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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. ...

Interview with Jon Gosier - Founder and CEO of FilmHedge

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By DJ Cook     Jon Gosier is the founder and CEO of FilmHedge, a lending company that uses financial technology solutions to finance movies with up to $20 million per production.   What brings you to the Cannes Film Festival? “This year, our company is one of the sponsors for a number of events here: the Producer’s Club, the Film Finance Forum, and VIP access to the red carpet itself,” Gosier responded. FilmHedge has participated in the festival for the p...

VIDEO: Interview with Frédéric Sojcher

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An interview with Frédéric Sojcher, a film scholar and member of the Jury for the Prix de la Citoyenneté. This occurred during the 77th Cannes Film Festival in 2024.   Interviewed by DJ Cook   ...

George Lucas Receives Honorary Palme D'or

George Lucas received the honorary Palme D’or today in recognition for his legendary work. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars series as well as the founder of Lucasfilm. During his rendez-vous today he discussed his early career in hollywood, how he got started in film, and how he sees the industry today.         Lucas started out studying anthropology and social sciences, it was on a whim that he decided to take the University of South...

VIDEO: Interview with Martín Rodríguez

Actor Martín Rodríguez was interviewed by Bruno Chatelin in Cannes, France. Rodríguez starred in Quimera by Tomás Vergara, which competed in the 2024 edition of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF). Rodríguez was also awarded with the FRFF 2024 Industry Excellence Award. Find Martín Rodríguez on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1448617/ and on Instagram: @martinrodriguezag   ...

VIDEO: Interview with Paweensuda Drouin

  "Fahsai" Jennifer Paweensuda Drouin attended the 2024 Thai Night: Where Films Come Alive gala.   Find her on Instagram @paweensuda Facebook Paweensuda Drouin and Tiktok Paweensuda.Drouin   ...

VIDEO: Interview with Nicholas Alexander - Cannes

  "Alexander's multifaceted presence in Hollywood seamlessly bridges the realms of acting, producing, and directing, both on the grand cinematic stage and the intimate small screen. His cinematic journey found its inaugural chapter in the internationally acclaimed 'Tempting Fate,' marking his entrance as a feature film actor. This remarkable film not only graced the prestigious 2015 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles but also commanded premieres in theater...

NESTA Sketching: SAVAGES

By NESTA MORGAN Eagles, les poissons cherchés dans le foret tropical avec modernite. Une fable, pas de papier, the last guardians of the forest, Claude Barras’s Borneo. Savages sketch with Komeok Joe, Saily Paysan and Nelly Tungang directed by Claude Bar.ras. Nesta ...

Interview with up-and-coming actor Ian Bjorn

By DJ Cook Ian Bjorn is an up-and-coming actor who was born in Switzerland to a Dutch father and a Danish mother. He moved to the UK at a young age and lives there today. This is Ian's first time in Cannes. He is excited to see what the festival has to offer!   What are some recent projects that you’ve been working on?  “The most recent one wrapped up about a month ago, called Sanctum (upcoming). It was a series where I played a god-worshiping cannibal. What does ...

46 efp alumni celebrated premieres in cannes

  EFP’s EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE alumni with 37 titles at the Festival de Cannes 2024   THE APPRENTICE by Ali Abbasi produced and coproduced by former POM's Ruth Treacy (2021, Ireland), Ditte Milsted (2017, Denmark) and Nima Yousefi (2021, Sweden). European Film Promotion (EFP) and its member organisations are delighted to announce that 32 former participants of EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme from 22 countries and 14 SHOOTING STARS f...

VIDEO: Interview with Phillip Bergson, UK Film Critic

  Interview with Philip Bergson, UK Film Critic and long-time blog contributer here on Filmfestivals.com.  Find his blog at https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/ph...   Phillip Bergson: "winner of the Student Journalist of the Year competition in the UK weekly New Statesman, as a Classics Scholar Phillip Bergson then founded the Oxford Film Festival and, on graduating, was selected by “The Sunday Times” as a ‘New Critic’ and in th...

American Pavilion's In Conversation Series: Demi Moore

By DJ Cook American actress and producer Demi Moore makes her return to Cannes after 27 years. This year, she is hosting the amfAR gala. Moore is excited to come back to Cannes and see how far things have come since the last time she visited the festival. In regards to returning and hosting the event, Moore said, “I felt like it was the perfect way to complete my visit.” Also this year, Demi Moore stars in the in-competition film The Substance, which premieres tonight, May 18th, ...

World-renowned Vietnamese-American photographer visits Cannes: Interview with Nick Ut

By DJ Cook Nick Ut is a Vietnamese-American photographer and photojournalist. Ut worked for the Associated Press for 51 years. Throughout his robust career, he has won every major photography award, including the Pulitzer Prize. Ut is best known for his photograph The Terror of War (Napalm Girl), taken in 1972. Nick recounts the story of the photograph in an interview with Bruno Chatelin.   Chatelin asked Ut to talk about the story behind that famous photograph.   Ut explained t...

American icon returns to Cannes after 35 years: Rendez-vous avec Meryl Streep

By DJ Cook Meryl Streep is a phenomenal actress whose work has touched generations. Streep’s list of hits is numerous, including The Deer Hunter (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie's Choice (1983), Out of Africa (1986), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia! (2008), The Post (2017), and Don't Look Up (2021), just to name a few.   Streep was invited to the 2024 Cannes Film Festival to be presented with an Honorary Palme...

Acting, Art, and Directorial Debuts: Billy Zane at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival

By DJ Cook As a part of American Pavilion’s 2024 In Conversation series, American actor Billy Zane came to the Cannes Film Festival to discuss his career.   As American Pavilion advertised, “During his illustrious career, Billy Zane has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of all time, and some of the most watched cult television experiences, including Titanic, Twin Peaks, and The Back To The Future and Sniper Franchises. Current projects include Waltzing ...

Unveiling roster of speakers for the panels in Cannes

  UNVEILING THE VOICES BEHIND THE PANELS   Hear from key players in the industry! The Marché du Film is thrilled to announce its BIGGEST conference lineup yet, featuring a dynamic and diverse gathering of over 350 industry experts from across the globe, includin...

Francis Ford Coppola Talks Megalopolis

This afternoon the team behind Megalopolis took the time to discuss their latest project. This highly anticipated film premiered this Thursday to great revelry. Today a panel of key members discussed the process of making the film, the vision behind it, and the reaction they’ve received from the public. The full press conference is below.     ...

VIDEO Captures of Women In Motion Talks: Full Program

WOMEN IN MOTION TALKS FULL PROGRAM From May 14th to May 25th 2024   For the 77th edition of the Festival de Cannes, Women In Motion is proud to welcome prominent female figures of the cinema and entertainment industries to its Talks series. They will discuss their views on women’s representation and diversity in cinema, and more generally in the arts and culture.   You can find the Women In Motion 2024 Press Kit here for an overview of what happened in the past year for wome...

Top 3 opening ceremony red carpet looks

Written by Isabella Walker   Meryl Streep.(AP: Invision/Scott Garfitt) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-15/cannes-film-festival-opening-ceremony-red-carpet-2024/103851054 Meryl Streep styled by Micaela Erlanger, stepped onto the red carpet in a beautifully elegant custom Dior haute couture. Sparkly pendant earrings from Fred Leighton Jewelry by Hanut Singh completed her look and a Bella Rosa collection purse matched her earrings as the light hit them glittering pink.  When be...

Spotlight on the conferences program at the Market

Check out highlights of inspiring talks and panels with today's industry leaders. EXPLORE OVER 70 CONFERENCES IN CANNES Dive into the #MDF24 Conference Schedule! Get ready for our BIGGEST conference lineup to date! Explore this year's diverse selection of engaging talks with world-class speakers tackling all of today's trending topics: AI, film finance, sustainability, well-being & more! ...

Final line-up of the 14th International Film Finance Forum Friday 17 May on the Main Stage

UNITING GLOBAL LEADERS & TOP FILMMAKERS   In partnership with the Marché du Film, Winston Baker — leading global producer of entertainment conferences — will be hosting its highly anticipated 14th annual International Film Finance Forum at this year's #MDF24 edition in Cannes! This year's forum will welcome guest speakers from 30West, CAA, Amazon Live, Imagine Entertainment, Bleecker Street, FilmHedge, NEOM and many more! ...

DIRECTOR MOHAMMAD RASOULOF HAS LEFT IRAN WITHOUT OFFICIAL PERMISSION

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PRESS RELEASE DIRECTOR MOHAMMAD RASOULOF HAS LEFT IRAN WITHOUT OFFICIAL PERMISSION: AFTER A STRENUOUS JOURNEY, IT REMAINS UNCLEAR WHETHER HE WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND CANNES WITH HIS FILM “THE SEED OF THE SACRED FIG” In a statement issued from an undisclosed location, Rasoulof describes the harrowing repression of his team in Iran and asks the international film community for “effective support”   May 13, 2024 - Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has ...

Semaine de la Critique President of the Jury steps down and Sylvie Pialat has accepted to take over

  Sylvie Pialat, President of the Jury of the 63ʳᵈ Semaine de la Critique ©DAVID BALICK CHANGES IN LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE'S JURY Due to personal reasons, Rodrigo Sorogoyen unfortunately has to step down as President of the jury for the 63rd Semaine de la Critique.   Sylvie Pialat has accepted to take over as President of the Jury. French director Iris Kaltenbäck, who successfully presented The Rapture at La Semaine last year, joins the ...

International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) to present Film Programs, Panels, Awards & Receptions at Marché du Film

International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) To Present Film Programs, Panels, Awards & Receptions  At The 2024 Marché du Film & Cannes Docs Events At Festival De Cannes   IEFTA And The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Present JOURNEY OF EXILE A CINEMATIC EXPLORATION Two Events That Focus On And Merge Narratives From Refugees And Displaced People   A Panel On Displacement From Cinematic Perspectives Moderated By International Journalist HADLEY GAM...

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