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                                                                                                                        Tuesday 8 May 2018



                                                            EVERY DAY, A FOCUS ON A PAVILION AT THE VILLAGE
                                                            INTERNATIONAL. TODAY, THE AMERICAN PAVILION 2018.

                                                                                                                                           © AMERICAN PARKER FOR THE AMERICAN PAVILLON

                                                                 The American Pavilion

                                                             THIS YEAR MARKS THE 30                    TH  ANNIVERSARY
                                                             OF THE AMERICAN PAVILION IN CANNES.

                                                                    ELECT milestones   Showcase, the Culinary Program,   service with a smile”. These are
                                                                    from AmPav’s storied   featuring chefs from across the US   open to all Festival badge holders
                                                                    history will be celebrated   and Canada, and the Worldwide   after 18:00 (most evenings). There
                                                                    at the Festival this   Student Program.       is also a coffee bar, free Wi-Fi and
                                                             S go-round, in honour of   Hospitality and creating a home-  charging stations, and a media
                                                            its anniversay. “We will continue   from-home for the American   terrace with a panoramic view
                                                            our 30-year tradition of an   filmmaking community, remains   of the Riviera. This year.
                                                            unparalleled selection of ‘In   front and centre, nonetheless.   The Autograph Collection Hotels
                                                            Conversation,’ ‘Industry in Focus’   “As always, our goal is to provide   by Marriott will be sponsoring
                                                            and other timely panels and   hospitality for industry   the bar and restaurant.
                                                            events,” said AmPav Founder   professionals and our members   “A sought after destination for
                                                 8          Julie Sisk.                throughout the Festival,” said Sisk,   information, orientation and
                                                            At the heart of AmPav’s activities is   who also programmes a Cannes   recreation, AmPav accommodates
                                                            a busy line-up of panels and talks   party highlight each year. “We will   the needs of its members, guests
                                                            that extends beyond these two key   continue our tradition of throwing   and sponsors in a dynamic business
                                                            sections. Consider the Roger Ebert   the best LGBTQ Dance Party at   environment. With its impressive
                                                            Conference Series which offers   the Festival with Queer Night on   array of amenities and services,
                                                            “insightful” and “provocative”   May 13,” she added.   it provides an opportunity to relax
                                                            panel discussions. And, celebrating   Newcomers and veterans alike help   in very comfortable surroundings,”
                                                            its 21st anniversary, AmPav’s   make AmPav what it is, she said.   Sisk said.
                                                            Emerging Filmmaker Showcase   “The American Pavilion is the   She added: “If we have learned
                                                                                                                  anything over 30 years, it is that the
                                                                                       epicentre of American hospitality
                                                            includes five sections this year —
                                                   ALL PHOTOS © ÉRIC BONTÉ/1000IMAGES  Documentaries, Emerging   International Film Festival, and   changing. Our goal is to meet the
                                                            Student Short Films, Student
                                                                                       and communication at the Cannes
                                                                                                                  state of the industry is constantly
                                                                                       brings together both professional
                                                                                                                  needs of our members and support
                                                            Filmmaker Short Films, Emerging
                                                                                                                  the film community for the next
                                                            Filmmaker Documentaries, and
                                                                                       and emerging filmmakers, along
                                                                                                                  30 years and beyond, whatever
                                                                                       with industry executives from
                                                            the Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ
                                                                                       across the globe.”
                                                            Showcase of films.
                                                                                                                  the future brings.” ✦
                                                                                       On-site creature comforts include a
                                                            Additional programming sections

                                                            include the Emerging Filmmaker
                                                                                       restaurant and bar, providing “fast

                                                                                                                                  Liza Foreman
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