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The Festival de Cannes pays tribute to Jeffrey Katzenberg

            During the gala dinner for Film Industry Professionals to be held on Friday 19 May in the Grand Salon at the Carlton, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Frémaux, General Director, will pay tribute to Jeffrey Katzenberg for his contribution to the animation industry and to film in general throughout the world.   Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks, has alwa...

Nick Frost cast as "Captain Pugwash" for the all-new live action film

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and Snow White and the Huntsman) has signed on to play the infamous, bumbling and cowardly pirate, Captain Pugwash.   Captain Pugwash’s creator, the late John Ryan, entertained three generations with hundreds of episodes of animated cartoons and two dozen best-selling books.   Pugwash is set in the Golden Age of Piracy. Cowardly con-artist Pugwash is put on a ship to Botany Bay but soon escapes and has the good fortune to find h...

Check your peers attending Animation Day in Cannes

Bruno Chatelin wishing you were here, joining us and your peers at Cine Arts Gallery!  56 Buyers, 87 media representatives, 109 other film professionals focused on animation! Join us at our animated carpet at CINE ARTS GALLERY May 23 for our morning session with Panels and Arty Awards Marketing and Selling Animation 10 TO 11 am Fairy Tales and Success stories in Animation 11 to 12 am Best of Fests Accolades My Life as a Zucchini and Seoul Staion to receive a piece of art by Artist...

Robin Wright, Isabelle Huppert, Yang Yang, Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa Gavras, and Diane Kruger on the bill of the 2017 Women In

Credits: Matt Doyle/Getty Images Robin Wright, Isabelle Huppert, Yang Yang, Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa Gavras, and Diane Kruger are among  the film figures who will share their experiences and viewpoints regarding the representation  and contribution of women in Cinema during the Women in Motion Talks. Open to journalists and film professionals, the Talks will be webcasted live on Kering's Facebook page. This new edition will be launched on Thursday, 18 May 2017...

Rising Star-winner Filip Berg at Cannes Film Festival

  The actor Filip Berg was awarded Stockholm International Film Festival’s Rising Star 2016 for his performance in ”A man called Ove”.  Currently, Filip Berg is visiting Cannes Film Festival – take the chance to meet one of Sweden’s brightest Rising Stars.  Filip Berg, born in1986, had his breakthrough playing Sebbe in “Hip Hip Hora!” 2004. Filip won Rising Star 2016 for his part in ”A man called Ove” in which he plays ...

2 exceptional panels with Wim Wenders and Dario Vigano from Vatican to Cannes: Movies that Matter

The Sacred Festival of Beauty publishes its program and announces an exceptional panel with Wim Wenders and Monsignor Vigano (Vatican) ILE SAINT HONORAT Session of Artists diaconie of beauty "the artist and the perfume"  SAINT HONORAT ISLAND Session of Artists diaconia of beauty "the artist and the perfume" FROM SUNDAY 21 TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 Under the presidency of Msgr. Gilbert Louis, Bishop Emeritus of Chalons in Champagne, with severa...

Greetings from Tromaville...And Congrats to Le Festival de Cannes on its 70th Year!

  Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, and The Troma Team have released their preliminary schedule of events set to occur at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The 43 year old iconic independent film company will be presenting the World Premiere of Lloyd Kaufman's best and latest film, Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol.2, as well as "giving back" to the good Citizens of Cannes Troma's unmatched, unique parades, politi...

47 buyers and 72 media confirmed for Animation Day in Cannes

Registrations to Animation Day in Cannes soaring over last year Save the date  may 23 and come and visit us at our event location in Grand Hotel Gardens. Panels from 10, Discover the Animation that Matter Awards at the awards ceremony at 12.00 and  if you are a buyer you are welcome to attend the Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries screening at 1.30 Palais B (may23). At this moment we have  47 buyers registered and 72 with media registered to join us in our celebrati...

All jury members announced for Cannes 70

All the 2017 Juries © A. Thuillier / AFP After the Feature Films Jury presided over by Pedro Almodóvar and the composition of which was revealed on April 25th, discover all the members of the Juries who will award the prizes of the competitive selections of the 70th Festival de Cannes alongside Uma Thurman (Un Certain Regard), Sandrine Kiberlain (Caméra d'or) and Cristi...

Toby Kebbell to play twin brothers in sci-fi 'Extrasensory'

  Toby Kebbell has been cast as twin brothers in sci-fi film Extrasensory from Genesius Pictures.  Lesley Manning directs from an original screenplay by Bafta-winning writer Stephen Volk.  The duo worked together on Ghostwatch, the infamous drama-mockumentary presented by Michael Parkinson that received over 30,000 complaints when it aired on BBC1 in 1992. Kebbell plays twin brot...

Octavia Spencer to join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in A KID LIKE JAKE 

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  That’s Wonderful Productions announced today that Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake.  Priyanka Chopra, National Board of Review Award Winner Ann Dowd and Michaela Watkins are in negotiations to join the film as well.  Based on Daniel Pearle’s celebrated Lincoln Center play, A Kid Like Jake was adapted for the big screen by Daniel Pearle and will be directed by Silas Howard, an award-winning fe...

Film Festivals Directors Annual Wine Tasting Party in Cannes

Filmfestivals.com: Bruno Chatelin, Animaze Festival: Laurie Gordon and The Estonian Film Institute request the pleasure of your company at our Annual Film Festivals Directors Wine Tasting Party in Cannes. May 24, 2017  5-7pm at Estonian Pavilion Village International.   You are cordially invited to reconnect and network at the Annual Festival Organizers Wine Tasting reception. Filmfestivals.com has established this fun networking event 10 years ago and has enjoyed the company of s...

Finnish Film Affair alumni in Cannes

    The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Juho Kuosmanen     You will be able to spot and watch several FFA alumni films at Marché du Film this year. We are proud to share some of them here with you: Tom of Finland by Dome Karukoski that had its international premieres in Göteborg and Tribeca (sales by Protagonist Pictures), The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Juho ...

UNITED IN DIVERSITY - The first 30 years of the European Film Academy and the European Film Awards

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Upon invitation by the Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-Programme of the EU, the European Film Academy will hold a presentation with EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland in Cannes Sunday, 21 May at 17.30 hrs UNITED IN DIVERSITY - The first 30 years of the European Film Academy and the European Film Awards @ Creative Europe MEDIA stand, International Village, European Pavilion 121 (Cannes)   ...

Changes in NFB Distribution Team

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 NFB has recently made some minor changes in the composition of its sales management team.  As of April 21, 2017, our Head of Distribution and Market Development, Mr. Lorne Price, has left the NFB following more than thirteen years of loyal service. Due to the current economic climate and falling licence fees for niche documentaries, Mr. Price will not be replaced. His duties will be assumed by branch director, Mr. James Roberts. The other members of the sales team, Mr. Louis-Charles M...

Game of Thrones' actress Tara Fitzgerald attached to female driven film "Deirdre of the Sorrows".

       "Deirdre" by British female director Jo Southwell is a tale inspired by Irish folklore. Actress Tara Fitzgerald is attached to the feature adaptation.        Henley based production company Aston Productions is proud to announce that their latest award-winning short film “Deirdre”, written and directed by J...

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) returns to Cannes with 4 initiatives

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Presents, with the Marché Du Film, its Second Annual Doc Corner Event Focusing on the Enduring Plight of Refugees and Migrants.& Brings Filmmakers from Bangladesh, Mongolia & UK To Participate in The Producers Network & Workshop of the Marché Du Film At The 70th Cannes Film Festival   The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) returns for this year’s 70th Cannes Film Festival (17-2...

PODCAST -- Join Arthur Kanegis on Humanity's Team 9 AM PDT

        Please join us on Thursday, May 11th at 9 am Los Angeles, CA (PDT) for an in-depth look at how we can help change our planet’s susceptibility to war.  Rese...

Last days to save! Register for Winston Baker events with code FEST21 thru May 15 – join iQIYI, Fox, RatPac, IMAX and more!

Save the Date for Cannes: Register with FEST21 by May 15 at www.filmfinanceforum.com/register. On May 19th, join us at the 8th Annual International Film Finance Forum at the Carlton InterContinental Hotel. For more details, view our program. State of the Industry:  Keynote Conversation with Brett Ratner  Brett Ratner has garnered critical acclaim and box office success as a director, producer and financier. He is one ...

2 time Oscar nominee DOP Ed Lachman conference confirmed at FEST - Training Ground!

    This will be an absolutely unique opportunity for participants to learn about cinematography with one of the best! At FEST - Training Ground, during 6 days (20th to 25th of June), you get to learn about film from the best professionals of the 7th art in a casual and network-prone atmosphere, and staying in one of the best seaside locations in Portugal at the start of the summer. Secure your place now: week long all-access passes cost 69€ and pass+accommodation package...

Honorary Award for Bruno Bozzetto ("Signor Rossi") Appreciation to an animator, humorist and humanist

  He is one of the great animation artists of the last decades, his figure "Mister Rossi" belongs to the cultural heritage and has inspired a whole generation: The honorary "trickstar"-Award of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is given to the Italian animation artist and legend Bruno Bozzetto. As part of the award ceremony on 7 May, American animator and cartoonist Bill Plympton, in his laudatio Bozzetto's work and social commitment...

Heavy Hitters Panels featured at the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival

  Web Series Superstar Panel and Masters Technology Panel   June 6, 7, 8 at The Landmark Theater The New Media Film Festival has always been on the cutting edge of filmmaking and this year will be spectacular.  They are bringing in the heavy hitters with superstars and masters for their Web Series and Technology Panels. The 8th Annual New Media Film Festival is happening June 6, 7, 8, 2017 at The Landmark Theater, 10850 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA...
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