Monday, April 30, 2012

Carlos Diegues, Brazilian filmmaker , to chair the jury for the Caméra D’or award of 65th Festival de Cannes.

Carlos Diegues, Brazilian filmmaker has been nominated as the chairperson of the jury for 65th Festival de Cannes Caméra D’or award.Carlos will be accompanied by Gloria Satta, journalist , Rémy Chevrin, representing the French Association of Film Cinematographers, Hervé Icovic, of the Federation of of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries, Michel Andrieu, representing the Society of Film Directors and Francis Gavelle, for the French Union of Film Critics. Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Roschdy Zem and Abbas Kiarostami were the past chairpersons in the Cannes Camera D’or jury.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The Jury members of the Competition section of the 65th Festival De Cannes presided over by Nanni Moretti (Italian director, actor and producer ) has been finalized with Hiam Abbass (Palestinian director and actress), Andrea Arnold (British director and scriptwriter), Emmanuelle Devos (French actress), Diane Kruger (German actress), Jean Paul Gaultier (French designer), Ewan Mc Gregor (British actor), Alexander Payne (American director, scriptwriter and producer) et Raoul Peck (Haitian director, scriptwriter and producer).

Monday, April 23, 2012

60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum

The San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, to take place on september 27 and 28 at the Festival’s 60th edition.This year’s San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, thereby consolidating its position as a benchmark platform and hub between both film worlds. This Forum is an opportunity to promote projects of greater magnitude and strengthen the European and Latin American industries by encouraging cooperation between professionals and opening out to new international markets.The Co-production Forum is open to feature film projects from Europe and Latin America with a minimum duration of 60 minutes and 20% of their financing already assured. European projects must have a direct connection with Latin America. The Festival will select a maximum of 20 projects based on the reports of three international experts. Deadline for project registration: 30 June 2012.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Official Selection of the 65th Festival de Cannes

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom will be the opening film in the 65th Festival de Cannes - Cannes 2012 -set to begin on May 16 . Berenice Bejo, co-star of silent movie The Artist, will host the Cannes film festival opening and closing ceremonies. Tim Roth will head the Un Certain Regard jury at this year's Cannes film festival. The Cannes Film Festival has named early Nanni Moretti as its Jury President for this year's festival. The Italian director has been a longtime favorite of the festival, winning the Palme d'Or in 2001 for his family drama "The Son's Room" as well as a director prize in 1994 for his film "Dear Diary."The Official Selection of the 65th Festival de Cannes was announced this Thursday, 19 April during the press conference held by Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux at the Grand Hôtel in Paris. Following are the details: In Competition: Amour (Michael Haneke) , The Angels’ Share (Ken Loach) Baad El Mawekeaa (Apres la Bataille) (Yousry Nasrallah) Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu) Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg) Holy Motors (Leos Carax) In Another Country (Sangsoo Hong) In the Fog (Sergei Loznitsa) Jagten (The Hunt) (Thomas Vinterberg) Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik) Lawless (John Hillcoat) Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami) Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) Mud (Jeff Nichols) On the Road (Walter Salles) The Paperboy (Lee Daniels) Paradies: Liebe (Ulrich Seidl) Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas) Reality (Matteo Garrone) Rust & Bone (Jacques Audiard) Taste of Money (Sangsoo Im) Vous n’avez encore rien vu (Alain Resnais) Un Certain Regard: 7 Dias en la Habana (B. Del Toro, P. Trapero, J. Medem, E. Suleiman, J.C. Tabio, G. Noe, and L. Cantet) 11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate (Koji Wakamatsu) Antiviral (Brandon Cronenberg) Beats of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin) Les Chevaux de Dieu (Nabil Ayouch) Confession of a Child of the Century (Sylvie Verheyde) Despues de Lucia (Michael Franco) Elefante Blanco (Pablo Trapero) Le Grand Soir (Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern) Laurence Anyways (Xavier Dolan) Miss Lovely (Ashim Ahluwalia) Mystery (Lou Ye) La Pirogue (Moussa Toure) La Playa (Juan Andrés Arango) Trois Mondes (Catherine Corsini) Student (Darezhan Omirbayev) Special Screenings: The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon) Garbage in the Garden of Eden (Faith Akin) Les Invisibles (Sébastien Lifshitz) Journal de France (Claudine Nougaret) Mekong Hotel (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) A Musica Segundo Tom Jobin (Nelson Pereira Dos Santos) Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Laurent Bozereau) Villegas (Gonzalo Tobal) Out of Competition Screenings Ai To Makoto (Takashi Miike) Dracula (Dario Argento) Hemingway & Gellhorn (Philip Kaufman) Io E Te (Bernardo Bertolucci) Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath) Therese Desqueyroux (Claude Miller) Tribute to Philip Kaufman & Master Class Philip Kaufman, American screenwriter and director, will be leading the Master Class for the 65th Festival de Cannes. Kaufman will talk to Michel Ciment about his craft as a film-maker, his experience on-set, the challenges and the pleasures of the profession – in short, his passion for cinema. For this occasion, the Festival de Cannes will present his latest film: Hemingway & Gellhorn, in the Official Selection on the Out of Competition category