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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...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

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. ...

Tribute to Jerome Paillard at KVIFF 2022

Jérome Paillard with Bruno Chatelin (FILMFESTIVALS.COM) and Jon Gosier (FILMHEDGE) on his Cannes tribute This year’s edition of Karlovy Vary IFF will pay tribute to Jérôme Paillard, the long-time executive director of Marché du Film. Paillard joined Marché in 1995 and significantly expanded its global scale. He is the founder of the Cinando.com database and Ventana Sur, the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, which ...

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 ...

Interview with Barcelona Based Director Ethan David Alesch for animation short "In A Leaf" (2022)

  By Vanessa McMahon Ethan David Alesch is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and production media designer. Before becoming a filmmaker, he dedicated twenty-five years to designing animation, art, theater, and 3D visualizations. His short animation film, “In a Leaf” (2022) held its European premiere at CineGlobe in Geneva, Switzerland and has been recognized by several other international film festivals, including the 25th annual Sonoma International Film Festival at the ...

Göteborg Film Festival appoints Josef Kullengård to Head of Industry.

Josef Kullengård – new Head of Industry at Göteborg Film Festival Josef Kullengård has a broad background in film festivals and industry forums. He joined Göteborg Film Festival 2017 as the Industry Producer for Nordic Film Market and worked with the development of the industry programmes up until 2021. Since 2019 he is also a part of the editorial team for the festival’s annual Nostradamus report. Most recently, Kullengård has worked with strateg...

Parasite composer Jung Jae-il on poster 49th Film Fest Ghent

Film Fest Ghent launches its poster for the 49th edition. For the first time, a composer appears on the campaign image of the festival, which has a unique focus on film music for decades now. To highlight the art of composing and the importance of music in film, South Korean composer Jung Jae-il, known for his scores for Parasite and Squid Game, is front and centre of the poster of Film Fest Ghent 2022. His music will be performed live during the festival's film music...

VIDEO: Interview with Jaqueline Fleming and T. BANKOLE

  Jaqueline with Bruno Chatelin and Jon Gosier ...

Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot Awarded an Honorary Cristal at Annecy

  The Annecy Festival was thrilled to honor not one, but two greats in animation: Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot as recipients of the Honorary Cristal, an honor rarely bestowed in the decades of the Festival’s history.  ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ For the Festival’s Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, "the return of the Annecy Festival to its pre-pandemic state is the reason behind awarding two Honorary Cristals, one each to two exceptional personalities who ...

VIDEO Berite Labelle and DreamTeam Directors interviewed for 'Time is Eternal'

Berite Labelle describes her parts in the film where she plays both Mary Wollstonecraft and Cleopatra in their fight for the division of the the world. Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers. Time is Eternal shows the power of the pen and power of the sword, and also the power of beauty!  When Cleopatra and Mary Woll...

VIDEO K-MOVIES NIGHT in Cannes 2022 Greeting Message

KOFIC held K-MOVIE NIGHT in 3 years after the Pandemic. Check it out who visited K-MOVIE NIGHT! ...

Interview with Montreal Producer Julie Bradet about Latest Feature "The Cheaters" (2022)

  Montreal native Julie Bradet is an anthropologist (PhD), film producer and co-founder of the cinema production company Les Films Primatice (www.primaticefilms.com) with co-founder and CEO Louis Godbout. After the production of her 2nd feature film, "The Cheaters" (2022), she and Louis have been winning awards and making international film festival rounds. They attended the 25th annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) in late March where their film received ra...

Interview With Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant on Debut Film "Pretty Problems" (2022)

Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant has been traveling the international film festival circuit since the SXSW 2022 Film Festival world premiere of his award-winning debut feature film “Pretty Problems” (2022). Directed by Kestrin Pantera and produced by Katya Alexander, Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced the film; it was the recipient of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. It then went on to win the Grand Jury prize...

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...

Telluride Film Festival announces two dissident Russian filmmakers as its 2022 Festival Guest Directors

KANTEMIR BALAGOV AND KIRA KOVALENKO : GUEST DIRECTORS AT 49TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL    Telluride Film Festival (TFF), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce dissident Russian filmmakers Kantemir Balagov and Kira Kovalenko as its 2022 Festival Guest Directors. The award-winning filmmakers are set to select a series of films to present at the 49th Telluride Film Festival running September 2 - 5, 2022.    Festival organizers annually sel...

Interview With Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant on Debut Film "Pretty Problems" (2022)

Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant has been traveling the international film festival circuit since the SXSW 2022 Film Festival world premiere of his award-winning debut feature film “Pretty Problems” (2022). Directed by Kestrin Pantera and produced by Katya Alexander, Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced the film; it was the recipient of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. It then went on to win the Grand Jury prize...

Interview With Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant on Debut Film "Pretty Problems" (2022)

Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant has been traveling the international film festival circuit since the SXSW 2022 Film Festival world premiere of his award-winning debut feature film “Pretty Problems” (2022). Directed by Kestrin Pantera and produced by Katya Alexander, Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced the film; it was the recipient of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. It then went on to win the Grand Jury prize...

Bill Kramer named new CEO of the Academy, following the departure of Dawn Hudson

BILL KRAMER NAMED CEO OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES   The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted today to name Bill Kramer, current Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, as its new CEO, following the departure of Dawn Hudson after 11 years of esteemed service.  Kramer will lead the global membership, the Oscars, the institution’s education and emerging talent initiatives, the Aca...

Six Composers Selected for 2022 Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive

  We are excited to kick off our Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive taking place from June 6-13. Six composers have been invited to participate in a nurturing lab environment prioritizing craft, innovation, and building a community of next generation film music artists. Led by program director Peter Golub with the support of Creative Advisors working in the industry, the fellows will engage in a week-long Intensive celebrating the power of film music, as the program which ha...

Maeya Films discovered Marilyn Monroe's Incarnation-- Diana Madalina Puscasu

Diana Madalina Puscasu, the newest artist signed by Maeya Films, attended a high-end social dinner in Beverly Hills on May 25th as a member of the Maeya Culture Exchange Group . The social dinner was held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills to celebrate the Medal of Honor by the French Government to Ms. Josette LeBlond, one of the leading French chefs in the Los Angeles area. As a representative multicultural group in the United States, the Maeya Culture Exchange Group was honored to witness...

Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil”) Honored with Screening, Q&A, VIP Culinary Reception at CIA at Copia.

            “FOOD, FUN, +PHIL”   Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil”) Honored with Screening, Q&A, VIP Culinary Reception at CIA at Copia.   Paul Reiser (“Mad About You") and Monica Horan (“Everybody Loves Raymond") in attendance. The Napa Valley Film Festival presented “Food, Fun, + Phil– an Evening with Phil Rosenthal,” a screening of “Oaxaca,” a new e...

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...

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