The Cannes Film Festival

Making Festivals More Accessible for Disabled Attendees Just Got Easier With the Festival Scorecard (EXCLUSIVE)

A long-awaited Accessibility Scorecard for film events will be released on Friday, providing a tool that could enable filmmakers and other industry professionals to make festivals more accessible.…

Ethan Hawke Explains Why His Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward Doc Became a Six-Hour Affair

Until quite late in the process of crafting “The Last Movie Stars” — a six-hour deep dive into the on- and off-screen lives of Hollywood golden couple Paul…

‘Year of the Shark’ Is More Than Just a Shark Movie, French Filmmakers the Boukherma Twins Say

Sea, quiet and sun. A holidaymaker on his paddleboard. In a few minutes, this idyllic picture is shattered: the man is knocked off his board into the water,…

Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Appoints Julien Rejl as Artistic Director, Rebrands as ‘Quinzaine des Cinéastes’

Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, the section running alongside the Cannes Film Festival, has appointed Julien Rejl as artistic director. He will succeed to Paolo Moretti who had his third…

Global Location Professionals Prep for In-Person AFCI Conference

Film commissions all over the world have seen a run on their services as production has boomed across the globe. And AFCI Week, the big confab hosted by…

Transilvania Film Festival’s Romanian Days Competition Showcases New Wave of Filmmakers ‘Willing to Take Risks’

Bogdan George Apetri’s “Miracle” took home the top prize in the Romanian Days competition at the Transilvania Intl. Film Festival, which saw nine first-time directors among the 12…

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Launch KVIFF Talents

The 56th Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival will host the launch of KVIFF Talents, its new year-round program, whose goal is to identify talented filmmakers, and support the…

Austin Butler’s Transformation in ‘Elvis’ Will Offer a Little More Oscar Conversation in Best Actor

Austin Butler’s hips don’t lie. He becomes the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, possessing all of his signature quirks and emotional inflections in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.”…

European Holdings Offer ICE Theaters Promotional Boost

While ICE Theaters will certainly keep a visible presence on the CineEurope trade-show floor, co-hosting daily breakfasts, participating in an afternoon panel on June 21, and of course…

Transilvania Festival Returns to Its ‘True Spirit’ With Provocative Selection: ‘We Decided to Go Back to Our Usual Self’

After pulling off the near miraculous feat of mounting two in-person editions in the middle of a global pandemic, the organizing team of the Transilvania Film Festival had…

Cannes Film ‘Emergency Declaration’ Drops Trailer, Ready for Long-Haul Takeoff (EXCLUSIVE)

Action-drama film, “Emergency Declaration” pulled together several of Korea’s top stars – Song Kang-ho (“Parasite”), Lee Byung Hun (“G.I. Joe”) and Jeon Do-yeon (“The Housemaid,” “Secret Sunshine”) –…

The Shocking Disney Shakeup: Why Exactly Was Peter Rice Ousted?

In an industry where many executives are quick to tout their own accomplishments, Peter Rice was known for turning down opportunities to take a public victory lap. The…