Monday, 25 May 2009

2ND PLACE

BAGATELLE got 2nd place at Shots of Dialogue festival. Thanks to everyone who put on the festival - Mino, Fabrice, Cyrillo...and everyone else involved. It was great meeting people from all over the place - Mexico to Romania to Jordan.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

SHOTS OF DIALOGUE

We are in Dinan - a small town near to Rennes for the Shots of Dialogue film festival. It is so beautiful here I think I will have to return every summer! There are only 7 films selected for competition and yesterday there was an open air screening with loads of kids in attendance which was really great. We ended up playing an international game of football against these french kids - just like in the movie. They were really good though and slaughtered us!! The oldest one could only have been 11!

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Friday, 22 May 2009

PALAIS F

Screening today in Palais F was amazing. All 35 seats were full and people were sitting on the floor. It was very exciting to show a film in the palais at Cannes. The other films in the selection were also really interesting. Also - the screening was listed in Variety!!!!
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Monday, 18 May 2009

Danny Lennon

Today we went to a reception at the Quebec tent hosted by Danny Lennon the short film guru who selected our film from 2000 in the short film corner for one of his programmes.

Definitely the best party in Cannes - We met the minister for culture for Quebec and a filmmaker from New York Chloe Domont who arrived that day from New York hearing her film was selected only the day before! Her film is really good check out: http://www.chloedomont.com/

We spoke to Danny and it turns out the film he's produced plays 30 - 40 festivals a month! That means he must send out at least 2 dvds a day every day of the year, including Xmas! What an inspiration.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

GO GET SOME ROSEMARY

Just saw a great film by the Safdie brothers at Cannes. Its called Go Get Some Rosemary and its a touching, funny, eccentric tale of a single dad trying to stay close to his two sons in New York. They've had three films in Cannes in one calendar year. Legends!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

CANNES


BAGATELLE has been selected by Danny Lennon for his program at Cannes called 'Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down.' I can't imagine a better program to be selected for!!! This means the film gets a screening in the Palais and is highlighted out of 2000 films at the Short Film Corner.

Monday, 4 May 2009