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The 5th edition of Refugee Voices in Film: screeningS and roundtable May 21&22

Please Join UNHCR Program Director Hovig Etyemezian UNHCR Principal Communications Advisor Anadil Hossain, IEFTA President Marco Orsini & Special Guests UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Actress/Producer Kat Graham & Actor/Producer/Philanthropist Jimmy Jean-Louis   For A Roundtable Discussion Following The Screening Of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM (Screening) Sunday, 22 May at Noon in Palais l (Roundtable) Sunday, 22 May at 1:00pm on the Palais Stage (Palais -1) Participate in d...

Sunday May 22 Schedule at AmPav!

  The American Pavilion will be open to members between 9am and 6pm on Sunday May 22. ...

Saturday May 21 Schedule at AmPav!

  Polish Co-Production Panel & 'Is It Time For Fashion'?               10:00A...

Us or Them: New Film starring Malin Akerman

MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez announced today that Malin Åkerman (Warner Bros.’ Rampage and Watchmen), Jack Donnelly (BBC’s hit TV series “Atlantis,” CBS’ “Anubis”), Wayne Gordon (Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, Sony’s Skyfall), Nicole Bartlett (director Rod McCall’s Jim), Celine Arden (MGM/UA’s The Hustle) and Sam Cassidy (Disney’s “Guilt”) star in the new action-thriller feature film Us or Them. Dire...

Adrushya, Review: Invisible man meets blind twins

Adrushya, Review: Invisible man meets blind twins In the last two decades, Marathi films have thrown-up some real gems. They have also not fought shy of experimenting with both form and content. We have been treated to some films that were rooted deeply in Marathi culture and ethos, while there were others with more universal themes. Non-Marathi speaking producers, directors and writers have made their way towards Marathi filmdom, with varying degrees of success. Directed and co-written by a ...

Colcoa renamed The American French Film Festival for next October edition

America’s First and Largest French Film Festival Launches into its 26th Year with a New Name and Renewed Dedication to Showcasing the Best and Brightest in French Cinema and Series   The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) announced today that the COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival. The 26th edition of the festival and its awards competition will take place October 10-16 as a live event held at the Directors Guild of...

VIDEO Highlights/ Marché du Film 2022 | DAY 3 | 19 May 2022

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From covering virtual production and cinematic sensory experiences to celebrating the doc community in Cannes, Day 3 of #MDF22 rightly confirms our dear friend Didier Alloch's statement that the #MarcheDuFilm is “open to EVERYTHING that is #cinema!” See the highlights! ...

VIDEO highlights Marché du Film 2022 | DAY 2 | 18 May 2022

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9 mai 2022 Day 2 of #MDF22 was a special one as we put the spotlight on #India, our first-ever Country of Honour, from the inauguration of the India Pavilion to the Opening Night on the Plage Majestic… 75 years of Cannes + 75 years of Indian independence = a magical celebration! ...

Marion Cotillard, Cyril Dion and Magali Payen launch Newtopia new production studio to create a new world

Petar photo@ Creating an international production company that offers ambitious stories to imagine a sustainable and desirable world. This is the challenge that Magali Payen, Cyril Dion, Marion Cotillard and the founding partners of Newtopia have set themselves. Newtopia is a production company whose mission is to give birth to a new generation of stories to imagine a desirable, ecologically sustainable and socially just future.     ...

Frontières Market & Forum: First Wave Announcement

After the upcoming Frontières Platform in Cannes on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, Frontières will return to the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for the 14th edition of its co-production market in physical form. The market will take place between July 21-24 and the Forum July 22-23. Frontières is pleased to announce a first wave of projects for this year’s official market selection. Notable project helmers include:  ...

Aquarius Films has partnered with Port Pictures to produce the period drama: The Good People

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Leading independent Australian production company Aquarius Films has partnered with Irish production company Port Pictures to produce the feature film, The Good People. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Hannah Kent (the upcoming Run Rabbit Run), who adapted it for the screen.   The Good People is the second novel from bestselling author Kent and was published in 2016 by Pan Macmillan in Australia, Picador in the UK and by Little, Brown and Company in North America, both in 2...

The Cannes Festival & Market Beat N°4

  Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites     Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites.. 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 !   Festival Directors Save the date for our Fest directors wine tasting party honoring J&eacut...

Jeff Bridges honored with golden Jubilee by Queen Angelique Monet at AFI Artisan for Peace Film Fest event in Cannes

Bruno Chatelin, Fest agent for the film Living in the Future's Past, was there to receive his award. Watch out for the fun video and ambiance picturesfrom this superb event at Majestic salon Croisette with exquiste artistic performances! ...

FilmHedge came to Cannes with big news for the film financing community

The announcements were made at the FILM FINANCE FORUM on May 20th where filmHedge's CEO & Founder was speaking in the "State of the Industry" panel. *FilmHedge* is a fin-tech lending platform for TV and Film producers. The company provides solutions for both film financiers and producers looking to borrow. The company was founded after the team lent more than $1 billion to Film/TV in previous roles and came together to improve the financing process for all.  ...

Some happy magic moments with Clémentine Célarié and Matthieu Rubin her producer showing Pierre et Jeanne in Cannes

Clémentine and Matthieu Rubin at the Red Carpet screening of Tirailleurs with Omar Sy Bruno Chatelin caught on camera shooting Clémentine and Matthieu on  TOP GUN Maverick red carpet.  And that was the picture :-) Sécurité thank you for letting me shoot this real quick. Celebrating the success of our first market premiere, with your editor Bruno Chatelin :-) The film team which produced Pierre et Jeanne (under COVID times) were ...

Happy reunion of the team after the screening of Pierre et Jeanne in Cannes

  The film team which produced Pierre et Jeanne (under COVID times) were gathered in Cannes for a drink after their successfull market premiere in the Palais. Clémentine Célarié and Matthieu Rubin (Sazia Films) hosted a reception at 57 la Croisette FilmHedge terrace, and welcoming  foreign press, with a group of members from l' Academie des Lumières in France. Ecran Total: Pierre Abouchahla, Rebecca L...

Dhaakad, Review: Kan-gana Ran-aut-do Charlize Theron?

Dhaakad, Review: Kan-gana Ran-aut-do Charlize Theron? Whenever director Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai shouted action on the sets of this film, he must have meant either of two things: A. Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and a battalion of cronies get at each other, either with arms and ammunition, or fists, kicks and ambition. B: Some version of a lullaby is sung by someone, from at least four characters. There is little else happening. So, what? Is something more needed? Yes, surely! But wher...

Matthieu Rubin in talks with ESRA students on the making of Clémentine Célarié Pierre et Jeanne

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Matthieu Rubin (Sazia Films), a former student at ESRA invited 20 students from ESRA to a masterclass on the very rare film adventure he shared with Clémentine Célarié during Covid times.  We were able to film, stay tuned for the video. ...

FilmHedge is a fin-tech company providing short-term debt financing to borrowers working in Film, TV, and media

  For the past 70 years Hollywood has been serviced by a niche community of private banks and financial groups who traditionally put up the capital to finance Film and TV productions. Using technology, FilmHedge streamlines the media finance process and captures an unprecedented amount of data in the process. For example, they provide real time analytics on how producers utilize money to investors, something that reduces accounting errors or fraud. The FilmHedge platform also automates t...

The Wrong Guy by Alejandro Montoya Marin comes to Dances With Films Festival.

DANCES WITH FILMS ANNOUNCE DARK COMEDY  THE WRONG GUY AS OFFICIAL SELECTION Director/producer Alejandro Montoya Marin, one of director Robert Rodriguez’ stars in his 12-part series Rebel Without a Crew brings his new film The Wrong Guy to Dances With Films Festival. Screening June 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the TCL Chinese Theater.      Never a stranger to exorbitant challenges, th...

Spring Seeing Hong Kong again at Cannes

  Spring Seeing Hong Kong again is a well-crafted documentary short directed by Benoit Lelievre and award winning filmmaker and teacher Huaqing Jin on how the third largest financial center in the world has rejuvenated itself in the midst of the challenging effects of the pandemic.  With skillfull editing and excellent cinematography the film is a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong with its many waterfront edifices and structures. The return to spring is hallmarked by tenacity ...

Venture Capitalist Gayle Jennings O'Byrne Honored at Women in Entertainment Finance Forum at the 75th Cannes Film Festival

Media finance innovator Gayle Jennings O’Byrne will be honored at the Women in Entertainment Finance Forum (WEF) celebration this year at the Cannes Film Festival.    The event is a new program launched as part of Winston Baker's larger International Film Finance Forum now in its 12th year. The event offers recognition to outstanding contributions of Women working in financial services as related to the production of Film, TV, or other areas of media.   Winston Bak...

Global streamer Cultpix signs with Severin Films

  Cultpix.com is the world’s first global streaming platform dedicated to vintage exploitation and genre films. Cultpix has recently celebrated its first anniversary, having gone from 400 films to 800 films in one year of operation, and adding 5-10 more titles every week. Cultpix has agreements with companies and institutions like AGFA (the American Genre Film Archive), Something Weird Video, Vinegar Syndrome, Synapse Films, SF Studios, Klubb Super 8, Penny Video, ARRI/Lisa Film, ...

MAD Solutions Expands into U.S. Theatrical Market through Equity Stake in D Street Releasing

  Revived Art-House Label Creates Strategically Important Domestic Distribution Outlet for Arab Cinema.   MAD Solutions has extended the global reach of its theatrical distribution operations for Arab cinema after assuming an equity ownership stake in the revived New York City-based arthouse distributor D Street Releasing.   The deal gives MAD, already a prolific distributor of independent Arab feature-length and short films across the entire Arab-speaking world, a critical...

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