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Cannes

A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT’S HOT AT THIS YEAR’S 2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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The 2012 Cannes Film Festival has been well on its way, already being five days since the excitement and buzz of the opening day have passed. This leaves the contest wide open for anyone to bring home the big prize, and at ÉCU, we know it’s going to be one hell of a competition! Stay tuned for the rest of the Festival, there are still many incredible films yet presented, filled with much cinematic talent from all over the world! The official line-up of the main category, ‘In Competi...

Campus MovieFest offers American college students opportunity to come to Cannes

  Shon Gale and Ethan Moore    A camera, a laptop, and seven days. Could you make a short film that would ultimately be chosen by an international film festival? Ethan Moore and Shon Gale of The University of Arizona created a short film titled “Caution Wet Floor,” featuring a hitman and a botched execution. Their short film won best comedy at The University of Arizona and is one of the top 30 Campus MovieFest films from the United States being screened at ...

Stefan Kitanov: “The Festival is 16, I feel a teenager”

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After 15 successful editions of the Sofia International Film Festival, what more can surprise the viewers and loyal moviegoers? Stefan Kitanov: Contrary to the economic stagnation, we remain true to ourselves –over-ambitious and responsible in the selection of movie titles and guests. The viewers will be surprised by the huge choice of quality films and numerous guests of the festival, including “Oscar” winners and the most prestigious film awards. There is no turning bac...

16th International Film Festival SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL

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SFF is organized by Art Fest under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre and National Palace of Culture, with the support of the programs MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus of the European Commission, UNESCO – Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, national and foreign cultural institutes and sponsors. The main sponsor of the 16th edition of the festival is Jameson Irish Whiskey. The 16th Sofia Intern...

Meet the President

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Nanni Moretti: President of the jury                                               Philippe Antonello Director In 1969, Nanni Moretti debuted in the water polo first division and in 1970 he played in the national youth team. In 1973, he made his first short film. In 1976, he made his first feature-length film, I am Self Sufficient, filmed on Super 8 film, which w...

EW WORLD DISTRIBUTION AND WINNOL TO CREATE DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VICTOR GINZBERG’S “GENERATION P”

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  Film to Open on 1500 Screens with Special Telecast Intro from Moscow-based Ginzberg   Cannes – Newly established US distributor, New World Distribution (NWD) and Los Angeles based Winnol will join forces to release Russian box-office hit and film festival favorite ‘Generation P’ on 1500 screens and then innovatively across all VOD/mobile platforms on September 12th.  An independent US/Russian co-production, “Generation P” was directed by Victor Ginzburg a...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new LomoKino camera in Cannes today and discussing his short Ashes

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  Filmmaker and 2010 Palme d’Or winner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new MUBI edition LomoKino camera in Cannes today (Saturday 19 May), and discussing his new short film ASHES, which he shot on a LomoKino. The first ever clone of the popular hand-cranked analogue movie camera is designed by MUBI and endorsed and signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  His 20 minute short film ASHES shot on the camera is a first step into production by MUBI, the global online film pla...

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

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Thai Cinema Night took off on day three of the Cannes Film Festival.  A special screening of Mekong Hotel, the latest film of the 2010 Palme d'Or recipient Apichatpong Weerasethakul preceded the event. In the audience of the Salle de Soixante was French veteran film director Agnes Varda.  The film touches on the theme of reincarnation of his previous film LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). Another of his films featured at Cannes was Tropical Malady (...

Russian Pavilion Coproduction Networking Event

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      Variety and the Russian Pavilion Cannes would be delighted if you would participate in a coproduction networking session on:  "Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia - Building the Bridges for Coproduction" Speakers include:  Darius Jabolnski, President of Apple Film Production Alexei Popogrebsky, Director Leonid Demchenko, Eurimages Russian National Representative   Village International, Pavilion #...

International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative in Cannes at Villa Nocturne

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  The Ethiopian Ambassador & distinguished guests of  the 2012 Cannes Festival have been welco;e at a charity gala event held at gorgeous Villa Nocturne in Monaco in honour of Ethiopian filmmakers. ...

DDA launches competition for press and industry to find Gaming Champion of Cannes 2012

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DDA is holding a tournament on the 335.3 cm (132”) HP VantagePoint, an immersive multi-touch wall for the chance to win an HP SpectreXT and tickets to one of the evening premieres. Every day the lounge will be open for people to compete on either Angry Birds as single player or Tap Game as a team of 2 . At the end of each day the person and team with the highest score will receive tickets to one of the following day’s red carpet premieres. At the end of the festival the overall win...

Launch party on the Croisette for the reopening the Cineteca in Mexico

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The Mexican Government has spent €22 million on restoring and expanding the country’s film archive and national film centre to create the world’s biggest cinematheque to bring world cinema to cinema-goers and restore film treasures.   The Cineteca Nacional has screened more than 1,200 individual films a year in the past and now will be able to offer Mexico’s audiences so much more. Mexico is the fifth largest country in the world for cinema-going and the audience of the Cineteca is uni...

Cannes at night

During the festival, Cannes sparkles.

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The residents of Cannes say that the population of the small seaside town nearly triples during the two weeks during which it plays host to the film festival each year, but that little fact doesn’t begin to describe the magnitude of change that takes place.  While members of the film industry, journalists, and film enthusiasts who come to Cannes during these weeks in May might know Cannes to be a bright, bustling, glittering place filled with shopkeepers and waitresses who conv...

DDA launches competition to find Gaming Champion of Cannes 2012

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Starting today, Saturday 19 May, DDA is holding a tournament on the 335.3 cm (132”) HP VantagePoint, an immersive multi-touch wall for the chance to win an HP SpectreXT and tickets to one of the evening premieres. Every day the lounge will be open for people to compete on either Angry Birds as single player or Tap Game as a team of 2. At the end of each day the person and team with the highest score will receive tickets to one of the following day’s red carpet premieres...

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

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Thai Cinema Night took off on day three of the Cannes Film Festival.  A special screening of Mekong Hotel, the latest film of the 2010 Palme d'Or recipient Apichatpong Weerasethakul preceded the event. In the audience of the Salle de Soixante was French veteran film director Agnes Varda.  The film touches on the theme of reincarnation of his previous film LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). Another of his films featured at Cannes was Tropical Malady (2004...

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

10th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival will take place from July 8th through the 15th

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The Ischia International Arts Academy along with American Express, BNL-Group, BNP PARIBAS and Planter’s are proud to announce that the 10th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival will take place from July 8th through the 15th on several of the most beautiful locations on Ischia, Italy’s renowned green island resort (www.ischiaglobal.com). The Festival will launch with the European premiere of Rob Reiner’s latest movie, “The Magic of Belle Isle” starring Morgan Freeman and Vir...

WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

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      CANNES PRESS WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Eli Roth to Direct New Horror Thriller that Exclusive Media will Offer to Buyers in Cannes May 17, 2012 (CANNES, FRANCE) -- Worldview Entertainment, a New York City-based motion picture production and investment company, has signed on to finance and produce Eli Roth’s new horror thriller, “The Green Inferno.” Roth, who reignited the horror genre with the “Hostel...

Jared Gilman from Moonrise Kingdom on Rue d'Antibes in Cannes

While leaving the Palais des Festivals this evening with my friend Clay Thomas, we ran into Jared Gilman, 13, the young up-and-coming actor of "Moonrise Kingdom". He expressed his love of acting and his gratitude to Wes Anderson for his acting advice. Anderson advised Gilman and his co-star Kara Hayward to write letters like they do in the movie. When asked what his favorite films are, Gilman expressed th

Cannes Movie Stars Lounge

Cannes Movie Stars Lounge at 65th Festival de Cannes

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        During the 65th edition of the Festival de Cannes the Cannes Movie Stars Lounge will be set up at the Hotel Martinez.Cannes Movie Stars Lounge stems from the success of the Venetian project and will be a working area for talents, film professionals, journalists and photographers. Thanks to the collaboration of the major publicist companies and PRs the Lounge will host the press activities of some of the mo...

APULIA International Film Fund launches in Cannes

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 The Apulia Film Commission Foundation is proud to present its new international fund in Cannes in support of foreign film productions, the APULIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FUND. On Sunday 20 May at 4:30pm at the Plage Goéland (opposite the Hotel Majestic Barriere), the Apulia Region has organised a cocktail reception where representatives of the APULIA FILM COMMISSION will present details of this fund and other services offered by the Foundation to producers and journalists. Five years since i...

Cannes - Off the Red Carpet

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So you’re attending the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, but what else is interesting off the red carpet? While Cannes is mainly appraised for its highly esteemed film festival, there is much more to be discovered in this trendy and posh French town. As an attendee of the Festival, it is very likely you will take stroll along the famous Boulevard de la Croisette. This street stretches 2 kilometres along the shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea, and is filled with many prestigious sh...
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