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Better World Fund returns to Cannes july 12 with a gala and a full program

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ETHICAL GOLD will be the theme. Three films will be honored at the gala reception with the filmfestivals.com / Better World FORUM Movie that Matter Award    Better World Fund returns to Cannes with a partnership with fimfestivals.com the leading industry media on the festival circuit. Ghana will the country of Honor The gala will honor LEBANON and deliver the MOVIE THAT MATTER AWARDS to "The Sound of us" by Chris Gero and "Enough! Lebanon's darkest hour" by Daizy Gedeon.
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AFI World Peace Initiative set to honour FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin in Cannes

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UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO WORLD PEACE IS SET TO HOST EVENTS DURING CANNES FILM FESTIVAL FOR 9th YEAR   Media Partner of FilmFestivals.com New Generation In Action's AFI World Peace Initiative & the organizations World Peace & Tolerance Institute is set to host events during Cannes Film Festival in both (Pre-Cannes) event and during Cannes Film Festival both on-line and in person with COVID-19 restrictions followed and set to honour FilmFestivals...

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FESTIVAL IN FOCUS

The poster of the 74th Festival de Cannes finally revealed

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For the immense impatience to finally find ourselves again in the Cannes setting : the seaside ,the palm trees and the silver screen, just like a blank page, that will welcome the films of the Official Selection… For that curious look he is going to put on the work of his fellow filmmakers who bring us news of the World –  of theirs and surely a little bit of ours too… For this personal view that he has shared with us since his very first feature : sho...
 

17.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Onoda - 10 000 Nights In The Jungle by Arthur Harari Opening Un Certain Regard

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For his second feature film and his first time in Official selection, Arthur Harari will open Un Certain Regard with Onoda - 10 000 Nights In The Jungle. Shot in Japanese, this international coproduction tells the story of the soldier Hiroo Onoda that was sent to an island in the Philippines in 1944, to fight against the American offensive. As Japan surrenders, Onoda ignores it, trained to survive at all costs in the jungle, he keeps his war going. He will take 10 000 day...
 

18.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

CLARA SOLA: First images from QUINZAINE 2021 Title

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CLARA, 40, is believed to have a special connection to God. As a "healer", she sustains a family and a village in need of hope, while she finds solace in her relationship with the natural world.  After years of being controlled by her mother’s repressive care, Clara’s sexual desires are stirred by her attraction to her niece’s new boyfriend. This newly awakened force takes Clara to unexplored territory, allowing her to cross boundaries, both physical and m...
 

18.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

 

 

The Un Certain Regard lineup at the 74th Festival de Cannes

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 In Competition   Opening Film ANNETTE   Leos CARAX (France)   *** A FELESÉGEM TÖRTÉNETE (THE STORY OF MY WIFE) Ildikó ENYEDI (Hungary) BENEDETTA Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands) BERGMAN ISLAND Mia HASEN-...
 

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Un Certain Regard Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

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Mounia Meddour © Olivier Vigerie, Daniel Burman © The mediapro Studio, Andrea Arnold © Rankin, Michael Covino © DR, Elsa Zylberstein © Sylvie Lancrenon President Andrea Arnold Director, screenwriter (United Kingdom) Mounia Meddour Director, screenwriter, producer (Algeria) Elsa Zylberstein Actress (France) Daniel Burman Director, producer, screenwriter (Argentina) Michael Covino Director, producer, actor (United States)  ...
 

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Cannes 2021 Short Films Competition

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This year, the selection committee has viewed 3739 short films. The 2021 Short Films Competition comprises 10 films, from Brazil, Denmark, China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Portugal and for the first time in Official Selection Kosovo and Macedonia.     Marija APCEVSKA SEVEREN POL (North Pole) Macedonia 15' Samir KARAHODA PA V...
 

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Jury and the Selection for Short Films and the Cinéfondation 2021

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Kaouther Ben Hania © DR / Sameh Alaa © Mattbed / Tuva Novotny © Henrik Adamsen / Nicolas Pariser © Victor Mirabel / Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère / Carlos Muguiro © Iñigo Royo The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 10 films in Competition, and the three Cinéfondation prizes to the best of the 17 selected films by...
 

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Les Off de Cannes au Palais Massier: la promesse d'une Garden Party festive

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LES OFF DE CANNES AU PALAIS MASSIER GARDEN PARTY DU 14 JUILLET AU PROGRAMME : -        GREEN CARPET -        LUNCH MOMENT -        STANDS DE LUXE – SHOW CASE - DÉDICACES -       DÉFILÉS DE MODE -       CÉRÉMONIE DES OFF DE CANNES -      AFTER PARTY/COLOR DANCING   Le 14 juillet 2021 de 12h jusqu’&agra...
 

09.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Directors Fortnight unveils its 2021 poster

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The image, by photographer and filmmaker Daniel Mercadante, is part of his series “The Enchanted Forest”, and was created through a process that combines long exposure photography, light projection and juxtapositions. The artist “paints” the trees with the coloured light of handheld flashlights and, using long exposure techniques, explores the temporal dimension that photography shares with cinema. The wide spectrum of colours reflects the richness and diversity of con...
 

09.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Festival de Cannes appoints Agnès Leroy as the Head of its Press Office

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The Festival de Cannes appoints Agnès Leroy as the Head of its Press Office, following Aïda Belloulid’s departure towards new professional horizons. © Olivier Vigerie   She took office on June 1st and will manage, with the press office team, the whole press events of the 74th Edition.  Making her first steps at the French Cinémathèque in 2005, Agnès Leroy built most of her professional career alongside Bruno Barde at the Public Sys...
 

09.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Directors Fortnight unveils its 2021 selection

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  Paolo Moretti and his selection committee have unveiled the selection of Directors’ Fortnight’s 53rd edition. Discover the list of the selected long and short films.  More information will soon be available on our website. FEATURE FILMS A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano 1h38  A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia 1h30 – First feat...
 

09.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Cannes 74 lineup revealed in Paris

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Photo Bruno Chatelin On Thursday 3 June at 11am, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux presented the Official Selection of the 74th Festival de Cannes at the UGC Normandie in Paris. Discover the list of selected films in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premières, and Special Screenings. In Competition  Opening Film ANNETTE   Leos CARAX (...
 

03.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Cristian Mungiu, La Semaine de la Critique Jury President

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  La Semaine de la Critique is delighted to announce that Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, whose remarkable career is closely tied to the Cannes Film Festival, will be the President of its 60th edition's Jury. Throughout his 5 feature films, a majority of which premiered in Cannes, Cristian Mungiu has crafted a body of work rooted in his country's History. Cristian Mungiu studied first English literature, then g...
 

02.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

How to safely participate to cannes

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  Spike Lee is waiting for us... Join him at the 74th edition of the Festival de Cannes : the Official Selection of this 74th edition will be revealed today June 3rd, with announcements regarding the juries and other events due to be made within the coming weeks. 18,000 professionals and journalists have already applied for their accréditations. Feel free to join them ! Festival de Cannes 2021 (festival-cannes.com) In accordance with the French goverment's provisio...
 

02.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Jodie Foster Special guest of the Opening Ceremony and the Honorary Palme d'or of the 74th Festival de Cannes

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Following Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain Delon, Jodie Foster will receive the Festival’s Honorary Palme d'or in recognition of a brilliant artistic journey, a unique personality with a modest yet strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time. Guest of honour at the Opening Ceremony which will take place on the stage at the Palais des festival on Tuesday, July ...
 

02.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

MARKET IN FOCUS

Le Marché du Film 2021: whats s new... a video chat with Jérôme Paillard

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Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, spoke with the Market Director Jérôme Paillard to run through its different new features. With the Online Pre-Cannes Screenings starting June 21 for 5 days of screenings for buyers and festivals only. And new features during the Marché July 6 to 15 ...
 

Pre-Cannes Screenings open next week

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As preparations for the Cannes Marché du Film (July 6-15, 2021) get underway, the Pre-Cannes Screenings, which begin on June 21, are filling up. 2,500 buyers and festival programmers will be online to discover more than 700 films from around the world. Diversity is indeed in the spotlight, these films come from 85 countries and the genres are eclectic (dramas 32%, thrillers 20%, comedies 17%, documentaries 14%, animation 14%, horror 14%). The most represented countries are the USA (198 ...
 

Doc Day scheduled July 13 at the Marché du Film

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Every year during the Marché du Film, Cannes Docs offers a dedicated venue and tailored program of events for all feature documentary film professionals – filmmakers and industry decision-makers alike. At the heart of the world’s n°1 film festival and market, Cannes Docs reaffirms the fundamental place and role of the documentary genre, and works at ever-strengthening its organic integration within the global film industry. To this end, Cannes Docs includes the annual Doc...
 

Pre-Cannes Screenings scheduled from 21 to 25 June

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  From 21 to 25 June, buyers, festival programmers and sellers are welcome to join us at our online rendez-vous of screenings and meetings...  Get a glimpse of Cannes before Cannes! Access to this platform will be strictly reserved to buyers & festival programmers who are registered for the Marché in July, either with an online or an onsite accreditation. See more   ...
 

Marché du Film and Cinando launch The Festivals Hub

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  The Marché du Film and Cinando are teaming up this year to offer a brand new space exclusively dedicated to welcoming film festival & market organizers from all over the world!  Get together, connect and promote your activites!  The Hub is accessible for free (subject to space availability) to all festival and market teams holding a Marché du Film badge.  Check out our detailed services and find out how to become a Hub partner    ...
 

Goes to Cannes scheduld 9 to 12 july

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  The next-generation of talents selected by our partner festivals Discover a selection of feature films in all stages of development and production seeking sales agents, distributors or festival selection! . From 9 to 12 July  Join Goes to Cannes pitching sessions and discover original post-production films showcased by renowned international festivals, seeking a sales agent, a distributor or a festival selection. Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)  Polish Da...
 

Le Ballon Rouge offers childcare during the Marché du Film

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The Marché du Film and Parenting at Film Festivals are proud to announce the onsite Ballon Rouge daycare center during the Cannes Film Festival from 7 - 14 July. After a hugely successful inaugural edition in 2019, the service is back for the Marché’s return to the Riviera.   Market badge holders will be given priority access to the service, though attendees with press and festival accreditation are also eligible. A f...
 
 

New impACT program at Cannes’ Marché du Film featuring Microsoft

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The Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes Announces Paramount+, Discovery+ as Exclusive Guests of Meet The Streamers 2021

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The Marché du Film – Festivalde Cannes is pleased to announce the third edition of its event dedicated to streaming platforms, strategy and innovation, Meet the Streamers. The growing program will notably welcome ViacomCBS’ Paramount+, Discovery’s discovery+ for two major keynotes, and will be part of the Marché du Film which will run from the 6th to the 15th of July 2021.  Kelly Day - VCNI / Kelly Day - VCNI / Myriam Lopez-Otazu...
 

Cannes in the City : the Marché du Film organizes screenings abroad in 5 cities.

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The regulations allowing foreigners to travel to Cannes have just been published and will allow professionals from a large part of the world to participate in the Marché du Film. Europe will be the most represented continent, with already 50% of its usual attendance, and the number of American professionals is growing day by day and already represents more than 10% of the accredited. The Marché will offer more than 500 screenings in Cannes and has decided this year to also organ...
 
Cannes’ Marché du Film is proud to launch in 2021 its new program, “impACT”, zooming in on diversity, inclusion, representation, sustainability, responsible and ethical data use in the film industry.   Cannes’ Marché du Film is thrilled to have the support of Microsoft to create the first edition of this key program.   impACT builds a pioneering showcase and platform connecting creativity and social change at the world’s leading film fe...
 

18.06.2021 | Cannes Market Dailies's blog

FILMS IN FOCUS

Meet Summer Hill Entertainment online at the 2021 Pre-Cannes Screenings. June 21-25

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  Meet us online at the 2021 Pre-Cannes Screenings.  June 21-25 A woman is trying to find out what happened to her missing younger sister, discovers a sinister website that leads her to a small isolated village where desperate teenagers gather to find death. Genre: Horror Trailer       Two masked extraterrestrial f...
 

Emily Watson and Richard E. Grant set to star in Jason Wingard’s highly anticipated romantic comedy Fado

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Academy Award-nominees Emily Watson and Richard E. Grant are set to star in award-winning writer/director Jason Wingard’s highly anticipated romantic comedy Fado! from a script by Andrea Mann. Global sales agent Protagonist Pictures will introduce the hot project to worldwide buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film June 21-25.   Fado!,  which marks the first time Watson and Grant have shared the screen since they both starred in Robert Altman’s Academy Award-winning period ...
 

The Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes Announces Paramount+, Discovery+ as Exclusive Guests of Meet The Streamers 2021

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The Marché du Film – Festivalde Cannes is pleased to announce the third edition of its event dedicated to streaming platforms, strategy and innovation, Meet the Streamers. The growing program will notably welcome ViacomCBS’ Paramount+, Discovery’s discovery+ for two major keynotes, and will be part of the Marché du Film which will run from the 6th to the 15th of July 2021.  Kelly Day - VCNI / Kelly Day - VCNI / Myriam Lopez-Otazu...
 

Cannes in the City : the Marché du Film organizes screenings abroad in 5 cities.

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The regulations allowing foreigners to travel to Cannes have just been published and will allow professionals from a large part of the world to participate in the Marché du Film. Europe will be the most represented continent, with already 50% of its usual attendance, and the number of American professionals is growing day by day and already represents more than 10% of the accredited. The Marché will offer more than 500 screenings in Cannes and has decided this year to also organ...
 

Walk Through the ‘Door in the Woods’ now streaming on Tubi!

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Walk Through the ‘Door in the Woods’ now streaming on Tubi!   Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the AVOD release of the suspenseful thriller, ‘Door in the Woods’ through Wild Eye Releasing. Now available to stream on AVOD on Vudu and Tubi, ‘Door in the Woods’ tells the story of a family who takes on more than they could ever imagine. In this movie, things take a...
 

Memento International is bringing a new line up in Cannes

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        CATCH THE FAIR ONE by Josef Kubota Wladyka ...
 

Uncork'd Entertainment International Catalogue

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Uncork'd Entertainment has tons of titles to choose from for your territory. If you are seeking package deals for genre films, look no further! See our wide array of titles below ranging from Action to Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Westerns and more. Contact: Marc Helfrich marc@uncorked-ent.com ...
 

New horror comedy VAL domestic release set for Oct 5 - with first look photo

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Epic Pictures Acquires Worldwide Rights for New Horror-Comedy “VAL”  Starring John Kapelos, Kyle Howard, Sufe Bradshaw, and Erik Griffin; The domestic release is set for October 5th via Dread   Production and distribution company Epic Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to the completed horror-comedy Val, starring John Kapelos (Academy award winner The Shape of Water, Netflix´s “The Umbrella Academy”), Kyle Howard (Paramou...
 

Voltage Pictures has acquired international rights to the art heist thriller American Night

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Voltage Pictures has acquired international rights to the art heist thriller American Night, starring Golden Globe-winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Elvis, “Vikings”, “The Tudors”), Emile Hirsch (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Into the Wild, Alpha Dog), Paz Vega (Rambo V, “The OA”, Spanglish), and Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”, The Kingdom, Sin City), it was announced today by Voltage Pictures’ President and COO Jonathan D...
 

Avan Jogia’s Feature Debut Door Mouse Wraps Production

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  Hayley Law Photo Credit Samuel Paul - Keith Powers Photo Credit Paul Smith Highland Film Group handling worldwide rights   Actor Avan Jogia’s feature writing and directing debut Door Mouse has officially wrapped production in Canada. The project, which started Principal Photography on April 12th, stars Hayley Law (CW’s “Riverdale”, Netflix’s “Altered Carbon”) and Keith Powers (The Tomorrow War, Straight Outta Compton). Famke Jansse...
 

Anne Hathaway, Tahar Rahim, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig and Matthew Broderick set to star in She Came to Me

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Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway, BAFTA nominee Tahar Rahim, Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig and Matthew Broderick are all set to star in award-winning writer/director Rebecca Miller’s highly anticipated romantic comedy She Came to Me. Global sales agent Protagonist Pictures will introduce the hot project to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film June 21-25. CAA Media Finance will handle North American sales. Photo credits Joanna Kulig Credit: Courtesy of CAA Tahar Ra...
 

Central Partnership and the Latin-American film group BF Films announce their first co-production

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Central Partnership (part of Gazprom-Media) and the Latin-American film group BF Films are pleased to announce their first co-production together. Schizophrenic is a psychological horror set in the real and scary world of severe mental disorder. Dark stories of real patients will serve as inspiration and a variety of schizophrenia symptoms are part of the script including conspiracy theories, altered reality perception, hearing voices and seeing things. The execut...
 

Voltage Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Renny Harlin’s new horror-thriller "Refuge" starring Jason Flemyng and Raza Ja

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Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Raza Jaffrey (“Homeland”) and Sophie Simnett (Netflix’s “Daybreak”) are set to star in acclaimed blockbuster director Renny Harlin’s (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) new horror-thriller Refuge, written by action sci-fi writer Ben Sztajnkrycer, it was announced today by Voltage Pictures’ President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage Pictures has acquired worldwide rights and will introduce to buyers at...
 

First sales for action/thriller film Every Last One of Them by 101 Films International

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101 FILMS INTERNATIONAL REPORTS ROBUST SALES FOR ‘EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM’ STARRING RICHARD DREYFUSS, TARYN MANNING AND MICHAEL MADSEN   Launched during EFM earlier this year, sales have been secured by 101 Films International, a member of the Amcomri Media Group, for action/thriller film Every Last One of Them in North America, Canada, UK/IRE, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, MENA, Turkey, S Korea, and Eastern Europe, with more deals in the pipeli...
 

Le Marché du Film 2021: whats s new... a chat with Jérôme Paillard

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Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, spoke with the Market Director Jérôme Paillard to run through its different new features. With the Online Pre-Cannes Screenings starting June 21 for 5 days of screenings for buyers and festivals only. And new features during the Marché July 6 to 15 ...
 

Augenschein and Proganist Pictures enter strategic partnership

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Aaugenschein Sales and production, finance and sales outfit Protagonist Pictures have entered into a unique strategic partnership to co-represent worldwide rights on select feature film titles that capitalizes on augenschein’s strong slate of English speaking films, it was announced today.   As part of the deal, Protagonist Pictures will serve as Executive Producers of the films, working in partnership with the augenschein team to source additional finance for the projects covered u...
 

Announcing: Official Selection Projects for Frontières Market 2021

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FRONTIÈRES MARKET ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION PROJECTS Frontières returns for the 14th edition of its co-production market (August 3-6) which will take place in a digital form for a second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 situation. Official Selection Projects We are thrilled to announce our complete Official Selection line-up of 20 international genre projects in advanced development & early financing. For the first time...
 

IN A WORLD... - Sci-Fi Films Available for Acquisition from Accort International

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Deals that are out of this world. IN A WORLD... Acort International presents their finest science fiction titles, now available for acquisition.   INVASION EARTH   They went for help, but must fight to survive.   The story follows a group of addicts who attend therapy to avoid being sent to prison, while a TV journalist goes undercover and joins the group to try and expose this as a scam. However, all of their lives are thrown into chao...
 

Rolling into Summer Hill/Wild Eye’s New Release “Death Rink”

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Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the DVD and VOD release of a suspenseful horror, ‘Death Rink’ through Wild Eye Releasing. ‘Death Rink’ tells the tale of a group of coworkers and the night that they were never prepared for. In this thriller, the closing staff of a local roller skating rink find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious figure in their midst. ‘Death Rink&rs...
 

Voltage Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Ben Jagger’s Room 203

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Voltage Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Ben Jagger’s (Gravitas Venture’s Corbin Nash, The Paddy Lincoln Gang) highly anticipated new horror, Room 203, it was announced today by Voltage Pictures’ President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming Marché du film June 21-25, 2021.   Adapted from Nanami  Kamon’s Japanese novel published by Kobunsha and currently in post-production, the English-language J-...
 

Adaptation rights of "Son of a Rich" have been acquired by Sony Pictures, SND Films and Monolith Films

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  The film is currently Russia’s highest-grossing film at the box office Mexican, Indian, South Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian adaptation rights to Russian comedy Son of a Rich have been acquired by Sony Pictures International Productions with French rights acquired by SND Films and Polish rights acquired by Monolith Films. Produced by Yellow, Black & White Production Studio, MEM Cinema, and United Companies of GPM KIT (part of Gazprom-Media Hol...
 

Launch of German company augenschein Filmproduktion’s sales and financing arm headed by Jonathan Saubach

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augenschein Filmproduktion, Germany’s independent film production company, has expanded its core operations with the launch of augenschein Sales, an in-house worldwide sales and financing arm headed by well-respected executive Jonathan Saubach. The new division will focus on combining the financing for the company’s production slate through access to equity, market pre-sales and film funds. This convergence of production, financing and sales under one roof will allow augenschein to...
 

Studio 100 ANnounces sales on upcoming ‘mia and me’ Movie

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 Studio 100 Film will be presenting “The Hero of Centopia” at this year’s Marché du Film. The movie, based on the internationally popular and highly successful brand and hybrid CGI/live-action TV series ‘Mia and me’, is currently in production and will be available at the end of 2021. “The Hero of Centopia” is a co-production between Studio 100 Media GmbH, Studio B Animation Pty Ltd., and Broadvision Services Private Ltd. Constantin Film...
 

Voltage Pictures has acquired international rights to Declan Whitebloom’s The Yacht

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VOLTAGE PICTURES ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO DECLAN WHITEBLOOM’S ACTION HEIST THRILLER “THE YACHT” STARRING RUBY ROSE AND PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER WITH FRANK GRILLO   Voltage Pictures has acquired international rights to Declan Whitebloom’s (Blackbird, Grey Fox) highly anticipated action heist thriller, The Yacht, starring Ruby Rose and Patrick Schwarzenegger with Frank Grillo it was announced today by Voltage Pictures’ President and COO Jonathan Deckte...
 

Principal photography has begun in Athens on VOICES IN DEEP,

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WEST OF SUNSHINE TEAM MOVE FROM AUSTRALIA TO GREECE TO SHOOT NEXT FEATURE VOICES IN DEEP (Director Jason Raftopoulos, cast Hannah Sims, Christos Karavevas, Angeliki Papoulia) Principal photography has begun in Athens on VOICES IN DEEP, the second feature film from Australian writer/director Jason Raftopoulos, whose previous film West Of Sunshine premiered at Venice Film Festival 2017.  The Melbourne-set drama went onto receive three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (...
 

SC Films @ Pre-Cannes Screenings 2021!

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Pre-Cannes 2021 SC Films will be participating in the Pre-Cannes screenings from June 21 - 25!  MARKET PREMIERE ABSOLUTE DENIAL Sci-fi Animation In the near future a genius programmer sacrifices everything in his personal and profess...
 

Uncork'd Entertainment: new titles for Cannes 2021

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Seeking Supernatural, Thriller or Horror movies for distribution? Be sure to check out our brand new selection of titles for the upcoming 2021 Cannes Film market. Are you a buyer? Meet us in Cannes in July, book now! http://bit.ly/BookCannesMeeting Contact Marc Helfrich for inquiries: marc@uncorked-ent.com THE RETURN 2021 | Supernatural, Thriller WATCH TRAILER
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Discover the Universe in Summer Hill/Wild Eye’s Release “Mindrunner”

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Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the DVD and VOD release of a psychedelic sci-fi, ‘MindRunner’ through Wild Eye Releasing. ‘Mindrunner’ tells the tale of a man willing to sacrifice everything in order to uncover the secrets of the universe.  In this sci-fi, underground scientists who have been pushed out of the main stream by the government are still hard at work discovering the inner workings o...
 

Pre-Cannes Screenings open next week

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As preparations for the Cannes Marché du Film (July 6-15, 2021) get underway, the Pre-Cannes Screenings, which begin on June 21, are filling up. 2,500 buyers and festival programmers will be online to discover more than 700 films from around the world. Diversity is indeed in the spotlight, these films come from 85 countries and the genres are eclectic (dramas 32%, thrillers 20%, comedies 17%, documentaries 14%, animation 14%, horror 14%). The most represented countries are the USA (198 ...
 

Myriad Pictures announce the acquisition of RIDE THE EAGLE

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“RIDE THE EAGLE”   Myriad Pictures is pleased to announce the acquisition of RIDE THE EAGLE., a comedy feature directed by Trent O’Donnell (“New Girl,” “No Activity”), written by O’Donnell and Jake Johnson (“New Girl,” Safety Not Guaranteed), who stars alongside Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Juno) and D'Arcy Carden (“The Good Place,&rdqu...
 

World's First Crypto-Funded Film, The Underground Sistine Chapel, Offers 200 Original NFTs Ahead of 27 June Release

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Dynamic documentary retraces the realization of fantastic frescoes conceived by renowned Parisian crypto-artist Pascal Boyart (PBOY) The world's first crypto-funded film, The Underground Sistine Chapel, revolutionizes the entertainment industry by offering 200 NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) ahead of the documentary film's release. The Underground Sistine Chapel follows a diverse and eclectic cast of over 400 personalities to tell the incredible story of a magnificent effort to turn a...
 

Aaron Herps steps up as General Manager of AVIA's Coalition Against Piracy

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The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed Aaron Herps as the General Manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), following the departure of Neil Gane, who leaves AVIA to take up a position with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. Herps joined AVIA in 2019 as the Operations Manager for CAP, working alongside Gane on all CAP initiatives from government outreach to criminal investigations and associated enforcement actions against syndicates and streaming websit...
 

 

 

Doc Day scheduled July 13 at the Marché du Film

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Every year during the Marché du Film, Cannes Docs offers a dedicated venue and tailored program of events for all feature documentary film professionals – filmmakers and industry decision-makers alike. At the heart of the world’s n°1 film festival and market, Cannes Docs reaffirms the fundamental place and role of the documentary genre, and works at ever-strengthening its organic integration within the global film industry. To this end, Cannes Docs includes the annual Doc...
 

Pre-Cannes Screenings scheduled from 21 to 25 June

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  From 21 to 25 June, buyers, festival programmers and sellers are welcome to join us at our online rendez-vous of screenings and meetings...  Get a glimpse of Cannes before Cannes! Access to this platform will be strictly reserved to buyers & festival programmers who are registered for the Marché in July, either with an online or an onsite accreditation. See more   ...
 

Marché du Film and Cinando launch The Festivals Hub

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  The Marché du Film and Cinando are teaming up this year to offer a brand new space exclusively dedicated to welcoming film festival & market organizers from all over the world!  Get together, connect and promote your activites!  The Hub is accessible for free (subject to space availability) to all festival and market teams holding a Marché du Film badge.  Check out our detailed services and find out how to become a Hub partner    ...
 

Goes to Cannes scheduld 9 to 12 july

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  The next-generation of talents selected by our partner festivals Discover a selection of feature films in all stages of development and production seeking sales agents, distributors or festival selection! . From 9 to 12 July  Join Goes to Cannes pitching sessions and discover original post-production films showcased by renowned international festivals, seeking a sales agent, a distributor or a festival selection. Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)  Polish Da...
 

Le Ballon Rouge offers childcare during the Marché du Film

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The Marché du Film and Parenting at Film Festivals are proud to announce the onsite Ballon Rouge daycare center during the Cannes Film Festival from 7 - 14 July. After a hugely successful inaugural edition in 2019, the service is back for the Marché’s return to the Riviera.   Market badge holders will be given priority access to the service, though attendees with press and festival accreditation are also eligible. A f...
 

“Black Nights Goes to Cannes”: project submissions are open

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For the first time Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) joins the well established Marché du Film showcase "Goes to Cannes" with an aim to present 5 international film projects in post-production stage at the Marché du Film in July. “Black Nights Goes to Cannes” is part of the PÖFF’s 25th birthday celebrations, in a year where PÖFF’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event also celebrates its 20th anniversary. Film i...
 

The American Pavilion 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Virtual Showcase EFS Alumni Edition

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The Showcase will be viewable ONLY from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2. There will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers via Zoom on Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 PM (PT). You will receive the EFS site password along with Zoom login info after you register. Please join us for  The American Pavilion 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Virtual Showcase EFS Alumni Edition REGISTER HERE! &...
 

AFI World Peace Initiative set to honour FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin in Cannes

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  UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO WORLD PEACE IS SET TO HOST EVENTS DURING CANNES FILM FESTIVAL FOR 9th YEAR   Media Partner of FilmFestivals.com New Generation In Action's AFI World Peace Initiative & the organizations World Peace & Tolerance Institute is set to host events during Cannes Film Festival in both (Pre-Cannes) event and during Cannes Film Festival both on-line and in person with COVID-19 restrictions followed and set to honour FilmFes...
 

New dates set for the Marché du Film Online Pre-Cannes Screenings: 21-25 June 2021

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Following the request from sales agents to have an intermediate event between the EFM in Berlin and the Marché du Film in Cannes (6-15 July 2021), the Marché du Film announced a few weeks ago the Pre-Cannes Screenings in May. More recently, some sales companies voiced their preference to hold the event later in June. We therefore decided to launch a wide survey to all buyers and sellers. More than 700 answered: a vast majority confirmed their participation in the Pre-Can...
 

Check the EFS Alumni Edition of the 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Virtual Showcase!

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  Please join us for The American Pavilion 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Virtual Showcase EFS Alumni Edition The Showcase will be viewable ONLY from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2. There will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers via Zoom on Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 PM (PT). You will receive the EFS site password along with Zoom login info after you register. REGISTER HERE!   For more informat...
 

 

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