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May 14 – 25, 2019

June 24 – 27, 2019

MAY 2019

The Canada Pavilion at the 72st Festival de Cannes will be busy and bustling with cool networking events, film screenings, emerging talent and more! 

  • Three Canadian films in competitionXavier Dolan’s Matthias and Maxime and Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven are in the official competition, with Monia Chokri’s A Brother’s Love competing in Un Certain Regard.
  • Other Canadian talent with screenings at the festival are: Brandon Cronenberg and Johnny Ma.
  • Women dominating Canadian documentariesat the Marché du Film’s Doc Corner in Cannes, four documentaries directed and produced by women will be pitched at this year’s Canadian Showcase: Polina Teif’s Eulogy for the Dead Sea, Emilie Serrie’s Damacus Dreams, Marlène Edoyan’s La mer entre nous and Tamara Dawit’s Finding Sally.

  • Not Short on Talent program will offer recent Canadian short films at Cannes’ Short Film Corner.
  • Producers en masse: with 200+ Canadian producers registered for Cannes, our networking presence around the famed Croisette will be quite impressive to say the least. Don’t miss our hot Cannes networking events!

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Cannes 2019

Julianne Moore on film industry gender parity: “I do believe in quotas”

Julianne Moore told an audience at Cannes she supports imposing quotas to help improve gender representation in the film industry. The actress, speaking at an event alongside directors Xavier Dolan and Werner Herzog, said: “Women are not a special interest group, we make up 52% of the population so in order to restore the balance we will need some measures to change our culture. It takes a long time to turn a big boat around.''
Cannes 2019

Song Of Names’ sells globally for HanWay (exclusive)

The Song Of Names, François Girard’s drama starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, has scored a series of pre-Cannes deals for London-based HanWay Films. Producers on the film are Robert Lantos, Lyse Lafontaine and Nick Hirschkorn. It is a Serendipity Point Films, Lyla Films and Feel Films production in association with Ingenious Media and Proton Cinema. It is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Bell Media, CBC, CMF and Ontario Creates.
Cannes 2019

Cannes Market: North American buzz titles

As the Croisette welcomes buyers on the lookout for hot arthouse, genre, fiction and documentary titles, Screen profiles a selection of this year’s need-to-know projects. XYZ Films will show a promo of Blood Quantum, which stars Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Forrest Goodluck.