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Pavilion at Cannes 2011

6th April 2011 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced that registration for membership of the Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 is now open.

This year, the Irish Pavilion will retain its central position at the heart of the international village and will continue to offer vital business services to its members for the duration of the festival.

Registration is open only to Irish companies or individuals working in the Irish film industry.

To register:
Simply complete the IP Members Registration Form on the IFB website by Thursday 21st April 2011. Online registration will close after this date.

If you have an Irish film or co-production screening or selling in the market please let us know so that we can include it in our marketing and promotional materials. You can do this by filling out the form online or emailing marketing@irishfilmboard.ie

IMPORTANT: Please note that membership of the Irish Pavilion is not market or festival accreditation.

Irish Pavilion in Cannes

6th April 2010 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced that registration for membership of the Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2010 is now open.

This year, the Irish Pavilion will retain its central position at the heart of the international village and will continue to offer vital business services to its members for the duration of the festival.

Registration is open only to Irish companies or individuals working in the Irish film industry.

Details on how to register are on the web site.

The deadline for application is Friday 9th April 2010 and membership of the Irish Pavilion is not Market or Festival Accreditation.

The Irish Pavilion is a Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board initiative.

Please note that there was an incorrect fax number listed on the official application form. All forms should be faxed to 091 561 405 (If have faxed your form to 01 6773394 you will need resend your application). The application form has now been amended and includes the correct fax number of 091 561 405.

Cannes Winners 2009

25th May 2009 by Maura McHugh

The winners of Cannes Film Festival were announced last night, and of particular interest are the following awards:

Palme d’Or
Das Weiße Band (The White Ribbon)
Written and directed by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix
Un Prophète (A Prophet)
Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, & Abdel Raouf Dafri, and directed by Jacques Audiard.

Jury Prize
Fish Tank
Written and directed by Andrea Arnold

Bakjwi (Thirst)
Written by Jeong Seo-Gyeong & Park Chan-wook, and directed by Park Chan-wook

Best Screenplay
Spring Fever
Written by Lou Ye

A full list of all the winners is available from the web site.

Cannes Irish Pavilion ‘09

8th May 2009 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) had announced the details of its 2009 Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Irish Pavilion functions as the focal point for the Irish film industry at the festival, and aims to promote Irish film and facilitiate the needs of Irish producers. It will provide the following services:

  • Information Desk (staffed by IFB personnel)
  • providing information on Irish companies and delegates, Irish films and co-productions screening during the festival.
  • Bar & Terrace serving beverages and light snacks
  • Meeting facilities.
  • Messaging service for IP registered delegates
  • Multiple internet points / WiFi (priority given to IP members)
  • Storage facilities (subject to availability)
  • Business facilities: Phone charging / Fax / Photocopier

The IFB will also be organising three events:

Friday May 15th
17.30 – 18.30 “Screen Producers Ireland hosted Section 481 Panel”

Sunday May 17th
16.00 – 17.00 “The Changing Role of International Film Festivals”
17.15 – 18.15 “Death of a Salesman? A debate on the international distribution landscape for independent film”

The Pavilion’s opening hours, and a full list of all Irish delegates attending the festival, are available from the web site.

Cannes Competition ‘09

24th April 2009 by Maura McHugh

The BBC reports the twenty films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

The following list includes the writers of all the projects, which per usual, have been omitted:

À l’Origine (In the Beginning)
Director: Xavier Giannoli
Writer: Xavier Giannoli
Country: France

Antichrist
Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Country: Denmark

Bright Star
Director: Jane Campion
Writer: Jane Campion
Country: New Zealand

Bakjwi (Thirst)
Director: Park Chan-wook
Writers: Jeong Seo-Gyeong & Park Chan-wook
Country: South Korea

Das Weiße Band (The White Ribbon)
Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke
Country: Germany

Fish Tank
Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold
Country: UK

Inglourious Basterds
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Country: US

Kinatay (The Execution of P)
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Writer: Bing Lao
Country: Philippines

Les Herbes Folles (Wild Grasses)
Director: Alain Resnais
Writers: Alex Reval & Laurent Herbiet, adapted from the novel L’incident by Christian Gailly
Country: France

Looking for Eric
Director: Ken Loach
Writer: Paul Laverty
Country: UK

Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Country: Spain

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
Director: Isabel Coixet
Writer: Isabel Coixet
Country: Spain

Soudain le Vide (Enter the Void)
Director: Gaspar Noé
Writer: Gaspar Noé
Country: France

Spring Fever
Director: Lou Ye
Writer: Lou Ye
Country: China

Taking Woodstock
Director: Ang Lee
Writer: James Schamus, adapted from the books by Elliot Tiber &
Tom Monte
Country: Taiwan-US

The Time That Remains
Director: Elia Suleiman
Writer: Elia Suleiman
Country: Palestinian territories

Un Prophète (A Prophet)
Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, & Abdel Raouf Dafri
Country: France

Fu Chou (Vengeance)
Director: Johnnie To
Writer: Ka-Fai Wai
Country: Hong Kong

Vincere (To Conquer)
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Writers: Marco Bellocchio & Daniela Ceselli
Country: Italy

Visages (Face)
Director: Tsai Ming-liang
Writer: Tsai Ming-liang
Country: Malaysia

The festival will be opened by Pixar’s 3-D animation Up, which is co-directed by Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, and written by Bob Peterson. French actor Isabelle Huppert has been named jury president, one of only four women to head the panel during the festival’s six decades.