BFI announces UK pavilion events programme for Cannes

The BFI announces a line-up of industry events hosted by the UK Pavilion in this year’s Cannes Film Festival led by filmmakers with films having their world premieres in the festival’s official selections as well as discussion events with leading international industry players focused on urgent issues for the industry globally. All of the events … Read more

Forest Whitaker to be awarded the Honorary Palme d’or at Cannes

Following Jodie Foster in 2021, actor Forest Whitaker will be the honorary guest at the Opening Ceremony of the 75th Festival de Cannes, to be broadcasted live by France Télévisions and Brut. After Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda, or Alain Delon, he will be the new recipient of the … Read more

Nina Kellgren BSC / Young Soul Rebels

A FAITHFUL RESTORATION Nina Kellgren BSC, director Isaac Julien, BFI curator William Fowler, and BFI technical delivery manager Douglas Weir discuss the process of restoring 1991 British indie feature Young Soul Rebels as well as sharing details of the film’s creation. In 1991 a low budget British indie feature won the Critics Prize at Cannes. The Hollywood Reporter … Read more

Brian Krijgsman to join Molinare as colourist

Molinare has announced that Brian Krijgsman is the newest addition to the company’s highly reputable team of colourists. Krijgsman brings his wealth of experience to Molinare; his impeccable craftmanship is particularly notable in Warchild Batman, for which he won the Cannes Golden Lion award. Discovering his passion for filmmaking in war-torn Yugoslavia, Krijgsman has well-established himself … Read more

Cannes reveals 2021 classics selection

As with every year, the Festival de Cannes presents a selection of the best restored prints and invites those in attendance to explore the history of cinema. The films are as followed: La Drôlesse (The Hussy) by Jacques Doillon (1978, 1h30, France) Presented by Malavida. 2k scan and restoration made from the negative image, by Éclair Cinéma laboratory. … Read more

Nicolas Bedos, Jean Dujardin & Pierre Niney provide the final screening of the 74th Festival de Cannes

In 2019, Hors Normes (The Specials), directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, closed the official Selection of a memorable edition. The Festival has announced that OSS 117, Alerte rouge en Afrique noire (From Africa With Love), directed by Nicolas Bedos, will be shown at the 74th edition’s “Final Screening” on July 17th in the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the … Read more

Jury finalised for 74th Festival de Cannes

Around the President Spike Lee, five women and three men of seven nationalities, and coming from five continents, will have the privilege to discover the 24 films of the 2021 international Competition. As a reflection of the official selection, almost the whole world will be part of these long-awaited premieres. The jury members are as … Read more

Cannes announce new film Marx Can Wait and an Honorary Palme d’or for Marco Bellocchio

The second guest of honour of the 74th edition of Cannes (after Jodie Foster attending the Opening Ceremony) is Italian director Marco Bellocchio. He will present his new feature film in the Cannes Premiere section, on Friday July 16th, after having met the audience the previous evening at the “Rendez-vous with…” event. During the Closing … Read more

Cannes confirms films selected in Official Selection for ‘Cinema for the Climate’ initiative

In 2021 and given the urgency of the situation, protecting the environment is at the heart of the Festival de Cannes‘s preoccupations, and is reflected upon its Official Selection. The Selection was already bearing that mark, when in 2007, Al Gore was invited for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth that brought him an Oscar and to … Read more

Jury and selection of short films announced for the Cinéfondation 2021

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 film school students. Just like in october 2020, the Jury demonstrates complete gender parity, three … Read more

The Cannes Film Festival 2021 line-up has been announced

Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux presented the Official Selection of the 74th Festival de Cannes at the UGC Normandie in Paris. Discover the list of selected films in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premières, and Special Screenings, below. Cannes 2021 Official Selection: In Competition Annette, dir: Leos Carax (opening night … Read more

Jodie Foster to receive honorary Palme d’or at the 74th Festival de Cannes

Guest of honour at the Opening Ceremony which will take place on the stage at the Palais des festival on Tuesday, July 6. The director, actress and American producer will kick-off the 74th edition which will draw to a close on Saturday, July 17th with the awards’ list given by the President of the Jury, … Read more

Cannes film festival outlines new commitment to the environment

The Festival de Cannes is putting into place a series of measures aiming at implementing its presence and future in an essential movement whereby the festival believes all cultural event organisers must be committed environmental campaigners. The festival intends to usher in an even greater commitment to environmental responsibility and action: responsibility because the time … Read more

Cannes Film Festival delayed until July

As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed. Initially scheduled for 11-22 May 2021, the festival will now take place between 6-17 July 2021. For more information about the event, please visit the website.

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

The Festival de Cannes opened yesterday evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken. The hallmark of this edition is inspiration, and the tone was set by the verve and enthusiasm of Edouard Baer, Master of Ceremonies, … Read more

Official 2018 Cannes Festival Line-Up Revealed

The 71st Cannes film festival, to be held from 8 to 19 May, has announced a 2018 selection that features big names and a truly global outlook. Iranian director, Asghar Farhardi, will open the festival with his film Everybody Knows, a thriller that stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and also included in the list … Read more

Pedro Almodóvar, President of the 70th Festival de Cannes’ Jury

The flamboyant icon of Spanish cinema and world-famous director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar is to be the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on 17th May and will be celebrating its 70th edition. Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: … Read more

Films on film sweep Cannes 2016 as Robbie Ryan BSC shines

Film is back and the artistry of shooting on filmstock became both cool and clear once again at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The event closed with four of the top prizes, plus two La Semaine de la Critique awards presented to official selections, all shot on Kodak. Taking home the coveted Palme d’Or was … Read more

International Artists Breathe New Life Into The Classic Medium

Real film is back. With multiple premieres at the 2016 CANNES Film Festival shot on Kodak film, including four features in competition, as well as increased investment across the motion picture film production ecosystem, 2016 marks the moment when film is not only still a viable creative choice, but thriving again. Speaking at the Festival, … Read more