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Interview with Filmmaker Tommaso Frangini for 'The Plague' (2017) and 'Ecate' (2017)

  Writer/director Tommaso Frangini's latest opus 'The Plague' (2017) premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner. The Frankenstein-esque tale takes place in the late 18th century and tells the story of alchemist Parsifal (played by Omar Maestroni) who creates half human half monster Homunculus (Riccardo Maria Manera). Having ignored his master's foreboding, Parsifal must learn the hard way about the dangers of mixing magic with science. Frangin...

Roundup from the PGA/Film France/UPC Networking event at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Kayvan Mashayekh (Co-Chair, International Committee PGA), Ms. Regina Di Santo (Private Financial Sponsor), Calvin Walker (Film France) Photo Credit @FilmFrance. On May 12, 2018, during the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Kayvan Mashayekh (PGA International Committee, Co-Chair) held a panel on “Navigating your way through an International Co-Production” at the Jordan Pavilion as a part of his annual “Producers Without Borders” series. The PGA event was sponsored by the ...

Announcing the Thailand Short Film Competition

9th May - 15th June - Open for Entry The Thailand Film Office, under the Thailand Department of Tourism is responsible for promoting, regulating and supporting international film productions in Thailand. Films such as 'Hangover II', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'Only God Forgives', 'The Railway Man' and many others have filmed in the Kingdom of Thailand. Now, the Thailand Film Office wants to find the next generation of film-makers who will bring Tha...

Muvix' Cinema Anywhere™ at the Israeli pavilion

History at the Cannes Film Festival: The Israeli Start-up Muvix Will Enable Screening of Films for Festival Visitors in the Pavilion and During the Marketplace           A great achievement for Israeli technology start-up Muvix, which is bringing Cinema Anywhere™, an advanced public screening pla...

Arab Films stealing the scene in Cannes

This is the Arab Cinema Center is bringing you the up-to-the-minute activities at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. With the Arab spirit spreading allover Cannes, and the announcing of the winners of the second Critics Awards, the ACC painted the town red at this year's Cannes!   Main Competition CAPHARNAÜM ...

Arab Cinema Center launched during Cannes Listing of The 100 Most Important Names in the Arab Film Industry

A First-of-its-kind in the Arab World Behind the noticeable development in the Arab film industry over the past few years, are names that spend great efforts in order to boost the growth of Arab cinema. Therefore, it was natural for the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), which aims to promote the Arab film industry in international markets and support it in every possible way, to launch The 100 Most Important Names in the Arab Film Industry. A first-of-its-kind in the Arab world, the list by the AC...

Screen dailies during Cannes 2018

  Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Cannes Film Festival below. Screen Cannes 2018 Day 8 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 7 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 6 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 5 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 4 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 3 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 2 Screen Cannes 2018 Day 1   ...

Interview with Producer Steve Lee Jones for "Bigger" (2018) at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Producer | Writer | Director Steve Lee Jones' latest film “Bigger” (2018) held market screenings at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. “Bigger” tells the story of brothers Joe and Ben Weider, founders of the modern fitness and work out gym phenomena. In this rags to riches story, with just a few dollars in their pocket and a fight against anti-Semitism and racism, the Weider brothers set out to revolutionize the world of physical fitness and build an empire.   ...

Interview with Filmmaker Ben Zolno for "Status Pending" (2018)

Director/writer Ben Zolno's breakthrough film 'Status Pending' (2018) is a roller coaster love story between American, Ryan, and Kiwi, Lizzie, living in New Zealand. They met on Tinder and exist posting their personal lives on social media, as most millenials do. At first, their hook up is a lot of fun, until it's time to either move forward or move on. Starring Ben Zolno and actress Ivana Palezevic, the film is currently traveling international film festivals, including most ...

World Peace & Tolerance Awards Brunch during Festival de Cannes

The two prizes for jeff Bridges' film Living in the Future's Past by Susan Kucera were accepted by Lise Romanoff (Vision Films) and Bruno Chatelin. With Angélique Monet and Karl Bardosh. WORLD PEACE & TOLERANCE BRUNCH HELD AT AMERICAN PAVILION Films with the late Peter O’Toole and Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges honored during Festival de Cannes with a United Nations supported organization having ECOSOC status. New Generation In Action’s AFI World Peace Initia...

Interview with Filmmaker Brian Metcalf @ 71st Cannes Film Festival

  Filmmaker Brian Metcalf wrote, directed, produced and DP'd his third film to date, a found footage vampire tale 'Living Among Us' (2018). In one of the late actor John Heard's last performances, this horror/sci-fi flick follows some documentarians as they make an ethnological study on vampires living among mortals. Produced by Brian's Red Compass Media production company, Vision Films is handling international sales and US distribution in association with Son...

Interview with Director Lillian Glass at Cannes for "Reinventing Rosalee" (2018)

Rosalee Glass Director Lillian Glass   Director/writer/producer Lillian Glass's debut feature documentary "Reinventing Rosalee" (2018) screened at the Cannes market during the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the inspiring story of Lillian's mother Rosalee Glass who survived life in concentration camps during WWII and is today one of the war's oldest survivors. Not only has she recently reached 101 years of age but every day she reinvents herself, lear...

Reflections on Gender Issues in Cinema: Critics Confirm Admiration and Support for "Girl"

At the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Flemish director Lucas Dhont's film "Girl", presented in "Un Certain Regard", has won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize). "The power of this first film has been recompensed in the awards round: the Camera D’Or prize for best debut feature, the UCR Best Actor award for Victor Polster who plays Lara, and the FIPRESCI award from international critics. In the original FIPRESCI citation the jury praised the f...

Photocall for 355 Sketched by Nesta Morgan

Photocall for 355 arrival of The girls at Majestic plage : Marion Cotillard, Fan Bing Bing, Lupita, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. By Nesta Morgan ...

La vie à la mer - CNC sketched by Nesta Morgan

12th May CNC event at Gray Albion Plage with Françoise Nyssen - minister of Culture for France  (invited to sketch with Film France / Provence - Alpes - Cote D’Azur) By Nesta Morgan ...

Major deals from FilmSharks NEWS in Cannes on the press ( Variety , Screen , Deadline , THR)

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DEADLINE : Ricardo Darin-Mercedes Moran Rom-Com ‘An Unexpected Love’ Sells To France, Russia, Israel For FilmSharks EXCLUSIVE: Argentinian rom-com An Unexpected Love (El Amor Menos Pensado) featuring Latin giants Ricardo Darin and Mercedes Moran — who are both in Cannes with different movies — has been picked up on promo at the market for France, Russia and Israel. http://deadline.com/2018/05/ricardo-darin-mercedes-moran-unexpected-love-sells-to-france-russia-more-12023...

Cannes presentation of Emilio Insolera’s Sign Gene

Cannes presentation of Emilio Insolera’s Sign Gene, the world’s first film about deaf superheroes with supernatural powers through the use of sign language - shot between US, Japan and Italy - has been held May 18 at the Barrière Le Majestic Hôtel in Cannes.   $25,000 Indie superhero film shoot with a Sony 3CCD created, directed and produced by Emilio Insolera with Stars Emilio Insolera, Ben Bahan, Vava, Danny Gong. Ensemble Cast In...

Interview with Writer/Director David Eng for "Grand Cru" (2017)

Driector David Eng Director/Writer David Eng's documentary feature “Grand Cru” (2017) has been sending ripples through the international film festival world for wine lover cinephiles. It tells the story of renown Montreal native poet/wine-maker Pascal Marchand who immigrated to Burgundy, France at the age of 21 and has lived there for three decades. There, he found a magical place where he could synergize making wine a poetry and writing poetry of wine. After over thirty yea...

Interview with Writer, Director, Producer Maria Pulera for "Between Worlds" @ Cannes

  Writer, director, and producer Maria Pulera's mystery thriller Between Worlds debuted at the film market of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Between Worlds, stars Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, and Penelope Mitchell. The story follows Joe, (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente), a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter, Billie (Mitch...

Cannes 2018, with a Cloud hanging Over and Cate in Charge

The 71st edition of the festival seemed to have echoes of the Beatles classic "Yesterday" a key line of which was "there's a shadow hanging over me.."   Hovering over all this year's festival is the long dark shadow of disgraced Hollywood producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.  Ever since 1994 when the Weinstein production Pulp Fiction walked off with the Golden Palm grand prix both director Quentin Tarantino and Mr. Weinstein have been a regu...

Jeff Bridges Presents "Living in the Future's Past" at Cannes 2018

At Cannes 2018 Jeff Bridges Presents  "Living in the Future's Past" Alex Deleon,   <filmfestivals.com> Coming just after the midpoint of this years festival is a most unusual piece of work that is a poetic meditation on the fate of the human race starring one of Hollywood's most visible veteran stars, Jeff Bridges. Alex Deleon     Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force...

VIDEO - Celtic Beach Dancing @ Cinema de la plage

Our entire photo coverage is hosted here on Facebook "filmfestivals.com in Cannes" Hoping you like it.   ...

Cannes in Focus with Final Awards

Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival (over 600 articles last edition)! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:  &n...
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