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NEON has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano’s festival sensation A Chiara

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NEON announced today that it has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano’s festival sensation A Chiara, which won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight section at Cannes.    The film marks the second time Carpignano takes the award, after previously winning for 2017’s A Ciambra, the second film in his Calabrian Trilogy.  Written by Carpignano, the drama stars Carmela Fumo, Claudio Rotolo and Swamy Rotolo. Ph...

French cinema bags more than 20 awards at Cannes!

Discover all of the French productions and coproductions honored at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. UniFrance rejoices in the strong presence of French productions in this year's Cannes awards list and the many accolades won by French coproductions. Our congratulations to all of the award winners and their film crews! All the award-winning French films at Cannes 2021 Official Selection - In Competition Palme d'Or: Julia Ducournau Grand Pri...

Jon Gosier Honored For Financial Support of Filmmakers at 74th Annual Cannes

  The Film Financier and Investor Awarded as “Gentlemen of the Year”   Cannes, France—July 13th, 2021   Photo: Beachside Gala hosted by Better World Fund at 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival   Jon Gosier was a guest of honor at a private beachside gala organized by the Better World Fund at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The invite-only event was one of this year’s most anticipated.   At the event’s culmination, Jon presented...

Cannes festival and market CLOSING

  Enjoy 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 during the last edition ! Read this online     CATCH UP WITH PREVIOUS MARKET NEWSLETTERS 1 I 2  I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6    Cannes Newsletter 1  CANNES MARCHE DU FILM 2020 Coverage ...

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 (virtual) Awards Ceremony - Winners announced

                  The winners are in ...CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to our special award recipients George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, and o...

Cannes Clip Premiere - Gaspar Noé's VORTEX - World Premiere in Cannes

    VORTEX Directed by Gaspar Noé (Climax, Enter the Void) has its World Premiere in Cannes “Life is a short party that will soon be forgotten.”   Director: Gaspar Noé Cast: Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz Sales: Wild Bunch             CANNES SCREENINGS ...

Review of the 7th edition of Women In Motion at the 74th Festival de Cannes

Yamina Benguigui, Lou Doillon, Jodie Turner-Smith, Tilda Swinton and Regina King shared their experiences and views of women’s representation in the film industry during a fascinating set of conversations. A new series of podcasts recorded in the Women In Motion studio with leading women in cinema will be available soon. On Sunday July 11, the Women In Motion award was presented to the campaigning actress, producer and director Salma Hayek, while the Young Talent Award was given to Aust...

Abramorama Adds 9 Films to Artinii.Pro Global Blockchain Powered Theatrical Delivery Service

  ABRAMORAMA ADDS 9 FILMS TO ARTINII.PRO GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN POWERED THEATRICAL DELIVERY SERVICE   Amir Bar Lev’s Grateful Dead Epic Long Strange Trip And 8 Additional Impact Documentaries Added      Abramorama announced today that they have added 9 feature length documentary films, including Amir Bar Lev’s Long Strange Trip, Graham Shelby’s The City of Ali, Jonathan Gruber’s Upheaval, Barbara Miller’s #Female Pleasure, Khyentse Norbu...

2021 Women In Motion Awards ceremony

Kering and the Festival de Cannes had the pleasure of welcoming Spike Lee, Andrea Arnold, Maggie Gyllenhaal, JR, Catherine Corsini, Tahar Rahim, Mati Diop, Lou Doillon, Jodie Turner-Smith, Eva Husson and Mélanie Laurent to the official dinner of the 7th edition of Women In Motion ​ In the presence of the festival jury, François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Fr&ea...

Jan De Witte resigns as BARCO CEO

Charles Beauduin and An Steegen are appointed as co-CEOs Kortrijk, Belgium, 16 July 2021, 19.00 hrs - Jan De Witte has decided to step down as CEO, with effect as from 1 September 2021. As CEO, Jan De Witte has played a crucial role in the turnaround of Barco since 2016. He has brought focus to the company, strengthened the leadership team, streamlined the portfolio towards a solutions strategy, strengthened the digital capabilities, and further internationalised and activated the...

NEON picks up U.S. rights to The Worst Person in The World from Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier

    The Romantic Comedy starring Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum Premiered in Competition to Critical Acclaim at Cannes NEON announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to The Worst Person in The World from Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier (Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, Thelma).  The film marks the final part of Trier’s Oslo Trilogy, which started with Reprise in 2006 and continued wit...

Filmmaker Ella Manzheeva finds her voice in Cannes with vocal performance

With cinema roaring back to life on this year’s Croisette, Cannes’ Cinéfondation opened its doors for their selection of promising talent in their L’Atelier program. In dozens of meetings with leading world sales agents and A-list festival programmers, filmmaker Ella Manzheeva found her voice - not only as a screenwriter/director.   During a special event in Cannes, she even performed several songs inspired by her narrative feature WHITE ROAD!, a modern myth abo...

VIDEO Recording of the Cannes Workshop & 3rd Cohort Applications

In case you missed it, we would like to share the recording of our workshop which took place at Marché du Film in a collaboration with Cannes Next: https://player.vimeo.com/video/570954719 During the workshop, we have also announced the call for our 3rd cohort providing AI support to the selected movie producers for a duration of 6 months with the support and compensations of our partner institutions and associations.  If you are interested in experimenting AI...

The Jury has announced the winners of the 24th Cinéfondation Selection

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury comprised of Sameh Alaa, Kaouther Ben Hania, Carlos Muguiro, Tuva Novotny, Nicolas Pariser and Alice Winocour, has awarded the 2021 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 1835 entries coming from 490 film schools around the world.        ...

VIDEO: Women In Motion Awards 2021 - Ceremony and ambiance

Celebrating women in the film industry with Women In Motion and Cannes Film Festival. Photo : @anthonyghnassia ...

Frontières Market: Additional Projects Announcement | Dévoilement de projets additionnels

  FRONTIERES CO-PRODUCTION MARKET ANNOUNCES FROM OUR DARK SIDE AND SHORTS TO FEATURES PROJECTS    We are thrilled to announce the selection of five projects for the From Our Dark Side section (formerly known as Created by Women), an incubator organized by Women in Film and Television Vancouver for Canadian female writer-directors.  The Shorts to Features section is designed to give Canadian filmmakers the oppor...

Cannes Daily Screening Program July 15th

Daily Screening Program   YOU'RE IN CANNES | Check the Screenings Schedule on Cinando: you can filter on onsite/online screenings. From 14 to 16 July, enjoy exclusive Reruns of the Official Selection, for March&...

THE BODY FIGHTS BACK interview with director: Marian Vosumets

By Emmanuel Itier Q: What inspired you to direct this documentary?   Marian: First of all I was fascinated by the anti-diet movement that is happening in the UK, or Australia or the U.S. For me coming from a small country like Estonia it had not been seen or heard of. Therefore, I was very taken and impressed by that. As well as being impressed by the people behind this movement. On top of this I have had years of disorder eating. T...

NEON announces their partnership with Direct Relief for its upcoming anthology feature, The Year of the Everlasting Storm

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NEON TO PARTNER WITH DIRECT RELIEF ON “THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM” TO ADVANCE COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS WORLDWIDE   The NEON Original Production is making its World Premiere today at Cannes NEON announced today that they are partnering with Direct Relief for its upcoming anthology feature, The Year of the Everlasting Storm, and will donate to the organization's worldwide Covid-19 relief efforts. The film is making its World Premiere at the Cannes ...

Successful 5th edition of the Better World Fund took place in Cannes on Monday July 12th.

  Kiera Chaplin, Barry Alexander Brown, and his trophy, Manuel Collas de La Roche Kiera Chaplin, Michel Moawad, Manuel Collas de La Roche, Marcelo Vieira, Clarice Alves reception at the 3.14 beach  photo credit Stéphane Gendre    Dr. Okyere Darko-Mensah This endowment fund created for women's rights, education, children and the preservation of the oceans takes advantage of major international festivals to ensure that cinematographic art is us...

Vesoul festival of asian cinemas in Cannes

THE VESOUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ASIAN CINEMAS AT THE 74th CANNES FESTIVAL, COLLECTOR'S EDITION:   This 74th Cannes Film Festival will be that of a “collector's” edition, very different from previous editions, at the same time gentle, thanks to the great kindness of the reception staff, security, surveillance, and harsh because of the Covid epidemic. It is a great pleasure to meet in love with film culture, to see so many people with whom we have ma...

Winners of the 19th UniFrance Short Film Awards

Version:       Jonathan Koulavsky, has won the 2021 Solarium by Alice Bloch (Horacio by Edwina Liard – Ikki Films) – Coproducer: Innervision) GRAND ACTION PRIZE & RTBF PRIZE Caroline Brami & Carine Ruszniewski (de films en aiguille) MOVISTAR+ PRIZE Sandrine Stoïanov & Jérôme Barthélemy & Caïmans Productions) BE TV PRIZE Martin Soudan – Producer: Adrien Guillon Verne (The Wo...

Today Doc Alliance announced the winners of the 2021 Doc Alliance Award

Today Doc Alliance announced the winners of the 2021 Doc Alliance Awards, one short film & one feature film chosen from the titles nominated by each of the seven festival members. Congratulations to the two winners!         ...

UniFrance at the 74th Festival de Cannes

Version:        Cannes from July 6 through 16 at two locations: the UniFrance Terrace and the UniFrance stand, within the Marché du Film. Export professionals, French film teams at Cannes (all sections included), and the international press will be welcomed there. Numerous events will also take places in these sites. THE PLACES The UniFrance Terrace in Cannes, a special venue at the service of French cinema on the international scen...

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