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                                                                                                                                   DAY 6

                 INCLUSIVITY FIGURES                                             CANNES

                 ARE RELEASED ON                                                 CONFIDENTIAL

                 FIRST WOMEN

                 ON THE MOVE DAY                                                  Guy

                          OLLECTIVE 50/50 will   for 28 years.                    Delmote                                                  © MICHEL VAN REYSEN
                          present exclusive figures on   The press conference takes place from
                          the representation of women   16:30 to 17:00 at the MEDIA stand at the
                          in the film sector today, the   Village International. Delphyne Besse,
                  C first Women on the Move     co-founder of Collective 50/50, and Lucia
                 Day organised by the European   Recalde, head of MEDIA at the European   Your job title?       Majestic, Carlton
                 Commission. The presentation will reveal   Commission, will present key findings and           or Airbnb?
                 details of the first assessment of the pledge   answer questions. The Commission will   BIFFF’s managing director.
                 for parity and inclusion for women in the   publish a guide on the best practices of the       Airbnb.
                 industry by the Collective, an industry   audiovisual industry aimed at strengthening
                 grouping whose goal is to see women and   parity — the charter is one of these best   Astrological sign?
                 men represented equally across the   practices.                                                What would you like
                 audiovisual industries.        The conference will follow a detailed   Half fish/half ram.
                 The Cannes Film Festival was the first   presentation which takes place from 15:30             to say to Alejandro
                 festival to sign the charter one year ago in   to 16:30 with representatives from several      González Iñárritu ?
                 the presence of Commissioner Mariya   international festivals which have signed the   You were born on…
                 Gabriel, responsible for Digital Economy   pledge. The full day will be dedicated to           «Querido alejandro, like
                 and Society at the Commission. Since then   women in the film sector, starting with an   Five days before the birth of the   guillermo, ¡visita Bruselas y su
                 a further 46 festivals have signed.   opening session, Making Your First Film a   EEC.         catedral de cine fantástico!»
                 The European Commission will present in   Success, with Carla Simon, a successful
                 Cannes how it intends to build on these   Spanish director, winner of the Goya Award
                 results to further support gender equality in   for Best New Director in 2018. The   Your three favourite films   Outside of Cannes what
                 the audiovisual sector, with the support of   programme of events concludes at 18.00   of the last 12 months?  is your favourite film
                 its flagship Creative Europe-MEDIA   with the Celebrating Women in European
                 programme, which has been supporting the   Cinema Networking Cocktail.✦   Little Monsters, Freaks and   festival and why?
                 European film and audiovisual industries           Julian Newby  Extra-Ordinary.               The BIFFF, I don’t know why?
                                                                                                                Maybe because I created it, 37
                                                                                                                years ago?
                                                                                 What can we expect from
                                                           Covert Media has
                                                           picked up the horror   your organisation
                                                           thriller Celestial Blue,   at Cannes this year?      Are the digital platforms
                                                           written and directed                                 the future of the cinema
                                                           by the award-         I do not know if we can “expect“   industry?
                                                           winning Zak Hilditch   for something but I know that if
                                                           and starring          you participate in the next BIFFF   I would always regret
                                                           Alexandra Daddario    Market, which is still the only   the 35mm print.
                                                           (Baywatch, San        market for genre film in Europe,
                                                           Andreas, HBO’s True   we can make things happen.
                                                           Detective). Set to                                   What are your
                                                           start shooting in Q4
                                                           2019, Covert will     When do you usually go         post-Festival plans?
                                                           finance, produce and
                                                           handle worldwide      to bed on a typical night      Take care of my family.
                                                           sales for the film and   during the Festival?
                                                           introduces the
                                                           project to buyers in   When I’m tired!               How many stamps on
                                                           Cannes. Liz Kearney                                  your passport?
                                                           will produce the film.
                                                           The thriller centres   Where are your favourite      Too many but it’s almost over!
                                                           around a flight       spots to dine in Cannes?
                                                           attendant (Daddario),
                                                           struggling with the   Around the town hall.          How long did it take you to
                                                           recent death of her                                  answer these questions?
                                                           mother, who is forced
                                                           to summon inner       Your weirdest Cannes           Time is on my side.
                                                           strength she never
                                                           knew existed when a   moment?
                                                           deadly pandemic
                                                           breaks out on board   10 years ago.
                                                           a Sydney-bound
                © EVA RINALDI                              flight from Los

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