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Diversity in Cannes celebrate 15 years

Diversity in Cannes celebrate 15 years

Written by Kianna Best on May 20, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Yolanda Brinkley led Diversity in Cannes has returned for its 15th year to champion for increased diversity across the whole landscape of the Cannes Film Festival. With a number of events held during the festival period, including their in partnership with BFI Black Women’s Lunch and Diversity Day held today, the independent global film movement are only growing year by year.

Czech Republic highlight non-stop industry at Variety Global Conversations

Czech Republic highlight non-stop industry at Variety Global Conversations

Written by Kianna Best on May 18, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Today, backdropped by the blue waters of Cannes, Variety hosted their Global conversations panel with industry leaders from three countries of focus. Starting off the session was the Czech Republic represented by Markéta Šantrochová, head of the Czech Film Center at the Czech Film Fund, Pavlína Žipková, head of the Czech Film Commission at the Czech Film Fund, and Petr Tichý, CEO of Barrandov Studio. touching on their slate of projects on the horizon for the country, infrastructural developments and continued investment into the local industry.

Films of MENA origin make a splash at Cannes

Films of MENA origin make a splash at Cannes

Written by Kianna Best on May 17, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Films from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are front and centre for Cannes 2024. This year marks the first for Saudi Arabia in the official selection with drama NORAH directed by Tawfik Alzaidi. Other countries represented from the regional collective include Egypt, Palestine and Morocco.

Film USA bigger and better at Cannes 2024

Film USA bigger and better at Cannes 2024

Written by Kianna Best on May 15, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

From 14 to 21 May, Film USA returns for their third year at Cannes, hosting their Pavilion at the Marché du Film. 17 Film USA members are in attendance at Cannes to peel back the curtain on filming across the States. Tomorrow marks Louisiana Day,  filled with insight into the cinematic landscape of the state, film education’s role in building the local industry, all brought to a close with a happy hour in true Cannes fashion.

Coppola returns to the Croisette with Megalopolis premiere

Coppola returns to the Croisette with Megalopolis premiere

Written by Kianna Best on May 13, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

45 years after Apocalyspe Now won the Palm d’Or, Francis Ford Coppola is sue to return to Cannes for the In Competition screening of Megalopolis. The much anticipated flick stars Adam Driver as a driven architect set out on rebuilding a city after its experience with disaster. The USD 120 million priced project, self-financed by Coppola himself has recently secured European distribution.

Marché du Film to welcome Shooting in Spain

Marché du Film to welcome Shooting in Spain

Written by Kianna Best on May 13, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

ICEX-Invest in Spain brand Shooting in Spain will be at this year’s Marché du Film promoting the country’s foreign filming opportunities and the local investment into the audiovisual sector of Spain. Shooting in Spain will host their How to craft a world hit in Spain panel looking behind the creation of blockbusters In the Grey and The Assessment, as well as a networking cocktail on 17 May.

Furiosa takes over Mad Max franchise for Cannes 2024

Furiosa takes over Mad Max franchise for Cannes 2024

Written by Kianna Best on May 13, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Furiosa: a Mad Max saga is set to make its premiere at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The famous franchise will make its return nine years after its last feature with Australian director, screenwriter and producer George Miller. The Out of Competition feature stars Anya Taylor Joy as the titular character alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Alyla Browne, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson and John  Howard.

The Location Guide takes Cannes 2024

The Location Guide takes Cannes 2024

Written by Kianna Best on May 13, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

We will be at the 77th Festival de Cannes this week. From networking to screenings, a multitude of events and everything in between, this year is sure to bring its usual flare and a little extra on top. After a successful 2023, our team behind FOCUS, makers magazine and thelocationguide.com will return to the Marché du Film at stand Palais-1 #1300. We'd love to meet you there to discuss all the ways we can help connect you with the global screen industries.

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