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Cannes in Focus Volume 6


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Our publications in Cannes: Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies I Les Dailies du Festival I Les News du Marché I Newsletters : May 12/ 14/ 16/ 19/ 22/ 24 /26 I The  ANIMATION IN FOCUS MAY 18th. was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers contacts in our database,  75.000 articles and 830 000 unique visitors per year...' s Annual com Wine Tasting Party for Festival Directors was a success



The annual Cannes 2015 wine tasting party was a phenomenal success. Film festival directors gathered from all over the world  at the Estonian pavilion along the Pantiero in the International Village. Hosted by Filmfestivals'com' s Bruno Chatelin, Laurie Gordon Animaze Festival Director and Tiina Lokk from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia) celebrating another year of hard work, programming and festival production. The most important element of the mor...

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Animation Day at Cannes 2015 a Bona Fide Success by All who Attended!

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Cannes - Un Certain Regard THE HIGH SUN (ZVIZDAN) by Dalibor Matanić

The world premiere of THE HIGH SUN, Croatia's first film in Un Certain Regard since 1981, took place on May 18 & May 19. Director Dalibor Matanić, actors Tihana Lazović and Goran Marković After premiering his shorts DROUGHT (Directors Fortnight 2003) and PARTY (Critics' Week 2009), Dalibor Matanić (1975) returns to Cannes with his latest feature film, THE HIGH SUN (ZVIZDAN). The film follows three pairs of lovers in 1991, 2001 and 2011 as they fight to be together in the face o...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 'Cemetary of Splendour' at Cannes Film Festival

Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of a woman’s tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her when she volunteers to help soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness... From Apichatpong Weerasethakul, award-winning director of UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010 Golden Palm), SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY and TROPICAL MALADY. A co-production: Thailand-UK-France-Germany-Malaysia. This uber-talented Thai director returns to Cannes with his fir...

Green Room-Review

  by, Cameron Lui   This heavy metal centric horror thriller is based in a KKK inspired white supremacist barn party green room. If you love dogs and want to continue not being afraid of them don’t watch this movie, trust me.    The premise of the movie is pretty unique and it opens with some awesome moments but as with most horror movies it gets painfully predictable. I won’t give any spoilers but you can probably guess who lives out of the band and the ra...

Inside Out-Review

by, Cameron Lui   Once again, Pixar delivered a heart-warming and thought provoking cartoon that can please any age.    The five emotions are played by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black, which in itself guarantees a quality film. The way they intermingle is so political that it gave room for a lot of flexibility to make the story represent the cause of human behavior. What makes "Inside Out" so intriguing for adults is the evaluat...

"Sicario" Delivers A Gripping Thriller

Anytime you have the prolific Roger Deakins on set and powerful performances on screen, it is hard not to have a good film. Dennis Villeneuve's new masterpiece Sicario is, however, better than good. This action packed gripping crime drama that features Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benecio Del Toro is exceptional across the board and potentially has some oscar nominations coming its way. It is really no wonder why the film got a reportedly seven minute standing ovation at its premiere...

Pixar Outdoes Itself With Inside Out Premiere

Pixar Outdoes Itself With Inside Out Premiere On Monday, May 18th, Cannes Film Festival celebrated Animation Day to show off the talents and logistics of all things animation. The premiere movie at the Grand Lumiere Theatre was Inside Out, Disney-Pixar's new film about all of these emotions we have in our head like joy, anger, fear, sadness and disgust. It travels into the mind of a young girl named Riley, and portrays each emotion as their own person. Anger naturally shoots fire out...

Top Movies Thus Far

  by, Cameron Lui   Ive seen 7 movies at the festival and counting, so here's my thoughts on the best ones so far.    1. The Lobster-hands down the best film in the festival thus far. It has a clear agenda that is executed with aggression and creativity. The acting was flawless, the writing beautiful, and it packs one of the biggest punches in cinema to date.    2. The Irrational Man-beautifully depressing film that has the honesty that only Woody Allen...
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Versatile Group of Hollywood brings Tale Droppers to Cannes

Tale Droppers, from The Epic Adventures of Breezy and the Tales of the Magic Droppers Check the “Marketing Book”, the culmination of many years of creative and business planning. We sincerely hope you enjoy reviewing it as much as we enjoyed creating it.  Please review the e-magazine marketing book,  which will showcase the multimedia franchise opportunity that stems from this property...such as books, films, tv shows, comic series, board games, computer games, apps, edutainment virtual academy and a branded theme park, which will be based in AEGEA.
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Worldwide rights available on recently completed Latas Vacias - Empty Cans

Latas Vacías, also known as Empty Cans, is a 2014 Paraguayan film and the feature film debut of Hérib Godoy.  Alfonso (Aníbal Ortiz) is a treasure hunter that focuses his hunts on lost treasures of the Paraguayan War. He succeeds and finds treasure, but shortly after, tragedy unfolds when his son is killed in the line of the robbery.  He's forced to flee and ends up in Coronel Oviedo, a city where he survives in a recycling landfill until; the supernatural love from his demised son comes back to bless him with the ability to recover his stolen treasure. ... 
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ANIMAL MAGNETISM: The Wildest Wildlife Story Ever Made - Rights Available!!!

Don't miss this unique, cutting edge, just completed film promoting extraordinary exotic animals and their friendships with humans.Shot on five continents, Animal Magnetism combines romantic comedy, intrigue, and extraordinary documentary footage of talented, artistic elephants, friendly tigers, a tea-drinking hippopotamus, and many more of our planet's misunderstood wild companions. Find out much more

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Exodus to Shanghai | Worldwide rights available I Book a Meeting with F FILMS

Exodus to Shangai By Anthony Hickox I Book your meeting to screen and discuss the film at F Lounge - Majestic Lobby : Set your meeting : 
A love story of West loves East, Jews and Chinese united with violins, interrupted by the Nazi invasion of Austria in 1938. Even Hitler is not powerful enough to break the love; with many adventures and action, they make the Exodus from Vienna to reach the Next year in Shanghai.  SCREENING on demand at the F LOUNGE Booth LOBBY MAJESTIC HOTEL    

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Next at Marché du Film 2015 Ambiance and Program

Next Program A bit of ambiance from this week events at NEXT Pavilion.   ...

Ambiance from China Summit in Cannes: a 3-day series of conferences and events to meet Chinese key players and talents

Every year, we are delighted to welcome more and more Chinese professionals at the Marché du Film. With the increasing global interest in China’s film industry, it’s our pleasure to present the first Cannes China Summit and introduce Chinese key players and talents. This exclusive 3-day series of conferences and events will help promote business opportunities and international partnerships amongst professionals attending Cannes. Topics such as film distribution, the VOD mark...

Academy Award-Winning Director Paolo Sorrentino Set To Direct "The Young Pope"

Academy Award-Winning Director Paolo Sorrentino Set To Direct The Young Pope starring Two-Time Academy Award Nominee Jude Law. A Joint Production Of Sky, HBO And Canal + Production On The Eight-Episode Drama Series Will Begin This Summer. ”The clear signs of God’s existence. The clear signs of God’s absence. How faith can be searched for and lost. The greatness of holiness, so great as to be unbearable when you are fighting temptations and when all you can do is to yield to ...

Galaxy Studios Announces 3-Picture Deal with Filmmaker Richard Elfman

First Film, FORBIDDEN ZONE 2, to Include Music and Original Songs by four-time Oscar®-Nominated and Emmy and Grammy Award®-winning Composer Danny Elfman. All Three Films To Employ Revolutionary Auro-3d® Immersive Sound Format. (CANNES) May, 2015: Wilfried Van Baelen’s Belgium-based, multi-faceted post-production outfit, GALAXY STUDIOS, announced that it has finalised a three-picture production agreement with filmmaker Richard Elfman (MODERN VAMPIRES). The deal also incorpora...

Former Bond Girl, Berenice Marlohe, cast in Dennis Bartok's Horror “P.O.V.”

FORTISSIMO HANDLED PRE-SALES AT THE CANNES MARCHÉ CANNES, MAY, 2015: Former Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe (SKYFALL, 5 TO 7, Terrence Malick’s upcoming WEIGHTLESS) has been cast to star in Dennis Bartok’s (TRAPPED ASHES) English-language horror P.O.V.. Pre-sales were underway at the Cannes Marche, with a number of deals under negotiation by Fortissimo Films. Fortissimo holds worldwide rights to the film (except Dutch-speaking Benelux). P.O.V. follows the story o...

SCAD alumni films appear at Cannes Film Festival

“Mediterranea,” by Jonas Carpignano   SCAD alumni films appear at Cannes Film Festival SAVANNAH, Georgia – May 2015 – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) congratulates the alumni whose films were selected to be a part of the Cannes Film Festival from May 13 to May 24. “Ovation for Oscar: An Exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art” will premiere at the La Marché du Film, and documents the creation of the first posthumous museum tribute to l...

The Quieting Of The Palais: The Final Days

The booths are starting to be dismantled and the market is slowly becoming a ghost town. As fast as it went up, it will come down. The film festval does not technical end until Sunday, but already deals have been made and people have had their flights out. The larger screenings have already been premiered and most of the stars have went their merry which way. The vibrant marketplace is no more but in its short existence, the bustling environment was something very special. When...

"Stage 32" Takes The Stage At Next Pavilion

Here at the Cannes FIlm Festival, there is always a widely attended activity going on over at the Next Pavilion in the international village. The other day, Stage 32, took the literal stage and presented their largest social media network and education hub for film, television, and theater. Established in 2011, the company already boasts over 400,000 members worldwide and is rapidly increased. It’s website features a robust amount of ways to connect with peo...

Marché du Film Makes China Connection, Draws More Countries for 2015 Edition

CANNES (May 21, 2015)   This year's edition of the Marché du Film is wrapping on a high note, with an uptick in the number of territories in attendance, and an enthusiastic response to new innovations, including the first China Summit, the first private Investors Club for high-net individuals, and the second editions of both NEXT, the pavilion dedicated to the future of cinema, and the Marché Mixers cocktails. "I'm ...

Stage 32 at NEXT - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Stage 32 has been invited by the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film to present its online platform as a leader in the convergence of entertainment and tech at the festival’s NEXT Pavilion. Stage 32 has also been invited to participate in the festival’s NEXT Program speaking on crowdsourcing, the importance of social media for today’s filmmaker and the rapidly changing landscape of the industry. The NEXT program will feature presentations from game-changers of fu...

Cinéma de la Plage

There are many different theaters around Cannes, which during the film festival, become the theaters used for screenings. Some movie theaters around town show the films from the festival so Cannes residents can view them, and there's one pretty special theater called Cinéma de la Plage, which is the movie theater on the beach.    Located on the beach across from the Majestic Hotel is the Cinéma de la Plage. It's pretty easy to spot ...

Using Social Media and Crowdsourcing to Build an Audience for Your Film and Further Your Career! @NEXT Pavilion

Using Social Media and Crowdsourcing to Build an Audience for Your Film and Further Your Career!  4:00 - 5:00 pm | @NEXT Pavilion Amanda TONEY and Richard Botto from Stage 32   ...

Replay Next

Re-watch the Round Tables & Pitching Sessions from NEXT online! Listen to the podcasts of the NEXT workshops and special sessions online     ...

The Nespresso Bar

While waiting in line for a screening the other day I asked another festival goer what his favorite aspect of working at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival was, and he had a strange response.  “The free coffee!” he said enthusiastically.   This man was of course referring to the Nespresso Bar located inside the heart of the main building at the festival. Here anybody with a badge that allows them access to the main building can receive a free espresso, courtesy of Nespresso....

Interviewing the AURO-3D team in Cannes

I sat down with the team of AURO-3D attending Cannes with a demo booth at Majestic Beach. The spectacular demo was outstanding, immersive, precise and seems to make a huge difference with existing professional or home video installations on the market. The 25m² demo theatre built for the circumstance had 20 speakers and 3 bass speakers... Tell me about Auro Technologies?   ...

Today at NEXT May 20

New Initiatives by Film Festivals for the Future of Cinema  10:00 am - 12:00 pm | @Palais K - Palais des Festivals - Level 4 Hacking the Future of Film  2:30 - 3:30 pm | @NEXT Pavilion  Using Social Media and Crowdsourcing to Build an Audience for Your Film and Further Your Career!  4:00 - 5:00 pm | @NEXT Pavilion ...

The Under-appreciated Short Film Genre

  Can you name a single famous short film? If you can, it may take a while to get there. Short films have been and probably will always be unfortunately overshadowed by features but are a nice change of pace in the film industry. Here in Cannes, in the enormous market place lies a shorter queue of only about a dozen, waiting for their chance into the short film corner. Consisting of fifty separate computers and hundreds of titles, it is a quiet pleasant personal theatre to enjoy shorts f...

Market Events May 20th...Next and more

Screenings: Latest Updates   Additions: 9:30am - VIRGIN MOUNTAIN - Palais H 11:30am - THE 13TH STEP - Gray 4 5:30pm - MAGIC WORLD - Palais B Check Cinando for the most up-to-date schedule!         ...


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