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Cannes in Focus with Awards Volume 7


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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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CANNES Competitions    

Second Palme d'Or for french director Jacques Audiard for Dheepan

The film's team © AFP / V. Hache The Palme d’or has been awarded to Dheepan, by Jacques Audiard. the french director had already received it for Un Prophète. After receiving the prize, presented by the actress Cécile de France and the two Presidents of the Feature Films Jury, Joel and Ethan Coen, the laureate said: "I am very moved. I knew it would have an effect on me. I'd like to thank Michael Haneke for not fi...

The Awards of the 68th Festival De Cannes

The Awards of the 68th Festival de Cannes:  Palme D'Or Short Film: Waves '98 by Ely Dagher Camera D'Or: La Tierra y la Sombra by César Augusto Acevedo  Best Screenplay: Chronic by Michel Franco  Best Actress eq aequo: Rooney Mara for Carol & Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon Roi Prix du Jury: The Lobster by Yiorgos Lanthimos  Best Actor: Vincent Lindon by La Loi Du Marché Best Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Nie Yinniang (The Assassin)  Gran...

Interview of Thierry Frémaux

Interview by Sophie Soulignac.   ...


BEYOND MY GRANDFATHER ALLENDE directed by Marcia Tambutti Allende, produced by Paola Castillo & coproduced by Martha Orozco won the prize: L'OEIL D'OR  the first documentary prize in Cannes!  ...

Cannes Un Certain Regard Awards

    Un Certain Regard 2015 Awards   Un Certain Regard 2015 presented in competition 19 films hailing from 21 different countries. Four of the works were first films. The Opening film was An by Naomi Kawase. Under the presidency of Isabella Rossellini (filmmaker - United States, Italy), the Jury was comprised of Haifaa al-Mansour (director - Saudi Arabia), Panos H. Koutras (director - Greece), Nadine Labaki (director, actress - Lebanon) and Tahar Rahim (actor - France). &ld...

LE Cannes Soundtrack Awaard 05# a été attribué au compositeur LIM GIONG pour “NIE YINNIANG” The Assassin – Hou Hsiao-Hsien

CANNES SOUNDTRACK AWARD 05# a été attribué au compositeur LIM GIONG pour “NIE YINNIANG” The Assassin – Hou Hsiao-Hsien   Après Howard Shore en 2014, pour Maps to the Stars de David Cronenberg, Le Cannes Soundtrack Award 2015 de la Meilleure musique originale pour un film de la Compétition Officielle a été décerné à Cannes lors d’un cocktail organisé &...

Cannes 2015 – The Critics Awards

At the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24, 2015), three prizes have been presented by the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI. Prize, Official Competition: "Son of Saul" (Saul Fia) by László Nemes, (Hungary 2015, 107 min).   Prize, Un Certain Regard: "Masaan" by Neeraj Ghaywan  (India, France, 2015, 103 min).   Prize, Parallel Sections: "Paulina" (La Patota) by Santiago Mitre (Argentine, Brazil, Fr...

Louder Than Bombs (Competition) - Review

Louder than bombs, dir. Joachim Trier, US/ Norway 2015 - Cannes 2015 Competition    By Martin I. Petrov   How easy it is to forget the past if you’re reminded of it on every single step you make to design the future? Joachim Trier’s third film Louder than bombs, loud in emotions and precise in its storytelling, explores the consequences of forgiveness, betrayal, love and death.  Teaming up again with Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31, Blind) on the script, Trier ...

Stig Bjorkman's 'I Am Ingrid' mesmerizes 68th Cannes Film Festival

Ingrid Bergman with her film camera on the road.   Courtesy of Mantaray Film   By Moira Sullivan for The festival poster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is a picture of Ingrid Bergman. Her image is used in most of the daily schedules and this is truly because Swedish filmmakerStig Björkman’s documentary - " Jag är Ingrid" (Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words,...

Todd Haynes furnishes Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' for Cannes selection

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' and 'Therese' Courtesy of Festival du Films de Cannes, used with permission   By Moira Sullivan for Todd Haynes "Carol" is at the top of the list for Anglo-American critics at Cannes but it is not a top runner for Francophiles. The biopic is artistically executed with soft filters and props from...

Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes

Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes by Moira Sullivan Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel , Rachel Weisz, Paolo Sorrentino, Michael Caine and Madalina Ghenea at Cannes photoshoot Courtesy of Festival de Cannes used with permission The premise of Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festivalon May 20 is paradoxical. In the end it feels that...

"Cannes: Screen Jury Grid gets new joint leader"

By Moira Sullivan  for Screen rules:  After days of domination by "Carol" among selected critics Hou Hsiao Hsien's "The Assassin " moves a few points ahead of Todd Haynes and surpasses the water mark that has been consistent for days.  "The Assassin" is very much the top contender for the Palme d'Or for this year's Cannes, according to film critics, due to an exceptional mis en scène - costume, makeup, lig...

The Prize La Caméra d’Or

  Created in 1978 to contribute to the recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d’Or prize is awarded to the best first film presented either in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard) or in The Directors’ Fortnight and in the Critics’ Week. The Caméra d’Or prize is handed out during the closing ceremony of the Festival by the president of its jury.   L’OEil d’or - The Documentary Awa...

Prize-winners of the Cinéfondation Competition announced by Abderrahmane Sissako and his Jury

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has just awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, selected from among 593 entries from 381 film schoo...

Semaine de la Critique 2015 - Award Ceremony

Jury members: Ronit Elkabetz, President Katell Quillévéré, Peter Suschitzky, Andréa Picard and Boyd van Hoeij     Nespresso
 Grand Prize PAULINA (LA PATOTA) by Santiago Mitre     France 4
 Visionary Award

 LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA by César Augusto Acevedo     Sony CineAlta Dis...
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Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: Switch Man

Switch Man In a normal quiet Sunday, Dr. Evil Mantis attacted K-City unexpectedly with his gigantic claw, the entire city in panic and in danger. At the very critical moment, one young man stood out and fight the Dr. Evil Mantis. This is the moment for the hidden superhero, and his secret power is about to turn this chaos upside down. The Legend is about to begin... End: Tab (Summary) Start: Tab (Credits) End: Tab (Credits) Start: Tab (Specs) End: Tab (Specs) Start: Tab (Screenings) End: Tab...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: EmBarked

EmBarked A tree house embarks on a journey to find his lost friend. Director: Team Nik Nak Adele Hawkins, Mikel Mugica and Soo Kyung Kang became team members during Junior year at Ringling College of Art and Design. to work on this Film. By the end of Senior Year, the film was complete and this is the result. ...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: Damn Those Crows

  Damn Those Crows An ancient ceremony is taking place at a ghost town in the middle of the desert. Human indifference leads to the end of what naturally grows. End: Tab (Summary) Start: Tab (Credits) End: Tab (Credits) Start: Tab (Specs) End: Tab (Specs) Start: Tab (Screenings) End: Tab (Screenings)   Director: Shay Blumenkranz,Inbal Grossman,Roy Tsour,Rotem Hermoni Shay Blumenkranz: 29 years old, ‘Minshar for art’ animation school graduate. His short film - &...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: Painter

Painter Painter accidentally pulls-off pigeon's feather which was pride of pigeon. Because of that, angry pigeons vengeance starts. During fight of Painter and pigeon accidentally draws fantastic painting on building. Pigeons and Painter gets great cheer.   Animator: Jisu Park ...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: FLIPPING

FLIPPING FLIPPING is an automatic animation (action animating) created by applying ‘flipping’, a traditional hand-drawn animation technique. The spectrum of a soundless collision between cuts created by a collision of two different physical properties again collides with the sound made by playing two improvised scores folded after burnt. This work has a structure with the complex relationship that two planes are oppositely located in the light and dark space, two materials exist b...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: Urban Beauty

Urban Beauty An abandoned building stood tall in a desolate Detroit neighborhood. It was a foster home for a lost juvenile delinquent that went by the same of Street Rat. She lost her real name long ago when she died. Street Rat did not know how or why she was killed, but somehow it trapped her soul on earth. She was nothing more than a dead rat, crawling amongst the scummy underworld of the city of Detroit. She traveled sometimes by foot, as well as through graffiti in the walls, it was her ...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: The Importance of Lios

The Importance of Lios The Importance of Lios is the story of a young earthworm named Lios who longs to know his place in the world. He spends most days alone in his room, reading books. Here he learns of many things but what he loves most is animals. Large, powerful animals that walk the earth above him. Lios feels unimportant, forgotten about in the soil, while larger animals like dogs and horses star in movies above ground. However, his sadness has not gone unnoticed. His father, Toor, ...

Animaze Daze in Cannes 2015 Winner: This is California

Photo%204%203.jpg and Animaze Daze at Cannes 2015 are happy to announce the winning films.   This is California The day I realized that beauty and surprises are not at the end of the world, but right in front of my eyes. After living in California for 4 years, I want to share the beauty of California, the place I call home, with the rest of the world.   Animator Angela Yu fell in love with drawing and visual arts at the age of four when she first picked up a pencil. She later w...

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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...

Ocean Films Distributions Releases Factory Girl in French Cinemas Solutions has announced that Factory Girl will be released in French cinemas by the French distribution company, Ocean Films Distribution. According to the deal struck between both companies, Egyptian director Mohamed Khan's film will be released in France during the last quarter of 2015, following its successful release in 19 Swedish cities last month.   The deal was made during ...

Hend Sabry Launches Her New Production Company at Cannes Film Festival

At the biggest film market in the world, which is held within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, Arab star Hend Sabry has announced the establishment of a new production company,Salam PROD., which will reveal its first slate of projects at a later date.   Hend commented on the news by saying, "I created Salam PROD. in order to produce projects I have always dreamt of, without having to commit to a certain number of annual proj...

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 ...

Next at Marché du Film 2015 Ambiance and Program

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


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