The festival will announce the official selection on 3 June at the press conference, which you can follow here. In the meantime, let's take stock of what we already know.
March 8 was International Women's Rights Day. The perfect opportunity to put women's work in cinema industries into light with Ada Solomon, the famous Romanian producer, who won the Berlin Golden Bear this year with Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Radu Jude, 2020), which raises awareness on women's bodies and sexuality issues.
C’est lors de la conférence de presse donnée par le Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur ce lundi 21 septembre que la sélection du festival a été dévoilée.
Lors de la 77ème édition de la Biennale de Venise, qui s’est tenue du 2 au 12 septembre, nous avons eu l’occasion de discuter avec Pascal Diot, le directeur du Venice Production Brigde. Cet espace dédié au développement et à la production de projets cinématographiques joue un rôle important, puisqu’il permet, au travers des meetings qu’il propose, la création d’un réseau entre les professionnels de l’audiovisuel et les projets présentés.
During the 77th Venice International Film Festival, which took place from 2 to 12 September, we had the opportunity to chat with Pascal Diot, head of the Venice Production Bridge. This area plays an important part in the development and production of film projects, as it allows, through the meetings and workshops it offers, the creation of a network between audiovisual professionals and the presented projects.
The Venice Production Bridge is subdivided into several markets, including the Final cut, which focuses on productions from Africa and the Middle East, the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which presents fiction films, documentaries, and VR projects seeking financial support from European and international producers, the Book Adaptation Rights Market, which offers book publishers the opportunity to promote the development and production of projects through the audiovisual industry, and the VOD Market Day, which, as its name suggests, allows VOD platforms to offer their services to international distributors. The pandemic has, inevitably, had an impact on the market’s different workshops. However, positive things also came out of this strange situation, as Pascal Diot explains.
As someone from the East (East Germany and Eastern Europe), Simone Baumann is used to cope with important changes and doesn´t have real fears. German Films’ managing director shared her expectations for the future of the cinema industry.
And then being more efficient, collaborative and... relaxed at work than ever!