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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...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

The 5th edition of Refugee Voices in Film: screeningS and roundtable May 21&22

Please Join UNHCR Program Director Hovig Etyemezian UNHCR Principal Communications Advisor Anadil Hossain, IEFTA President Marco Orsini & Special Guests UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Actress/Producer Kat Graham & Actor/Producer/Philanthropist Jimmy Jean-Louis   For A Roundtable Discussion Following The Screening Of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM (Screening) Sunday, 22 May at Noon in Palais l (Roundtable) Sunday, 22 May at 1:00pm on the Palais Stage (Palais -1) Participate in d...

FilmHedge came to Cannes with big news for the film financing community

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.  ...

Some happy magic moments with Clémentine Célarié and Matthieu Rubin her producer showing Pierre et Jeanne in Cannes

Clémentine and Matthieu Rubin at the Red Carpet screening of Tirailleurs with Omar Sy Bruno Chatelin caught on camera shooting Clémentine and Matthieu on  TOP GUN Maverick red carpet.  And that was the picture :-) Sécurité thank you for letting me shoot this real quick. Celebrating the success of our first market premiere, with your editor Bruno Chatelin :-) The film team which produced Pierre et Jeanne (under COVID times) were ...

Happy reunion of the team after the screening of Pierre et Jeanne in Cannes

  The film team which produced Pierre et Jeanne (under COVID times) were gathered in Cannes for a drink after their successfull market premiere in the Palais. 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. Ecran Total: Pierre Abouchahla, Rebecca L...

Matthieu Rubin in talks with ESRA students on the making of Clémentine Célarié Pierre et Jeanne

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Matthieu Rubin (Sazia Films), a former student at ESRA invited 20 students from ESRA to a masterclass on the very rare film adventure he shared with Clémentine Célarié during Covid times.  We were able to film, stay tuned for the video. ...

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...

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”     ...

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...

European Commissioner Thierry Breton to attend 2022 Cannes Festival

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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...

Zelensky eloquent at Cannes

By Alex Deleon         Volodymyr Zelensky, embattled Ukrainian President, addressing opening night Cannes audience from a huge video screen in the cavernous Lumière Theatre. Zelensky, dressed in his signature brown battle shirt,  drew a thunderous standing ovation and spoke at length about the connection between cinema and reality. He referenced films like Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great D...

Opening responsible speech by Vincent Lindon, president of the Feature Films Jury

Vincent Lindon - Opening Ceremony © Jean-Louis Hupé / FDC The 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes opened last night. A moving, outward-looking Ceremony with a conscience, and speeches that will resonate across the 12 days of the event, such as the one given by Vincent Lindon, president of the Feature Films Jury. "Alone, just me here with myself in the limelight, condemned to freedom, I am deeply moved, proud and overwhelmed to be leading this exceptional jury, an...

By Emmanuel Itier

SURVIVING THE CARTEL   With the showrunner: Ely Bams   By Emmanuel Itier Q: Where did this show come from, what were your intentions with it?   Ely: I have been working on this show for the past seven years. I wrote the first draft in 2015. I had a short film that helped me push my career forward with something else. I tried to sell that show, but they told me I couldn’t sell it without a big show runner. And, of course, all the big show runners are always busy on the...

Quick Look at Chilean producers at Marché du Film in Cannes 2022

The delegation of more than 20 national producers who will attend the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film includes 6 Chilean producers who will participate with the support of the Ministry of Arts, Cultures and Heritage, through its Support Program for Participation in International Markets, belonging to the Council of the Art and Audiovisual Industry (CAIA). Check out their outstanding projects here!   ...

« Rendez-vous with…» Javier Bardem, Agnès Jaoui, Mads Mikkelsen and Alice Rohrwacher at the 75th Festival de Cannes

  Javier Bardem © Greg Williams - Agnès Jaoui © Thibault Grabherr - Mads Mikkeslsen © Kenneth Willardt - Alice Rohrwacher © Alberto Pizzoli / AFP « Rendez-vous with…» Javier Bardem, Agnès Jaoui, Mads Mikkelsen and Alice Rohrwacher at the 75th Festival de Cannes May 11, 2022 The « Rendez-vous with… » are meetings between the artists and the public of the Festival. They make it possible to savvy the vision and th...

UK Film in Cannes industry panels and panel talks at the UK Pavillion Cannes 2022

WE ARE UK FILM AT CANNES: EVENTS SCHEDULE OVERVIEW You can also head over to weareukfilm.com/talks for the latest updates THURSDAY 19 May 14:00 - 15:00 Cannes Do’s and Don’ts: How to navigate Cannes and live to tell the tale A panel of festival experts offer advice and experience on pacing yourself for 10 days on the Croisette! From hot tips on how to access tickets, to how best to maximise your (and respect other people’s) time for networki...

The Better World Fund returns to Cannes with a Mastermind and a Gala awarding Sharon Stone May 22-23

The Better World Fund Presents “Food, Health & Sustainability”     During the Cannes Film Festival   Paris, France - The Better World Fund, the Paris-based non-profit organization raising awareness on critical global issues, presents Food, Health & Sustainability—a series of prestigious events. The event will be bestowed with the gracious participation of S.E Madame Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire, HRH Princess G...

Mohammed Al Turki has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation

THE SAUDI PRODUCER MOHAMMED AL TURKI APPOINTED AS CEO OF THE RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDATION   The second edition will bring the best in Arab and World Cinema to Jeddah, nestled on the eastern shore of the Red Sea from 1 – 10 December   The Red Sea Film Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting film culture in Saudi Arabia has today announced that Chairman of the Committee Mohammed Al Turki has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of t...

Featured Conferences in Cannes

Featured Conferences India | The Content Hub of the World . Thursday 19 May | 10:00 - 11:00 | Main Stage (& Online) India has an abundance of skilled & talented workforce, cultural and linguistic diversity, and an ever-growing consumption expenditure.  The country's ever-increasing digital demography, immense talent in technology, cultural diversity, discourses with a multitude of local stories, and stature as the worl...

Show me the composers in Cannes

Discover the selected composers! Spot the Composer connects music professionals (film composers, their agents, music supervisors) with feature film directors and producers. 10 international film music composers has been selected to meet directors and producers in Cannes.  Find out more about them and listen to their Disco playlist!  Find Out More About the Selected Composers  Spot the Composer is organized in partnership with: ...

Kering and the Festival de Cannes will present the 2022 Women In Motion Award to actress and producer Viola Davis

Photo by AB+DM   François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Frémaux, Executive Director of the Festival de Cannes, will present the award during the official Women In Motion dinner in Cannes on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Viola Davis, known throughout the world for her acting roles and her commitment to the rights of women and minorities, is one of the most influential American actr...

Producers on the Move 2022: back to Cannes

Spotlight on the most dynamic european producers at the cannes film festival   European Film Promotion (EFP) and its member organisations are delighted to announce the 2022 line-up for EFP PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE. Twenty of the most promising, up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in EFP’s high-profile hybrid promotion and networking platform before and during the Cannes Film Festival (May 17 - 28, 2022). These are the 20 producers from 20 different ...

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