Tag: Thierry Frémaux

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL CHIEFS SIGN GENDER EQUALITY CHARTER FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATION BY CATE BLANCHETT & WOMEN IN FILM

This morning, Cannes Film Festival chiefs Thierry Frémaux (Festival Director), Edouard Waintrop (Directors' Fortnight head) and Charles Tesson (Critics' Week head) signed a charter for gender parity and inclusion proposed by 5050x2020, France's version of the #MeToo initiative. Under this new charter, Cannes will compile the gender statistics of all films submitted, make public the…

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018: CONFLICT WITH NETFLIX ACCOMPANIES OFFICIAL SELECTION

The official selection for this year's Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 8th to May 19th, 2018, has been announced. However, controversy accompanies the news as Thierry Fremaux, Cannes artistic director, stated that any distributor or producer that refuses to commit to theatrical release in France will be banned from the main competition. His decision…

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CANNES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2017 SELECTION

The official 2017 selection of the Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 17 through 28, was announced today, April 13. Keeping in vein with many cultural events following the United States election, this year’s edition of the French festival is highly politicized. Of the forty-nine films included, many focus on current issues. An Inconvenient Sequel…

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