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Interview with Jon Gosier - Founder and CEO of FilmHedge

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By DJ Cook     Jon Gosier is the founder and CEO of FilmHedge, a lending company that uses financial technology solutions to finance movies with up to $20 million per production.   What brings you to the Cannes Film Festival? “This year, our company is one of the sponsors for a number of events here: the Producer’s Club, the Film Finance Forum, and VIP access to the red carpet itself,” Gosier responded. FilmHedge has participated in the festival for the p...

VIDEO: Plage Magnum custom ice cream bar - Cannes 2024

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Plage Magnum is on the Croisette in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival. There, many events and parties are hosted during each night of the festival. The venue boasts a custom ice cream bar where participants can choose their own toppings and chocolate shell.   https://www.magnumicecream.com/fr/home.html ...

VIDEO: Prix de la Citoyenneté Award Ceremony - Cannes 2024

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The Prix de la Citoyenneté is a prize awarded to a film in the Cannes official selection that best showcases humanism, secularism and universalism. This year's jury consisted Valérie Donzelli, Agathe Bonitzer, Isabelle Chenu, Claus Drexel and Frédéric Sojcher. The 2024 Prix de la Citoyenneté was awarded to the film Bird by Andrea Arnold.   More about the Prix de la Citoyenneté https://www.prixdelacitoyennete.fr/   Bird: h...

VIDEO: Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm - Best Short Film Award

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The 2024 Queer Palm award ceremony was held at Plage Magnum in Cannes, France. Read more about Queer Palm: https://queerpalm.org/en/   The winner for best short film was Las Novias Del Sur by Elena Lopez Riera https://www.semainedelacritique.com/fr/edition/2024/film/les-fiancees-du-sud   ...

VIDEO: Un Certain Regard 2024 Award Ceremony

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Celebrating a cinema of discoveries, the mission of Un Certain Regard is to bring out new trends, new paths and new countries of cinema. The 2024 selection offered 18 feature films including 8 first films which also compete for the Caméra d'or. When the Light Breaks by Rúnar Rúnarsson opened this year. Chaired by the Canadian actor, director, screenwriter and producer Xavier Dolan, the Jury is made up of the French-Senegalese screenwriter and director Ma&i...

VIDEO: Interview with Frédéric Sojcher

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An interview with Frédéric Sojcher, a film scholar and member of the Jury for the Prix de la Citoyenneté. This occurred during the 77th Cannes Film Festival in 2024.   Interviewed by DJ Cook   ...

George Lucas Receives Honorary Palme D'or

George Lucas received the honorary Palme D’or today in recognition for his legendary work. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars series as well as the founder of Lucasfilm. During his rendez-vous today he discussed his early career in hollywood, how he got started in film, and how he sees the industry today.         Lucas started out studying anthropology and social sciences, it was on a whim that he decided to take the University of South...

VIDEO: Walk and chat with Bruno - entering the Palais at the Cannes Film Festival

Bruno shows us his favorite entrance, the Riviera Lerins entrance, to the Palais for the Cannes Film Festival. This entrance goes along the water where all the fancy yachts docks for parties. Bruno recounts some memories on these boats. We also see the international pavilions and some of the fleet of Festival vehicles docked behind the Palais.   ...

Ricardo Teodoro Receives Louis Roederer Rising Star Award

Today the Louis Roederer foundation gave its rising star award to actor Ricardo Teodoro. The award has been given to the work of a burgeoning artist since 2017. This year Teodoro received the award for his work in the film Baby(2024). He received the award for playing the second lead of the film, Ronaldo. The film follows Wellington, a young man released from juvenile detention to find his parents have left him adrift and alone. Ronaldo attempts to help Wellington as both a mentor and a lover ...

VIDEO: Martín Rodríguez FRFF Industry Excellence Award

During the 2024 edition of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) actor Martín Rodríguez was awarded the Industry Excellence award. May 17th 2024.   French Riviera Film Festival: https://frenchrivierafilmfestival.com/   ...

VIDEO: French Riviera Film Festival 2024 Award Ceremony

  Announcement of the winners and presentations of awards for the 2024 French Riviera Film Festival. https://frenchrivierafilmfestival.com/ Filmfestivals.com is one of the sponsors for the French Riviera Film Festival.   ...

VIDEO: Interview with Martín Rodríguez

Actor Martín Rodríguez was interviewed by Bruno Chatelin in Cannes, France. Rodríguez starred in Quimera by Tomás Vergara, which competed in the 2024 edition of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF). Rodríguez was also awarded with the FRFF 2024 Industry Excellence Award. Find Martín Rodríguez on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1448617/ and on Instagram: @martinrodriguezag   ...

VIDEO: Interview with Paweensuda Drouin

  "Fahsai" Jennifer Paweensuda Drouin attended the 2024 Thai Night: Where Films Come Alive gala.   Find her on Instagram @paweensuda Facebook Paweensuda Drouin and Tiktok Paweensuda.Drouin   ...

VIDEO: 2024 International Cell Phone Cinema Showcase - Cannes award ceremony

  2024 International Cell Phone Cinema Showcase - Cannes award ceremony with honorary jury president Bruno Chatelin. https://filmfreeway.com/International...    ...

VIDEO: 2024 International Cell Phone Cinema Showcase - Cannes speeches

2024 International Cell Phone Cinema Showcase - Cannes speeches with honorary jury president Bruno Chatelin and Queen Mother Dr Delois Blakely who claims Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg film is based on her 1987 autobiography The Harlem Street Nun.      ...

VIDEO: Interview with Nicholas Alexander - Cannes

  "Alexander's multifaceted presence in Hollywood seamlessly bridges the realms of acting, producing, and directing, both on the grand cinematic stage and the intimate small screen. His cinematic journey found its inaugural chapter in the internationally acclaimed 'Tempting Fate,' marking his entrance as a feature film actor. This remarkable film not only graced the prestigious 2015 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles but also commanded premieres in theater...

Interview with up-and-coming actor Ian Bjorn

By DJ Cook Ian Bjorn is an up-and-coming actor who was born in Switzerland to a Dutch father and a Danish mother. He moved to the UK at a young age and lives there today. This is Ian's first time in Cannes. He is excited to see what the festival has to offer!   What are some recent projects that you’ve been working on?  “The most recent one wrapped up about a month ago, called Sanctum (upcoming). It was a series where I played a god-worshiping cannibal. What does ...

Isabelle Huppert et l’équipe du film La Prisonnière de Bordeaux sur la Plage Magnum® Cannes

La magie du Festival de Cannes s’intensifie lors d’une nouvelle soirée Magnum@ inoubliable, samedi 18 mai, après la projection très attendue de La Prisonnière de Bordeaux. L’équipe du film, dont la réalisatrice Patricia Mazuy et les talentueuses actrices Isabelle Huppert et Hafsia Herzi, était présente pour ce rendez-vous unique sous les étoiles. Présenté dans le cadre de la Quinzaine des ...

Paolo Sorrentino discusses Parthenope

Today the team behind Parthenope held a press conference to discuss the film’s release. Paolo Sorrentino discussed the vision behind the film as well as the creative process bringing it to fruition. He emphasized the personal nature of the film as a representation of the city in which he grew up.   “(Parthenope) does not judge, as a city doesn’t. She’s a mirror of the city where I grew up.”   They went on to discuss the asthetics and thematic nu...

Motel Destino, directed by Karim Aïnouz, shows at Festival

The neon-hued Motel Destino, a roadside sex hotel steaming under the burning blue skies of the northeastern coast of Brazil, is run by hot-headed Elias and his restless younger wife Dayana. The unexpected arrival of 21-year-old Heraldo, on the run after a botched hit, disrupts the established order. As the tropical noir plays out, loyalties and desires intertwine to reveal that destiny has its own enigmatic design. Directed by : Karim AÏNOUZ Year of production: 2024 Country: Brazil, ...

Grand Tour Premieres at Festival

Rangoon, Burma, 1917. Edward, a civil servant for the British Empire, runs away from his fiancée Molly the day she arrives to get married. During his travels, however, panic gives way to melancholy. Contemplating the emptiness of his existence, the cowardly Edward wonders what has become of Molly… Determined to get married and amused by Edward’s move, Molly follows his trail on this Asian grand tour. Directed by : Miguel Gomes Year of production: 2024 Country: Portugal...

805 BEER PREMIERES NEW FILM “ANOTHER EIGHT SECONDS” FEATURING PRO BULL RIDER STETSON LAWRENCE DIRECTED BY KEITH MALLOY

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Another Eight Seconds” is the Latest Film from 805 Beer Following Gripping Life Story of Legendary Bull Rider Stetson Lawrence who retired from the PBR at the height of his career after severe neck injury Paso Robles, CA (embargoed until May 16, 2024) – Today, 805 Beer premiered its latest documentary film directed by acclaimed filmmaker Keith Malloy, “Another Eight Seconds,” which follows 805 Authentico and American pro bull rider Stetson Lawrence. The film is an in...

VIDEO: Phillip Bergson speech in Cannes

Speech by Philip Bergson in Cannes, 2024. Phillip Bergson: "winner of the Student Journalist of the Year competition in the UK weekly New Statesman, as a Classics Scholar Phillip Bergson then founded the Oxford Film Festival and, on graduating, was selected by “The Sunday Times” as a ‘New Critic’ and in the same week began broadcasting on film for many BBC Radio programmes. A contributor to the “Times Literary Supplement”, “TES”, “Scr...

VIDEO: Interview with Phillip Bergson, UK Film Critic

  Interview with Philip Bergson, UK Film Critic and long-time blog contributer here on Filmfestivals.com.  Find his blog at https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/ph...   Phillip Bergson: "winner of the Student Journalist of the Year competition in the UK weekly New Statesman, as a Classics Scholar Phillip Bergson then founded the Oxford Film Festival and, on graduating, was selected by “The Sunday Times” as a ‘New Critic’ and in th...

American Pavilion's In Conversation Series: Demi Moore

By DJ Cook American actress and producer Demi Moore makes her return to Cannes after 27 years. This year, she is hosting the amfAR gala. Moore is excited to come back to Cannes and see how far things have come since the last time she visited the festival. In regards to returning and hosting the event, Moore said, “I felt like it was the perfect way to complete my visit.” Also this year, Demi Moore stars in the in-competition film The Substance, which premieres tonight, May 18th, ...

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