from around the world faced off a challenging competition to execute a perfect Belgian pouring ritual. Judge Laura Vallis and Paolo Firpo announced Marjolein Geuens of Belgium as the winner of the Stella Artois 2014 World Draught Masters Championship. Nick Kirman, A. J. Calloway, Jacqueline Wo...

The Palme d'or was awarded to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Winter Sleep

Quentin Tarantino, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Uma Thurman © AFP / V. Hache The Palme d'or was awarded to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Winter Sleep. It was presented to him by the American actress Uma Thurman and the American director Quentin Tarantino. Nuri Bilge Ceylan said: "This is a huge surprise for me, I wasn't expecting it. I don't know what to say. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Turkish cinema, which is a happy coincidence. I would like...

WINTER SLEEP : Press Conference

Press conference for Winter Sleep at Cannes Film Festival with Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag, Melisa Sözen   ...

The Winners of 67th Festival de Cannes,

The winners of the 67th Festival de Cannes © AFP The Jury of this 67th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Jane Campion, revealed the names of the prize winners this evening during the Awards Ceremony. Lambert Wilson hosted Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to Nuri Bilge CEYLAN for his film WINTER SLEEP, the best of the 18 films in Competition. Sergio Leone’s&nbs...
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