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Houda Benyamina’s feature film – Groupe Ouest 2013 – co-written with Romain Compingt – is Cannes 2016 revelation
Divines, Houda Benyamina‘s feature film – co-written with Romain Compingt – has been presented in theDirectors’ Fortnight of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. On Sunday evening, during the prize-giving, the film won the Golden Camera, the prize the most desired in the worl...
Over the last 15 years, the Cannes Film Festival has become increasingly familiar with Korean cinema, with films from the country selected almost every year, many of which have walked home with awards, whether from the official competition, one of the sidebars or the short film selections. Yet 2016 has proven to be a particularly strong year, with three films being invited to the official selection, one each in Competition, Out of Competition and Midnight Screenings, all of which were...
69th Cannes Film Festival
Wednesday, May 18th, 2.00pm-4:00pm
2.15pm – 2.45pm Milica Zec and Winslow Turner Porter III, “Giant”
2.45pm – 3.15pm Rob Legato, Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor
HP Studio, Hotel Majestic
An exclusive first-look image of John Hurt in the leading role of Ralph marks the end of Principal Photography
London and Portugal, May 10th 2016 – GSP Studios, the production company behind the feature film adaptation of the NJ Crisp play THAT GOOD NIGHT, today announced the end of Principal Photography following a 31-day shoot, with the unveiling of the first official film still, featuring John Hurt.
As was recently announced, THAT GOOD NIGHT also stars ...
Bill Plympton's Mockumentary HITLER'S FOLLY (To release digitally June 3)
As a special thank you to his loyal fans, Plympton will make film available for free streaming via his website: www.plymptoons.com
PLYMPTOONS has announced the US release date of Bill Plympton’s new feature mockumentary HITLER’S FOLLY, a merciless satire in which Ado...
It was a cocktail event to bring the industry together on the matter of using film to provoke ground breaking global action. By shining the light on world issues and telling the stories that are important to be heard, the reach of the film industry can be used as a powerful medium to create social change.
The Oscar winning documentary, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,’ directed by Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, is a brilliant example of this. It br...
Alex Deleon <film festivals.com>
The final Cannes competition film on closing night Sunday May 22 was the latest offering from the best known Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, whose tense family drama, "A Separation" won the foreign language Academy Award in 2014.
His new film, "Forushande" (The Salesman, or "The Client" in French) presented here in the official Competition section, is an extreme shaggy dog story that is not going to inspire anything but...
SF3 is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages and it is now open for entries! As long as your film is shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet and it is within the six and a half minute time limit your film is eligible for submission. Everyone has a great idea for a short film and a potential movie camera in their pockets so no excuses. Here’s your chance to start filming! Enter at www.sf3.com.au
SF3 - the SmartFone Fl...
This marks a three percent increase on the 11,500 badge holders registered with the market arm of the Festival de Cannes in 2015, as well as a new attendance record for the world’s largest film industry gathering.
There were significantly more Chinese badge holders this year (total 494 participants); with the number up 32 percent on 2015.There were also notable increases from Brazil which was up 39 percent (total 147 participants).
Growth in numbers could also be seen across Asia and L...
Ken Loach's "I,Daniel Blake" at Cannes
Courtesy of Festival de Cannes, used with permission
I, Daniel Blake
San Francisco Examiner
May 23, 2016
Reprinted with permission
Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” won the highest honor at Cannes May 22– the Palme d’Or for the "69th Festival de Cannes". The decision was ...
Discussing Strategy and toasting toi great creative ideas on animation treatment...with Avi Bohbot (Chaos Media) Laurie Gordon (Musivision Films) and Bruno Chatelin (Major Buzz Factory)
I Spy My Father, a documentary film by Laurie Gordon, is a dialog from beyond between filmmaker researching her father to learn the truth about what she believes was his other life as a spy. Research is taking her to unknown territories, special ops, the UN knew Know - shhh secrets. Why what who where&hellip...
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The Doc Corner brought throughout the 2016 Marché du Film a varied program of documentary-related events which gathered the entire documentary film community present in Cannes – sales agents, distributors, buyers, festival programmers, producers, directors… –, all in one unique venue, just for docs.
THE "IN THE DOC ROOM" SESSIONS
This year, the Doc Corner integrated a who...
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Bilal--A New Breed of Hero, Review: Idol greed v/s rebel breed
"Here’s the first animation feature film coming out from the middle-east, and it makes you wonder what took them so long.
How many animation/CGI films would have a 1400 year-old true story to tell? And how many of them would be without animals and birds talking, or super-po...
Harmonium by Kôji Fukada
The title of the film, which literally translates as "Sweets loaded with Pepper" suggests the trick that children would play on adults by handing them a delicious looking sweet bonbon which turns out to be bitter. When the French New Wave and so-called Cinema Verité movements were all the rage -- the age of Beatle mania --when Godard and his followers thought they were so much more clever and creative than the older generation of French filmmakers, and stars like Jean-Pa...
Marches MA LOUTE : Bruno Dumont, Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeski, Jean-Luc Vincent, Raph, Brandon Lavieville
Red Carpet RESTER VERTICAL : Alain Guiraudie, Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiery, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat, Laure Calamy, Sébastien Novac.