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Cannes in Focus with market news and previews May 11


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Friday, May 11th at 1:30 pm. Olympia 6 I  Friday, May 11th at 6:00 pm. Palais G

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Interview of Joachim Trier Jury President Critics' Week, talking about Critics responsabilities

Interview Joachim Trier Jury president of the 57th Semaine de la Critique Joachim Trier (born 1 March 1974) is a Norwegian film director raised in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] His father Jacob Trier was the sound technician of The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, a notable film produced in Norway in 1975. Features Reprise (2006) Oslo, August 31st (2011) Louder Than Bombs (2015) Thelma (2017) Shorts Still (2001) Procter (2002) ...

Peer Kleinschmidt creates moving score to ‘My Favourite Fabric’ (Un Certain Regard - Cannes)

German composer Peer Kleinschmidt  creates moving score to pioneering feature debut 'My favourite Fabric' 'My favourite Fabric' by Gaya Jiji will premiere on 11 May @ Un Certain Regard in Cannes      CANNES - German composer Peer Kleinschmidt scored the original soundtrack to groundbreaking film My Favourite Fabric, Syrian director Gaya Jiji's feature debut. The film has been selected in the section 'Un...

The court has ruled Don Quixote in as the 71st Festival de Cannes’ Closing film


Terry Gilliam's film can look at the brighter side of life in Cannes, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Yesterday, on Wednesday 9 May 2018, the French court dismissed the request by Paulo Branco and his production company Alfama Films Production to ban the film from being screened during the Closing night of the Festival de Cannes, on Saturday 19 May.   As such, Paulo Branco and his production company Alfama Films Production have, naturally, seen their claim for compensation from th..

18 MEDIA-supported films in the spotlight at Cannes Film Festival

This year's Cannes Film Festival as well as its parallel competitions, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and Semaine de la Critique, will feature eighteen films co-financed by MEDIA, the EU's support programme for the European audiovisual industry. 4 MEDIA-supported films will be competing this year to win the Palme d'Or: Dogman by Matteo Garrone (France, Italy co-production), Girls of the Sun/Les filles du soleil by Eva Husson (France, Belgium, Georgia, and Switzerland co-...

Picture Gallery from Scorsese Masterclass with french directors @ Directors Fortnight

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Cold War, Warm Hearts

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, also known for his films Last Resort and My Summer of Love; Zimna Wojna, or Cold War, tells the tale of two musical lovers (who are played by Joanna Kulig and Agata Kulesza) in postwar Poland who join a communist approved folk music troupe. Full of intrigue, this polish film will be seen at the Grand Theatre Lumiere tonight at 22:00.  
Written by Dallas Fitzmartin   ...

Which color is your press badge?

"Cannes Film Festival is segregating us press by badge colors and we need to change it" !!! Rubing Liang, New York-based freelance writer covering Cannes Film Festival for the 4th year.  Like many of my fellow critics and reporters, I had to fight my way into the crowded theaters or waited hours in front of the Palais just to get a single seat. This is due to the fact that Cannes Film Festival runs a humiliating caste system that segregates us into different color bad...

Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite finds love tonight!

The first of tonight’s shows entitled Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite, or Sorry Angel, is a gay love story set in France. It following the affair of Jacques (played by Pierre Deladonchamps) a 39 year old Parisian writer and Arthur (played by Vincent Lacoste), a student from Brittanny France looking to greater understand himself and his sexual preferences. Directed by Christophe Honore and will be showing tonight at 18:30 on the Grand Theatre Lumiere.   Written by Dallas Fitzmartin ...

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. MORE PICTURES VIDEO COMING SOON ...

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Big News for Friends of Rob Stewart Announcing Sharkwater Extinction Fall release


" 150 000 000 sharks are killed each year and scientists only account for 70 000 000 of those, there are 80 000 000 sharks that are killed every year and nobody knows why nor where they are going, but WE figured this out.... and if we bring this to the public, things will change."

Rob Stewart

Sharkwater: Extinction (2018) is a thrilling, action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart’s, hard-nosed expose of the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it, a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in our own backyard, Stewart's third film dives into the underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion dollar industry.  Shark finning is still rampant, with shark fin soup still being consumed on an enormous scale, and endangered sharks are routinely added to our everyday products, many intended for human consumption. Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late. But exposing illegal activities isn’t easy and protecting sharks has earned him some powerful enemies. Read More 

Prestigious Calgary International Film Festival is looking to recruit their Artistic Director

The Calgary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in Alberta and sixth largest in Canada. It is also an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films and was named one of "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in both 2016 & 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine.
In addition to the festival, we present other film events year-round, including Doc Soup Calgary, a six-month screening series of award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary films presented in conjunction with the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival.

Emmy nominated steve lee jones, eric fischer and scott lastaiti set to produce intense thriller ‘covet’

George Gallo (Bigger, Middle Men) has signed on to direct the topical, edge-of-your-seat thriller Covet, as his next feature film. George is currently in pre-production on The Poison Rose, starring John Travolta and Morgan Freeman. Gallo, who helmed Steve Lee Jones’ Bigger, is pairing again with the Emmy nominated producer, Jones (HBO’s Golden Globe nominated “You Don’t Know Jack”, Bigger) and Scott LaStaiti (The Infiltrato...

Valerie McCaffrey’s “Dirty Bomb” to Compete at 2018 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes

WWII/Holocaust Short reveals a long-held secret     DIRTY BOMB, one of the great but largely untold stories from WWII, will compete at the 21st annual American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and will be screened on May 15th.   at the American Pavilion, 4:00PM.    DIRTY BOMB tells the story of a concentration camp prisoner who sabotages the construction of the V2 Bomb, against the Nazis, thus signing his own death wish....

'The Trigger' now available for acquisition at Cannes

Now available for acquisition  The Trigger   WATCH TRAILER    Worldwide rights available excluding USA. Drama / USA / Feature / English / 2018 Hustler Eric Coyle, 19, has secured early release from prison by informing ...


Producers Network Events May 11th

PN - BREAKFAST MEETINGS Producers from Russia under the spotlight, presented by Roskino 9:00 (120’) Plage des palmes PRODUCERS FROM RUSSIA Friday 11 May – 9:00 - 11:00 – Plage des Palmes Roskino is introducing producers from Russia. Roskino the only company representing Russian motion-picture art internationally. Promotes films and filmmakers within the international film industry, operating at Film Festivals, Markets and Awards. Roskino has established and represents inte...

71st CANNES FILM FESTIVAL Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Tribute to Edward Lachman (A.S.C.)

Friday May 18th 2018 Buñuel Theatre, Palais des Festivals - 8 pm   Every year, the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony turns the spotlight on a director of photography whose work has marked the history of world cinema. Since its inception in 2013, tribute has been paid to Philippe Rousselot (AFC*, A...

Buffalo 8, BondIT and The Members Club presents: The impact of technology on filmmaking, finance and distribution - May 14th

GERSH, SCHEDULE 2 ENT, BONDIT MEDIA CAPITAL, UNION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP AND BUFFALO 8 TO HEADLINE CANNES TECH TALK     Buffalo 8 Speakers and JJDConsultancy present a panel discussion on: THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON PRODUCTION, FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTION   Date: May 14, 2018 Time: 10am Location: The Members Club, Grand Beach, 45 La Croisette. Cannes.   Our panelists will examine the wide ranging impact of technology on everything from the seismic shifts in distributio...

Nicolas Cage Thriller Producers Launch Production Company RISE


Cannes first look photo - Julianne Hough and Tyler Hoechlin are beach ready in ‘Bigger’

FILM DEBUTS FOR BUYERS AT CANNES MARKET BIGGER is a powerful rags-to-riches story about international icons Joe and Ben Weider, who created the sport of modern body building and the fitness world as we know it today. They founded the Mr. Olympia competition and discovered future action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger along the way. They forever changed the way people viewed the human body and went on to build a business empire founded on fitness. Cast: Julianne Hough (Footloose, Dirty Grand...

Arclight Films Adds thrillers REPLICATE & FURIE to Cannes Slate


THE SCI-FI THRILLER ‘REPLICATE’ PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY PICTURES CO-FOUNDER WILLIAM FAY   AND FEMALE-LED VIETNAMESE ACTION THRILLER ‘FURIE’   Beverly Hills, CA (May 6, 2018) Leading international sales company Arclight Films has added two high impact feature films to its Cannes sales slate; the high-octane sci-fi thriller Replicate starring Joel Courtney and Andi Matichak and the female-led Vietnamese action thriller Furie starring Vietnamese superstar Veron...

Planeta Inform International Film Package at Cannes 2018

Planeta Inform Film Distribution has announced new projects to be presented in Cannes. Among them are the recently released adventure/war film by Kim Druzhinin "TANKS" (aka “Tanki”) starring Aglaya Tarsova and Andrei Merzlikin, a comedy "I AM LOSING IT" (aka “Ya hudeyu”) by Alexei Nuzhny and a debut of Nadezhda Mikhalkova – a teen horror "CURSED SEAT"(aka “Proigrannoe mesto”). The company is a...

Troma Opens a Cannes of Worms

Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, has released "From Festival to Fascism," a short documentary detailing the company's troubling experience at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. - it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.  Troma and Lloyd Kaufman have been a colorful and legendary participant at the Cannes Film Festival since 1971...

Industry Workshops: Events for Friday, May 11th

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.   Film Financing in an Entrepreneurial Age: Paul MILLER (ESCAPE PICTURES), 9:30,  Ambassadeurs Low Budget Filmaking: Katriel SCHORY (THE ISRAEL FILM FUND), 11:30, Ambassadeurs GUIDED TOUR: Sydney LEVINE (SYDNEYBUZZ), 13:30, PREREGISTRATIO...

Goes to Cannes: Events for Friday, May 11th

Annecy Goes to Cannes: 10:00   Primera Mirada Goes to Cannes: 14:00   All events will take place in Palais K, Level 4 of the Palais des Festivals     Post by: Anna Mancino ...

American Pavilion Presents: Friday, May 11th

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.      INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: UNDER THE HOOD 11:00AM Blockchain technology brings total transparency to the film industry. With the blockchain buzz starting in Berlin, SXSW, and Tribeca, it’s time to take a look under the hood. Can filmmakers truly b...

Doc Corner's Events for May 10th

PITCHING TRAINING Thursday 10 MAY – 15:30-16:30 – Doc Corner Screening Room Conducted by Stefano Tealdi, Director, Producer - Stefilm International Improve your pitching skills with Stefano Tealdi, one of the most prominent specialized tutors of the field. An opportunity to practice and strengthen the one essential know-how any filmmaker can’t do without. DOC MEETS Thursday 10 May, Friday 11 May, Saturday 12 May, Sunday 13 May, Monday 14 May, Wednesday 16 May – 16:30...

Doc Corner Events for May 11th

EXPERTS CONSULTATIONS Thursday 10 May, Friday 11 May, Saturday 12 May, Sunday 13 May, Monday 14 May, Wednesday 16 May – 11:00-12:30 – Doc Corner – Advanced signing up required, onsite at the Doc Corner only Sign up onsite with the Doc Corner staff for 20 minutes long one-on-one consultations with one of our industry experts. Benefit from their invaluable experience to refine your filmmaking strategy and sharpen your knowledge of the international marketplace.   REFUGEE...

Beloved home of Ingram Bergman is recreated at the Swedish/Norwegian Pavilion at the Village International Pantiero

(Library of Ingram Bergman)  (Living Room of Ingram Bergman)   The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Ingmar Bergman.    The consortium of Swedish Film Commissioners and the Swedish Institute, along...

Macedonian Film Agency in Cannes: Happy Hour on Sunday, May 13th

The Macedonian Film Agency would like to invite you to the Macedonian Happy Hour which will take place at the Pavillon no.135, Village International Riviera on Sunday, May 13th from 17:00 – 18:00 They also invite you to come and watch the newest Macedonian films which will be screened at the Film Market: HAPPINESS EFFECT by Borjan Zafirovski Monday, 14.05 | 9:30 | PALAIS B  Leа, 21, is diagnosed with leukaemia. This brings about a traumatic..

June Will Start Filming



Cannes International Film Festival Market screening of documentary “Reinventing Rosalee,” the inspiring film that teaches one is never too old to reinvent one's self. Rosalee Glass 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, learning new things, crossing dreams off her bucket list. Rarely has there been a true story such as this that n...


La justice a tranché, Terry Giliam fera la clôture avec son Don Quixote ! yessss

L’horizon s’éclaircit pour le film de Terry Gilliam, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Hier, mercredi 9 mai 2018, le Tribunal a rejeté la demande de Paulo Branco et de sa société de production Alfama Films Production visant à interdire la projection du film le soir de la clôture du Festival de Cannes, le samedi 19 mai prochain.   Paulo Branco et sa société de produ...

Festival de Cannes: 18 films soutenus par le programme MEDIA mis à l'honneur

Festival de Cannes: 18 films soutenus par le programme MEDIA mis à l'honneur     L'édition 2018 du Festival de Cannes, qui vient d'ouvrir ses portes, ainsi que ses sélections parallèles, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs et la Semaine de la Critique, présenteront 18 films cofinancés par ME...

Un pur moment de grace et de passion avec Scorsese à l ouverture de la quinzaine

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 entourent le réalisateur pour sa masterclass qui fait suite à la projection de Mean Streets Céline Sciamma présidente de la SRF President, metteur en sc&egr...

50x10: MUBI fête la Quinzaine et sa Cinquantième

Riche en événements, 2018 marque aussi les cinquante ans de la création de la fabuleuse Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Cette année aux côtés de Ciro Guerra, Debra Granik, Gaspar Noé et de nombreux autres artistes la Quinzaine fête son anniversaire avec une nouvelle sélection toujours aussi excitante et éclectique. Maintenant complices et partenaires depuis 3 ans, MUBI célèbre avec une joie immense la Quinz...

Radio Festival, la web radio officielle du Festival de Cannes revient cette année encore

Radio Festival, la web radio officielle du Festival de Cannes lancée à l’occasion des 70 ans de la manifestation revient en 2018 !   Du 8 au 19 mai, vivez la manifestation autrement : en direct sur Radio Festival depuis le site et l’application mobile officiels du Festival de Cannes !       Une radio professionnelle, décomplexée et diffusée en continu   Espace d’analyse, laboratoire d’idée à...

Le jury de la 57e Semaine de la Critique


la Palm Dog Wamiz revient cette année pour récompenser le chien le plus talentueux du cinéma

Qui recevra cette année la prestigieuse Palm Dog Wamiz ? Devenue une institution depuis sa création en 2001, la Palm Dog Wamiz revient cette année pour récompenser la meilleure prestation canine dans un film durant la semaine du Festival de Cannes. Le nom du chien-acteur le plus talentueux en 2018 sera révélé le vendredi 18 mai à 13h sur la plage du Grand Hôtel de Cannes. ...

Hommage à Edward Lachman (A.S.C.)

Vendredi 18 Mai  2018 Buñuel Theatre, Palais des Festivals - 8 pm   Chaque année, la Cérémonie « Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography » met en lumière un directeur de la photographie ayant marqué l’histoire du Cinéma. Depuis 2013, l’hommage a été rendu à Philippe Rousselot (AFC*, ASC*), Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC*, ASC) en 2014, Roger A. Deakins (BSC*, ASC) en 2015, P...

Le CNC au 71e Festival de Cannes - Programme du jeudi 10 mai 2018

Programme du Jeudi 10 mai du CNC au 71e Festival de Cannes   11h30  Présentation de l’ouvrage « La French Touch » ouvrage d’Anne Bourgeois et de Damien Paccellieri, coédité avec le CNC  L’excellence du savoir-faire français, de ses hommes, de ses femmes, de ses entreprises, de ses institutions, de ces 200 000 personnes qui fabriquent le ...

9 mai - Les Femmes au cinéma, plage du CNC

Le CNC organise les 9 et 14 mai prochains des évènements sur les Femmes au cinéma. Quelques chiffres : ·         La France compte le plus grand nombre de femmes réalisatrices de longs métrages d'Europe : + 63 % en dix ans. ·         Un film sur deux réalisé par une femme en Europe est réalisé par une F...

Le Festival de Cannes n’aurait jamais existé sans l’action syndicale...

Les Éditions de l’Atelier organisent une conférence de presse à l’occasion de la parution de L’ÉCRAN ROUGE Syndicalisme et cinéma de Gabin à Belmondo Sous la direction de Tangui Perron   Le vendredi 11 mai de 14h30 à 15h30 sur la Terrasse du Palais des Festivals (4e étage)   En présence de Tangui Perron, historien, spécialiste des rapports entre mouvement ouvrier et cinéma, directeur de l&rsqu...

Belle présence française au Festival de Cannes

Le cinéma français au Festival de Cannes 2018 Tous les films français, courts et longs, toutes sections confondues, qui seront présentés en première mondiale au cours de cette 71e édition du Yann Gonzalez et ACID, qui accueillera 7 réalisatrices sur les 11 cinéastes présentant un film. Tous les films français (ou de coproduction française) pr&eacu...

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