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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...

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. ...

Interview with Acclaimed "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) Producer Michel Shane @ Producers Without Borders Panel, AFM 2022

Michel Shane has spent the last three decades of his distinguished career as a venerable entrepreneur, with the intuition and foresight to perceptively spot trends before they go mainstream in the film and consumer spheres. At the helm of Shane Gang Pictures, which has developed, created, and executive produced major blockbuster motion pictures, including “Catch Me If You Can” (2002) and “I, Robot” (2004), he has driven the process from thought generation to i...

Interview with Actor Producer Director Tom Malloy For Directorial Debut Film "Ask Me To Dance" (2022) @ AFM

  Actor, Producer, Director Tom Malloy is a critically acclaimed actor, initially known for his indie-cult favorite Gravesend (1998), produced by Oliver Stone. Malloy became a trendsetter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers. Later, Malloy starred in the thriller Trauma Therapy (2019). Prior to that, Malloy starred in the found footage horror/thriller #Screamers (2016). Additional feature credits include: Fair Haven ...

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

     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 us...

Local curators and cinematic heritage at IFFR 2023

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the latest titles for its 52nd edition. The Cinema Regained programme creates a sphere of collective remembrance for cinematic heritage, offering restored classics, documentaries on film culture, archival discoveries and more. The first titles in the programme are announced for 2023, including the world premiere of a documentary from Mika Taanila and Sami van Ingen, the grandson of Robert Flahtery. IFFR’s Rotterdam-dedicated prog...

Country Music Artist Jarvis Redd – A Star is Born!

Country artist and songwriter Jarvis Redd is taking the music industry by storm and bringing a new sound to country music. The rising artist gained 800,000 TikTok followers in just one week and has received positive feedback from top artists, including the legendary Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, and Brandy Norwood, to name a few. Redd has also gained the attention of top music executive Tony Mercedes who discovered Redd on Faceb...

Berlinale 2023: Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg © Brian Bowen Smith. Courtesy Amblin Partners The Homage of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will be devoted to US-American director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, who will also be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. In the scope of the Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, the festival will screen his most recent work, The Fabelmans. A recipient of multiple Academy Awards, Spielberg is one of the world's m...

EFP announces jury for 26th edition of european shooting stars

  EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2023 - THE JURY: Jan Komasa, Rebecca van Unen, Maria Ekerhovd, Leo Barraclough and Veronica Echegui Five acclaimed experts selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) have the challenging task of deciding which of the 27 nominated acting talents will take part in the upcoming edition of EUROPE SHOOTING STARS (17-20 February, 2023) at the Berlin International Film Festival. With their extensive experience in different fields of the film industry, the jury members w...

Ruben Östlund appointed new Honorary President of Göteborg Film Festival

   Ruben Östlund has been appointed as the new Honorary President of Göteborg Film Festival. Östlund will be an advisor for the festival and leave his artistic imprint on the festival programme – starting with the upcoming Göteborg Film Festival 2023.         When Ruben Östlund's documentary short Let The Others Deal With Love had its world premiere at Göteborg Film Festival in 2001, a different, provocative and exciting artist...

Composers for peace: Kilar, Glass and Brossé

In December, Film Fest Gent will present the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra to the Belgian audience through the concert series Composers for peace, performing the music of the internationally renowned Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, the American composer and pianist Philip Glass and the Belgian composer, conductor and Film Fest Gent music director Dirk Brossé. The concert is part of the international Kilar 90 tour. After the success of the Kilar | Glass concert at the Krakow Film M...

Looking forward to jury duty at World Trailer Awards!

Bruno Chatelin is happy to be a judge for the second edition of the World Trailer Awards / 25 February 2023 . Voting member : European Film Academy (former  Board Member); Les Cesar voting member since 1987, Académie des Lumières. Fest Forums Advisory Board Member, International Film Festival Summit Advisory Board Member. Board Member on a few Festivals BIFF, CIFF, Animaze - le MIAFF, Houston WorldFest, Co- Founder of Animation Day in Cannes French ...

Nicole Kidman will receive the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award

America’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to Be Presented at Gala Tribute on June 10, 2023 The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that Nicole Kidman will be the recipient of the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, celebrating her career achievements thus far. The award will be presented to Kidman at a Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 10, 2023. She is the first Australian actor to recei...

Red Sea Souk Project Market and the Red Sea Work-In-Progress juries announced

The Red Sea International Film Festival today unveiled the jury for the Red Sea Souk Project Market and the Red Sea Work-In-Progress. The juries will award several prizes to eligible films to a total value of $400,000, together with several ‘in kind’ awards from two new Red Sea Souk partners.   The three Project Market Jury members will award six Red Sea Souk awards, granted by the Red Sea Fund. Souk projects are eligible for the Development Award (worth $35,000), the Specia...

Interview with Acclaimed "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) Producer Michel Shane @ Producers Without Borders Panel, AFM 2022

Michel Shane has spent the last three decades of his distinguished career as a venerable entrepreneur, with the intuition and foresight to perceptively spot trends before they go mainstream in the film and consumer spheres. At the helm of Shane Gang Pictures, which has developed, created, and executive produced major blockbuster motion pictures, including “Catch Me If You Can” (2002) and “I, Robot” (2004), he has driven the process from thought generation to implem...

Interview with Actor Producer Director Tom Malloy For Directorial Debut Film "Ask Me To Dance" (2022) @ AFM

  Actor, Producer, Director Tom Malloy is a critically acclaimed actor, initially known for his indie-cult favorite Gravesend (1998), produced by Oliver Stone. Malloy became a trendsetter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers. Later, Malloy starred in the thriller Trauma Therapy (2019). Prior to that, Malloy starred in the found footage horror/thriller #Screamers (2016). Additional feature credits include: Fair Haven ...

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

      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 ...

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...

Frances-Anne Solomon To Receive “WIFT TORONTO Crystal Award for MENTORSHIP”

­ ­    Award-winning filmmaker and producer Frances-Anne Solomon will receive the 2022 “WIFT Toronto Crystal Award for Mentorship” in recognition of her outstanding contribution in helping to motivate, guide and support emerging and mid- career professionals in the Canadian screen-based media industry, often serving as a role model to younger entrepreneurs as they grow in their own careers.   The 35th WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards will take ...

5th Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase – A Global Success, featuring Cannes Jury Prize Winning Producer Eileen Tasca

On the afternoon of November 6, 2002,  Gotham Chandna, founder, Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Nicole Goesseringer Muj, founder, Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) presented the fifth annual Production Without Borders Showcase, a special event held each year during the American Film Market. The by-invitation-only, hourlong panel, held at Threshold Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica, featured a lively discussion, moderated by&n...

Your free invite to the online Confluence Summit by Winston Baker November 10

Do not miss this special & free opportunity to attend the Confluence Summit from our partner WINSTON BAKER, offer reserved to the filmfestivals.com audience (the first 20 to request by email using special waiver BRUNO. Details here in the website with all information: http://confluencesummit.com/ ...

Guy Ritchie will receive an Honorary Award on Opening Ceremony of Redsea Fest second edition

The Red Sea International Film Festival announced today that acclaimed British director Guy Ritchie will receive an Honorary Award to recognize his exceptional contribution to the film industry at the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Festival in Jeddah on the Eastern shore of the Red Sea.    The Festival is set to run from December 1 — 10 and will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages from both established and emerging talent...

Richard Botto, founder and CEO of Stage 32, was chosen by AFM as a 2022 Innovator for the Entertainment Industry

In conversation at the conference he discussed the Stage 32 education partnership with Netflix that has reached over 300,000 viewers, Stage 32’s platform that has reached 1 million members, and the massive shift Stage 32 has helped to democratize the industry.   ...

Vault AI - New President, Insights and Strategy

Vault AI, the trailblazing tech and consumer insights firm, has promoted Rachel Krauss to President, Insights and Strategy with immediate effect. The announcement was made today by David Stiff, CEO and co-founder of Vault AI.   In her new role, Krauss leads the insights team and transforms the raw data from Vault AI’s machine-learning models into clear, actionable and valuable insights that clients can easily understand. Based in Los Angeles, the former MarketCast SVP launched the...
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