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Twenty years on, the Cannes Festival’s Gilles Jacob remains an ardent believer in the Cinéfondation’s virtue to discover and foster new filmmaking talent

He was president of the Cannes Festival for four decades, and launched Un Certain Regard, in addition to Cinéfondation

So I got curious about Cinéfondation, an incubator created within the Cannes Festival's ecosystem to lend certain filmmakers a helping hand, whether that's advice, a network, or funds. It's been two decades since its inception and I needed to situate this program within the festival's many other endeavors. Gilles Jacob, former president of the Cannes Festival, created Cinéfondation in 1998, over ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL, the Cinéfondation “Atelier” is a rite of passage that aims to help student directors get finishing funds

Featured director: Pakistan's Parveen Bilal

The Cannes Festival selection is augmented, each year, with a spate of student movies by young filmmakers sending their unfinished projects from around the world in the hope of finding a sensitive ear and a receptive heart. With deep pockets, preferably. L’Atelier (“workshop” in the French original) is a way for students in search of finishing funds to come to Cannes, pitch their project, meet ... more >

Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez’s “DOS FRIDAS” to premiere at next Chicago Latino Film Festival

Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez is a filmmaker who’s already got several documentaries and feature films under her belt. In 1998 she launched Astarte Films from San Jose, Costa Rica, a city where she's been working as screenwriter and filmmaker. She was born in Moscow, Russia to an Iraqi father and a Chilean-Costa Rican mother. Her first film, “El Camino,” premiered at the 2008 Berlinale. It would later ... more >

BAFTAS 2019 : “Roma” and “The Favorite” celebrated, the rest fight for the crumbs

“Roma,” a Netflix production, triumphed on Sunday at the British film awards (BAFTA) by earning the Best Film and, for Alfonso Cuaron, in the director’s chair, the Best Director awards, further cementing Netflix’s unmistakably-strong place in the filmed entertainment industry. Although several Netflix series have won awards, in recent years, Netflix has never known so resounding a victory as ... more >

Richard Stanley is back in the saddle again, will direct “Color out of space,” starring Nicolas Cage

He hasn't directed anything in twenty years

SpectreVision, the genre division of Company X and ACE Pictures, announced today that principal photography will begin next month on “Color out of space.” Starring Nicolas Cage, the film will be directed by Richard Stanley, this is his first feature in more than twenty years. Based on the novella by H.P. Lovecraft, “Color out of space” will reunite Cage with SpectreVision, the company behind the ... more >

PEOPLE TO WATCH: Christian Tye

This well-rounded actor is likely to succeed in any number of roles, thanks to his energizing curiosity, kindliness and the smart authority he projects

Born and raised in North London, Christian Tye has already made his mark on Hollywood by producing a short, entitled "Trip's Duplage" at 22. There's already some Cannes buzz about the film, which was produced by Tye with Mosaic Media Group. It stars British actress Stephanie Beacham and Spencer Squire. Tye has starred in stage productions and also had a part in Rupert Everett's 2018 directorial ... more >

William Goldman, author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” dead at 87

The Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman has died at 87 this past Friday. He’d earned two Academy Awards in the 70s, after penning such films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid (1969) and “All the president’s men” (1976). Goldman is best-known for the impact his pen had on the New Hollywood genre of the seventies. He wrote the dialogues for “Marathon Man” (also in 1976), a paranoid ... more >