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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a...

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. ...

Meeting with Jodie Foster at Cannes, July 7, 2021: Salle Buñuel.

Recipient of an Honorary Palme d'Or on July 6 at Festival de Cannes,Jodie's first memory at Cannes with the debut of "Taxi Driver" in 1976 was that her dog Napoléon had died before the flight and her thoughts went to the dog all through the press attention and clamour. She mentioned that women were important in the beginning of the film industry such as Alice Guy Blaché and Dorothy Arzner and credited David Fincher whom she has learned the most from.During her v...

A look-back on OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION from HBO

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent For many in America, the 2008 election seems like a lifetime ago, maybe even a different country ago. Since the 2016 election seems to have left an indelible mark on politicians and their constituency alike, perhaps a glance in the rear-view mirror of US politics is in order. Former President Barack Obama (b. 1961) turns 60 on Aug. 4, and HBO’s three-part documentary, OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION, will debut Aug. 3, fro...

Bruno Chatelin Honoured with UN Supported Organization @Cannes Film Festival

  Bruno Chatelin, back home with his lifetime achievement award 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative honours "Bruno Chatelin" @Cannes Film Festival alongside the “Embrace Award” given to Two Time Oscar Nominee Barry Alexander Brown whilst Student Oscars Committee congratulates Founder working year-round for peace through film. Founder HRH Princess Angelique A. Monet    Manuel de Collas LaRoche, Lorenzo Giovnelli, Michela Scolari Stephen Mao, Pr...

In Memoria Safarbek Soliev 1959 - 2021

  By Jean-Marc Thérouanne (International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul)  It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of our friend Safarbek Soliev on July 19, 2021. He was a member of the Jury at the 14th International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul in 2008 where he was paid homage in a retrospective (Achaglon, L’Alliance, Nissour, Waiting Calendar, ...). Along with Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov, Jamshed Usmanov and Iskandar Usmonov, he was on...

Vidiots funders Rian Johnson and Karina Longworth, Eagle Theatre redo & more

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent KNIVES OUT's Rian Johnson and exceptional Hollywood podcaster/author Karina Longworth have just made a pledge to restore an unforgettable movie house in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles. It's being done with iconic Vidiots Foundation. If you're not familiar with Karina Longworth’s podcast “You Must Remember This” - check it out on Youtube. Read on for news... LOS ANGELES, CA: Vidiots, the iconic L.A. ...

Beyond Borders - Special Event: Grand débat on Europe

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The Beyond Border Documentary Festival is situated at the Crossroads of History and Cinema, of a scientific, academic activity and an artistic way of representing the world, its events, its people and its evolutions. For History, the search for the truth, for the « real thing » is at the center of attention. Starting from the reality, its representations and manifestations, the historical approach aims to understand the ins and outs, tries to extract one or several meanings, att...

Berwyn Rowlands nominated for National Lottery Award

IRIS PRIZE FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDER UP FOR MAJOR AWARD   Cardiff based film and TV producer, Berwyn Rowlands, who founded the biggest international LGBT+ short film prize in the world, is in line for recognition after being nominated for a 2021 National Lottery Award.   Berwyn, originally from Anglesey but who lives in Cardiff, has been shortlisted in the Arts category of this year’ National Lottery Awards for his outstanding work over 15 years as the Founder and Festiva...

Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur Ali M. Aksu On Disrupting The Film Business

International producer, director and entrepreneur, Ali M. Aksu is the executive producer of several groundbreaking projects, including the first-ever Hollywood feature film to cast digital media talent that was distributed by Universal Studios. In 2020, he founded FilmCapital.io, a community focused Hollywood crowdfunding platform, and most recently, Auteur Academy, an educational platform to empower independent filmmakers. Aksu is the Southern California Young Professionals Ambassador...

Jon Gosier Honored For Financial Support of Filmmakers at 74th Annual Cannes

  The Film Financier and Investor Awarded as “Gentlemen of the Year”   Cannes, France—July 13th, 2021   Photo: Beachside Gala hosted by Better World Fund at 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival   Jon Gosier was a guest of honor at a private beachside gala organized by the Better World Fund at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The invite-only event was one of this year’s most anticipated.   At the event’s culmination, Jon presented...

Jan De Witte resigns as BARCO CEO

Charles Beauduin and An Steegen are appointed as co-CEOs Kortrijk, Belgium, 16 July 2021, 19.00 hrs - Jan De Witte has decided to step down as CEO, with effect as from 1 September 2021. As CEO, Jan De Witte has played a crucial role in the turnaround of Barco since 2016. He has brought focus to the company, strengthened the leadership team, streamlined the portfolio towards a solutions strategy, strengthened the digital capabilities, and further internationalised and activated the...

Filmmaker Ella Manzheeva finds her voice in Cannes with vocal performance

With cinema roaring back to life on this year’s Croisette, Cannes’ Cinéfondation opened its doors for their selection of promising talent in their L’Atelier program. In dozens of meetings with leading world sales agents and A-list festival programmers, filmmaker Ella Manzheeva found her voice - not only as a screenwriter/director.   During a special event in Cannes, she even performed several songs inspired by her narrative feature WHITE ROAD!, a modern myth abo...

PAB inspired by Enough ! Lebanon darkest hour in his interpretation of the Festival Poster

Please note the extra pair of feet under Spike LEE's head! Daizy Gedeon posing with the lucky owner of Pab's art Jon Gosier Founder of Filmhedge FilmHedge is an alternative lender that provides short term financing (9 to 12 months) to borrowers working in Film, TV and Media. We determine the terms for loan offers based on the borrowers sufficiently collateralize the loan. Forms of collateral include media agreements (distribution, pre-sales, tax credits etc.) or traditional ass...

PAB and Daizy Gedeon beeing sketched in Cannes

Amandine sketching Director of 'ENOUGH! Lebanon's darkest hour' and french street artist PAB   ...

THE BODY FIGHTS BACK interview with director: Marian Vosumets

By Emmanuel Itier Q: What inspired you to direct this documentary?   Marian: First of all I was fascinated by the anti-diet movement that is happening in the UK, or Australia or the U.S. For me coming from a small country like Estonia it had not been seen or heard of. Therefore, I was very taken and impressed by that. As well as being impressed by the people behind this movement. On top of this I have had years of disorder eating. T...

Exclusive: Better World Fund “ETHICAL GOLD” at the 74th Cannes film festival Honoring Barry Alexander Brown & Spike Lee July 12

Better World Fund “ETHICAL GOLD” AT THE 74TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL Honoring Barry Alexander Brown and Spike Lee July 12th 2021     Better World Fund takes part at the Cannes Film Festival for the fifth year in a row with a full day event on July 12th 2021. Created to respond to a humanitarian impulse coming from a society in need of authenticity and truth, Better World Fund shares the mission for positive environmental, economic and soc...

Dark Slope CEO Raja Khanna wants to give you a Reality TV grant

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Some exciting news is coming out of BANFF World Media Festival, which runs through July 16. Toronto-based Dark Slope Studios just added to the adrenaline with an unscripted fellowship open to all with a deadline of July 19. Read on... From Screenmancer Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, today announces the launch of their virtual production fellowship. Announced by CEO Raja Khanna at the ...

Cannes 2021 a Love chemistry Story “Ali and Ava” from producer Tracy O’Riordan

UK Talent talk with Tracy O’Riordan care of We Are UK Film provides a clue on how to set the “Mo” for a modern and british love story. Ali and Ava, a Director’s Fortnight film written and directed by BAFTA nominated Clio Barnard, teases the audience with a new genesis of deprived humanity story tale and film in the changing weathered landscapes of Bradford. We experience the community in a housing estate with all different tastes and infusions of love chemistry over t...

Meet Riker Lynch in Cannes the man behind the Aliens (on Halloween)

Riker Lynch, actor, singer, writer-director will be in Cannes July 11 - 17 and is happy to take meetings with producers, buyers, distributors, festival programmers, and fellow filmmakers. riker007@gmail.com @rikerlynch on Instagram Riker has many film and TV credits including "Glee" and "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on Netflix. He is a widely known around the world from 8 years of touring with the pop/rock band R5. He is currently working to develop other ...

Nesta Sketching: Cannes Mothering Sunday with Eva Husson and Elizabeth Karlsen - one act of Creativity and Love!

Mothering Sunday has shown us there is life out there “au un act” and at Cannes. The production pitch perfect in the safety space of fiction. Eva postures “I liked, but did she like me?” A Question mothers ask themselves no doubt articulating this in particular, and then for emotional response. Mothering Sunday “takes me out of my head”; imagine the unicorn, a symbol to her for the creativity, love and extension of memory back to the 1920’s. Emotion...

Producers on the Move in Cannes

Producers on the Move 2021 in Cannes: from left: Beata Rzezniczek (Poland), Bianca Oana (Romania), Nikolay Mutafchiev (Bulgaria), Andraž Jerič (Slovenia), Tathiani Sacilotto (Portugal), Annabella Nezri (Belgium), Iris Otten (The Netherlands), Gary Cranner (Norway); sitting: Bojan Kanjera (Croatia), Kasper Dissing (Denmark), Sarah Born (Switzerland). Not pictured Jean-Christophe Reymond (France), Marica Stocchi (Italy), Clara Nieto (Spain), Nima Yousefi (Sweden), Marek Novák (Czech Rep...

Mark Cousins The Story of Film and a comedy crazy cut on bits of paper at Cannes

At Cannes 2021 we MULL with director Mark Cousins over The Story of Film he sets in context with a classic title journey from “Love Me Tonight” to “Lover’s Rock”, both sure destinations for film enthusiasts to engage in after their spell of lockdown. Mark asks us to jump from now to then with him and inside ourselves to experience his story of film and the fertility of film. We experience now through his story this new generation of film spanning from 2010 to 2020 ...

Marché du Film Conferences Line Up 11 & 12 July

 Conferences Line-up   Sunday 11 July . 10:00-11:00 | Cannes Next with CastingForm | Discover the Future of Casting and Talent Representation   Palais Stage (Palais -1) See More Details . 12:00-13:00 | Cannes Next with White Rabbit | Reinventing Streaming  Main Stage (Lérins) See More Details . 15:30-16:00 | Cannes Next with TIXTER | A Win-win Fintech Business for the Movie Industry Palais Stag...

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