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Cannes Pix

There are certain publicists whose films are always the top festival films and because you know their taste suits you, you want to see their films. The publicists are usually only known to the trade and prefer to keep a low profile. But I am “outing” Richard Lormand of Film Press Plus, one because he was felled by illness last year and missed the first ever Cannes since 1987 and deserves a “Welcome Back!” from everyone in the business, and also because he is one o…

American Film Festival - Opportunity in Poland

US in Progress Wrocław 2016 submissions are now open. This little-known event in Poland offers American indie filmmakers one of the biggest opportunities in the world to meet the international trade in an intimate and fun setting. Every year one of the films here seems to make it into Sundance. The filmmakers get to know European buyers, sellers and programmers. The great thing about European film festivals is that they do not take your money and then refuse your film. They cost nothing …

The "Chosen" Films For The 11th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2016

This is a "go to" festival for international filmmakers with Jewish films who want to have their films premiere in Hollywood. The 11th L.A. Jewish Film Festival May 18th through May 25. Opening night on May 18 will be a grand, red carpet, star-studded gala at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills. LAJFF will recognize the Laemmle Theater family with a special honor for their ongoing commitment to film and filmmakers. This family, headed by legendary Universal…

SydneysBuzz - Kering and the Festival de Cannes Poster 2016 'Women in Motion'

The second edition of the 'Women in Motion' program will take place in Cannes from May 11 to 22, 2016 at the 69th Festival de Cannes. The year’s official poster is of Frances McDormand whose presentation at last year’s first edition illuminated gender bias practices within the film industry in the most captivating, funny and serious presentation of the several presentations given.   During her Talk on 22 May 2015, the actress addressed the impact gender discriminati…

LatinoBuzz: Emerging Filmmaker Anghelo Taylor

Calypso and eco-Inspiring animation apparently are Panama`s next big step, as upcoming producer Anghelo Taylor seems about to prove. Taylor, belongs to a line of talented Panamanian producers to keep an eye on. Accion, the Panama film company led by Anghelo Taylor together with a team of long-standing Panamanian talent is present at every major international market including, of course, Cannes and Berlin, and their networks go beyond continents including China. Their wide network and in…

IFF Panama 2016 Winners People's Choice: Interview With The Makers Of "Salsipuedes"

The Panamanian film will be screening at the Cannes Marché The audience at the Panama Film Festival is very engaged, interested and enthusiastic. The questions during the Q&A are unique. Not once did I hear that old chestnut, ”What was the budget of the film?” They care about the subject, the characters and the filmmakers themselves and often add to-the-point personal comments rather than simply ask questions. The multiplex Cineopolis is in the largest, most upsc…

Announcing SydneysBuzz Coming To Stage 32

Today, I have something really cool for the entire community. I'm thrilled, honored and proud to announce that Sydney Levine, author of the industry leading blog, SydneysBuzz, is bringing her incredible reporting to Stage 32. Sydney and her crew of associates focus on international film industry developments and analysis of the international film market related to buyers, sales agents, filmmakers, film festivals and distribution. The addition of SydneysBuzz, which for the last few years…

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