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Spa des Stars mixes work with relaxation during Cannes Film Festival

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                   It's not all work in the Palais des Festivals of Cannes. As the hustle and bustle of business starts each morning at the Cannes Film Festival, one might find some workers enjoying some relaxation. In a far right corner of the Marche, Spa Des Stars is providing clients with spa treatments, such as pedicures and massages. Giving the stressed, sleep-deprived professionals a chance of relaxation and a luxury of a few quite m...

The Housemaid press conference discusses Korean society's evolution

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Im Sangsoo's film The Housemaid screened Friday at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. A remake of Kim Ki-young's 1960 film of the same name, The Housemaid is one of two Korean films in competition at this year's festival. The press conference following the film's screening featured pointed questions from reporters from all over the world. Many were curious about Sangsoo’s reasoning for remaking such an iconic Korean film.  Sangsoo reasserts that his film is more of a reinterpretation ...

3D Boom in the Marche

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Last year's Cannes Film Festival marked the first time a 3D film, Disney's "Up," had premiered as the Ouverture. Since then, 3D has become all the rage at the festival, with many booths advertising 3D films for production, distribution and sale. As stated in "Cannes Market News," there are sixty-five 3D films being presented in the Marche du Film this year by companies such as Nu Image, CJ Entertainment, Illusion Studios and Celsius Entertainment, to name only a few. In add...

Cate Blanchett and Robin Hood

Cate Blanchett discusses the irony in the current regime change in Britain coinciding with the release of Robin Hood at this year's Cannes film festival.

Movie enthusiasts wait outside Palais in hope of invitations

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  Movie lovers, young and old, have flocked to the surrounding areas around the festival's central building, the Palais. The highly anticipated movies premiering during this year's Cannes Film Festival have caused the frenzy of people in search for a red carpet invitation. Each individual yearns to participate in one of the most glitziest and most fashionable film festivals in the world. The hopeful fans are seen holding simple sheets of paper with the phrase "Une Invitation SVP"...

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars  May ...

Short Film Corner: Argentine women motivate stories

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 With 15 films at the Short Film Corner in the Marché du Film at this year's Cannes film festival, Argentina is well-represented. Two films, in particular, are worth mention for their driving feminine leads.Golanzo Tobal's Cynthia todavia tiene las llaves, part of the Semaine de la Critique, tells the story of a woman living her life as a ghost in her ex-boyfriend's empty apartment while he is at work. It is easy to sympathize with her as she offers frank conversation to her audience about all...

Paul Haggis to present Ischia Fest highlights in Cannes

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  American screenwriter and film director Paul Haggis (recipient of two Academy Awards for the feature film "Crash") will be the master of ceremonies of the 8° Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to presented at Cannes Film Festival. The iconic  American filmmaker - who has just wrapped up production of the highly anticipated feature film "Next Three Days" (starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks), will participate on Wednesday, May 19th (Pavillion Italia Croi...

Market Success for Festival Newcomer

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Festival newcomer, Locomative Distribution, is already seeing signs of success at this year's Cannes Film Festival. This early in the festival, the new company has already managed to acquire "Temple of Venus," starring Kathy Bates, from Barn Door Pictures and Ignition Film Productions' "A Kiss for Jed Wood," starring Jayne Weisner. These films, along with other selections, such as "Hot Potato," starring Ray Winstone, will be for sale in the Marche du Film....

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) nomination council

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia-Pacific. The 2010 Council chaired by Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea) includes two new members: producer/ director Nan Achnas (Indonesia) and producer/author Peggy Chiao (Taiwan). Entries open toda...

The Cannes Blitz Promotion Package Proposition

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Cannes Market and the Cannes Film Festival are coming up soon.                                 It's just a couple of weeks away starting May 13 - 23. If you would like to meet the filmfestivals.com and fest21.com team, we will be there too. Our Booth and Festival TV production office is located Palais Niveau 01 – ...

A few tips to make on online presence as effective as possible

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Create your official blog on fest21.com: The first online social network for festivals and filmmakers worldwide (4000 festivals, and thousands of filmmakers attracted by the festival circuit). Your blog's url is worth mentioning along your other profiles in social networks since it is the only one in an environment strictly dedicated to film. Ask for our logo to link to our site and improve your google ranking by doing so. The monthly traffic show over 350 000 unique visitor...

Don't Waste your time and money with Sundance - Cannes or other big film Festivals - they are toooo Political Festivals

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Do you want  your movie to be showcase in a film Festival ?Don't wate your energy and $$$ sending to Sundance - Tribeca of CANNES film Festival your possibilities are very NARROW. They only wnat your submission $$$$ We will SHOW your film in our Festival, submit to www.NYCIFF.comWe also have the NYCIFF the FILM MARKET where you cans sell your movies.Rent a booth and meet Buyers, Distributors in the best Place to make deals NEW YORK CITY www.nyciff.com  ...

La Résidence de la Cinéfondation hosts its 20th session

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Since March 1st 2010, and until July 15th, La Résidence de la Cinéfondation welcomes its 6 latest winning candidates to support them in the writing of their first or second feature and help them prepare their film. The jury selected two female and four male filmmakers from the 200 applicants. Daniel Joseph BorgmanDaniel Joseph Borgman was born in 1981 in the small coastal town of Dunedin in New Zealand. After studying Film Science at Otago University, he moved to Copenhagen,...

Rock'n'roll... Of Corse!

Director: Lionel Guedj & Stephane Bebert.
Some people’s fates deserved t be known by everyone. Henry Padovani, this Young 24-year old corsican, who arrivedin London in December 1976, is one of them. Actor and witness of a period when the alternative and revolutionary trend, the punk movement, arose, this self-taught guitar player went through the 80’s like a météorite falling from nowhere. From The Police he founded with Stewart Copeland in January 77, until his réunion on stage thirty yearslater in front of 80,000 people, from The Clash to the Sex Pistols, from The Who to The Pretenders, from REM he signedup to Zucchero whom he manages, with everyone, Henry shared a little bit of their music and a lot of their lives. Going back to his London memories, camera in hand, a move guided by a series of improvised sequences, of interviews of some of thèse rock n roll heroes, and of those who were there, more anonymous but just as important, the story of an extraordinary man told in this film, faitfull to his drive for freedom and spontaneity. A man for whom Rock n Roll has always been synonymous of friendship and solidarity. A man who dedicated and keeps on dedicating his life to music, and Rock’n’roll…Of Corse !

Snow White And A Bad Trip

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Guests of 5th press conference of FEST 2010 were Polish film director  Xawery Zulawski and Jacek Samojlowicz the producer of film“ Snow White and Russian Red“ a charming little film based on a contemporary Polish novel, written by the 19 years old author Dorota Maslowska. The film receieved couple awards in Poland and was invited to be showed on Cannes Film Festival.  „It is hard to describe Polish society after the fall of communism, .I have tried to stay faithful to a book and youn...

Francophonie Film Festival

The Francophonie Film Festival will take place in Beijing from March 4 to March 30, 2010.

The festival will present 30 films from various members: France, Senegal, Switzerland, Quebec, Serbia, Vietnam, Tunisia, Belgium etc...

A large selection of feature films and shorts films, recent or older and popular films will be shown to the Chinese audience to let them discover the eclectic worlds of la Francophonie.

Each film will be screened in Beijing, once in the French cultural center and once in the Canadian International School of Beijing (with more than 350 seats), in their original version with Chinese subtitles. Some of them will also have French or English subtitles.

A delegation of directors and artists will be travelling to Beijing to introduce their movies, conduct master classes and meet the press:
From Tunis, Férid Boughedir with ‘’A summer in la Goulette’’
From Belgium, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar with ‘’A town called panic'' (special screening Cannes film festival 2009)
From Senegal, Mansour Sora wade with ''The price of forgiveness''



OIF is an organisation that gathers countries and regions around the French language and/or the same values (cultural diversity, peace, democratic governance, consolidation of the State under the rule of law, environmental protection). It includes more than 56 members and about 14 observer countries, 870 millions people in all 5 continents in total.

The name of the festival, 法话影展, was created to underline that French is the main or second language of the countries showcasing their films.

A competition is organised on http://ent.cri.cn during the whole festival. The audience can vote on line for the best film of the festival. The best film will be shown one more time on March 29, at the French Cultural center.

The film festival is financed by TV5 World Asia, Sinohydro, the French Embassy in China, the Canadian Embassy in China, the Québec Bureau in China, the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation in China, and supported by the International Organisation of la Francophonie, and the Francophone embassies in China.


Feature films :

Austria: Hold up, by Florian Flicker, comedy, crime, 85min
Belgium: A town called panic, by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, animation, 75min
Benin: The valse of the big bottoms, by Jean Odoutan, drama, 88min
Bulgaria: Monkeys in winter, by Milena Andonova, drama, 111min
Canada: Sticky fingers, by Ken Scott, comedy, 180 min
Cyprius: Akamas, by Panikos Chrisanthou, drama, 124 min
Croatia: Slow days, by Matija Klukovic, drama, 102min
France: Cartagena, by Alain Monne, with Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert, drama, 93min
Greece: Dying in Athens, by Nikos Panayotopoulos, drama, musical, 100min
Hungaria: SOS Love, by Tamás Sas, comedy, 96min
Luxembourg: Réfractaire, by Nicolas Steil, drama, 100min
Québec: Necessities of life, by Benoît Pilon, drama, 102min
Czech republic: Mazany Filip, by Václav Marhoul, comedy, crime, 95min
Roumania: Americain fiancees, by Nicolae Margineanu, drama, 80min
Serbia: Technotise-Edit and I, by Aleksa Gajic, animation, 100min
Senegal: The price of forgiveness, by Mansour Sora Wade, drama, 2001, 90min  
Switzerland: Home, by Ursula Meier, drama, 98min
Tunisia: A summer in la Goulette, by Férid Boughedir, drama, 100min
Vietnam: Vertige, by Chuyên Bui Thac, drama, 2009, 110min  


Short films:
Belgium:Slow Motion, by Pascal Adant, animation, 6 min
KWIZ, by Renaud Callebaut, 5min50
Bulgaria: Cirque Sofia, by Pencho Kunchev, animation, 4 min28s
Canada: The necktie, by Jean-François Lévesque, animation, 12min
Diner for two, animation, 7min
Slepping Betty, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
Black soul, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
France: Oktapodi, de Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE,
Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, 2min25s.
Même les pigeons vont au paradis, de Samuel Tourneux, 8min40s.
Niger : La course au cadeau, by Marc AYEE, animation,19min




Informations :
All screenings are free and on a first come first seated basis.
Doors will open 30minutes before each screening.
No advance registration.
Please note the specific security requirements for each location :

•    Canadian International School of Beijing (28 Liangmaqiao Lu)
350 places
For more informations : www.cisb.com.cn
A passport or Id will be required to enter.

•    French cultural center (18, Gongti xi lu)   
81 places
For more informations : http://www.ccfpekin.org/

A Sales Boutique Comes To Berlin

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With a record number of sales companies participating at this year's European Film Market (along with an obvious drop in the number of buyers), it is heartening to hear that there are new companies coming into the fold, attempting to re-energize the sales sector and infuse it with new blood and new energy. A company that is coming on strong at the Market is CINESAVVY, a new sales and production company based in Toronto. The buzz surrounding this new kid on the block is the high-profile c...

Rotterdam announces 2010 Competition lineup

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The lineup, like always comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes five world premieres. For the first time the Rotterdam festival welcomes films for its main competition from Costa Rica and Georgia. Four competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund. Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique has picked up world sales for competit...

Croatian Film on 15th Author Film Festival

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Jury of the 15. Author Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, lead by Russian film director Sergei Dvortsevoy, the chairman of the jury, Nadia Turnicev and Antonio Nuić-Croatian film director, in Belgrade Serbia awarded with Grand Prix Aleksandar Saša Petrović Award, for The Best Film of festival and 7,000 Euros prize, Croatian film “The Blacks”, directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević,” for the film that successfully combines minimalism and insight dept.”The film already awarded i...

Croatian Film on 15th Author Film Festival

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Jury of the 15. Author Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, lead by Russian film director Sergei Dvortsevoy, the chairman of the jury, Nadia Turnicev and Antonio Nuić-Croatian film director, in Belgrade Serbia awarded with Grand Prix Aleksandar Saša Petrović Award, for The Best Film of festival and 7,000 Euros prize, Croatian film “The Blacks”, directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević,” for the film that successfully combines minimalism and insight dept.”The film alr...

When the Moon is in Gemini

Director: Daria Khlestkina.
Until recently, Liuba, who is a housewife, entirely devoted herself to her family: her husband, who is in military, and two grown-up sons. Now she has a new project - herself. Having decided, that her “old” life should be changed and her real, true life is starting right now, she seeks confirmation of this fact in her astrological map

Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced

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  Acclaimed Australian film Samson & Delilah has won the Best Feature Film Award at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, announced tonight on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Produced by Kath Shelper and written and directed by Warwick Thornton, Samson & Delilah previously won the Camera d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, six major awards at the recent Inside Film Awards in Australia and has been nominated for 13 Australian Film Ins...

The Global Film Village: Italian Cinema Does It With Style In Los Angeles

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by Marla Lewin   Marla Lewin with Giuseppe Tornatore                                     photo by Marc Halperin The Italian film commission, brought together filmmakers from around the world for a party at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. The Department of Cinema of the Italian ministry of culture, the Italian consulate, and the Los Angeles Italian Cultural Institute along with friends and guests applauded legendary director, Giuseppe Tornatore winner of the Acad...

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