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...Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do...

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...

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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 ...

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  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 Weekly newsletter N°1022 // 1021 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 166 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured   FOLLOW US :           With other 11 000 festivals worldwide which we cover: no wonder we have reached th...

Dalíland is TIFF 2022's Closing Night Gala film on Saturday, September 17 at Roy Thomson Hall

 Photo credit: Rekha Garton and Marcel Zyskind   TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey announced today that the film Dalíland will have its World Premiere as the Closing Night Gala for the 47th Toronto International Film Festival®  on Saturday, September 17, at Roy Thomson Hall.  Dalíland tells the story of the later years of the strange and fascinating marriage between the genius Salvador Dalí and his wife, Gala, as their seemingly unshakable bond begi...

TIFF's Discovery, Midnight Madness and Wavelengths programmes unveil engaging, groundbreaking titles from all over the globe

The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to announce today the 2022 selection for Discovery, Midnight Madness, and Wavelengths programmes. This robust lineup features 54 titles from filmmakers representing 26 countries. “For TIFF audiences in the know, the Discovery, Midnight Madness and Wavelengths programmes are where you’re rewarded for taking risks and being adventurous,” offered Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “Whether it’s t...

Venice Film Festival : The Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award to Walter Hill

Walter Hill : his new film Dead For A Dollar to premiere at Festival  photo credit by Nicolas Aproux DOC839-lowrez   La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier are pleased to announce that the legendary American director, writer and producer Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hrs., Last Man Standing) is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31st – September 10th, 2022), dedicated to a personality who has made...

Venice Film Festival_Campari Award to Artist and Costume Designer Arianne Phillips (Don't Worry Darling)

Artist and Costume Designer Arianne Phillips announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award / She created the costumes and helped build the aesthetic For New Line Cinema’s Don’t Worry Darling by Olivia Wilde, to be presented Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that the artist and costume designer Arianne Phillips (Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, A Single Man, The Crow) is the recipient of the Campari Passi...

BFI London Fest American Express Gala will be EMPIRE OF LIGHT by Sam Mendes

  EMPIRE OF LIGHT Written & Directed by Sam Mendes Filmmaker Sam Mendes to attend with key cast including Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tanya Moodie, Tom Brooke and Crystal Clarke, with more to be confirmed   The 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be EMPIRE OF LIGHT, written, produced and directed by Oscar® and BAFTA winning filmmaker Sam Mend...

Last Dance and Annie Colère win the Prix du Public UBS and Variety Piazza Grande Award

The audience in Piazza Grande selected Delphine Lehericey’s film for the Prix du Public, while the seventies drama by Blandine Lenoir clinched the award given by the prestigious U.S. trade magazine.     The Locarno prize list is now fully complete with the awards for films screened in Piazza Grande. As a follow-up to the Pardo d’oro and other prizes awarded by official juries, the audience members in the Festival’s legendary open-air theater had th...

Locarno75 Pardo d’oro goes to Regra 34

Wrapping up 11 days of celebration, numerous special initiatives, and extraordinary participation by the audience, the festival is reaching its conclusion with the Pardo d’oro being awarded to Julia Murat’s Regra 34 (Rule 34), which will be presented on the Piazza Grande during tonight’s closing ceremony.   PHOTO © Locarno Film Festival - Ti-Press - Massimo Pedrazzini Since August 3, the entire city of ...

Klasikoak will take a look back at the films of Josep Escobar and Alexandre Cirici Pellicer, Juzo Itami, Nana Mchedlidze, Basili

Klasikoak will take a look back at the films of Josep Escobar and Alexandre Cirici Pellicer, Juzo Itami, Nana Mchedlidze, Basilio Martín Patino and Charles Vanel The section will programme the movies ‘Érase una vez…’, ‘Tampopo’, ‘Nueve cartas a Berta’, ‘Pirveli mertskhali’ and ‘Dans la nuit’  Klasikoak, the...

Cannes Goes to Deauville

The Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val pro­motes a silent, secret dia­logue cir­cu­lat­ing among film­mak­ers from the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val and the Unit­ed States. These selec­tions bear wit­ness to the festival’s com­mit­ment to pass­ing along and sharing.  For the third con­sec­u­tive year, Deauville teams up with the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. The Cannes selec­tion will con&sh...

Toronto International Film Festival announces 2022 TIFF Tribute Award for Performance to the Prime Video film 'My Policeman'

The cast of Michael Grandage’s My Policeman — Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett — are the first-ever film ensemble to receive this honour  Photo credit: Courtesy of Prime Video Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, is delighted to announce that the ensemble cast of My Policeman — Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett — will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Award for ...

White Noise by Noah Baumbach starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig will open Venice

White Noise, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin and Lars Edinger is the Opening Film, in Competition, of the 79th Venice International Film Festival within La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (31 August > 10 September 2022). This is Baumbach’s return to the Lido; he premiered Marriage Story at the festival in 2019.    Alb...

The winners of the Locarno Open Doors 2022 awards

The prize list was announced today, Tuesday 9 August, for the Open Doors initiative at the Locarno Film Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The new three-year focus dedicated to Latin America and Caribbean countries brought to Locarno films from the region and film projects in development, which had the opportunity to reach out and engage with the audience and industry members present at the Locarno Film Festival. &nbs...

Locarno Pro Announces First Look and Alliance 4 Development Winning Projects for 2022

The eleventh edition of First Look – the Locarno Film Festival initiative showcasing films in post-production – has concluded with the announcement of its winning projects for 2022. This edition’s focus on the German cinema of the future gave the members of the jury, all of whom are the directors of major international film festivals, the chance to preview six German works-in-progress   ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a new team line-up and structure

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a new team line-up and structure ahead of its upcoming 52nd edition, which will take place from 25 January to 5 February 2023.  Vanja Kaludjercic, Festival Director at IFFR, said: “IFFR is completely unique - our team and our programme each year are testament to our commitment to bold and thought-provoking cinema - and we’re excited to be entering into a new chapter in our history. This year, we’ve had the challengin...

RTM Pitch winner to bring former neighbourhood to life with help from Rotterdam fest

Ravi Sandberg receives €20,000 to shoot his interdisciplinary project Fantoomwijk.     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the municipality of Rotterdam have awarded a grant of €20,000 to the filmmaker Ravi Sandberg to produce a short film about his former neighbourhood, the Tweebosbuurt in Rotterdam. The project will receive expert guidance and aims to premiere at IFFR 2023 as part of the festival’s Rotterdam-focused programme, RTM. Vanja Kaludjerci...

Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science

Janet Yang credit Troy Harvey A.M.P.A.S. Producer Janet Yang was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. “Janet is a tremendously dedicated and strategic leader who has an incredible record of service at the Academy.  She has been instrumental in launching and elevating several Academy initiatives on membership recruitment, governance, and equity, diversity, and inclusion,” noted Academy CEO Bil...
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