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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a trend ? I see 16 conferences and panels a...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM

Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order".     Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious car...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

Pim Hendrix announces the Screenplay Contest Winners in Byron Bay Fest

Pim Hendrix : BBIFF SCREENPLAY CONTEST DIRECTOR announced the three winners of the script competition: 3rd place:Happy Alone  by Lloyd Seddon 2nd place: Mescalero by Anderson Boyd 1st place: Storms of Tobruk by Christopher J. Morrison The pandemic may have brought the economies of many countries to their knees, but if the winning entries in this year’s Byron Bay Film Festival Screenplay Contest are any guide, it did nothing to dampen the creativity and br...

VIDEO Interview with the producer of the Byron Bay Fest opening film The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra

Ivan O’Mahoney (producer) presents « The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra » to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company. He sat down with Christophetr Labanne in Byron Bay to chat about his latest feature doc.   Nel Michin and Wayne Blair Directors, take us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, and recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers...

MY VIDEO MEMORIES: Stallone in Cannes 1993 for the AMFAR charity gala

Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone was selected to screen as a special event at Cannes Film Festival France May 1993 The film was distributed by Sony and I was in charge of the marketing. Ampazing memories from Sly in front of thousands of people gathered on the Canal + set, massive crowd packed for hours in front of the Palais... Sly and Mario Kassar (Rambo and Cliffhanger's producer) walking the red carpet...enjoying "best day in my life" as Sly told me that evening! As ...

VIDEO: Back then in Cannes with Arnold promoting Last Action Hero

Great memories and so funny to see myself next to Arnold Schwarzenegger, on this video I jave just found;  offering himsome protection against the crowd... or was it the opposite ?  I am also quite proud of the exposure we have got for the film (against a mere 5000€ budget renting a barge from Marseille to host a 17m high inflatable Arnold) which gave us front cover from every magazine in the world.     ...

VIDEO from Byron Bay Film Festival : Interveiwe with the producer of the opening film The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra

Ivan O’Mahoney (producer) presents « The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra » to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company. He sat down with Christophetr Labanee in Byron Bay to chat about his feature doc.     Nel Michin and Wayne Blair Directors, take us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, and recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers, Stephen, Dav...

Aaron Sorkin and Chloé Zhao Announced as First Honorees at SFFILM Awards Night 2020

SFFILM’S Awards Season Celebration and Fundraiser Is Going Online to Support the Organization’s Year-Round Work Cultivating the Next Generation of Film Artists San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced two notable filmmakers that will accept honors at SFFILM Awards Night, the organization’s annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s highly anticipated awards show has shifted from its traditional seated dinner and onst...

Get a chance to practice your estonian and check my recent interview from Matsalu Nature Film Festival !

BRUNO CHATELIN – MEES FILMIFESTIVALIDE KÕRGEIMAST TAEVAST Tänavuse MAFF-i žürii töös kategoorias „Inimene ja loodus“ lööb väliskülalisena kaasa prantslane Bruno Chatelin – aukartust äratava haardega ning filmifestivalidel ilma teinud filmilevitaja. Just tänu temale jõudis MAFF-ile mullu festivali Grand Prix' võitnud Rob Stewarti luigelaul „Haide häving“ ning selle 2016. a...

The Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its virtual program with Tribeca Talks At Home

 DIRECTORS SERIES FEATURING DRAKE DOREMUS WITH NICHOLAS HOULT, KARYN KUSAMA WITH LISA CHOLODENKO   The Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its virtual program with Tribeca Talks At Home: Directors Series. Episodes will feature director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Douchebag) with actor Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max:Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, “Billions”) with screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon). Sp...

Cannes 2020 Special: The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition

Jury for Short Films and Cinéfondation 2020 © DR The "Cannes 2020 Special" event runs from 27 to 29 October 2020 and marks the Festival's return to its home turf, in a homecoming that puts the emphasis on short films and up-and-coming directors: as every year, the Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 11 films in Competition, and the three Cin&ea...

MoJo signs Director Patricia Chica as she completes filming on "Montréal Girls".

MoJo Global Arts, the company founded by Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker, has signed Canadian/El Salvadorian filmmaker Patricia Chica as production in Montreal resumes.   (Los Angeles, CA) – October 20, 2020. Award-winning director Patricia Chica just wrapped  filming on Montréal Girls, a dramatic feature developed with her writing partner Kamal John Iskander and Canadian production company Objectif 9. ...

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues:Owning Your Brand by taking control to tell new and authentic stories

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Academy governor and producer DeVon Franklin (“Breakthrough”), The Black List founder Franklin Leonard, producer Debra Martin Chase (“Harriet”), and M88 president and managing partner Phillip Sun, discuss their professional journeys and finding success outside of the traditional Hollywood system. What is the importance of having a vision, investing in yourself, and building a business brand by taking control to tell new and authentic stories? Table of con...

VIDEO: Jim Gianopulos, head of Paramount, offered a very smart masterclass during LAGFF

Greek connections at their best: Angeliki Giannakopoulos (LAGFF co founder) conducted a very high level interview (Zoom) with Jim Gianopulos Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO.   Jim is a second-generation Greek-American, Gianopulos oversees the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, distribution and all other facets. Gianopulos has been a leading figure in the global entertainment industry for more than 30 years. Previously he ...

Interview with Kevin McNeely, Executive Director of Sonoma International Film Festival

Born in Minnesota, Kevin McNeely moved to New York for school where he lived for twenty years. In 1992, Kevin and his wine Rosemary moved to Sonoma, California where they have lived ever since. A professional in wine and film, Kevin has held an illustrious career between both worlds. In wine, he partnered with the Roessler brothers at Roessler Cellars in 1990 and later partnered with R2 (AKA R Squared) Wine Company. In film, Kevin works as Executive Director of the Sonoma International Film Fe...

The Order of the Rising Sun to Martine Thérouanne, Director and co-founder of the Vesoul International Festival of Asian Cinema

    The Consul General of Japan in Strasbourg, Mr. Takeshi AKAMATSU, handed over on Friday 25 September 2020 the insignia of the Order of the Rising Sun, Rayons d’Or avec Rosette, to Madame Martine THEROUANNE, Director of the International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul, for her contribution to the promotion of cultural exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and France throu...

Interview with MARIE LECLERE – “RIOS PATAGONICOS” – official selection @ Nature Track film festival 2020

Photo: Marie Leclère in Paris Interview by Emmanuel Itier -What attracted you to canyoning? This sport, canyoning, is an amazing and unique endeavor that allows you to discover and explore areas you couldn’t access normally. You really get to enter the heart of nature, of water falls. It’s so amazing and mesmerizing once you’re part of these wonders. It’s incredible to discover all of what nature has to offer deep within itself. Usually you see these...

OLIVER GOETZL --- interview for “LOST KING OF BIOKO”

by Emmanuel Itier   Can you let us know what inspired you to direct this film? - I always search for film topics that either contain a rare charismatic animal species which ideally has never been filmed before or about a location which is iconic or unknown for most viewers. When my friend Justin Jay, whom I met at two film festivals in the US in 2013, approached me with the idea it definitely was a no brainer! Wild drills have never been filmed before for a natural history program and ...

Newport Beach Film Festival's Virtual Panel Discussions this weekend!

    NBFF Goes Virtual 2020 OCTOBER 10th, 2020       Zeiss Panel #1:    TITLE: ZEISS Conversation: DP Robert McLachlan, ASC Description: Award-winning cinematographer Robert McLachlan, ASC takes viewers behind the scenes of HBO’s hit horror series Lovecraft Country.  SPEAKERS: Director of Photography, Robert McLachlan, ASC CREDITS: Game of Thrones, Westworld, Ray Donovan Panel Date: 10/10/20 Panel Time: ...

Sundance Institute Names 12 Fellows for Reimagined Episodic Lab: Pilot to Series

  Sundance Institute announced today the 12 fellows chosen to participate in its first-ever Episodic: Pilot to Series Lab, designed as an immersive two-part experience hosted on Sundance Collab, where selected emerging TV writers will workshop an original pilot and develop a series overview. Beginning with the Lab, Fellows will benefit from a full year of customized, ongoing support from Feature Film Program staff, Creative Advisors and Industry Mentors, led by...

BFI LFF complete programme of Screen Talks and events

  THE 64th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FREE PROGRAMME OF SCREEN TALKS AND EVENTS Speakers include Miranda July, David Byrne, Letitia Wright, Riz Ahmed, Tilda Swinton, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang and designer Es Devlin   Events will be delivered virtually and accessible to both UK and international audiences    The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express has today announced a programme of Screen Talks and eve...

Youtube BFI LFF screentalk with George Clooney about his career as well as his latest feature THE MIDNIGHT SKY

GEORGE CLOONEY JOINS 64th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL’S SCREEN TALKS PROGRAMME     TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY ON SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 16:00   The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) has today announced an exclusive Screen Talk with renowned actor and filmmaker George Clooney. Clooney will discuss his illustrious and varied career, as well as his latest feature THE MIDNIGHT SKY, at the event which will be free to access both in the UK and internationally via the BFI YouTub...
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