Cannes Festival

Cannes Best Doc Laureate Payal Kapadia Next Racks Up Production Partners for Petit Chaos (EXCLUSIVE)

One year after she dazzled at the Cannes Festival, winning its Golden Eye for best documentary for “A Night of Knowing Nothing,” Payal Kapadia’s fiction debut “All We…

Sanfic Morbido Lab: Titles From ‘History of the Occult’s Cristian Ponce, ‘Huesera’s’ Edher Campos (EXCLUSIVE)

“History of the Occult” director Cristian Ponce, “The Trace We Leave Behind” producer André Pereira and “Huesera” producer Edher Campos all have projects at the 3rd Sanfic Morbido…

Joko Anwar Sets ‘Satan’s Slaves: Communion’ as Indonesia’s First Imax Film

“Satan’s Slaves: Communion,” from genre-film meister Jojo Anwar is poised to be the first film from Indonesia to release in the large screen Imax format. Anwar himself took…

TodoiF Launches as Specialty Streamer of Japanese Independent Films

With a mission to bring Japanese independent cinema to a world audience, todoiF launched Friday as a new specialist streaming platform. The service is privately backed and operated…

Kore-eda Hirokazu Calls For Reform of Japanese Film Industry, Launches Lobby Group

Back in Japan after his Korean-language drama “Broker” won two prizes at this year’s Cannes festival, Kore-eda Hirokazu appeared as a press event in Tokyo on Tuesday to announce the…

Projeto Paradiso, Ventana Sur, BR Lab Partner as Nicho 54 Brings Brazilian Black Women Producers to Cannes

Projeto Paradiso, operated by the Olga Rabinovich Institute, has renewed its partnership with Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur, backed by Cannes Festival and Film Market and Argentina’s INCAA film-TV…

Cannes: ’Will-O’-the-Wisp,’ From Joao Pedro Rodrigues: Dancing Firemen, Burnt Forests, Homoeroticism and Sly Humor

Portuguese helmer João Pedro Rodrigues returned to Cannes this year with his new film “Will-O’-the-Wisp” (“Fogo Fátuo”), which screened in Directors’ Fortnight and is his first feature since…

Un Certain Regard Awards Presented at Cannes Film Festival (Updating Live)

The highest-profile awards ceremony thus far of this year’s Cannes festival is under way. Italian actor-director Valeria Golino and her fellow jurors are set to reveal their selections…

Venezuela Launches Inaugural Film Hub in Cannes

In a historical first, the Cannes Festival and its market, the Marché, hosted the inaugural Venezuela Film Hub (VFH), surprising many international participants by its presence, given the…

‘Mad Heidi’ Raises $2 Million From Crowd Investment, Tests New Distribution Model (EXCLUSIVE)

In the first leg of what it hopes is an industry revolution, Zurich-based A Film Company has raised north of $2 million in crowd investment from 560 people…

Berlin-Brandenburg Film Fund Medienboard Fetes Cannes Festival Films

On Saturday, film and TV funder Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg celebrated the six films that it funded running in the official program of the Cannes Film Festival. These were Ruben…

Cannes Future of Cinema Panel Was a Fascinating Discussion, Despite Women Not Having a Seat at the Table

The Cannes Film Festival invited eight male directors for an hours-long symposium on the future of cinema on Tuesday — a session that raised uneasy questions for those…