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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

...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...

Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin 2022 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 bec...

Interview with Mexican Writer, Director Producer Alex Kahuam for his one take film "FAILURE!" (2022)

   Alex Kahuam is an award winning director/writer/producer who has been nominated at the top genre film festivals in the world such as: SITGES, LONDON FRIGHTFEST, BIFFF-Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and many more. He is the first Mexican director in the history of cinema to have accomplished making a feature film in one long take with no cuts in the US. His style has caught the attention of many film festivals, critics and audiences around the world for the use of lo...

Interview with Director Producer Juan Garrafa for Debut Shortfilm "NORA" (2022)

Mexican filmmaker Juan Garrafa’s debut short film “NORA” (2022) is a Sci-Fi story set in a world where women are becoming extinct; “Nora” could be the last. Written by screenwriters Brenda Medina and Samuel Sanchéz Tual, produced and directed by Juan Garrafa and starring Jime Ferrari, Diego Garza and Tavo del Valle, the film won the Best Sci-Fi and Audience Awards at the French Riviera Film Festival. In a recent interview with Garrafa, here is what he had ...

Interview with Italian Actor, Writer, Producer, Dancer Arianna Veronesi at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

  Born in Verona, Italy, actor, writer, producer and dancer Arianna Veronesi started her international career as a ballet and contemporary dancer early in life. By the time she was twenty, she was a soloist for companies such as the Jeune Ballet International de Cannes, London City Ballet and Ballet du Nord (France). Also a sought-after choreographer, Arianna designed for Compagnie Nomades in Switzerland and Compagnie D'Apres in Paris. Her natural transition in...

Interview with Writer, Director, Producer Jeff Gross on Cannes Market Film "Return to Eden" (2022)

  Jeff Gross Writer, Director, Producer Jeff Gross was born in 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the age of four and lived there until the age of six with his father who was South American Editor of Look Magazine. Gross moved back to New York, then later to Paris, France for five years with his father who was the European Editor of Look Magazine. He later resided in Boulder, Colorado and Los Angeles, California for high school. He attended ...

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

Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf attended the annual filmfestivals.com wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, after they announced their 100M$ new line of credit during Winston Baker Film Finance Forum. For both heads of Cannes and AFM Markets this was the last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new stage in their...

VIDEO: Interview with Jaqueline Fleming and T. BANKOLE

  Jaqueline with Bruno Chatelin and Jon Gosier ...

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 Jon Gosier 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...

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

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...

Films of Purpose find a voice for a decade during 75th Cannes Film Festival with United Nations supported NGO

For a decade the Queen Consort of Eti-Oni the oldest cocoa plantation in Nigeria, Her Royal Majesty Queen Angelique-Monet has supported films of purpose, and worked towards providing a platform for the unheard and unseen voices at Cannes Film Festival with her Non Governmental Organization New Generation In Action (NGIA) and main initiative Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative (AFIWPI), which is a United Nations supported organization in "Consultative Status,"...

Interview with Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein at 75th Cannes Film Festival

Clay Epstein started his career at Kushner-Locke, after which he worked as sales executive at First Look Studios where he was solely responsible for all distribution of the company's 300-plus title library to Asia, ancillary and new media markets. He then went on to work with the late Robbie Little at “The Little Film Company” where he served as Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions. He joined the company in 2002 where his responsibilities included film development, acquisit...

Interview with Actress Wendy Morgan on her Directorial Debut "Mercy" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Award-winning actress Wendy Morgan’s international career spans 43 years, working alongside some of the most renowned names in the industry. She recently made her directorial debut with the powerful docudrama titled “Mercy”. In the film, she unveils the truth behind the devastation caused by animal agriculture, told though the eyes of a pig named Mercy and those involved with and trapped in the factory farming industry. Wendy’s film work includes the role of Moll...

VIDEO : Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival Unveils 2022 Award Winners

Held from May 20 – 21, 2022 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France, the fourth annual French Riviera FilmFestival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the award-winning shorts of the 2022 competition. The announcement was made  by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Juan Garrafa, Eduardo Cuervo Mora (N.O.R.A.) The 2022 Wi...

Film USA Cannes Pavilion wraps the first edition       

2022 was the launch of the Film USA Cannes Pavilion and what a time...what an amazing Cannes Film Festival.      ...

VIDEO: Darius Khondji Masterclass by Angénieux

Journalist and author Jordan Mintzer, who wrote Conversations with Darius Khondji, moderated the free cinematography class attended and praised by international cinema industry professionals and students. Now on replay, you too can enjoy the insights of the revered 'Master of Light' and 2022 Pierre Angénieux Tribute laureate Darius Khondji. How does this director of photography nurture his talent and creativity? How does he approach a script visually? How does he choose the best...

QUO VADIS, AIDA? Wins LUX Audience Award 2022

Munira Subašić, surviving mother of the Srebrenica genocide and founder of “The Mothers of Srebrenica”, director Jasmila Žbanić and Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. (Picture: Federica Scarpa)   The European public and the members of the European Parliament have voted QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Žbanić the winner of the second LUX Audience Award. During a European tour, including virtual screenings and a live Q&A with the filmma...

Black Nights in Cannes catch-up

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The PÖFF wolves have returned from Cannes, where we presented exclusively Ukrainian films in the Marché du Film's Goes To Cannes strand and a new Ukrainian Features Preview showcase. If you didn't have the chance to check out the projects in person, you can now do so online. Click through and login to Cinando below to watch the presentations.  WATCH BLACK NIGHTS GOES TO CANNES WATCH UKRAINIAN FEATURES PREVIEW BLACK NIGHTS GOES TO CANNES PROJECTS ...

Winston Baker farewell wishes to Jérôme Paillard

FilmFestivals.Com chat with Jérôme Paillard   ...

Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes memorable market edition wrap & thank you!

Thank you and see you next year! We hope you got good business, made some beautiful connections and found inspiration while you were with us at this memorable market edition! Now is the time to catch up on all the films and events you may have missed!         Cinando Catch-up Screenings ...

VIDEO: Better World Gala Dinner Cannes Film Festival - May 22nd 2022 with Sharon Stone, Dominique Ouattara...

  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 Exc...

Interview with Indian Actor Amit Kumar Vashisth for "Alpha Beta Gamma" (2022) at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

  Actor Amit Kumar Vashisth was born in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India. He spent his boyhood in Haryana and Punjab where he attended SHCS and DAV college. He later moved to Pauri, Garhwal in the Himalayas for his engineering degree in GBPEC. It was while on that career path that he realized his true dream was to become an actor. He left engineering and went to Delhi where he threw himself into the world of theater. From there, he went to Mumbai where he worked in professional the...

Filmfestivals.com saluting Jérôme Paillard on his last Cannes and his contribution to the industry

Jérôme Paillard attended the annual filmfestivals.com wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the Film Fund which has just announced their 100M$ new line of credit. This was the last "official" Cannes in office for Jérôme who is retiring from his function at the head of market.   Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com founder and Jon Gosi...

Queen Angelique-Monet of Eti-Oni hosted three Signature events in an effort towards world peace and tolerance

American Arts Pioneer and Humanitarian now Queen Consort of a Historic African Cocoa Town celebrates 10 Years at Cannes Film Festival with theme: “Plant Trees Not War” During the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival, American former beauty Queen, and arts & entertainment pioneer dubbed, “Ventriloquist Queen,” and “Royal Puppet Performer,” by BBC Focus on Africa, BBC World Services, BBC News, hosted three Signature events in an effort towards worl...

Cannes Marché du Film & Festival 2022 Catch Up

Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !   Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes Beat 3 I Cannes Beat 4 I Cannes Beat 5 I Cannes Beat 6 I Cannes Beat 7 I Cannes catch up VIDEO Interview with Guill...

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