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Rome Film Fest: A Great City Deserves A Great Film Festival

 Wednesday, October 17-------------Rome is a great city, and it deserves a great film festival. And in only its second edition, CINEMA: Rome Film Fest is presenting just that......a sprawling event filled with movie stars, international auteurs, hot new directors and an impressive roster of professional events. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma - RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in the Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie...

A Great City Deserves A Great Film Festival

 Wednesday, October 17-------------Rome is a great city, and it deserves a great film festival. And in only its second edition, CINEMA: Rome Film Fest is presenting just that......a sprawling event filled with movie stars, international auteurs, hot new directors and an impressive roster of professional events. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma - RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in the Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie...

Rome celebrates a Roman Holiday of Cinema

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Rome is a great city, and it deserves a great film festival. And in only its second edition, CINEMA: Rome Film Fest is presenting just that......a sprawling event filled with movie stars, international auteurs, hot new directors and an impressive roster of professional events. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma - RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in the Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie theatres and events held across the ci...

5th Europe Day in Cannes Saturday may 26th

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Against the background of the new audiovisual legislation adopted by the European Commission on 24 May which will extend the advantages of the "Television without Frontiers" Directive to video and video-on-demand (giving European works more exposure on new media and generating new revenue for film-making), the fifth Europe Day will be held in Cannes under the sponsorship of Brazilian director Walter Salles on the subject "Film-making in Europe: the new rules of the game". In ...

Stephen Frears to preside over Cannes jury

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Stephen Frears has just accepted the presidency of the jury of the 60th Festival de Cannes, which will take place between May 16-27.Revealed in 1985 with My Beautiful Laundrette, Stephen Frears presented his award-winning Prick up Your Ears in 1987 in the Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes.In 1988, Dangerous Liaisons won him international fame. He has alternated since, with equal joy, between great genre films (Accidental Hero, The Grifters) and more intimist or engaged subjects (The S...

Letter from the festival director:

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"Soon to be 60? That's so young for a Festival! It's barely the time it took Alfred Hitchcock to release doves on the steps of the Palais, the time of one twirl of Charlie Chaplin's walking stick, of one endless ovation to Ingmar Bergman when crowned Palme of Palmes, or the time to softly sing Tourbillon de la vie to Jeanne Moreau.... It's not surprising then, that, emboldened by such childhood memories, the Festival is still as demanding, as ambitious and as enthusiastic as...

Stephen Frears to be president of the Cannes jury

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Stephen Frears has just accepted the presidency of the jury of the 60th Festival de Cannes, which will take place between May 16-27. Revealed in 1985 with My Beautiful Laundrette, Stephen Frears presented his award-winning Prick up Your Ears in 1987 in the Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes.In 1988, Dangerous Liaisons won him international fame. He has alternated since, with equal joy, between great genre films (Accidental Hero, The Grifters) and more intimist or engaged subjects (The ...

Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by Ken Loach

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Emmanuelle Béart handed the the Palme d'Or to The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach.During the Award Ceremony, Ken Loach declared in French: "It's extraordinary, thank you very much! I've forgot all my French words now. It is a great honour for us to be here, because Cannes is the most wonderful cinema celebration in the world, it is the centre of cinema in the world, and the heart of cinema." Then, in English, he added: "We hope that our film represents a small step in the relationship ...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings. It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre. Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors scr...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

Cannes has appointed Wong Kar Wai as next Jury president

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Wong Kar Wai has accepted the presidency of the jury of the 59th Cannes Film Festival which shall take place between May 17-28, 2006. He will be the first Chinese president in the Festival's history.Revealed at Cannes in 1989 with As Tears Go By, he presented in 1997 Happy Together in the Official Selection and was awarded the prize for Best Director. In 2000, In the Mood for Love, selected by Cannes in competition, was crowned with public success and lauded by international critics. Wong Kar Wa...

Catherine Démier new Cannes Festival General Manager

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Gilles Jacob, President of the Festival de Cannes, has appointed Catherine Démier as General Manager of the Festival de Cannes. She will replace Véronique Cayla who became General Manager of the Centre National de la Cinématographie in June of this year.Catherine Démier, former manager of the CNC and advisor in film and audiovisual matters to the Ministère de la Culture, is currently General Secretary of the Cour des comptes. She will take up her position for the Festival on October 10th 20...

Catherine Démier new Cannes Festival General Manage

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Gilles Jacob, President of the Festival de Cannes, has appointed Catherine Démier as General Manager of the Festival de Cannes. She will replace Véronique Cayla who became General Manager of the Centre National de la Cinématographie in June of this year.Catherine Démier, former manager of the CNC and advisor in film and audiovisual matters to the Ministère de la Culture, is currently General Secretary of the Cour des comptes. She will take up her position for the Festival on October 10th 20...

Véronique Cayla moves from Cannes to CNC

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Véronique Cayla, managing director of Cannes film festivals has been appointed by the minister of culture as head of CNC. She will replace Catherine Colonna who joined the government.Véronique was appointed by Gilles Jacob early 2001 and joinded the dream team with Thierry Frémaux, Jérôme Paillard (Cannes Market)She held previous positions with le forum des images, Ciby 2000 distribution, a member of the CSA....

Cannes Cinefondation awards

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CINEFONDATION AWARD 2005 In 1998, Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation to promote the discovery of the new generation of filmmakers. An official selection of school films is therefore presented during the Festival. This year, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and South America have been selected from the 1200 submitted.The Jury presided by Edward Yang and composed of Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah has awarded prizes to the following ...

Cinéfondation award goes to Tisch /Antonio Campos

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Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation in 1998 with the intent of sniffing out upcoming talent. This official selection of movies from film schools has been presented each year at the Festival ever since. On the program, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia were selected from among the 1,200 submitted.Jury President Edward Yang was accompanied by Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah in making the prize-winning decisions:1st Prize:...

The 58th Cannes Festival Jury Weighs in

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The official jury gave their first press conference on May 11th. President Emir Kusturica opened by saying for the record that “the nature of cinema does not have a parallel with democracy”, adding that, “this is a fun jury so that the melodrama can be completed”. He assured the press that the jury “won’t make pathetic decisions because there is no democracy inside!” Festival president Gilles Jacob has already declared prior to this Cannes there will be no declarations like Que...

Bienvenue à Cannes from Gilles Jacob

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"Soon to be 60? That's so young for a Festival! It's barely the time it took Alfred Hitchcock to release doves on the steps of the Palais, the time of one twirl of Charlie Chaplin's walking stick, of one endless ovation to Ingmar Bergman when crowned Palme of Palmes, or the time to softly sing Tourbillon de la vie to Jeanne Moreau.... It's not surprising then, that, emboldened by such childhood memories, the Festival is still as demanding, as ambitious and as enthusiastic as ever!An inventive se...

the Cannes Festival By Veronique Cayla

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THE FESTIVAL 2005 by Véronique Cayla (Managing Director)Cannes May 11-21, 2005Continuing along the same path as the reflections of Gilles Jacob, we will begin the Festival with a Rencontre that will take place the day before the Opening, on Tuesday May 10th.We are bringing together the film directors of the Juries to reflect on the future of festivals like ours. We have chosen these filmmakers, who come from all over the world, for the quality of their work, for their passion for cinema and the...

Tous les Cinémas du Monde at Cannes

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The Festival de Cannes inaugurates “Tous les Cinémas du Monde” in 2005. It is a new programme dedicated to the presentation by selected countries of a varied showcase of their cinematographic creation.Gilles Jacob, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Michel Vauzelle, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, today signed the convention which brings the support of the Regional council to this new project of the Festival.The event will take place in a new theatre that is to be...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Cannes selection committee revealed

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Thierry Frémaux, Artistic Director of the Festival de Cannes, has appointed the members of the selection committee for Cannes 2004 and finalised the list of correspondents working abroad. Two separate committees will watch films in Paris, one committee for foreign films (which account for about 70% of screenings) and another for French films. These committees have an advisory role, all final decisions being made by the Artistic Director. The Selection Committee for French FilmsGilles Lyon-Caen,...

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