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Cannes Beat and Buzz May 21: It's Tarantino's day

  Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles last edition ! Read this online      FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                   Cannes Festival Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies ...

La Belle époque Press Conference with Nicolas Bedos and Fanny Ardant

(Nicolas Bedos and his cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER La Belle époque from French writer/director/actor Nicolas Bedos screened out of competition and the press conference was full of laughs. The director and his lively actors including the exquisite Fanny Ardant, Guillame Canet, Daniel Auteuil, and Doria Tillier really showed their love for one another throughout the conference. (Daniel Auteuil, Fanny Ardant, Nicolas Bedos, &...

Chicuarotes: Gael García Bernal Cheered on by Jury President Alejandro González Iñárritu

(Chicuarotes World Premiere, Gael García Bernal and cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER Cannes 2019 Jury President Alejandro González Iñárritu joined a packed house to cheer on Gael García Bernal at the world premiere of his film Chicuarotes. Bernal and his team were thrilled to introduce their film to the world at the Salle du Soixantième on Monday evening. Bernal was in very high spirits before the...

Wednesday may 22 in the Market

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The Marché Buzz: Day 8

Tarantino’s Return  As the second week of the Cannes Film Festival has started it has also come to a head with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” finally having premiered this evening. With a film of this stature comes much attention, and quickly. Reactions from critics and fans have already begun flooding in on social media platforms- and it seems no one was disappointed. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, the actors who play the leads in the film, have been ...

The 2020 BlueCat Screenplay Competition: CALL FOR ENTRIES

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The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 22nd year, is open for submissions for its 2020 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.   BlueCat accepts features, shorts, and pilots and awards over $40,000 in cash prizes each year, including the Fellini Award, which gives $2,500 to the best script written by an international writer.   Early Deadline: June 30th, 2019 &nb...

Premiere of Midi Z's Film Nina Wu and Quentin Tarantino as Surprise Audience Member

(Midi Z, cast and crew before the world premiere of Nina Wu, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER Nina Wu is an interesting film that hits a hard punch, and it's clear that Midi Z has enjoyed his share of Quentin Tarantino films in addition to other filmmaking greats. It made its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section today. It's no surprise to this film journalist that QT showed up for this screening. This is the kind of film that one might thin...

The Marché Buzz: Day 7

Once Upon A Time There Were No Spoilers Though the opening ceremony of the festival has come and gone and the opening film shown, more attention has been given to the film that is to be shown a week after the opening, and that film is from Quentin Tarantino. The director hasn’t had a film come out since 2012, and hasn’t had a film appear at the festival since 2009 with “Inglourious Basterds.” His latest film is to premiere tomorrow night, in competition and is titled &...

The Marché Buzz: Day 6

Malick Returns In 2011, director Terrence Malick appeared at the Cannes Film Festival with his his film “The Tree of Life” which won the Palme d’Or. This year, Malick returned with his film “A Hidden Life,” a film about World War II. Between these two films, Malick has been critiqued for his films having strayed from his usual path, but with this year’s competitive film he vowed to return to his usual ways. This film was one of the few in particular that cr...

Global Film Showcase at Russian Pavilion

The Global Film Showcase was held at the Russian Pavilion today. In the panel was Katya Mtsitouridze, Jamie Lundy, Dena Rassam, and Allison Melody. They each had a chance to discuss their individual careers and projects they were working on. Through Jamie Lundy’s new film, set during World War II, he “wants it to not only be a great film but an educational one” because he believes “the heart of movies has been lost.”  Dema Rassam&rsquo...

Boston Underground Film Festival Call For Entries Now Open

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BUFF seeks films that celebrate alternative visions and sounds, offering a platform that connects filmmakers with one another and our intelligent, engaged, and incredibly passionate audience, and encourages new ideas in celebration of work that pushes the envelope in style and content. We are looking for challenging & exceptional independent features and shorts in the categories of: Dark comedy, genre, bleak sci-fi, cerebral and/or psychedelic horror, strange documentary, fantastic music vi...

French Riviera Film Festival concluded a 2 day screening program of shorts including Oscar winner short and berlinale best short

The Closing Ceremony of the French Riviera Film Festival took place may 19, a launching initiative for short filmmakers by Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna, The FRFF festival founders.   Drama Finalists Any Wednesday: Any Wednesday is a sensitive, delicate drama of disparate souls reaching for connection. [Director: Allie Light, Patrick Stark, Country: USA, Duration: 29:40] Cycle: Cycle follows 10-year-old Elina a...

A Hidden Life Press Conference with August Diehl and Valerie Pachner

(Cannes Film Festival Press conference room, 20 May 2019, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   When August Diehl was asked how he thinks that this Terrence Malick film can uplift society he had this to say: "This is something that I will know better once I see the film more and more...Being someone who says no and not really judging others, if there were more people like this especially in Europe with all of the political developments maybe that is t...

5 Questions for the Hollyweed Film Festival

1. WHO — This fest is the brainchild of Keith Kurlander, director/editor and Dennis Woodruff, the world’s most known/unknown actor, they’ve collaborated on numerous out the box indie movies which can be seen at https://stonermovieschannel.com/ Besides working with Dennis, Keith also owned his own post house, directed around 50 alt-rock and rap videos and worked as an editor on shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight and the Howie Mandel show ...

Cannes Beat and Buzz May 19

  Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles last edition ! Read this online      FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                   Cannes Festival Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies ...

Ampav program may 20

Monday – May 20, 2019 At 10:00 AM, meet us at the Pavilion for a provocative discussion on Making Socially Responsible Films – Imprisoned. Inspired and socially conscious film executives who worked on Imprisoned and founded Equitas Entertainment Partners [EPP] will share models for socially responsible, fiscally possible filmmaking and will specifically reflect on gender pay equity with the Laurence Fishburne film Imprisoned. Experts for the discussion will be Paul Kampf (director...

Ampav program may 19

Sunday – May 19, 2019 Starting at 11:00 AM, discover the magical way music is included in films with our The Music of Cannes Film Festival panel. Featuring composers from some of Cannes most prolific films, including Nainita Desai (For Sama), Kristian Eidnes Anderson (Vivarium), Walter Mair (HBO’s The Hunt for Jihadi Jon, Balance not Symmetry), and Allyson Newman (Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound) and will be moderated by Thomas Mikusz from White Bear PR. The panel will ex...

Filmfestivals.com moments of logo fame

Better World Forum Ocean Impact Day in Cannes May 18. Longbeach FLIFF Beach Party with Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Gypsy Kings. Film Finance Forum and Immersive Summit with the founders Katherine Winston and Amy Baker. French Riviera Film Festival ...

Cannes Beat and Buzz May 18

  Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles last edition ! Read this online      FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                   Cannes Festival Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies ...

WeAudition Holds Panel on the Future of Casting at the Member's Club in Cannes

The audition landscape is shifting with the introduction of technology. The website WeAudition.com is trying to harness that to combine skype-like technology and the internet to help actors and directors/producers alike. Last night, there was a panel held at the Members Club in Cannes to discuss these changes and how they affect the industry. WeAudition's mission is to combine video chats and auditions because you can’t necessarily get the essence of an actor in a self tape...

Festival Beat 866 Cannes is getting warmer inside than outside

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! View Email in browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 196 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                 > CANNES BREAKING NEWS BOOK YOUR ADS from 200€ VIDEO: RocketMan flamboyant Concert on the Croisette from Elton John... the full story for his fans For your eyes and your ear...

Submit, Win, Get produced by Your Script Produced

SUBMIT NOW “YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED!” WORLDWIDE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Introducing the first annual 2018 inaugural for “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script for $250,000.00 USD. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form. No cap on in...

The Marché Buzz: Day 4

From Screening to Streaming The Cannes Film Festival is meant to be a platform to not only show movies to the public for the first time, but to enable the purchasing of film rights within the film market. Whether the films are documentaries shown in smaller theaters or those participating in competition, they have the chance to be purchased. The world of the festival and online viewing platforms have merged at this years festival with Amazon Studios acquiring the U.S. rights to Ladj Ly’...
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