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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   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...

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. ...

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes: Spike Lee in good company

The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes Around the President Spike Lee, five women and 3 men of seven nationalities, coming from five continents will have the privilege to discover the 24 films of the 2021 international Competition. As a reflect of the official Selection, almost the whole world will be part of these long-awaited premieres. Spike Lee - President Director, producer, screenwriter (United States) Mati Diop Director (France, Senegal)   Myl&eg...

Producers on the move 2021 and 2020 to meet in cannes: five of them with a film in the festival

  French-Belgian co-production TITANE & Swedish-Belgian-Croatian-German co-production CLARA SOLA European Film Promotion is delighted that it will be able to welcome the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE from the 2021 and 2020 digital selections to Cannes in person - with five of them having a film at the festival. A total of 14 producers are expected to be attending from this year’s programme, including the French producer Jean-Christophe Reymond, who will present his current film Titane ...

Marché du Film: discover the exclusive guests of Meet the Streamers

    We're pleased to announce the third edition of Meet the Streamers, our program dedicated to streaming platforms, strategy and innovation.  The growing program will notably welcome ViacomCBS’ Paramount+ and Discovery’s discovery+ for two major keynotes! Meet the Streamers is thrilled to host ViacomCBS’ Paramount+ as its exclusive guest following the service’s March 2021 launch.  Participants will be able t...

Telluride Film Festival Selects Barry Jenkins as 2021 Guest Director

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Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins as its 2021 Guest Director. The celebrated filmmaker is set to select a series of films to present at the 48h Telluride Film Festival running September 2 - 6, 2021.    Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the Festival’s program lineup. The Guest Director serves as ...

F9's first Universal CityWalk screening goes wild for fans

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Catch Vin Diesel making heart-shaped hands in this wild video from Universal CityWalk, when fans go an advanced look at F(, the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise. We nicked this clip from our friends at Screenmancer in LA. Go back to the movies, or go home!  F9 | Furiosa From Screenmancer Nobody needs to say anything, except? Just WTF9 to the diehard F9 stans. Tell you what, CityWalk, nice parking job. Show Vin ...

Le Marché du Film 2021: whats s new... a chat with Jérôme Paillard

Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, spoke with the Market Director Jérôme Paillard to run through its different new features. With the Online Pre-Cannes Screenings starting June 21 for 5 days of screenings for buyers and festivals only. And new features during the Marché July 6 to 15     ...

The Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes Announces Paramount+, Discovery+ as Exclusive Guests of Meet The Streamers 2021

The Marché du Film – Festivalde Cannes is pleased to announce the third edition of its event dedicated to streaming platforms, strategy and innovation, Meet the Streamers. The growing program will notably welcome ViacomCBS’ Paramount+, Discovery’s discovery+ for two major keynotes, and will be part of the Marché du Film which will run from the 6th to the 15th of July 2021.  Kelly Day - VCNI / Kelly Day - VCNI / Myriam Lopez-Otazu...

The Un Certain Regard Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Mounia Meddour © Olivier Vigerie, Daniel Burman © The mediapro Studio, Andrea Arnold © Rankin, Michael Covino © DR, Elsa Zylberstein © Sylvie Lancrenon President Andrea Arnold Director, screenwriter (United Kingdom) Mounia Meddour Director, screenwriter, producer (Algeria) Elsa Zylberstein Actress (France) Daniel Burman Director, producer, screenwriter (Argentina) Michael Covino Director, producer, actor (United States)  ...

The Jury and the Selection for Short Films and the Cinéfondation 2021

Kaouther Ben Hania © DR / Sameh Alaa © Mattbed / Tuva Novotny © Henrik Adamsen / Nicolas Pariser © Victor Mirabel / Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère / Carlos Muguiro © Iñigo Royo The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 10 films in Competition, and the three Cinéfondation prizes to the best of the 17 selected films by...

Launch of German company augenschein Filmproduktion’s sales and financing arm headed by Jonathan Saubach

augenschein Filmproduktion, Germany’s independent film production company, has expanded its core operations with the launch of augenschein Sales, an in-house worldwide sales and financing arm headed by well-respected executive Jonathan Saubach. The new division will focus on combining the financing for the company’s production slate through access to equity, market pre-sales and film funds. This convergence of production, financing and sales under one roof will allow augenschein to...

Big Hearted Celebrities Paint Eco-Totes to Help Children from Kibera Slum Go to School

  Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Paris Jackson, Usher, Lionel Richie, Eddie Murphy, Evan Ross, Maggie Q, Raquel Bitton, Chrome Hearts and more, come together with art and fashion for fundraiser auction to benefit the Chema Vision Children’s Center in Nairobi, Kenya    See link for Celebrity Pictures   West Hollywood, CA – June 14, 2021: LA’s art and luxury fashion retailer to the stars, Churc...

Aaron Herps steps up as General Manager of AVIA's Coalition Against Piracy

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed Aaron Herps as the General Manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), following the departure of Neil Gane, who leaves AVIA to take up a position with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. Herps joined AVIA in 2019 as the Operations Manager for CAP, working alongside Gane on all CAP initiatives from government outreach to criminal investigations and associated enforcement actions against syndicates and streaming websit...

Edouard Waintrop set to join the Red Sea Film Festival as Artistic Director

Edouard Waintrop former Directors' Fortnight chief (2012-2018) has been announced to join the Red Sea Film Festival. The inaugural edition has been postponed to November 11-20. Photo Bruno Chatelin ...

The Excellence Award Davide Campari goes to Laetitia Casta

French actress Laetitia Casta will receive the 2021 Excellence Award Davide Campari, with which the Locarno Film Festival pays tribute to film personalities who have left their personal stamp on contemporary cinema. On Wednesday 4 August Casta will be in Piazza Grande for the award ceremony, and the following day she will meet the Festival public in a panel conversation at the Forum @Rotonda by la Mobiliare. The actress has selected two titles from her filmography to be screened during t...

In Memoria Buddhadeb Dasguta (11 February 1944 - 10 June 2021)

Buddhadeb Dasguta  (11 February 1944 - 10 June 2021) Our friends Martine et Jean-Marc Thèrouanne (The International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul) share the following announcement with our audience. It is with great sadness that we have just learned on June 10, 2021 the death of our friend Buddhadeb Dasguta.  The International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul paid tribute to him in 2001. He returned to Vesoul in 2006 as president of the jury. The FICA presented se...

Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been entertaining very close links with the festival community in the past 30 years on the circuit. Some of his recent interviews. He has struck partnerships with most of the key festivals and markets. Check the most recent ones Cannes, AFM, Venice, Tallinn... Named Advisory Board Member in a few film festivals around the world; such as The Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening ...

The Festival de Cannes appoints Agnès Leroy as the Head of its Press Office

The Festival de Cannes appoints Agnès Leroy as the Head of its Press Office, following Aïda Belloulid’s departure towards new professional horizons. © Olivier Vigerie   She took office on June 1st and will manage, with the press office team, the whole press events of the 74th Edition.  Making her first steps at the French Cinémathèque in 2005, Agnès Leroy built most of her professional career alongside Bruno Barde at the Public Sys...

Who doesn’t love Rita Moreno?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Rita Moreno is featureed in a new documentary, RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT. We've got the sparkling trailer that begins with her chirpy lovely voice saying "Hello Cutie," and it gets better from there on. Read on... From Screenmancer - Who doesn’t love Rita Moreno? Over the span of seventy-plus years, Hollywood legend Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing - in the face o...

Best for fests: The Sound of Us - Cast and Crew

Director: Chris Gero   (Nathan East: For the Record, The Gift..) is a 12-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award-nominated record producer   Writer: Sara Bachler, Chris Gero Nathan East: For the Record Producers : Chris Gero, Sara Bachler, Ben James Director of photography: Ben James Editors: Nate Cole, Chris Gero, Ben James, William Jenkins, Luca Silver, Mike Stuckey jr   Director Biography...

#Anonymous gender-bias gaffe in #ElonMusk mad mini-movie

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent So the global consortium known to the public as Anonymous just made a short film. Well, that's a nice way of putting it, since it is a not-so-subtle hit piece video custom-made for mogul Elon Musk and his recent crashing of Bitcoin value in the crypto index world. But it is a film, basically, a sort of flashpoint tiny documentary on Musk, his origins, and the impact of his digitally loose lips. But there's more. Since nobody wants to t...

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed here and there

Not exhaustive at all, I know I should have filed them somehow, somewhere, or even HERE :-)... for the future generations of festival goers (joking of course)... My work on film:     Bruno on Boyz n the Hood (french only)     Festival experts Filling the Void and sharing tips with Bruno Chatelin, Sandra Lipski, Ivan Wiener Daniel Sol... Bruno Chatelin Interviewed on filmfestivals for The Expert Process Podcast Bruno Chatelin interviewed in...

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