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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 12

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Last day. It’s been a long ride. Have met many amazing people. Tonight I am attending the closing night film The Tree pre-function party at The Majestic Beach,...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 11

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Had lunch with SPAA president Tony Ginnane today and Julie Marlow. By all accounts it has been a successful Cannes for some producers. Apparently Tavernier’s film has been...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 10

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Saw Lee Chang-dong in the street today and said hi. Love that guy and his films! Also saw Apichatpong Weerasethakul at the grande hotel but couldn’t whip out...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 9

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I am continually gob-smacked by the wealth on the water and that of those treading up and down the Croisette. It is a daily feast for the eyes....

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 8

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The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs through France Culture held a panel discussion today. Speakers included French actress Juliette Binoche who stars in Abbas Kiarostami’s film Certified Copy...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 7

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Biutiful by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and starring Javier Bardem resonates with some critics here but polarises others. Outrage has also not had good reviews with some critics scratching...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 6

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Lord David Puttnam, producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields was announced last night as the International Jury president for the 4th Annual Asia...

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Lord David Puttnam to Head Fourth Annual APSA Jury

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Academy-Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields will head the International Jury of the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA),...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 5

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Attended Screen Australia’s distributor function last night and finally got to meet Michael Werner from Fortissimo Films. They have been wonderful supporters of APSA. Michael was in Australia...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 4

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We are preparing for APSA’s International Launch tomorrow evening where our Chairman Des Power will be announcing our Jury President for 2010, exciting news that I look forward...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 3

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Met with an independent Iranian distributor today and had a lengthy solemn discussion about the dire state for the film business in a country that once was thriving....

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 2

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Things are quiet at the 63rd Cannes. The Riviera is quiet. Travel ash problems haven’t helped but word is that there appears to be a shift for indies...

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2010 Festival De Cannes – Day 1

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Well the beach has been cleaned and tidied since the ten metre freak wave hit the coastline last Tuesday. Folk are still rigging pavilions in the international village....

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Nominations Council Announced for Fourth APSAs

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic...

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