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Warm farewellparty to Donald Ranvaud with some of his friends in Cannes

Friends of Donald Ranvaud gathered in the Marché to celebrate his legacy and a dear festival circuit network of friendship.  This  video was shown to Donald Ranvaud's friends gathered  in the Palais around Jérôme Paillard Marché du Film executive Director and Giulia Camilla Braga, colleague of Donald ( Senior Communications Consultant) at Connect 4 Climate who edited this nice video! Pictures will be posted on our facebook page  ...

world Premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol 2

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Greetings from Tromaville!   Troma Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's newest masterpiece Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol 2, the conclusion to his two-part event film Return to Nuke 'Em High. The 43 year old iconic independent film company will present three screenings May 23rd-25th at the Arcades 3 Cinema, 77 Rue Félix Faure, 06400 Cannes, France. All World Wide Rights Available.   About Lloyd Kaufman: ...

Cannes China Day panels

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Cannes 2017 - Chinese and European professionals discussed may 19th the new growth of Chinese arthouse cinema and the opportunities this brings to the collaboration between the two industries.       On the 19th May, as part of the China Co-Production Day, the CNC, the Marché du Film and Bridging the Dragon will organize a panel focusing on the new growth of Chinese arthouse cinema and its impact on the collaboration with Europe.   Among the panellists: Wei Lu, pr...

Cannes Film Screenings - May 22

Make sure you know what's being screned today in Cannes. Happy End is a film that continues the underlying theme of The Festival which seems to be focused on the palpable refugee crisis. Several films in competition will be screened and premiered today including The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Netflix's The Meyerowitz Stories.  The Killing of A Sacred Deer // Yorgos Lanthimos (In Competition – Feature Films) 8:30 – Grand Théâtre Lumière 13:...

Fantastic Mixer Party at Plage des Palmes

This mixer party became an unmissable and fun event for lovers and film professionals involved in genre movies. Key players, filmmakers, distributors and sales agents and festival organizers mingled for 4 hours in the Plage des Palmes.  The stage adress and introduction By Market Chief Jerôme Paillard was followed by a few welcome speeches from the key genre festivals in town. More pictures on Facebook ...

Hot from the trades - Unabomb

  Unabomb is a thriller starring Viggo Mortensen and has been sold to multiple countries, especially in Europe. IM Global was able to make deals all across Europe, selling to Germany (Tobis), France (Metropolitan), Italy (Eagle), Spain (TriPictures), Greece (Odeon), Benelux (Splendid), Scandinavia (Scanbox), and the Middle East (Salim Ramia). The film is directed by Robert Lorenz.    - Manette Asta SaveSave ...

Cannes Stands #withrefugees

May 21st on Plage 45, The UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) and IEFTA (The International Emerging Film Talent Association) hosted a party to discuss their cause, and the film they made which focuses on refugees and raising awareness to their daily struggles. The party was light and happy but the cause behind the party has a much more serious tone. Thousands of people are dying on the sea as they try to flee their homeland, and the UNHCR and IEFTA put out a film including a music video, 'Dange...

Hot from the trades - Moomins heads to Chinese screens

  'The Moomins' are beloved Finnish storybook characters and their next motion picture adaptation, the stop-motion animated Moomins and the Winter Wonderland has landed a Chinese theatrical release in a deal made at Cannes. Los Angeles-based Global Genesis Group made the deal with Hong Kong's Spring Era Films and is produced by Finnish film company Filmkompaniet and Poland's Animoon. Global Gensis will be in charge of the worldwide sales.   - Manette Asta...

Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries May 23 1:30 pm Palais B

  Buyers are cordially invited to discover the Best Animation from Animation Day in Cannes 23 Mai / Palais B / 1:30 pm 60 minutes: Teasers trailers and work in progress   ANIMAZE DAZE IN CANNES COMPETITION The Art of Restraint and Cool Excuses Lauren Carr Johanne Anna-Ester Volozh Singing Hugo and His Incredible Adventures Vilnis...

Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR Premieres in the Market May 24 9;30 am

  Dear film buyers we are happy to invite to our market introductions of the Ones to Watch from Filmfestivals.com with two films from Iran and a film from Romania and one from Japan. Last save the date for the Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries May 23   Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR Buyers are cordially invited to the Market PREMIERE in Cannes of Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR 24 Mai / Palais B / 9h30 Iran 2017 90 minutes&...

Release from Heaven by Ali Noori Oskouei will Open Animation Day in Cannes May 22 Gray 2 8:00 pm

Opening Film Animation Day in Cannes -Animation that Matters Award Winner Join us for the screening May 22 Gray 2 at  8:00 pm RSVP and meet the producers and director In a war torn country, a female writer and teacher has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey. Ali Noori Oskouei Director Majid Asoodegan Writer Ali Noori Oskouei Producer Director serving as Chairman of Eshragh Co; Manager of Iran cinema research center; Member of ASIFA IRAN manag...

The Wanderers Final Market Screening

Buyers are cordially invited to the Market PREMIERE in Cannes of THE WANDERERS by Dragos Buliga May 23 Olympia 9 at  5:30 pm Please RSVP: Claudia Stavrositu “THE WANDERERS” starring Armand Assante and Lior Ashkenazi is an independent production shot last summer in the breathtaking surroundings of Transylvania -Romania, based on a powerful and original script, with an outstanding cinematography and directed by a very talented Romanian ...

Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe announced as new Friday night film host on Colourful Radio

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Watch promo HERE:   Meet The Critics will launch on 2 June and will be fronted by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, the award-winning founder of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF). The show’s target audience will be family-oriented millenials, mainly of African Caribbean descent aged between 25- to 54-years-old. Anyiam-Osigwe will host Meet The Critics from 21.00-22.00 pm on Friday evenings. Joining him on each show will be 4 pundits from the world of film as they debate a range of topic...

BUFF 2017 British Urban Film Festival Cannes News Conference set for Friday 26 May

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Memo to all journalists, film critics, bloggers and other accredited attendees of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.   London, 21/05/2017 For immediate release: The British Urban Film Festival invites you to attend the BUFF 2017 Cannes Press Conference on Friday 26 May, 10.00am - 12noon, at the Hotel Amarante Cannes (Matisse Room). The address is 78, Boulevard Carnot, 06400 Cannes, France. Speaking at the press conference will be BUFF CEO and founder Emmanuel Anyi...

Michel Franco on April's Daughters

  Interview and text: Martin I. Petrov    After receiving the Uncertain Regard award for After Lucia in 2012 and competing for the Palm D’or with Chronic in 2015, Mexican director Michel Franco returns in this year's festival with April’s daughters, a family drama starring Emma Suárez (Julieta).    A contemporary take on Mexican middle class, Franco writes and directs a story about a young 17 year old who drops out of school after an unexpec...

New York: Tribeca Film Festival 2017, April 19-30

  The Tribeca Film Festival 2017 offered an expanded version with more documentaries, greater emphasis on current political issues, and the addition of several new program elements.  It retained its eclectic nature but has grown into a veritable market of diversified and well received products, reflecting the ecosystem of media and leaving in its programs no relevant approaches, technologies, and communication platforms untouched. Certainly, films remain a cornerstone and the attracti...

Industry in Focus - The Profession of Casting

  In a panel today at 11:00am in the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, international casting directors and other memebers of the industry discussed the qualities of a successful and effective casting director. They also discussed the evolution of casting in the industry as well as how best to collarborate with directors, actors, agents, and producers.  The panel included Richard Cook, Lisa Richards Agency, Ireland; Constance Domontoy, France; Jenny Jue, CSA, USA; Tusse...

Akon Comes to Gotha - Cannes

Akon performed at Gotha in Cannes on Saturday night. The first weekend of Le Festival de Cannes was also the opening weekend for Gotha Club. The club attendees were very well dressed as excitement brewed for the 3 am appearance of Akon. The rapper has been frequently performing in Cannes since 2011 and while he does not have any recent music out he still pleased the audience with his classic club hits. Akon's appeal does not seem to have spread very widely as while the crowd was excited, t...

Hot from the trades - Sony Obtains Worldwide Rights to Where Hands Touch

  In a deal made at Cannes, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has aquired most of the worldwide rights for Amma Asante's Where Hands Touch from Protagonist Pictures. It is a multi-territory deal with Sony obtaining most worldwide rights, with the exception of certain European areas and Australia. It was negoitated by Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge and head of worldwide sales Vanessa Saal with SPWA's Joe Matukewicz executive vp acquisitions and Michael Helfand, executive...

Refugee Voices In Film Screening

  The Refugee Voices in Film screening was located at the Doc Corner in the Palais, at 10 am, May 21st. A series of blocks of videos were presented, each with different themes and voices. Part One was focused on the stories of refugees and their traumatic experiences, showing the pain and suffering they have to go through while they try to live their lives.  Part two showed the making of a music video, called "Dangerous Crossings", which was sung with multiple singers fro...

The Testament Screening in the Market

Market screening: Today at 4h00 pm, Palais C Monday May 22 at 4h00 pm, Lerins 1     Directed by Amichai Greenberg Cast: Ori Pfeffer, Rivka Gur, Hagit Dasberg, Ori Yaniv Produced by: GUM FILM in co-production with FREINBEUTERFILM Israel, Austria 2017 | 90 min. | Language: Hebrew, German, English | Drama ...

Virtual Reality Sweeps Cannes Marché

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #1e497d; -webkit-text-stroke: #1e497d} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} “Virtual Reality isn’t just a niche thing,” explained Alfredo Guilbert, Chief Operating Officer of San Francisco’s Digital Film Cloud Network. He went on to explain how VR could be used for a variety of things far beyond video games or movies. Guilbert spoke on a panel of other well-known names in Virtual Reality such as Kan...

Wind River- Review

Wind River A film by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River brings attention to the dangerous lives of Native American woman, and life on a reservation. With Jeremey Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, this movie never had a dull moment. Not once did I wonder how much time it had left, or even steer away in my mind to think about something else. However, some very violent parts of the film were extemely hard to watch. The story was powerful and on multiple occasions I found myself moved to tears.  O...

Wind River Review

  Last night I was able to attend a showing of Wind River at the Debussy Theatre, where part of the cast, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Julia Jones, and the director, Taylor Sheridan, aslo arrived. It was a stunning picture and the performances by Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner were impressive. The film is set in an isolated snowy town in Wyoming and it follows a hunter, Corey Lambert (Renner), who helps a rookie FBI agent, Jane Banner (Olsen), after Lambert uncovers the body of...

Hot from the trades - Under the Eiffel Tower

VEEP actor Matt Walsh will star in a romantic comedy alongside French actress Judith Godreche. Archie Borders is the director and one of the writers, the other being David Henry. The film begins with a bourbon salesman (Walsh) approaching his 50s, who proposes to his best friend's daughter underneath the Eiffel Tower, where he is rejected. The Orchard obtained worldwide rights in a deal that closed at Cannes.  - Manette Asta ...
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