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Cannes in Focus Scorsese, Cate Blanchett and Mean Streets


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Pure moment of passion at the Opening of Director's Fortnight with Scorsese @ his masterclass with french directors

Céline Sciamma writer, SRF President, Writer and director (my Life as a zuchini...) introduced Martin Scorsese and a fantastic group of french filmmakers for a 90 minuts long conversation.   Jacques Audiard, Cédrice Klapisch, Bertrand Bonello et Rebecca Zlotowski sat down with the director of Mean Streets for a masterclass  where Martin Scorsese shared many of his personal influences and film making memories.   ...COME BACK FOR THE FULL VIDEO 

The jury of the 57th Semaine de la Critique


Animation Day in Cannes 2018 returns to the Market / Festival For Networking on May 16th

We will soon launch the registration to our networking sessions May 16 from 12:00on the Lady Jersey our host for the early afternoon. Short presentations, pitches and Awards. Come back here for updates, because space is limited, registrations for the boat  it will be on first in - first served basis.   The animation Day in Cannes will take place on this splendid Yacht May 16th. Registration coming soon. Submit your animation film or technology project,  360º...
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Leto Rocks Tonight

Tonight’s film Leto (L’Ete) will whisk the audience back to 80’s Leningard Russia, Modern-Day St. Petersburg, where the underground rock scene was very popular and it’s here that Viktor Tsoi arrives with the desire to become famous. He meets his idol, Mike and his wife Natasha, and they help Viktor become well-known and make his name unforgettable. The Director Kirill Serebrennikov will be unable to attend the showing tonight as he is under house arrest in Russia, but h...


In an effort to showcase new talent in the field of film, Egyptian director A. B. Shawky will be showing his film Yomeddine tonight as one of the contestants of the festival, and it will be showing at the Grand Theatre Lumiere tonight at 18:30. Yomeddine is a dramatic comedy about a recently cured lepor named Beshay played by Rady Gamal who, after his wife disappears, treks across the Egyptian desert to discover his roots. Following him along this journey is a Nubian orphan he takes care of, a...

Cate Blanchett: 3 continents, 2 weeks, 1 captivating career

Cate Blanchett has come to Cannes from the other side of the Atlantic to add to her impressive repertoire. Since starting her career in her native country of Australia, Ms. Blanchett has continued to expand her profession in the United States of America, taking the film industry by storm. Becoming president of the jury of the 71st International Film Festival is at the top of a long list of achievements for Ms. Blanchett. Along with being the only Australian actor to win two Oscars, she remains...

Cate Blanchett Cannes Jury President's duties began on the Red Carpet. The dress made an impression too!

Cate Blanchett Cannes Film Festival Aloha Pictures By Alan Schoenauer      Catherine Elise Blanchett, AC (/ˈblæntʃət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Blanchett came to i...

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

  Opening Ceremony © Alberto Pizzoli /AFP The Festival de Cannes opened this evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken.   The hallmark of this edition is inspiration, and the tone was set by the verve and enthusiasm of Edouard Baer, Master of Ceremonies, accompanied on piano by ...

Animation Day in Cannes 2018 returns to the Market / Festival For Networking on May 16th



We will soon launch the registration to our networking sessions May 16 from 12:00on the Lady Jersey our host for the early afternoon. Short presentations, pitches and Awards. Come back here for updates, because space is limited, registrations for the boat  it will be on first in - first served basis.   The animation Day in Cannes will take place on this splendid Yacht May 16th. Registration coming soon. Submit your animation film or technology project,  360º...

Radio Festival, the official webradio of the Festival de Cannes, is ON again



Radio Festival, the official webradio of the Festival de Cannes, launched to mark the events 70th anniversary, is returning in 2018! From May 8th to May 19th, experience the event in different way: live on Radio Festival via the Festival de Cannes official website and mobile app!   A professional, freewheeling and wide-ranging radio station is back… A space for analysis, a laboratory for ideas,bringing together the widest audience… Radio Festival has a daily schedule of p...

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AmPav May 10th & Other Day Events

AMPAV DAY 3-  CANNES 2018     Please find our upcoming program at the American Pavilion in Cannes below. Before each panel, please stop by the membership check in to receive a wristband on a first come first served basis in order to attend with your complimentary press badge. We also have wireless headsets so you can enjoy the panel from our patio if the room is...

May 9 - Thai boxing on the beach!

  THAILAND HAPPY HOUR from 3.30pm: Special Events: "Thailand Incentives! Game-changer or icing on the cake?" with Kulthep Narula,  President of The Foreign Film Production Services Association, Thailand. and Committee Member - National Film Council of Thailand and at 4.30pm: 'Muay Thai' boxing display, by two world champion female boxers.    ...

Film Facts & Figures of The Netherlands May 2018

Check out the latest edition of the Film Facts & Figures of The Netherlands here. Or download the PDF here ...

Production Incentives - Investment up in the Dutch film industry

INVESTMENT UP IN DUTCH FILM INDUSTRY Since its launch in Summer 2014, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive has contributed significantly to increased investment levels in the Dutch film industry, generatin...

CTIFMF Gears Up for 2018: Announces New Market Director

  Preparations are already well underway for The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival 2018. Building on both the successes and learnings of the inaugural event in 2017, the CTIFMF is excited to announce the appointment of a new Market Director, Elias Ribiero.   Ribeiro is well known and respected across the industry as a Producer and will bring his strong and extensive worldwide network, skills range in international co-productions, financing, content distribution and ...

Silent Night in Cannes from IntraMovies

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ROSKINO unveiled 2018 Russian Pavilion line-up on Wednesday 9th

Today ROSKINO marked the official opening of the Russian Film Pavilion, located at VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL #138, by announcing a strong line-up of industry events to support Russia’s film industry at the Cannes International Film Festival. ROSKINO CEO Katya Mtsitouridze will join Anton Malyshev, Chief Operating Officer of Cinema Fund, director Sergey Dvortsevoy (Ayka), producer Ilya Stewart (Summer) and participant of Cinéfondation Shorts Section, director Igor Poplaukhin (Calendar),...

Swarovski presents WATERSCHOOL a new documentary feature film

Following its premiere at Sundance Film Festival and screening at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Swarovski presents its compelling new film ‘Waterschool’ during the Cannes Film Festival, followed by a panel discussion about empowering the next generation to conserve our world’s most precious resource. ‘Waterschool’ shines a light on one of the greatest issues facing mankind: safeguarding the continuing supply of fresh water. The documentary ...

3 Picture Deal Gets Made

STUDIO 100 AND CONSTANTIN FILM INK 3-PICTURE-DEAL   Munich / Cannes, May, 9th  2018 –  Studio 100 Media with m4e and Constantin Film have closed an agreement for the rights to three feature films. Constantin Film acquires the distribution rights of the feature films MIA AND ME, QUIXOTES - THE HEIRS OF LA MANCHA as well as 100% WOLF and also the other audio-visual exploitation rights for home entertainment, pay TV, free TV as well as VOD including SVOD for G...

Producers Network Events May 10th

PRODUCERS FROM ESTONIA Thursday 10 May – 9:00 - 11:00 – Plage des Palmes The Estonian Film Institute is introducing producers from Estonia. Estonian Film Institute (EFI) is a national foundation, financed mainly by the Ministry of Culture. EFI supports development, production and distribution of films, promotes Estonian films, film industry and film heritage, and establishes and develops international contacts. Spotlight on ESTONIAN PRODUCERS, presented by ESTONIAN FILM INSTITUT...

Start Your Story With Storytek

STorytek x Cannes NEXT Showcase  meet the one of a kind business booster for future storytellers & startsups plus get to know Estonia's digital ecosystem 9 May, 4-6PM, Palais, NEXT Conference Room Want to take your film or tv production to the next level? Master new digital platforms and business models? Want to get that extra boost to your #filmtech #mediatech #VR #AR startup? Or raise financing from venture capital and technology investors from Northern Europe? Join us to...

CANNES 2018 | China-Euro Women Film Festival & China New Force

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American Pavilion Presents: Events for Thursday, May 10th

The American Pavilion’s discussions and one-on-one in conversations take place in the Roger Ebert Conference Center and are open to all AmPav members.    IN CONVERSATION: PAUL DANO:10:00AM The actor and director of Wildlife, screening in Critic's Week, discusses the making of the film with Aaron Hillis.   INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE POWER OF GENRE FILMS: 12:30PM Smart, sophisticated genre films have taken over the box office. A panel of filmmakers and execs discuss th...

40+ New Film Titles at Cannes Film Market 2018 as XVIII Entertainment LLC unveils a new entity Avail Films, and aquires other

          XVIII Entertainment LLC's 2018 Line-up of available films includes 40+ new titles with super high concept action dramas and thrillers from the Bangladesh/ Indian production company Jaaz Multimedia and Bengal Creations.   The only girl of day laborer Kafil Mia, Jasmine, committed suicide by hanging herself on the darkness of the night, because her lover Ka...

"Everybody Knows" Cannes opener picked up by Focus Features

Everybody Knows (Spanish: Todos lo saben) is a 2018 Spanish-language psychological thriller film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, and starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The film will open the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in competition. Focus will release the film in the USA and a few other territories, the acquisition is reported to have been a fierce competition withNetflix! The film opened in France (tuesday evening may 8) to very good box office results gathering 30...

Industry Workshops: Events for Thursday, May 10th

The Industry Workshops is a series of workshops led by leading industry experts who are invited to come and share advanced knowledge and up-dates on the current trends of film production, financing and distribution.   Mining Europe for Production Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks Italia), Presented by EAVE, 9:30, Ambassadeurs Crowdsourcing is not Crowdfunding- How to Build an Audience for You and Your Film!: Richard Botto and Amanda Toney (Stage 32), Presented by STAGE 32, 11:30, A...

Scandinavian Films in Cannes

      Nordic films in Cannes Download the lineup of Nordic films in Cannes. For updates about the Nordic films in Cannes, follow us on Instagram and Fa...

Fearless Films Launches Production Arm in Cannes with BECOMING

Gabrielle Whyte Hart launches  US Production Arm of Fearless Films At 2018 Cannes Film Festival   Rapidly up-and-coming filmmaker and award-winning producer of Cannes Buzz-Title, BECOMING, starring TOBY KEBBELL and PENELOPE MITCHELL, expands company to the US Award-winning producer Gabrielle Whyte Hart brings her talent to the U.S. as she launches the North American arm of her production company, Fearless Productions.  Hailing from the UK, her psychological thriller&nb...

Norwegian films in Cannes

Åshild Ramborg is Norway's Producer on the Move in Cannes.     Producer on the Move ...

Surf, Sand, and Cinema with Cinéma à la Plage

With the gorgeous weather in Cannes, it is difficult to pass up an opportunity to go to the beach. But with all of the Film Festival activities happening indoors, how is one supposed to find time to sit in the sand?  From now until May 19th, the Film Festival offers Cinéma à la Plage, an outdoor movie experience free to the public. Each night of the festival will feature an already released film, from classics such as “Au Feu, les Pompiers!” by Milos Forman, to ...

For the 71st Festival de Cannes, Film is Femme

Cannes caught the attention of many before the red carpet was laid out on the steps of the Palais des Festivals. With two female jury presidents and the majority of jurists being female, the announcements of the jurors caught the attention of the film world. Actress and producer Cate Blanchett will be the president of the jury of the 71st International Film Festival, and director Ursula Meier will be heading the jury for the Caméra d’Or. Other notable names include American actres...