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VIDEO Sibel's Silence, interview with the director

Bruno Chatelin met in Dubuque and Chicago airport with Aly Yeganeh, the director of Le Silence de Sibel (2020) which just won best ensemble cast at JDIFF. This film tells the story of 13-year-old Sibel, one of the many thousands of girls kidnapped by ISIS fighters. After her entire family was murdered, Sibel was taken as a prisoner and forced into sexual slavery – all in the name of religion.Hana, 40, is an ophthalmologist living in a small town in central France. Of Kurdish origin, she...


VIDEO interview for "Pinball" with the man who saved the game

'Pinball - The man who saved the game' tells the story of Roger Sharpe, GQ journalist and real-life pinball wizard who in 1976 helped overturn New York City's 35-year ban on pinball. Bruno Chatelin met with Roger after his presentation at JDIFF in Dubuque. Afilm by Austin Bragg and Meredith Bragg. Pinball - The man who saved the game   ...


VIDEO Jerry’s Last Mission JDIFF presentation

Bruno Chatelin met in Dubuque during JDIFF with Jim Belilove who took on the mission to tell the story of "Jerry's Last Mission" which had its world premiere at the festival. The film is a moving documentary feature-length documentary on the story of Jerry Yellin, one of the last veterans from WWII, who enlisted to fight the Japanese, after their attack on Pearl Harbor. Jerry returned home from the war as a decorated pilot and suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder f...


VIDEO Visit to the of Set of Field of Dreams during JDIFF

Only 20 miles away from Dubuque I had to pay a visit to the movie site of Field of Dreams, a film which I have distributed in my Sony Days! ...



Film Financing Forum at JDIFF with Doval Bacall and Juefang Zhang

FILM FINANCING 101: PACKAGING/FINANCING/GREENLIGHTING YOUR PROJECT FOR ALL BUDGETS Saturday, April 29, 2:30 - 3:30 PM @ Holiday Inn - Blue Moon Room  Spend some time with Juefang Zhang and Doval Bacall discussing Financing ideas they have learned through their careers. About Juefang Zhang Juefang Zhang, an NYU Tisch graduate, specializes in Asian-US co-productions and international productions. She currently works as the head of Film and TV at EST Studios to promote...

VIDEO Opening night ambiance at JDIFF 2023

Bruno Chatelin met on the opening night networking event with the team behind JDIFF: Brad Cavanagh the mayor of Dubuque, Sarita Koneru: the board of Directors President and Susan Gorrell executive director of JDIFF, the evening concluded with a canadian party after the screening of Toronto film Midnight at the Paradise. A very warm welcome with a festive ambiance. Photos:  © Digital Dubuque   Interview with Bill Richardson, producer of Midnight at the Para...



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Chatrapathi, Review: Axe Rated

Chatrapathi, Review: Axe Rated Should have been spelt Chhatrapati, buy never mind. As a remake, it has carried over the spelling of the Telugu original. The title is a reference to Shivaji, the Maratha King of the Bhosle clan, who fought invaders and rulers and lived from 1630 to 1680. Honoured as a local hero, he was given the title Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and continues to hold a high place in the hearts and minds of many Indians. The Mumbai airport and the biggest railway terminus in t...


Mother Teresa & Me: A stunning Swiss portrait of an Indian Saint

Mother Teresa & Me: A stunning Swiss portrait of an Indian Saint He comes across as a youngish, genial uncle, with a deadpan sense of humour. Answering to a name like Kamal Musale, he had to be at least part Indian. This Swiss-Indian film-maker’s Swiss company – Les Films du Lotus Sàrl – and his Indian company – Curry Western Productions Pvt Ltd – produce movies with Indian content, for western taste. Mother Teresa & Me transcends any such boundari...


UnWoman, Review: What if the bride turns out to be a eunuch?

UnWoman, Review: What if the bride turns out to be a eunuch? Sounds far-fetched and implausible, but if you watch UnWoman, it seems possible and even probable. A taboo subject, made by an unknown/little known unit, UnWoman raises your curiosity by the title itself. Grammatically incorrect, UnWoman makes sense in the context of the film. In spite of the gender-related story, it shows practically no nudity, leaves a few questions unanswered, yet gets a Censor rating of A (for adults only), with...


FICCI FRAMES III: Arunabh Kumar spreads The Viral Fever

FICCI FRAMES III: Arunabh Kumar spreads The Viral Fever Its fever. Its viral. And it was started by a man called Arunabh Kumar. Shortened to TVF, the company produces content and is made up of several IITians, among others. A magazine wrote in January 2015, “The Viral Fever (TVF) team reminds me of film school grads — shaggy beards, ruffled hair, all bent over laptops, waiting for Premiere Pro to render videos. Most of the team is ex-IIT and was brought together by the owner, Arun...


Netflix’s Kathal: The curious case of the two missing jackfruits and its serious, very serious ramifications

Netflix’s Kathal: The curious case of the two missing jackfruits and its serious, very serious ramifications Firstly, it was not discovered by a man named Jack. Secondly, it is not a fruit, but a vegetable. Writer Ashok Mishra spent many years in north India and developed a taste for Kathal, which is the Hindi name for jackfruit. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is an evergreen tree (family Moraceae), native to tropical Asia and widely grown throughout the wetland tropics for its la...


FICCI FRAMES 23, 02: Minister Piyush Goyal lauds Naatu-Naatu, The Elephant Whisperers and Woman Power

FICCI FRAMES 23, 02: Minister Piyush Goyal lauds Naatu-Naatu, The Elephant Whisperers and Woman Power Day 2 of FICCI FRAMES 23 had Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India, joining in via video conferencing/ZOOM. “The Government is supportive to all the efforts by the media & entertainment industry to expand the frontiers of the sector, globally.” Mr. Goyal added th...


FICCI Frames 23: Thinking out of the frame

FICCI Frames 23: Thinking out of the frame Returning to its ‘base’ at Hotel Renaissance, Powai, Mumbai, now renamed Marriot Westin, the annual conclave of the Media and Entertainment (M & E) industry, hosted by the New Delhi-based M & E Division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), FRAMES is the generic name given to the event that dwells on all current and emerging media. Quite logically, it is known as FICCI FRAMES. Usually held in March...


Line Up of upcoming events of this year's Cannes impACT program!

Join us for engaging discussions on important topics and help promote diversity, inclusion, representation, sustainability and equity in the film industry...   ...


Marché du Film Online is now OPEN!

  Take the opportunity to explore the Marché du Film Online platform where you  can already find the online screening schedule and conference schedule, get info about institutions and sales agents' lineups, discover new projects and  work-in-progress, download fresh issues from the trade press publications… ...and a lot more when the event kicks-off on Tuesday 16 May!  Remember that you have to login  using your usual Cin...


The Devour! calling for entries

Drumroll Please…It’s Theme time!   Get ready for a sizzling celebration as the 13th anniversary edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest approaches! From October 23-29, 2023, we'll be immersing ourselves in the tantalizing world of French Cuisine and Culture. This year, we're diving deep into the fascinating intersection of Acadian, Cajun, Creole, and French cuisines on both the big screen and your plate.   As part of our spotlight program, we're on the lo...


Int'l Black Film Festival calling for your films

2023 CALL FOR FILM SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY The International Black Film Festival welcomes filmmakers from all over the globe to submit their projects to be considered an “official selection” for the 2023 festival.   Judges select films to be screened to energetic festival participants.  Filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the audience and share their journey about their film project via Q&...


FIN Partners announces new spotlight region - New Zealand

  Industry registrations and producer submissions open May 9      FIN Partners, the Atlantic International Film Festival’s internationally recognized co-production and co-financing market and conference, announces that the new spotlight region for its 26th edition will be New Zealand.  This two-year partnership with the New Zealand Film Commission will shine a spotlight on the filmmakers and stories from New Zealand. Delegates from the...


The Oldenburg International Film Festival Enters the Metaverse: In partnership with The MILC Platform and The Film Verdict

3 0th Oldenburg International Film Festival 13 - 17 September 2023 In a groundbreaking collaboration that aims to set a new standard for the convergence of technology and the arts, we are thrilled to announce that the renowned Oldenburg International Film Festival has partnered with the innovative teams at the MILC Platform and The Film Verdict to put feet onto the ground of a new world known as the Metaverse. Together, we are poised to pioneer the path forward for the world of film festival...


2023 Naturetrack Film Festival calling

2023 NatureTrack Film Festival Updates The NTFF team is so excited to bring our festival to Goleta for the first year. We can’t wait to have another great year of sharing our passion for nature with you all! Don’t worry, Los Olivos residents, we are soon announcing a special event to follow the festival  a little closer to home.   We are welcoming some new members to our festival planning team in 2023. We have new Festival Directors, Mitchka Saberi and Francisco Lopez,...


9th International Nature and Environmental Protection Festival calling !

SUBMISSON FOR THE FILM REVIEW IS NOW OPEN! FOCUS TOPIC – WATER-WAYS   In 2023, the Film Review of the International Nature and Environmental Protection Festival will be launched for the 9th time, for which you can submit your work until February 28th, 2023. This year you can apply for categories both at the International Nature and Environment Film Review and the Natural Values of the Carpathian Basin Film Reviews, and following last ye...


Enter the 2023 Jackson Wild Media Awards! submit now

  Media today deepens understanding of the world around us, inspires commitment to protect and restore the natural systems upon which all life depends and empowers the radical changes that will be required to do so. Nature film’s equivalent to the Oscars®, the Jackson Wild Media Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science and conservation storytelling. Projects completed since June 1, 2022, are eligible to enter. The competition deadline is June 1...


MountainFilm Festival Lineup Announced

  One of North America’s oldest documentary film festivals, Mountainfilm (dubbed one of the “coolest” fests in the world) has announced the full lineup for its 45th edition. Taking place this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-29 in the majestic Telluride valley, attendees can look forward to 105 bold and inspiring films, including 22 features and 83 shorts curated into 12 programs, including award-worthy environmental, social justice and adventure-themed films.  &ldq...


3 events for Cairo International Film Festival at Cannes Film Festival

picture of last edition with Bela Tarr   Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is participating in three events that will be held as part of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival taking place between 16 and 27 May.   CIFF president Hussein Fahmy and the CIFF director Amir Ramses will travel to the French city to represent the festival at the Cannes Film Market (“Marché du Film”) - (16-24 May).   On Sunday 21 May, CIFF is presenting and endorsing director&...


The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie will be again present at the Cannes Film Festival

The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie will be again present at the Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2023), as an active backer of filmmakers, producers & institutions from Francophone countries of the Global South.    The Fonds Image de la Francophonie (known as “the OIF Film Fund”) supports the development, production and post-production of films & series (both fiction, animation, documentary) in those member-States of the Francophone Org...


Call for Entries OPEN for the 26th UNAFF with a theme SOLUTIONS late deadline May 23

 CALL FOR ENTRIES 26th UNAFF SOLUTIONS Dear filmmakers, We hope that you are safe, healthy, and creative in these surreal times. While many are suffering, and many more are inconvenienced and afraid, we believe that the human spirit is able to overcome everything, including this horrible pandemic. We know that the documentary community is resilient and inventive and trust that we will weather the current challenge. Therefore, we urge you to keep sending us your films, remembering that...


The Festival de Cannes acknowledge all partners

On the occasion of issuing its e-catalog, the Festival de Cannes wishes to acknowledge all partners, both long-standing and recent, for their presence and contribution, their energy and expertise, which they are once again expending for the 76th Festival, starting on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.     The Festival de Cannes enjoys exceptional media coverage thanks to France Télévisions and Brut., it features the elegance celebrated by Chopard, l'Oréal Paris, Ke...


The 70th Sydney Film Festival program was officially announced

  SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM FOR 70TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL The momentous 70th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley, with a bumper line-up featuring the Australian premieres of new films including Warwick Thornton’s latest masterpiece The New Boy, starring Cate Blanchett; Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City; Celine Song’s highly anticipated Past Lives; films direct from the Cannes Competit...


Tryon International Film Festival Partners with EQUUS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tryon, NC - Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) has announced a cooperative partnership with EQUUS TELEVISION NETWORK, also known as EQUUS TV. TRIFF, now in its ninth year, has been listed on IMDb as a festival and has been gaining recognition from notable directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors. EQUUS TV is a digital streaming network that is dedicated to equestrian content. The network is headquartered in Wellington, Florida, and is available on various platforms such as AppleTV... will host the annual wine tasting reception for festival organizers in Cannes, sponsored by FilmHedge

THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM WINE TASTING RECEPTION FOR FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS Bruno Chatelin and the Team Jon Gosier and the FilmHedge Team will host the annual reception where festival organizers have a chance to mingle and have a taste from wines from all around the world.  May 22nd 6:00pm - 10:30 pm     This annual event is by tradition held and reserved strictly for FILM FESTIVALS organizers.   RSVP only via eventbrite ONLY Questions ...


Cannes 75 Frère et Soeur press conference with director Arnaud Desplechin, actress Marion Cotillard et cast, Sketch by Nesta '22

After the screening of Frère et Soeur, feature film in competition at The 75th edition of Cannes Film Festival 2022 (Why Not Productions and Arte France Cinema FR), there was a 5 minute standing ovation. It would appear that Chekhov's own words "There is nothing new in art except talent" resound for this event!  Frère et Soeur, a story of an actress and a teacher poet who no longer speak to each other, the film is perceived as a caricature of french cinema,...


Le Cinéma de la plage under the stars

  © Cinéma de la Plage © Maxence Parey   Underground  Emir Kusturica   1995, 2h47, former Yugoslavia ...


Cannes Classics program revealed with memories of Godard

©Philippe R. DOUMIC_GAMMA-RAPHO   We might introduce these credits by speaking them, like Him in the opening of Contempt: it's Film History at the Festival de Cannes...   There's Wim Wenders's "Room 666" revisited in 2023 by a young director...  There's Liv Ullmann and Paul Rassam... There are two resplendent Ozus... Man Ray is put to music by Jim Jarmush and Carter Logan... &nbs...


The American Pavilion Announces Its Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Pavilion-001.jpg Celebrating its 26th edition, The American Pavilion announces the 2023 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival. 38 short films comprise this year’s Showcase, with 22 projects featuring women filmmakers. The selected films are divided into the following categories: Student Short Films, Student Documentaries, Emerging Filmmaker Short Films, Emerging Filmmaker Documentaries, Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ Showcase Films and an Alumni Showc...


French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer   Festival to Feature Two Days of Screenings on May 19 and 20 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, Online Screenings on Sparq, Sixth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and VIP  Receptions     Cannes, France,  May 2, 2023 - Scheduled from May 19-20, 2023, the fifth annual Fren...
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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: LALA my Redhead project by Nellie K. introduced in Cannes

A Kalaidzhi family from the oldest gypsy clan residing in Bulgaria and strictly adhering to Orthodox traditions’s sees the fate of their beautiful daughter LALA defined irrevocably at the St. Todor’s Day bride market.  The film casts a light on generations of such women who are denied access to education and the freedom to make their own choices and struggle between tradition and modernity. Nellie will be in Cannes and taking meetings: Email her...



EXCLUSIVE: EPIC Outdoor Cinema: Transforming Events with Revolutionary Screen Solutions at the 2023 Festival de Cannes

EXCLUSIVE FROM OUR EPIC PARTNER! EPIC Outdoor Cinema, the leading provider of innovative, insta-flated™ screens and complete cinema solutions, presents an unparalleled opportunity to feature their offerings at the highly anticipated 2023 Festival de Cannes. With their state-of-the-art equipment that is unparalleled in the industry, EPIC Outdoor Cinema is on a mission to transform events into extraordinary experiences.        EPIC Outdoor Cinema, the leading provid...


Ukraine is back in focus in Cannes

SUPPORTING THE UKRAINE FILM INDUSTRY     The Marché du Film has exciting news! A newly revamped 2023 Ukraine in Focus program will come to light and include a range of events that will provide  better support to Ukrainian filmmakers, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs.  The program will also highlight the country's creativity & cinema despi...



Is China back? : Marché du Film & Bridging the Dragon Sino-International Film Panel - Tuesday, 23 May

  The Sino-European producers association Bridging the Dragon together with Marché du Film will host on 23 May two panels on China. In collaboration with The One International Women's Film Festival, this year’s program will include a panel on the contribution of women in recent Chinese cinema.  PANEL I. IS CHINA BACK? TUESDAY, 23 MAY   9:30 - 10:15 CET MAIN STAGE, PALAIS DU FESTIVAL ...


China Summit in Cannes from Winston Baker

Bladerunner Culture & Blue Planet Sci-Fi Film Festival Present, in Association with Winston Baker   ...


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La Riposte will receive the Movie that Matters Award in Cannes during Festival Organizers annual reception

"La Riposte" is a 15 minutes long movie produced by The World Health Organization (WHO) it will be awarded during Cannes with the "Movie that Matters Award in Cannes" LA RIPOSTE is a testament to community resilience and perseverance against the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardships of life. Told through a dialogue between community leaders, health officials, scientists, and journalists, the film speaks about the importance of inclusion. Such a dialog...


FEMALE VOICES ROCK FILM FESTIVAL announces winners and a Sold Out Weekend in New York City

  (FVR Team L-R): Maria Akay (Producer), Catherine Delaloye (Founder/Executive Director), Kira Leinonen (Producer) Female Voices Rock Film Festival has wrapped their highest attended festival to date this past weekend with their 4th annual event celebrating the best new films by female, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ filmmakers.   Female Voices Rock’s mission is to incite and inspire change that builds a foundation of equality and diversity within the film industry. The festival, created i...


Michael Douglas will receive the Honorary Palme d'or of the 76th Festival de Cannes

The Festival de Cannes awarded it to Forest Whitaker, Agnès Varda, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jodie Foster or Manoel de Oliveira. Michael Douglas will receive the Palme d'or d'honneur at the 76th Festival de Cannes, in recognition of his brilliant career as well as his engagement for cinema. The Festival de Cannes will pay a tribute to him during the Opening Ceremony broadcasted live on France 2 and internationally on Brut. Tuesday, May 16. © Gareth Cattermole / Getty Im...


Jury announced for Un Certain Regard at the 76th Festival de Cannes

John C. Reilly © Kirk MacKoy / Getty Images - Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère - Émilie Dequenne © Delphine Ghosarossian - Paula Beer © Christian Hartmann - Davy Chou © Julien Lienard Following last year’s Italian director, actress and producer Valeria Golino, this year American actor John C. Reilly is set to preside over the Un Certain Regard Jury, together with French director and screenwriter Alice Winocour, German actress Paula Beer, F...



French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer   Festival to Feature Two Days of Screenings on May 19 and 20 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, Online Screenings on Sparq, Sixth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and VIP  Receptions     Cannes, France,  May 2, 2023 - Scheduled from May 19-20, 2023, the fifth annual Fren...

European Film Awards to change dates in 2026

Move repositions Europe’s main award show to international awards corridor   The European Film Awards, the European Film Academy’s annual award ceremony celebrating the best of European cinema, will move dates. After the 37th edition in December 2024, the 38th edition will take place mid-January 2026 and will celebrate the best European films from the previous year. The date change is a next step in the repositioning an...

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The new session of the Résidence of the Festival de Cannes

Since March 1st and until July 15th 2023, the Résidence of the Festival de Cannes has hosted 6 directors who, for four and a half months, receive personalised support in the writing of their screenplay for their first or second feature film. They will be in Cannes from May 16th to May 22nd. In 2023, the Festival de Cannes wishes to reaffirm its mission to support the creations of younger generations and transmit our passionate interest in films. The Résidence is one of the forem...


Unifrance’s 2023 “10 to Watch” in Cannes 10 rising talents to keep an eye on

  They have made a name for themselves in major international festivals in 2022 and will be on screens all over the world in 2023. They are the new faces of French cinema.  Selected for the excellence of their work by international journalists Rebecca Leffler (Screen International), Fabien Lemercier (Cineuropa), Elsa Keslassy (Variety) and Jordan Mintzer (The Hollywood Reporter), these 10 to Watch in 2023 embody the reinvigoration of French cinema through the freedom and singularity ...


Unifrance’s 2023 “10 to Watch” in Cannes 10 rising talents to keep an eye on

 Unifrance’s 2023 “10 to Watch” in Cannes  10 rising talents to keep an eye on They have made a name for themselves in major international festivals in 2022 and will be on screens all over the world in 2023. They are the new faces of French cinema.  Selected for the excellence of their work by international journalists Rebecca Leffler (Screen International), Fabien Lemercier (Cineuropa), Elsa Keslassy (Variety) and Jordan Mintzer (The Hollywood Reporter), th...


The Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes unveiled!

  Ruben Ostlünd © Julien Lienard / Getty Images - Julia Ducournau © Stephane Cardinale – Corbis / Getty Images  - Damián Szifrón © Gabriel Machado - Rungano Nyoni © Gabriel Gauchet - Denis Ménochet © Sabine Villiard - Maryam Touzani © Lorenzo Salemi - Atiq Rahimi © Frédéric Stucin - Brie Larson © Randy Holmes / Getty Images -&...


Barrett Wissman joins the Taormina Film Fest’s as Executive and co-Artistic Director

TAORMINA FILM FEST’S NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR INVITES DIRECTOR BELLA THORNE TO CURATE GALA EVENING “INFLUENTIAL SHORTS” The Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation has appointed, effective immediately, arts and entertainment veteran Barrett Wissman as the Taormina Film Fest’s Executive and co-Artistic Director. As one of Wissman’s first initiatives of the festival’s 69th edition, artist Bella Thorne will be curating one of the prestigious gala evenings to ...

Actress Anaïs Demoustier, President of the 76th Festival de Cannes Caméra d'or Jury

Following Rossy de Palma in 2022, this year French actress Anaïs Demoustier will preside over the Caméra d'Or Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes. The Caméra d’Or goes to one of all the debut feature films presented in Official Selection and in parallel sections. The emotion of beginnings, youth as a source of inspiration, freshness as a force of conviction: these are the energies celebrated by the Festival de Cannes when awarding its Caméra d'Or, a...


VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Cannes Marché du Film Director views on cannes 2022 and 2023

Guillaume Esmiol the new Cannes Marché du Film Director sat down in Berlin during EFM with Bruno Chatelin to discuss Cannes 2022 and the coming 2023 edition Tue, May 16, 2023 - Sat, May 27, 2023. Watch his interview and what he could reveal about the new features of the 2023 comimg edition:       ...


Ruben Östlund, President of the Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes

50 years after fellow citizen Ingrid Bergman, Swedish director Ruben Östlund, a two-time winner of the Palme d'or, will preside over the Jury of the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27. « I am happy, proud, and humbled to be trusted with the honor of Jury president for this year's Competition at the Festival de Cannes. Nowhere in the film world is the anticipation as strong as when the curtain rises on the films in Competition at the Festival...



Chelsea Film Festival
October 12 – 15, 2023

May 31, 2023 Late Deadline

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) has been selected in the "TOP 10 BEST FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA" (#6) by USA Today in 2019 among 19 other film festivals in the USA.

CFF is an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public.

The Festival attracts filmmakers, artists and audience members from across North America and around the globe. It premieres independent feature-length, documentaries and short films with a Global Focus.

Chelsea Film Festival aims to raise an awareness about foreign independent films and discover upcoming talents.

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film platform for world lovers.


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ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  carefuly curated by Bruno Chatelin

Rear View Cataclysm by Eric Frodsham

2023 USA 96 minutes

Rear View Cataclysm is the story of two brothers and an ex-girlfriend who try to recapture the love and passion and of their past. Edison is trapped in a toxic marriage and invites down-on-his-luck brother, Blake (Jason Liebrecht), to a popular local music festival. Broke and depressed, Blake agrees, not realizing that Edison has also invited Mazie (Caroline Ducey), his ex-girlfriend.  No one can predict the course of desire, reconciliation and regret that unfolds. Set against the barren landscapes of rural Texas and featuring the hypnotic sounds of Grouper and Govinda along with Punk Rock Bands Zounds and The Jesus LizardRear View Cataclysm is a feast for the heart and senses.

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Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - Feature Documentary by Matthew Taylor

December 2022, USA 2 hours 4 minutes

Gotham tells the true story of what happened in New York City during the twenty years from 1993 to 2013. How did a city with over 2200 murders, 93,000 violent robberies and 147,000 car thefts in 1990 become the capitol of the world a mere handful of years later? This feature documentary explores what happened during these decades, told by the people who did the hard work, some at great personal and professional cost.

From Fear City to the City of Dreams. Hear about the greatest American turnaround story from the people who made it happen.

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"Tales of Babylon" by Pelayo De Lario 120 minutes UK 2022

Crime Thriller, Second film I 120 mn I UK October 2022 I Groucho Arts Ltd I Available for worldwide sales with a 2023 Cannes Market premiere.

In this ultra-hip crime thriller, X and Y are two hitmen whose storyline is interwoven with other two hitmen: Mother Nature and The Professional. The lives of these hitmen, a bartender, a kid, her brother, and their gangster leader grandfather intertwine in these wild tales of violence, family and redemption, in London, the Modern day Babylon.

The film stars: Clive RUSSELL (“Game of Thrones”), Ray CALLEJA (“The Bystanders”), Maria CRITELL (“Doctors”), Liran NATHAN, Paul CASSIDY (“Outlander”),  Aaron COBHAM (“The Spanish Princess”), Billie GADSDON (“Cruella”), Aaron-Jon NORTH, Philip TOMLIN, Dylan GADSDON, Albert TALLSKI...

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The Race written and directed by Sean Famoso

5 minutes 40 - USA July 2022


An overly confident cop’s first day on the job gets interesting as he navigates unfamiliar territories and people.

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Demanded Supply written and directed by Sean Famoso


A brother-sister assassin duo become part of a scheme much bigger than them, when a culture vulture-ing client calls an audible.  

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ABSOLUTION by Lauren Spohn

Short film by Lauren Spohn (UK: 6 minutes 24 seconds 2022)

Labelled BEST FOR FESTS by curator Bruno Chatelin former head of Fox and Sony in France, founder and editor

"I am in a dark forest and something is chasing after me,  some sort of creature that reeks fire or something: one part of me wants to run but I cannot move my legs? I am totally paralysed..." 

"One last thing"he said : "it's not your fault !"

A man sees his psychiatrist for help with a difficult hidden family secret. The conversation takes a sinister turn as the psychiatrist pushes deeper into the man’s past. All is not what it seems: 

Can he take the tension, will you?

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Le Festival de Cannes remercie ses partenaires officiels

© DR À l’occasion de l’envoi du catalogue dématérialisé, le Festival de Cannes remercie ses partenaires, ceux qui l’accompagnent de longue date et ceux qui l’ont rejoint récemment. Ils les remercient pour leur présence et apport, leur énergie et leur expertise, qu’ils déploient et déploieront une nouvelle fois lors de la 76e édition qui commence mardi 16 mai 2023. Le Festival de Cannes, ...


La nouvelle session de la Résidence du Festival de Cannes

Depuis le 1er mars et jusqu'au 15 juillet 2023, la Résidence du Festival de Cannes accueille 3 réalisatrices et 3 réalisateurs qui, pendant 4 mois et demi, reçoivent un accompagnement personnalisé dans l’écriture de leur scénario de premier ou deuxième long métrage. Ils seront à Cannes du 16 au 22 mai. En 2023, le Festival de Cannes a souhaité réaffirmer sa vocation de soutien à la je...


L'Institut français annonce les temps forts (conférences et tables rondes) du pavillon: Les Cinémas du Monde à Cannes -

  A quelques jours de l'ouverture de la 76e édition du Festival de Cannes, l'Institut français et ses partenaires France Médias Monde et l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) sont heureux d'annoncer les temps forts des conférences et tables rondes de cette édition 2023.   Comme chaque année, le programme du pavillon Les Cinémas du Monde à Cannes se révélera être une plateform...


Les compositrices et compositeurs de musique à l’image à l’honneur au Festival de Cannes 2023

Impossible d’imaginer Le Grand Bleu sans la bande-son d’Eric Serra, Un Homme et une femme sans la mélodie de Francis Lai, les Parapluie de Cherbourg sans la partition de Michel Legrand, The Artist sans les notes de Ludovic Bource, The Shape of Water sans la BO d’Alexandre Desplat, ni la scène de la douche dans Psychose d’Hitchcock sans la musique de Bernard Herrmann.   La ...


John C. Reilly dirigera le Jury Un Certain Regard du 76e Festival de Cannes

John C. Reilly © Kirk MacKoy / Getty Images - Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère - Émilie Dequenne © Delphine Ghosarossian - Paula Beer © Christian Hartmann - Davy Chou © Julien Lienard         Après la réalisatrice, actrice et productrice italienne Valeria Golino, l'acteur américain John C. R...


Michael Douglas, Palme d’or d’honneur du 76e Festival de Cannes

de beaux souvenirs personnels pour avoir travaillé avec cet immense acteur (et producteur) sur le film Flatliners avec Julia Roberts... Le Festival de Cannes l'a décernée à Forest Whitaker, Agnès Varda, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jodie Foster ou Manoel de Oliveira, Michael Douglas recevra la Palme d’or d’honneur du 76e Festival de Cannes, qui saluera sa brillante carrière et son engagement pour le cinéma. Le Festival de Cannes lu...


Le Jury du 76e Festival de Cannes révélé !

De gauche à droite : Julia Ducournau © Stephane Cardinale – Corbis / Getty Images - Damián Szifrón © Gabriel Machado - Rungano Nyoni © Gabriel Gauchet - Paul Dano © Jay L. Clendenin / Getty Images - Ruben Östlund © Julien Lienard / Getty Images - Denis Ménochet © Sabine Villiard - Brie Larson © Randy Holmes / Getty Images - Atiq Rahimi © Frédéric Stucin - Maryam Touzani © Lorenzo Salemi &...



Cannes Classics & le Cinéma de la plage 2023

Jean-Luc Godard © Philippe R. Doumic /GAMMA-RAPHO On pourrait présenter ce générique en écoutant la musique de Georges Delerue et en le parlant, comme Lui dans l’ouverture du Mépris : c’est l’Histoire du cinéma au Festival de Cannes… Il y a la Chambre 666 de Wim Wenders revisitée en 2023 par une jeune réalisatrice… Il y a Liv Ullmann et Paul Rassam... Il y a deux Ozu resplendissants&...

Parution de la BD Berne, nid d’espions d’Éric Burnand avec les illustrations de Matthieu Berthod aux Editions Antipodes le 25 ma

Une histoire vraie et oubliée de « quand la France espionnait la Suisse » qu’il est désormais possible de découvrir en images après les longues recherches dans les archives des auteurs qui retracent cette affaire méconnue, digne d’un film d’espionnage. « Berne, mars 1957. Sur fond de guerre froide et d’insurrection en Algérie, une sombre affaire d’espionnage met aux prises un...


LES OFF DE CANNES AU FESTIVAL 2023   Les secrets du plus grand festival du monde   Le livre CANNES BACKSTAGE vient de sortir. Vous y êtes à l'honneur. Le festival de Cannes raconté par le fondateur des OFF DE CANNES   Pour le recevoir directement à domicile ou bien le lire immédiatement en e-book :


Josiane Balasko présidera le Jury international de la 22e édition du Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

   Le Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) est heureux d’accueillir Josiane Balasko en tant qu’invitée d’honneur et présidente du Jury international de sa 22e édition (30 juin - 8 juillet). Actrice, réalisatrice, scénariste, mais également autrice, elle participera au forum littéraire New Worlds of Fantasy, en collaboration avec Vertigo, le magazine culturel de RTS...

Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...   



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