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Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 - 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !
 

 

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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

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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...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

 

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Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin about the 2022 edition (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 became the biggest film market...

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The Awards of Cannes 75th edition

 
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After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes, chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon, surrounded by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly , by American director Jeff Nichols, Indian superstar actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, presented its prize list among the 21 films presented i...
 

 

Ruben Östlund takes home second Palme d'Or for "Triangle of Sadness"

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Feature Films Palme d'or TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND Grand Prix (jointly awarded) CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS ...
 

 

Nesta Sketching the stars from Cannes 2022

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We are Uk film panel Cannes 20th May 2022 Insights into changing markets with Mia Bays, director of the BFI Film Fund, film producer & cultural activist #ReclaimTheFrame from the UK pavilion at Cannes. Sketch stars (left to right) : Rene Bourdages of Cultural Telefilm, Canada, and Matt Brodlie of C.P. Upgrade Productions, and Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia, with our panel host Mia Bays, director of The BFI film fund and @miafilms (twitter). The message to filmmakers is T...
 

 

RSIFF ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ Gala at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival

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Mohamed Al Turki and Naomi Campbell Rossy de Palma In ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’, the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), hosted a gala event at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes.  The ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ gala event recognises and celebrates female filmmakers and acting talent’s incredible work being showcased on the Festival circuit....
 

 

Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day Javier !!!

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Javier Bardem enjoying the power of Cannes   ...
 

 

Interview with Brazilian Model/Actress Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival

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  Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival Brazilian born model and actress Barbara Vitorelli (29) attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival where she heated up the red carpet in a sustainable dress designed by Venera Tabakin. A former international beauty queen, the striking and soulful Vitorelli has travelled the world as a model and appeared on the cover of Harpers’ Bazaar, among multiple other fashion magazines. Currently living in London,...
 

 

Short Films in Competition and LA CINEF Selection to be screened in Paris

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Short films in Competition and winning student films from the LA CINEF Selection will be screened in Paris on May 31st.  Head over to the Cinéma du Panthéon to discover the very best short films from the 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes.                   6.30 pm                 The winning student films from the LA CINEF Selection First Prize IL BARBIERE COMPLOT...
 

 

Directors fortnight premiere of 'Maria Schneider, 1983'

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The Festival de Cannes Directors fortnight premiere of Maria Schneider, 1983 (16mm) by Elisabeth Subrin will be held May 26 featuring Manal Issa, Aïssa Maïga, and Isabel Sandoval. Together with other filmmakers, Subrin said she was asked to work on an unpublished screenplay for Antonioni's film Technically Sweet in the 1980's to be shot on video.  It was never made when Jack Nicholson refused to shoot on location in the Amazon. Antonioni ins...
 

 

Top prizes for Un Certain Regard 2022

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Top prizes for Un Certain Regard were announced tonite at Cannes.   Best film went to Les Pires - "The Worst Ones" directed by Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret (France). The film concerns a film shooting in Picasso, a suburb of Boulogne-sur-mer in north France and the casting of four teenagers  -  “worst ones?   Jury prize went to the first Pakistani film to screen at Cannes - Joyland by Saim Sadiq about the youngest son of a family who fall...
 

 

RMN Christian Mungiu sketched by Nesta Morgan

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R.M.N. film portrays Mungiu’s choice of narrative, background sounds in the low gypsy life, black and grey density and less colour evoke the cold background to love. Nesta Morgan   ...
 

 

The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 61st Semaine de la Critique,

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The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 61st Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Kaouther Ben Hania, are Grand Prize La Jauría de by Andrés Ramírez Pulido French Touch Prize of the Jury Aftersun de by Charlotte Wells Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film Ice Merchants de by João Gonzalez Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star...
 

 

2022 Next Step prize Vytautas Katkus for The Visitor

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Vytautas Katkus, 2022 Next Step Prize Since 2014, La Semaine de la Critique has been supporting young talented short film directors make their feature with its Next Step programme - exclusively dedicated to the directors whose short films were selected by La Semaine de la Critique. After presenting their short film in Cannes, filmmakers are invited in Paris in December to take part in a workshop. Over a week, they receive advice from international consultants.  Every year, a profess...
 

Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day MAY 24 Filmfestivals.com on the red carpet

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Bruno Chatelin - Temi Ojo TOPIJO FILMS © ALOHA PICTURES © Alan Schoenauer Carlotti  & Patrick Mascaraque  http://aloha7as.wix.com/monsite 312 Avenue Charles de Gaulle 69500 Bron  France 00+33(0)621064898 aloha7.as@gmail.com Facebook / Linked in .  42 th Anniversary Cannes film Festival-Ajaccio-Usa-New York-Los Angeles Hawaii-Honolulu-Maui-Big-Island-San Francisco-Grand Canyon-Bryce Canyon Las Vegas-Miami-Flo...
 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Pierre et Jeanne" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

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Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of the family. Is this money hiding a heavy secret? 

 

"Return to Eden" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

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Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais.

 


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Filmfestivals.com Wine Tasting Reception for Festival Organizers

Filmfestivals.com farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

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Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf joined the Annual filmfestivals.com wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge 57 la Croisette in partnership with the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, since they announced their 100M$ new line of credit. Both heads of Cannes and AFM MarketS were having this year, their last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new step in their life and carreer as they depart their position after t...

 

 

FilmHedge Raises $100M to Build a New Financial Operating System for Hollywood

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Atlanta-based Fin-tech company FilmHedge has closed on $100M in debt financing to modernize Film and TV financing with its tech and data products.    The latest deal was with the private credit firm Coromandel Capital and follows a previous closing earlier this year between the company and another firm. Both transactions were $50M, giving FilmHedge $100M in total lending capacity.   FilmHedge is a fin-tech company providing short-term debt financing to borrowers working in F...
 

 

Better World Forum hosted a series of powerful sustainability focused events in Cannes

 

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Global Speakers and Filmmakers Joined Forces to Raise Awareness about Food, Health and Sustainability at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 during a special event organized by The president and founder of Better World Fund, Mr. Manuel Collas de la Roche’s.  After a magnificent Cannes sunset, stars appear above the famed Croisette illuminating the Better World Fund’s illustrious Black-Tie Gala dinner that took place at the JW Marriott, with the humbling presence of Her Excellency t...
 

 

VIDEO Amazing Beach party with Fort Lauderdale Film Festival presented by FilmHedge and Filmfestivals.com

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THE ANNUAL FLIFF BEACH PARTY, held at Long Beach in partnership with FILMHEDGE and FILMFESTIVALS.COM Gregory von Hausch (FLIFF CEO and Founder) with Jeff Gross ("Return to Eden" filmmaker) and Daizy Gedon ("Enough! Lebanon darkest hour" filmmaker) Gregory von Hausch with Jon Gosier FilmHedge Founder The FilmHedge team Mickey Vetter, Josh Harris and Jon Gosier   ...
 

Royal reception and Awards Ceremony at Artisan for Peace Gala in Cannes

 

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KAJAWOOD STUDIOS… a concept State-of-the-art film studio to open early 2023 in Sotkamo, Kainuu region, Finland

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 A BUBBLE STUDIO DESTINATION   KAJAWOOD STUDIOS comes as the result of a Joint task between Miika J. Norvanto and Timo Puustinen. Together they built a unique studio ecosystem, located an hour and a half by plane from Helsinki set to welcome productions from all over the world. Currently under construction, the studio is a combination of the latest technology including a led screen and technical capabilities, designed facilities, concept-to-production-to-distribution ‘know-h...
 

 

101 Films International has boarded worldwide sales for new comedy SciFi fantasy film This is The Night Mail

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101 Films International, the UK based sales division of Amcomri Entertainment, has boarded worldwide sales for new comedy SciFi fantasy film This is The Night Mail.    Written by Joanne Reay (MindGamers), This is the Night Mail stars a plethora of well-known and beloved talent including Stephen Fry (Bright Young Things), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain).    Andrew Goth (MindGamers) and Joanne Reay have directed the film which is cu...
 

 

 

Campari hosted Breaking Through The Lens at the Cannes Film Festival

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Campari played host to Breaking Through The Lens, an organisation that connects female-identifying and non-binary directors to finance, for an afternoon that unveiled the organisation’s Finalist Projects that would later be pitched to the industry. This initiative is one of its kind and completely result-driven with a comprehensive portfolio of success stories.   Among the illustrious guests, Kathryn M. Moseley from One Two Twenty Entertainment, one the main supporters of thi...
 

 

Alice Rohrwacher Directed and Alfonso Cuarón Produced "Le Pupille" to Receive World Premiere in Cannes Tomorrow

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Alice Rohrwacher brings her short, “Le Pupille,” which she wrote and directed, to The French Riviera. The Italian filmmaker is a two-time Cannes prize winner for her notable features, “The Wonders” and “Happy as Lazzaro.” Shot on Super 16 and in 35mm format, “Le Pupille” is set to premiere during Rohrwacher’s scheduled masterclass as part of Cannes’ “Rendez-vous With...” series on May 27 at Salle Debussy.   Five-tim...
 

 

 

"Sicily, Women, and Cinema » new Rom-Com announced in Cannes

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The Sicilian Ministry of Tourism and the Sicilia Film Commission present « Sicily, Women, and Cinema » at the Cannes Film Festival – May 23th 2022  This year, the Sicilia Film Commission and the Sicilian Ministry of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment is attending the Cannes Film Festival through a dedicated expositive place called Casa Sicilia based at the Majestic Hotel. The venue is destined to the photographic project « Sicily, Women and Cinema ». ...
 

 

Neutrogena Studios First Frame: If My Voice Rang Louder Than My Skin

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 NEUTROGENA STUDIOS SHORT FILM IF MY VOICE RANG LOUDER THAN MY SKIN   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE AT THE AMERICAN PAVILION'S EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE     Neutrogena Studios short film IF MY VOICE RANG LOUDER THAN MY SKIN, had its international premiere at the American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The short film is one of the first two films from the studio’s First Frame Program, produced in partnersh...
 

 

Film Saudi, a 40% cash rebate incentive program, is now open for applications

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The Saudi Film Commission (SFC) today announced that the highly anticipated up to 40% cash rebate program "Film Saudi" is now functional and open for applications via a dedicated platform for film productions. Saudi Arabia is set to become a world-class center for production, with the “Film Saudi” program providing major incentives for local, regional, and international film producers to base their creative projects in the Kingdom, whilst supporting the screen sector to ...
 

 

Jimmy Jean-Louis Hosted the 2nd Annual GHESKIO Fundraiser at Cannes

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Josh Harris, Mickey Vetter Jon Gosier, Jimmy Jean-Louis    Jimmy Jean-Louis    Kristina Wang, Jessia Truong Carina Velva   Actor and Haitian Ambassador at Large Jimmy Jean-Louis hosted the 2nd Annual GHESKIO Fundraiser in Cannes this past Sunday at the Carlton Beach Club. GHESKIO is the world renowned health, social services, and HIV/TB research center in Haiti, serving over 100,000 patients annually for voluntary counseling and HIV testing...
 

 

Spring, Seeing Hong Kong Again---review by Claus Mueller

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  Directed by Benoit Lelievre, SPRING, SEEING HONG KONG AGAIN is a superbly photographed short documentary on the rapid recuperation of Hong Kong, ranked among the three most important global financial centers, from the corona virus pandemic. In early 2022, twenty thousand cases of Covid were reported; the number of infections reached one million when the 5th wave hit.  When the city opened again for public and private events and full business activities at the end of spring, t...

 

 

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