Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites


Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites..
Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 – 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !

Filmfestivals.com Wine Tasting Reception for Festival Organizers

Festival Directors: Save the date for our Fest directors wine tasting party honoring Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf last Cannes in office!

Our annual Cannes fun event will take place May 23 !

Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes beat 3



VIDEO 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…







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“Pierre et Jeanne” Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

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Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of the family. Is this money hiding a heavy secret? 

Screening  : May 21  6:00 pm Lérins#2  online

“Return to Eden” Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

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Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais.

May 22    6:30pm PALAIS G
May 24   10:30   ONLINE #4



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Are you READY for the BWF event in Cannes?

    The Better World Fund, the Paris-based non-profit organization raising awareness on critical global issues, presents Food, Health & Sustainability—a series of prestigious events.   The event will be bestowed with the gracious participation of S.E Madame Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, HRH Princess Ghida Talal, as well as the internationally recognized actress, producer, humanitarian, and New York …


Last Minute Acquisition for Cannes; The Bellmen, Available Now from Summer Hill!

When the charming bell captain at a popular Arizona resort decides that becoming a manager is the only way to win the girl of his dreams, he must navigate a crazy group of guests, allies and rivals to earn the promotion and affection he covets.     LAST MINUTE CANNES ACQUISITION: THE BELLMEN, AVAILABLE FROM SUMMER HILL!   Cannes 2022 is on, and you’re right on time for a BRAND NEW release from Summer Hill Films! The festival is an amazing …


37th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Beach Party partnering with FilmHedge and FilmFestivals.com

THE 37TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 37th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, partnering with FilmHedge and FilmFestivals.com will present its Annual Cannes Beach Soiree on Sunday, May 22, 21:00-24:00 at Plage Long Beach.  The Soiree held every year since 1991 is co-sponsored by Provootivo, Kanbar Entertainment and Steven Savor. Entries by invitations only!   FORT LAUDERDALE: The 37th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival wil…



DIABOLIC Awoken Photo Ian Routledge. Caption Daniel J. Phillips on the set of “Awoke SUNJIVE STUDIOS, Australian horror distribution specialists MONSTER PICTURES and Chris Brown’s PICTURES IN PARADISE have partnered in a $12 million production fund for an initial slate of three elevated horror films aimed at the international market. The slate is financed by AMCOMRI PRODUCTIONS, HEAD GEAR FILMS and SUNJIVE STUDIOS and distributed globally by…


406 Days: It’s About Time, looking at gender disparity

    The Swedish Film Institute will launch its annual gender equality report, 406 Days, which looks at gender disparity in the development and production process. The report shows that the average female-led fiction feature spends over one year longer in development than projects led by male filmmakers.   The event will be introduced by Anette Novak, the new CEO of the Swedish Film Institute. Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs, will pre…


The 5th edition of Refugee Voices in Film: screeningS and roundtable May 21&22

Please Join UNHCR Program Director Hovig Etyemezian UNHCR Principal Communications Advisor Anadil Hossain, IEFTA President Marco Orsini & Special Guests UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Actress/Producer Kat Graham & Actor/Producer/Philanthropist Jimmy Jean-Louis   For A Roundtable Discussion Following The Screening Of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM (Screening) Sunday, 22 May at Noon in Palais l (Roundtable) Sunday, 22 May at 1:00pm on the Palais Stage (Palais -1) Participate in d…


Sunday May 22 Schedule at AmPav!

  The American Pavilion will be open to members between 9am and 6pm on Sunday May 22. …




Us or Them: New Film starring Malin Akerman

MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez announced today that Malin Åkerman (Warner Bros.’ Rampage and Watchmen), Jack Donnelly (BBC’s hit TV series “Atlantis,” CBS’ “Anubis”), Wayne Gordon (Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, Sony’s Skyfall), Nicole Bartlett (director Rod McCall’s Jim), Celine Arden (MGM/UA’s The Hustle) and Sam Cassidy (Disney’s “Guilt”) star in the new action-thriller feature film Us or Them. Dire…


Colcoa renamed The American French Film Festival for next October edition

America’s First and Largest French Film Festival Launches into its 26th Year with a New Name and Renewed Dedication to Showcasing the Best and Brightest in French Cinema and Series   The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) announced today that the COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival. The 26th edition of the festival and its awards competition will take place October 10-16 as a live event held at the Directors Guild of…


VIDEO Highlights/ Marché du Film 2022 | DAY 3 | 19 May 2022

From covering virtual production and cinematic sensory experiences to celebrating the doc community in Cannes, Day 3 of #MDF22 rightly confirms our dear friend Didier Alloch’s statement that the #MarcheDuFilm is “open to EVERYTHING that is #cinema!” See the highlights! …


VIDEO highlights Marché du Film 2022 | DAY 2 | 18 May 2022

9 mai 2022 Day 2 of #MDF22 was a special one as we put the spotlight on #India, our first-ever Country of Honour, from the inauguration of the India Pavilion to the Opening Night on the Plage Majestic… 75 years of Cannes + 75 years of Indian independence = a magical celebration! …


Marion Cotillard, Cyril Dion and Magali Payen launch Newtopia new production studio to create a new world

Petar photo@ Creating an international production company that offers ambitious stories to imagine a sustainable and desirable world. This is the challenge that Magali Payen, Cyril Dion, Marion Cotillard and the founding partners of Newtopia have set themselves. Newtopia is a production company whose mission is to give birth to a new generation of stories to imagine a desirable, ecologically sustainable and socially just future.     …


Frontières Market & Forum: First Wave Announcement

After the upcoming Frontières Platform in Cannes on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, Frontières will return to the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for the 14th edition of its co-production market in physical form. The market will take place between July 21-24 and the Forum July 22-23. Frontières is pleased to announce a first wave of projects for this year’s official market selection. Notable project helmers include:  …


Aquarius Films has partnered with Port Pictures to produce the period drama: The Good People

Leading independent Australian production company Aquarius Films has partnered with Irish production company Port Pictures to produce the feature film, The Good People. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Hannah Kent (the upcoming Run Rabbit Run), who adapted it for the screen.   The Good People is the second novel from bestselling author Kent and was published in 2016 by Pan Macmillan in Australia, Picador in the UK and by Little, Brown and Company in North America, both in 2…


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