OVERVIEW – MEDIA at the Cannes Film Festival 2013
Three MEDIA -backed films honoured at Cannes Film Festival
Three films supported by the EU MEDIA programme for cinema were among the winners at the end of the Cannes Film Festival. Le Passé by Asghar Farhadi, winner of the EU Prix MEDIA for best film project in 2012, won the prize for best female actress (Bérénice Béjo) and the ecumenical jury prize. The film focuses on the relationship between a French wife and her Iranian husband who are planning to divorce. Salvo, an Italian-French co-production about a mafia hitman directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, won the Grand Prix in the Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) selection. Rithy Panh’s autobiographical feature L'image Manquante (The Missing Picture), a highly personal account of the horrors of a childhood lived under the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, won the prize in the Un Certain Regard selection. In total, the MEDIA programme supported 13 films at this year's festival (See IP/13/424).
MEDIA to welcome professionals in its tent again in the International Village
The MEDIA Programme will for the 22nd year in a row have a stand at the Marché du Film alongside the Cannes International Film Festival, whose 66th edition will be held from May 15 to 24.
The famous MEDIA umbrella stand will again this year be the "meeting point" for European producers, distributors, sales agents, festival and training organisers or simple curious visitors. The stand will furthermore host the Europa Cinemas network and Eurimages from the Council of Europe.
MEDIA's magnificent seven compte for Palme d'Or
"I am delighted that the European films selected for funding from the MEDIA programme are once again in the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival. Our films have a very strong record in competition at Cannes and I am sure that this year will be no exception" said androulla Vassiliou
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MEDIA is proud to support 13 films in Cannes
In the different selections of the festival 13 films with MEDIA support [68 KB] have been selected.
Danish director Vinterberg wins Prix MEDIA at Cannes Film Festival
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During the European Rendezvous in Cannes, Sunday 19 May and Monday 20 May, Commissioner Vassiliou, will participate in important discussions with professionals, she will award the 2013 Prix MEDIA and will host a conference on audience building, media literacy and cross fertilisation.
Film and Internet - Best friends with benefits?
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has announced that its annual Cannes workshop will focus this year on the increasingly intimate relationship between the film industry and the new distribution possibilities offered by the Internet.
This open workshop will take place in the Salon des Ambassadeurs (Level 4, Palais des Festivals) on Saturday 18 May 2013 from 11.00 to 13.00.
It is free but you should register.
PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2013: EFP unveils line-up for Cannes
Emerging European proudcers selected for networking platform
29 producers from 29 different European countries will take part in the event from 18 to 21 May, 2013. The Republic of Kosovo* and Montenegro will both be represented for the first time this year with a producer. Financial support for the project, which sees new trans-national co-productions being developed each year, comes from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations.
They are the ones who set the ball rolling on projects, forge coalitions and conjure up a film out of an idea. Film producers are increasingly looking past their national borders. In order to facilitate an exchange with similarly ambitious colleagues from other European countries and showcase their range of achievements, European Film Promotion (EFP) offers a platform for networking to carefully selected producers. The programme PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE is now in its 14th year at the film festival in Cannes.