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CANNES 2021

The CNC analyses the film industry at Cannes

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- During nine days, the French centre will organise several roundtables featuring important figures who will analyses the tendencies of the sector

The CNC analyses the film industry at Cannes

Present in Cannes through a series of selected films which were supported by the very efficient French system, one that plays a tremendous part in helping the growth of (young) national talents all the while remaining open to co-productions with the entire world, the CNC will organise on the Croisette during the 74th Cannes Film Festival (6-17 July 2021) a very rich programme of professional events. These roundtables will take place on the Gray d’Albion beach. 

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Among the many speakers are Thierry Frémaux (General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival), Arianna Bocco (IFC Films), Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch International), Ardavan Safaee (Pathé Films), Joana Vicente (Toronto International Film Festival), Luis Chaby Vaz (European Film Agencies - EFAD), Delphine Ernotte (France Télévisions), Charles Tesson (Critics’ Week), Carole Scotta (Haut et Court), Jean-Christophe Reymond (Kazak Productions), Frédéric Fiore (Logical Pictures), Laurence Lascary (De l’autre Côté du Périph’), Sébastien Missoffe (Google France), Sébastien Raybaud (Anton Capital), Elise Foniyama Thiombioano Ilboudo (Culture Minister in Burkina Faso), Jacques Attali (Positive Planet), Manuel Alduy (France Télévisions) and Karim Mouttalib (IFCIC).

Filmmakers will also be present, among them Wes Anderson (via a keynote video), Marjane Satrapi, Costa Gavras, Nicolas Pariser, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, JR and Julie Bertuccelli.

Other guests will include French Culture Ministre Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, State Secretary Sophie Cluzel, but also Dominique Boutonnat and Magali Valente (respectively president and director of cinema at the CNC).

The talks will be moderated by, among others, Daniela Elstner (UniFrance), Pascal Rogard (SACD) and Gilles Gaillard (Mikros Image).

For more details about the speakers, click here. To register, click here.

The provisional programme:

Wednesday 7 July: Independence is first of all creative freedom
10h30 - 10h45: Opening
10h45 - 12h30: Roundtable: Creative freedom, a principle under threat?
15h00 - 17h00: Conversation 70 years of Cahiers du cinéma

Thursday 8 July: Export and international attractiveness, a challenge for our film industry.
10h00 - 11h00: Roundtable (in English) Filming in France
11h00 - 12h30: Roundtable (in English) French cinema in the rest of the world: winning back film markets and foreign audiences after the pandemic.
15h00 - 17h30: Cinéfondation: Pitch from the residents and awards ceremony.

Friday 9 July: The international stage, development, influence, support
10h00 - 10h30: France’s role in favour of international creation and auteur cinema
10h30 - 11h15: Example of the emergency fund for Lebanon
11h15 - 12h: Presentation of the DEENTAL programme: an example of support put in place with the financial collaboration of the European Union and the support of the ACP group of states (African, Caribbean and Pacific)

Saturday 10 July: Independence and French creation
10h00 - 12h00: Roundtable: A new regulation at the service of creation
15h00 - 17h30: Roundtable: For the eco-friendly transition of our industry, the CNC says Action!

Sunday 11 July: Young creation or the challenge of perpetual renewal
10h00 - 10h15: Opening keynote speech
10h15 - 11h00: Conversation around artistic mentorship
11h00 - 12h30: Conversations between YouTubers and CNC Talents residents
15h30 - 17h30: Roundtable SACEM - Metamorphosis of audiovisual distribution: what are the consequences for auteurs’ compensation and contracts?

Monday 12 July
10h00 - 11h30: Roundtable: Creative freedom and diversity: a challenge as soon as the writing stage
12h00 - 12h30: The advance on receipts, an important aspect of French cinema
16h30 - 17h45: Press conference of the 27th edition of the Panafrican Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)

Tuesday 13 July: Investments for the future in the service of creative freedom
9h30 - 11h00: Roundtable: Innovating for an economically sovereign and “creatively” free industry
11h30 - 13h00: Roundtable: Access to financing in the service of creation
15h30 - 17h00: Blockchain : 2022 is the goal!

Wednesday 14 July: To preserve and transmit: a challenge for youth
10h00 - 11h00: 30 years of image education
11h00 - 11h30: Presentation of key figures: attendance of young people in cinemas and audience for heritage films during lockdown
11h30 - 13h00: Roundtable: New digital practices in heritage cinema

Friday 16 July: Day dedicated to the Week of Positive Cinema
10h00 - 10h15: Opening
Morning (10h15 - 12h00): Creating a culture of engagement
Afternoon (13h30 - 15h30): the engagement of a whole industry
15h15 - 15h30: Award ceremony for the Positive Cinema Prize

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(Translated from French)

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