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New York New Directors / New Films, 2024

New Directors / New Films was presented from April 3 to April 14, 2024, at Film at Lincoln Center (FLC )and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Over more than a half century ND / NF introduced new filmmakers with striking innovative productions reflecting the future of cinema. This year the program included 25 features and 10 short films with 18 North American and US premiers and 16 first time New York screenings. As La Frances Hui, Curator of the MoMA film department and co-chair of the 2024 ND/...

The Cannes Queer Palm celebrating diversity goes to the Romanian drama Three kilometers to the end of the world by Emanuel Pârvu

  What is parental love capable of, how far would parents go in order to protect their children, deciding what is the best for them. This is one of the topics explored by the Romanian director Emanuel Parvu and his co-script writer and producer Miruna Berescu explore in their new film presented in the official competicion of the Festival de Cannes.    The other one is the pressure of the society on parents and the pressure they experince within a more restricted community on ...

Three kilometers to the end of the world by director Emanuel Pârvu in the main selection at the Festival de Cannes

  Standing ovations at the premiere in Cannes of Three kilometers to the end of the world presented in the main competicion by the Romanian director Emanuel Parvu.   Three kilometers to the end of the world is the first participation in Cannes as a director for Emanuel Parvu, who has been here befowith with Miracle but as an actor. The world premiere took place on May 17, in the already iconic Grand Theatre Lumiere, in the presence of the team.   Three kilometers to the en...

Set and match for legendary tennis player Ilie Nastase in a Special Screening in Cannes-NASTY by Tudor Giurgiu

With over 100 ATP titles on record and his rank as world number 1 in 1973, Ilie Năstase is a legend in his own right. Nasty, by Romanian directors Tudor Giurgiu (Love Sick, 2006), Cristian Pascariu and Tudor D. Popescu, paints a complex portrait of a colourful tennis player with a pronounced sense of showmanship. A documentary presented as a Special Screening. Alternately portrayed in the press as a magnificent, capricious or arrogan...

Interview with Tudor Giurgiu, his documentary NASTY premiered at the Festival de Cannes

    With Ion Tiriac and Ilie Nastase at the Majestic Hotel for the interviews         ...

Interview with American director Blake Rice at the American Pavilion during Cannes International Film Festival

Angelique Jackson from Variety in  conversation with Sydney Netter, Niki Nikitin, THeo Dumont, Sydney Netter, and Blake Rice at the American Pavilion Blake Rice is an award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. Graduating from Rowan University with a degree in Film & TV,  Blake began his professional directing career in 2018 with the film "To Whom It May Concern", acquired by DirectTV, starring Gabriella Piazza.  Follow up projects included &...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2024 Award Recipients

The sixth annual French Riviera Film Festival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the 2024 award winners. The event was highlighted by special award presentations to Argentine actor Martin Rodriguez (Netflix's Griselda), who received the Industry Excellence Award; and actress Lang Khê Tran, star of the Cannes Official Selection, Miguel Gomes' Grand Tour, who&n...

Interview with Jon Gosier - Founder and CEO of FilmHedge

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

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. ...

VIDEO: Prix de la Citoyenneté Award Ceremony - Cannes 2024

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   Bird: h...


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