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CANNES 2005 Market

6790 professionnals on the Croisette

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- The number of registrations to the Cannes Film Market have incresed of 8% in comparison with 2004. 2860 professionals will represent 73 countries

6790 professionnals on the Croisette

The 49th Film Market which will take place during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (11th-22d May) is very promising. 6790 professionals of the international film industry have already registered, which represents 8% more guests than last year. The Anglo-Saxon countries have particularly increased their numbers this year (+ 14 % for the UK, and + 18 % for the USA). A total of 73 countries will be represented, six of which for the first time, including Macedonia. 60% of the 2541 companies which have registered (there were 2157 last year) are production companies. This shows how creative the market promises to be ; this year, nearly 1400 projects and productions in the making will be presented. The market will offer a total of 2860 films ; 1500 screenings are already on the schedule for 1350 pre-registered buyers. In a nutshell, the Film Market keeps getting bigger, which guarantees a good amount of interesting transactions.

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Furthermore, for the second year in a row, the Festival and the Film Market will organise several events within the sidebar Producers Network. Over 400 selected producers (with at least one film distributed in the past three years) will be given the opportunity to meet potential coproducers or develop their projects. On the 13th of May, there will be a Coproduction Forum supervised by the European Poducers’s Club ; from the 12th to the 18th, theme business breakfasts will gather distributors, international sales companies, financers, experts, and festival organisers. Special attention will be given to the producers supported by the Fonds Sud (South Fund)/CNC (12th May), those supported by the CFB-WBI & Flanders Image (15th May), the ‘Producers on the Move’ gathered by the European Film Promotion (16th May), and the British producers supported by the UK Film Council (18th May).

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(Translated from French)

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