The official film selection for the 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was unveiled on April 17th during a press conference held by Gilles Jacob (President) and Thierry Frémaux (Executive Director). Out of 1,800 submissions, 49 films representing 28 countries were selected for this year’s slate, with 18 titles competing for the Palme d’Or and 19 for the Un Certain Regard section.
This year’s edition of the French film festival organized by UniFrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center met with an unprecedented success.
CALL FOR PROJECTS - The New Media Fund provides funding and support to non-fiction media projects focused on social issues which go beyond traditional screens – integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive websites.
The Cannes Film Festival, the Cross Video Days, and Sunny Side of the Doc are looking for cross-media projects from both sides of the Atlantic! The 2014 Cross Video Days’ call for multi-platform projects in development is launching in conjunction with Cannes Film Market and Sunny Side of the Doc, creating more opportunities for the 50 selected projects to be seen, financed, co-produced and distributed at an international stage.
The 4th edition of UniFrance’s online film festival, My French Film Festival was met by unprecedented success as results grew four-fold compared with 2013. With viewers from 205 countries, the festival totaled 4 million viewings from January 17 to February 17, 2014.The festival featured a selection of 10 feature films and 10 shorts subtitled in 13 languages and available across 20 platforms.
Mathieu Gallet has been officially appointed to succeed Jean-Luc Hees at the head of Radio France, the French public service radio broadcaster. At 37, he will become the youngest CEO in the history of the station. He is set to take office in May 2014. His nomination was confirmed Thursday, March 27th by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA, an independent administration in charge of the regulation of various electronic media in France, such as radio and television).
On February 21st, Relativity Media (pres. Tucker Tooley) announced the creation of a U.S. distribution and marketing joint venture with EuropaCorp (CEO Christophe Lambert), according to Variety. Both companies will benefit from this joint venture by distributing each other’s films. With this agreement, Relativity Media opens up the US market for Europacorp’s films. EuropaCorp will have to pay $130 million over six years for US distribution rights.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York are pleased to announce that acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier is coming to New York for a series of screenings and Master Classes.
The 16th edition of the Très Court International Film Festival will be held from the 2nd to the 11th of May 2014 simultaneously in almost 100 cities all around the world. Fiction, animation, documentary... every category is accepted. Movies must not exceed 3 minutes (without titles and credits). Submissions close February 10th.