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Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites..
Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 - 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !

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Save the date for our Fest directors wine tasting party honoring Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf last Cannes in office!
Our annual Cannes fun event will take place May 23 !

VIDEO Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin 2022 Zoom interview with Jérôme Paillard Head of the Cannes Market discussing the 2022 edition of the Marché du Film, his last edition as head of the Market. (Guillaume Esmiol will be taking over from Paillard for next year's edition.) An informal discussion with Bruno Chatelin about Jérôme's career, his dear memories and some of the key decisions he took in the developpment of what bec...


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"Pierre et Jeanne" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

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Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of the family. Is this money hiding a heavy secret? 
Screening  : May 21  6:00 pm Lérins#2  online

"Return to Eden" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

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Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais.

May 22    6:30pm PALAIS G
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Better World Forum returns to Cannes May 22 and 23 with the prestigious annual gala diner reception

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FilmHedge in Cannes with big news

The announcements were made at the FILM FINANCE FORUM on May 20th where filmHedge's CEO & Founder was speaking in the "State of the Industry" panel. *FilmHedge* is a fin-tech lending platform for TV and Film producers. The company provides solutions for both film financiers and producers looking to borrow. 
The company was founded after the team lent more than $1 billion to Film/TV in previous roles and came together to improve the financing process for all.   Our platform brings efficiency and reliability to media lending, using technology to reduce fraud, automate financial reporting, and improve the disbursement of earned...

Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day: Opening Day

Photos Alan Schoenauer Aloha Pictures    ALOHA PICTURES © Winner First Price Photographer's Award Cannes Film Festival Images Collection by  Alan Schoenauer Carlotti © & Patrick Mascaraque © ALOHA PICTURES © Reproductions interdites All rights reserved 312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 0...

Jeff Bridges honored with golden Jubilee by Queen Angelique Monet at AFI Artisan for Peace Film Fest event in Cannes

Bruno Chatelin, Fest agent for the film Living in the Future's Past, was there to receive his award.  Watch out for the fun video and ambiance pictures! ...

FilmHedge is a fin-tech company providing short-term debt financing to borrowers working in Film, TV, and media

For the past 70 years Hollywood has been serviced by a niche community of private banks and financial groups who traditionally put up the capital to finance Film and TV productions. Using technology, FilmHedge streamlines the media finance process and captures an unprecedented amount of data in the process. For example, they provide real time analytics on how producers utilize money to investors, something that reduces accounting errors or fraud. The FilmHedge platform also automates t...


Venture Capitalist Gayle Jennings O'Byrne Honored at Women in Entertainment Finance Forum at the 75th Cannes Film Festival

Media finance innovator Gayle Jennings O’Byrne will be honored at the Women in Entertainment Finance Forum (WEF) celebration this year at the Cannes Film Festival.    The event is a new program launched as part of Winston Baker's larger International Film Finance Forum now in its 12th year. The event offers recognition to outstanding contributions of Women working in financial services as related to the production of Film, TV, or other areas of media.   Winston Bak...


Global streamer Cultpix signs with Severin Films

Cultpix%20logo.jpg is the world’s first global streaming platform dedicated to vintage exploitation and genre films. Cultpix has recently celebrated its first anniversary, having gone from 400 films to 800 films in one year of operation, and adding 5-10 more titles every week. Cultpix has agreements with companies and institutions like AGFA (the American Genre Film Archive), Something Weird Video, Vinegar Syndrome, Synapse Films, SF Studios, Klubb Super 8, Penny Video, ARRI/Lisa Film, ...

The Wrong Guy by Alejandro Montoya Marin comes to Dances With Films Festival.

DANCES WITH FILMS ANNOUNCE DARK COMEDY  THE WRONG GUY AS OFFICIAL SELECTION Director/producer Alejandro Montoya Marin, one of director Robert Rodriguez’ stars in his 12-part series Rebel Without a Crew brings his new film The Wrong Guy to Dances With Films Festival. Screening June 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the TCL Chinese Theater.      Never a stranger to exorbitant challenges, th...


MAD Solutions Expands into U.S. Theatrical Market through Equity Stake in D Street Releasing

  Revived Art-House Label Creates Strategically Important Domestic Distribution Outlet for Arab Cinema.   MAD Solutions has extended the global reach of its theatrical distribution operations for Arab cinema after assuming an equity ownership stake in the revived New York City-based arthouse distributor D Street Releasing.   The deal gives MAD, already a prolific distributor of independent Arab feature-length and short films across the entire Arab-speaking world, a critical...


ITN Shakes Up Cannes with New Earthquake Movie

     ITN'S TITLES FOR CANNES 2022   CLICK HERE FOR ANIMATIONS   CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTARIES   ITN will be attending Cannes May 17th-21st. To request av...


Newen Studios' film label TF1 Studio adds "Funny Birds" to its line-up for the Cannes Film Market 2022:

Newen Studios' film label TF1 Studio adds a new title to its line-up for the Cannes Film Market 2022: "Funny Birds" by Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via. With Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer Catherine Deneuve, Andrea Riseborough and Morgan Saylor set to star in the multi-generational drama. The feature film "Funny Birds" directed by Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via (whose 1st film "Anywhere With You" was selected at the ACID in Cannes in 2018 and a...


UNICEF Austria Ambassador, Yury Revich Attends Premiere of EO, Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Yury Revich Attends Premiere of EO, Cannes Film Festival 2022. Directed by : Jerzy Skolimowski Yury Revich is Producing “At the Heart of the Plastisphere”     ...


The Film Finance Forum reception with FilmHedge

Amy Baker : Winston Baker co-founder. Concluding a wonderfull morning of panels and keynotes at this year's Film Finance Forum (including a brilliant Rob Reiner keynote...) the reception at FilmHedge offices with a view and a few different wines...   Jon Gosier- FilmHedge Founder with Katie Witkowski - Winston Baker The team at work   ...


Cannes'22: CLARA LUCIANI - May 21/ Kering Talk

WOMEN IN MOTION TALK WITH CLARA LUCIANI Saturday May 21st at 11 am     Saturday May 21st at 11 am The Talks will be broadcast live on Kering’s and its partners’ social media accounts, under the official hashtag : #WomenInMotion       ...


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Celebrating Pierre et Jeanne by Clémentine Célarié film debut in Cannes

The film team which produced Pierre et Jean under COVID times were gathered in Cannes for a drink after their successfull market premiere. Clémentine Célarié and Matthieu Rubin (Sazia Films) hosted a reception at 57 la Croisette FilmHedge terrace, and welcoming  foreign press, with a group of members from l' academie des Lumières in France. Et Voila!   ...


Spring, seeing Hong Kong again--review by Vanessa McMahon

Directed by Benoit Levievre, shortfilm “Spring, Seeing Hong Kong Again” (2022) is a love letter to the vibrancy and diversity of a Hong Kong that has been drastically hit by the Covid pandemic for the last two years..   Both in Mandarin and English, the film is narrated by New Zealand born Alex who moved to the city in 2000 and has felt so at home in the dynamic city that he raised his daughter there. Expertly shot with superb and superior film footage and drone work of Hong...


Spring, seeing Hong Kong again: Review by Siraj Syed

  Review by Siraj Syed How do you define a city? Or, rather, how do you re-define a city, after two years of a pandemic? Covid had varying casualties across the world, and Hong Konghad its share. The 5th wave of the deadly virus brought with it 20,082 new cases, while the total number of confirmed infections exceeded one million. That is a huge number, considering the city’s population of about 7 million. But while the severe impact of the disease meant a toned down life-style, th...


Brand new releases from Summer Hill Films

  Cannes 2022 has begun, and you're right on time for a some BRAND NEW releases from Summer Hill Films! The festival is the perfect opportunity to watch and find amazing new films. Join us there at our booth! Just look for Riviera E12. Check out some new releases to get ready for Cannes from Summer Hill Films. Be sure to check out our website at to see all our available films. We look forward to working with...


SPINNING GOLD: Launch party photos

    To celebrate the market debut of Tim Scott Bogart’s new feature film Spinning Gold, GRAMMY-nominee Tayla Parx, who plays Donna Summer, GRAMMY-winner Ledisi, who plays Gladys Knight and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan who plays Neil Bogart, performed the hit songs of their onscreen characters last night at the biggest party on the Croisette.  Heralding a triumphant post-Covid return, the celebration saw Long Beach transformed into Studio 54 for one night only complete with a...


European Commissioner Thierry Breton to attend 2022 Cannes Festival

Under the title “Fostering Europe’s cultural autonomy through investment and IP exploitation: MediaInvest”, the EFF will focus on private investment into audiovisual production and distribution and the advantages of IP exploitation in order to foster European cultural autonomy and increase its competitiveness at global level. For the occasion, Commissioner Breton will publicly present MediaInvest, a unique and pioneer equity instrument recently launched by the Europe...


108 Media launching Worldwide sales and packaging on Proyas' latest feature-film project, SISTER DARKNESS.

Visionary writer/director Alex Proyas's studio production outfit Heretic Foundation with his IP development company Mystery Clock Cinema have today announced a co-production/financing partnership with UK-based 108 Media leading the charge to launch worldwide sales and packaging on Proyas' latest feature-film project, SISTER DARKNESS. In the first of several forthcoming collaborations between the parties including new premium content stacks and technology builds, ...


European Audiovisual Observatory Conference |Circulation of European Films: Is Availability Enough?

The European Audiovisual Observatory is back in Cannes for its traditional Saturday morning conference! For our return in person to the Marché du Film, we're looking at the circulation of European films and asking how we can bring them to wider audiences - both on big and small screens. Audiences are returning to cinemas. So it's the right time to ask what Europe can do to boost the circulation of European films. Together with our expert panel we’ll be zooming in...


European Audiovisual Observatory Conference |Circulation of European Films: Is Availability Enough?

The European Audiovisual Observatory is back in Cannes for its traditional Saturday morning conference! For our return in person to the Marché du Film, we're looking at the circulation of European films and asking how we can bring them to wider audiences - both on big and small screens. Audiences are returning to cinemas. So it's the right time to ask what Europe can do to boost the circulation of European films. Together with our expert panel we’ll be zooming in...

FOCUS 2022: Key Trends in the Film Sector | In Partnership with the European Audiovisual Observatory

This conference, co-hosted by the Marché du Film and the European Audiovisual Observatory, will give a one stop shop focus on the main key trends in the international film sector. We’ve designed this session as an “all you need to know” event in a short 45-minute format. Gilles Fontaine, Head of the Observatory’s’ Department for Market Information and Deputy Head Martin Kanzler will talk trends with 2 key players from the film industry and look at ...

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VIDEO Exclusive public interview featuring Tom Cruise, Day 2 of the festival

Tom Cruise at the "Rendez-vous with Tom Cruise" May 18 at the 75th Festival de Cannes   As day two of the Cannes Film Festival rolled by, Tom Cruise sat down in front of an enthusiastic audience in the Claude Debussy theatre for a masterclass, “Rendez-vous with Tom Cruise.” The Oscar nominee spoke about his history in cinema in addition to his career just a few hours before the international début of his new film, Top Gun: Maverick.   The masterc...

May 21st Premières

     The 6pm movie : TRIANGLE OF SADNESS Directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND, Triangle of sadness is a Swedish movie.   SYNOPSIS Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a s...


May 20th premières

The 7pm movie : THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING Directed by George Miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing is an Australian movie.   SYNOPSIS Dr Alithea Binnie is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows a...


Applause and Fighter Jet Fly-by for Tom Cruise on the red capet

    Who would have thought that a sequel delayed 36 years could put an actor pushing sixty back on top of the heap?  This is precisely what "Top Gun, Maverick" is doing for actor Tom Cruise.  Which is not to say that Cruise has been out of the limelight for any great length of time, but some recent films have not been as successful as his earlier megahits, and his outspoken association with the pseudoreligion  known as Scientology has earned him a su...


VIDEO : Tom Cruise brilliant Masterclass in Cannes


Les belles rencontres cannoises de Clémentine Célarié avec Pierre et Jeanne à Cannes (et Omar...)

Clémentine et son producteur Matthieu Rubin à la projection des tirailleurs avec Omar Sy Sur le tapis rouge avec Bruno Chatelin votre éditeur :-) ...

Clémentine Célarié revisite Maupassant dans « PIERRE ET JEANNE »…Pari gagné!

Interview avec Pierre Meurice: "Clémentine Célarié revisite Maupassant dans « PIERRE ET JEANNE »… Pari gagné! " En direct du Festival de Cannes…. Clémentine Célarié a fait de la comédie (légère) son terrain de jeu de prédilection tant au cinéma qu’au théâtre en passant par la télé mais son talent ne s’arrête pas là: la com&...

Début de tournage pour DOLYA court-métrage de fiction en soutien aux réfugiés ukrainiens, réalisé par Slony Sow

Début de tournage jour de l'ouverture du 75e Festival de Cannes et projection au Marché du Film de Cannes, au Pavillon Ukrainien, le jeudi 26 mai Bonjour, En marge du 75e Festival de Cannes - mais qui a toute sa place au vu de l’actualité mondiale - « DOLYA » est un court-métrage de fiction, écrit et réalisé par Slony Sow, en soutien aux réfugiés Ukrainiens qui sera projeté à la fin du festival. L...


Le Venezuela au Marché du Film !

Pour la première fois au Festival de Cannes, un stand indépendant du cinéma vénézuélien, VENEZUELA FILM HUB, est présent au Marché du Film avec une quarantaine de réalisateurs, réalisatrices, producteurs et productrices vénézuéliens.      Découvrir les projets ...


L'oeil d'Alan Schoenauer sur la Croisette des années d'excellence au service du cinéma

  Né en 1962 à Ajaccio Alan Schoenauer Carlotti passionné de cinéma et de pellicule couvre le Festival de Cannes dés 1980.  De ses voyages il rapporte des traces photographiques qui deviendrons de véritables reportages. De diaporamas en expositions, il présente ses photos, murs de stars, véritables murs d'images mis en scène à Lyon, Tours, Troyes, Dijon, Le Mans, Paris, Grenoble, Dijon, Annecy, Va...


Newen Studios réunit ses talents en France au sein d’un nouveau siège social au coeur de Paris

Newen Studios, un des leaders de la production et de la distribution audiovisuelle et cinématographique en Europe,réunitl’ensemble de ses talentsau sein de sonnouveau siège social au 123 boulevard de Grenelle à Paris. A l’heure où le groupe poursuit son déploiement en France et à l’international,cette implantation au cœur de la capitaleillustre la volonté de Newen Studios de favoriser les synergiesetl&rsquo...




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