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Welcome to the Future of Film Finance with FilmHedge

FILMHEDGE: A MODERN ALTERNATIVE TO MEDIA FINANCE BANKS FilmHedge simplifies the application and funding process to secure up to $10M for qualified film and television products. Media finance is just one click away. APPLY HERE   Official sponsor of the Producers Network The Producers Network is the go-to place for producers seeking to make the most out of their time in Cannes. Launched 16 years ago, the Producers Network welcomes more than 400 producers f...

Shoot the Book Jury for Marché du Film 2024

Shoot the Book! is an initiative designed to turn top literary works into films — all through a lively two-day event in Cannes! This year's jury will be composed by Jacques Henry Bronckart, André Dupuy, Edward Noeltner, Jérôme Rougier, Wei-Ching Su and Gabriela Bussmann. Initiated by SCELF (Civil Society of French-Language Publishers) and the Marché du Film — Shoot the Book! presents each year a curated selection of ...

The Plage des Palmes Returns!

THE FESTIVAL & MARCHÉ'S BEACHSIDE VENUE     The Plage des Palmes is returning to this year's festival and market event, taking place from 14 to 25 May! Situated along the Croisette on Goéland Beach, this exclusive beachside venue will once again serve as an extension of all the happenings inside the Palais, offering even more exciting events, networking opp...

Cannes 2024: USA Film Commissions attending

 SAVE THE DATE: Meet USA Film Commissions in Cannes! Marché du Film: May 14 - 22       ...

Interview with Founder and CEO of Phiphen, Molly Conners

Molly Conners is founder and CEO of Phiphen, an independently owned film, television, and digital media company focused on producing, creative, smart, and efficiently budgeted productions for a global audience. Currently a member of the Producers Guild of America, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Television Academy, and the advisory board for the production software company, SHOWRUNNER. Molly is Emmy nominated and has produced or executive produced dozens of feature films ...

VIDEO Interview with Marché du Film Director Guillaume Esmiol

filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin met with Guillaume Esmiol in Buenos Aires for Ventana Sur for which he also serves as co director! We asked him to share a bit on the 2023 market edition!   ...

Interview with Italian American Producer, Actor, Writer Enzo Zelocchi

Enzo Ashford Zelocchi was born in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Raised predominantly between the United States and Italy with family also located in England and France, he is of Italian, British, Spanish, French, Asian, and Jewish descent. Enzo pursued higher education in Italy, graduating with a degree in accounting from a private international school in Rome before relocating to Milan to study marketing, media strategy, and public relations at the private university IULM, alongside the Stan...

Interview with Director Writer Producer (& Rocket Scientist!) Sharon Axcell at 76th Cannes Film Festival

   With an MA Screenwriting (Film and TV), Sharon Axcell's short films received attention at the London Independent Film Festival; she was awarded Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Fellowship and also Emerging Screenwriters (both Sci-Fi genre); and she was secured previously as director with other producers for three feature films – she is now taking closer control of projects alongside Dean M. Drinkel as co-producer at DrAx Productions. Also with an MBA gained in 2009...

Interview with Producer Dan Reardon at 76th Cannes Film Festival

  Dan Reardon was raised with a camera documenting the incredible landscape and peoples of South Africa, Thailand and the Philippines. He attended the Syracuse University Visual Performing Art School majoring in Film and Acting. Dan currently lives in New York City and focus’s his time identifying genre agnostic stories to produce into films with three simple requirements - the stories must be very entertaining, the budgets have to make sense, and your potential partners should ...

Interview with Actor Darren Darnborough at 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

 DD. Photo by Laurent KOFFEL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Darren Darnborough is a British actor, host & director based in Los Angeles. His TV work includes the hit shows “True Blood”, “2 Broke Girls” and “Roots” and film work includes “Abruptio”, “20Ft Below” and “Stefano Formaggio”. He was trained in London, UK where he worked as an actor on stage and television, before relocating to Hollywood.   You'...

Interview with Lebanese French Producer Financier Carlos Bedran for ENTRE NOUS (2023) at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

French Lebanese producer and financier began his professional career with a degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1982 and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at MIT (Boston, USA) in 1983. After years working as a venture capitalist and founding multiple startup finance and investment consulting companies, Carlos moved into the arena of entertainment and film. Carlos acted as shareholder and Chairman of the board of Artemis Productions in Belgium since December ...

Stage32 Cannes 2023 Recap

  This year marked a monumental milestone for Stage 32, our 10th year on La Croisette! In many ways, it was our most successful year yet. During our first-ever Stage 32 Cannes meetup, we had a close-knit group of 17 people in attendance. This year, we grew to 1500 attendees at our Stage 32 party in partnership with Variety! It was amazing to see so many people from our global community show up to celebrate, network, and support each other. We had Stage 32 members screening their films and...

Interview with Award-Winning Composer & Concert Pianist Georges Tomb at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

Georges Tomb is an award-winning composer and concert pianist of international fame. He studied composition & orchestration with Conrad Pope and Christopher Young in Vienna. His compositions were performed on many prestigious stages in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Tomb is the commissioned composer of the Italian ballet "Pinocchio", to be launched in 2023-2024, with Balletto del Sud and Choreographer Freddy Franzutti. He was introduced in Italy as " the You...

Interview with FilmHedge Founder & CEO Jon Gosier at the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

SCAD alumni American producer and entertainment industry professional Jon Gosier’s film career began while working with Tyler Perry on the movie “Diary of Mad Black Woman (2005).” In 2008, however, Gosier left the film industry to begin a career in venture capital and Tech, during which time he built data focused software companies. He later came full circle and went back into entertainment, working in both the music and film industries. During his successful busine...

Interview with American Canadian Screenwriter, Filmmaker, & Entrepreneur Chadwick Pelletier @ 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Chadwick Pelletier is an award-winning American Canadian screenwriter, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. As a WGA screenwriter, Chadwick has written, optioned, and sold film and TV content at the highest level in the industry. His work as a director and producer has earned him numerous awards, including the coveted Golden Eagle statue at San Diego International Film Festival for “For Blood” (2015) and two Red Poppy Awards “She Will Be Loved” (2017). In 2017, Chadwick founde...

Interview with Writer, Director, Producer MYC Agnew @ 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

  Photo by Ali Mickenzy On June 17th, 1994, (Lord) Michael Wilson Agnew (the artist known as "MYC Agnew") took a one-way ticket to Paris, France to become a Top-Male Model (a title not yet invented). Within three months he had shot the Versace campaign with Bruce Webber and was on his way to shoot the first major worldwide Gap campaign as the first of many celebrities to follow. Working with Calvin Klein to Tommy Hilfiger (and all the greats) on campaigns, magazine edit...

Interview with International Composer and Director Cyril Morin @ 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

       Cyril Morin is an Academy member, a multi-award-winning composer, who has scored numerous soundtracks for both film and television. He is re-known throughout the international press for his long lasting "multiple talents (Variety)". His score for the critically acclaimed "Samsara" (directed by Pan Nalin). The soundtrack continues to be a hit internationally, garnering many dedicated fans, and has made Morin something of a cult composer. ...

Interview with Writer / Producer Patrick Roche @ 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Patrick Roche Is a freelance screenwriter and producer, living and working in New York City. He holds a BA in Film and Television Production from UMass Amherst and is the founder and director of Think Tank Coworking, based in Portland, Maine. He is the recipient of numerous awards for business and entrepreneurship and is the founder of Portland Summer Films. Patrick has worked as a writer, producer and editor for Plum TV and Principle Pictures, as well as a reporter at the St John Tr...

VIDEO: French Riviera Film Festival Closing Ceremony with Awards in Cannes

French Riviera Film Festival 2023 Closing Awards Reception was held on the afternoon May 20, 2023 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France. During the exclusive event, the 2023 Awards were presented, as well as a special Industry Excellence Award to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Best Drama - Till I Return Best Experimental - Totem B...

VIDEO: French Riviera Film Festival Opening in Cannes

Bruno Chatelin celebrating partnership and jury Duty with Festival co-founder Nicole Goesseringer Muj ! ...

VIDEO Award winners of the International Cellphone Cinema Showcase in Cannes 2023

INTERNATIONAL CELL PHONE CINEMA SHOWCASE- CANNES 2023   Artistic Director/Creator Prof. Karl Bardosh Filmmaker/ NYU Film&TV   Honorary President Bruno Chatelin FilmFestivals.com   Honorary Ambassador Her Royal Majesty, Queen Angelique-Monet Of Eti-Oni     International Jury   President: Lawrence David Foldes Filmmaker, Hollywood   Co-President: Sandeep Marwah Asian Academy of Film &TV India   Members of the Jury:   ...

AI Dominates the Conversation at Cannes

Monica Landers, Storyfit CEO, on her visit to the Cannes Film Festival. Arriving at Cannes in the midst of a writers strike, I wondered how much the debate over AI would permeate the festival. A few weeks before the strike commenced, I talked with a group of WGA members about our product and AI in general and heard their concerns firsthand. Four days later, I had my answer.      ...

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Teams With Amazon Studios To Support LGBTQIA+ Filmmakers

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Short Film Competition to Premiere at October 2023 Festival   Recognizing the need for more inclusive storytelling in the filmmaking industry, the 2023 SCAD Savannah Film Festival (SAVFF) and Amazon Studios have created a dedicated SAVFF LGBTQ+ Short Film Competition, which will premiere during the festival, October 21–28, 2023.   The collaboration creates a platform for emerging queer filmmakers to share their stories and gain mentorship and exposure, while onsite programmin...

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