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                                                                                                                      Monday 20 May 2019

                     Marché du film                         VILLAGE

                           NEXT                             INTERNATIONAL
                         11:00 – 12:00
                        Nostradamus Report:
                      Relevance In A New Reality            EVERY DAY, A FOCUS ON A PAVILION AT THE VILLAGE
                            Speaker                         INTERNATIONAL. TODAY, THE UK CINEMA PAVILION.
                         • Johanna Koljonen
                   (Nostradamus/Göteborg Film Festival),
                      Conference Room, Palais -1
                         12:00 – 13:00
                Our Planet – The Power Of Film To Effect Change:
                    From AI Economy To Ocean Impact
                  • Dr Dwayne Menezes, founder & director
                (Polar Research and Policy Initiative – PRPI), UK
                 • Danielle Turkov Wilson, founder & director
                   (Think-Film Impact Production – TFIP)
                      Conference Room, Palais -1
                      DOC CORNER

                         10:00 – 11:30
                   Docs In Progress Norwegian Showcase
                      Doc Corner Screening Room
                         11:00 – 12:40
                        Experts Consultations
                           Doc Corner
                         11:30 – 13:00
                    Docs In Progress Chilean Showcase
                      Doc Corner Screening Room                  The UK Film Centre flies the flag in Cannes for British film production   © DR
                         14:30 – 17 :00
                  Special Screening/4 Wips La Lucarne, ARTE  UK FILM CENTRE CELEBRATES
                      Doc Corner Screening Room
                         15:45 – 16:45                       UK FILMS AT FEST.
                            Doc Meets
                           Doc Corner
                         17:00 - 18:00                                  HE UK Film     Bajard and producers Geradine   and a range of information
                       Doc Talks Hosted By IDFA                         Centre is      O’Flynn and Bertrand Faivre in   including a UK Films For Sale
                           Moderator                                    promoting the   competition with Little Joe; and   brochure, a UK Films Screening
                          • Orwa Nyrabia,                               UK industry and   filmmaker Asif Kapadia whose   Schedules, Guides to
                        artistic director (IDFA)             ‘‘T films at Cannes,      Diego Maradona is screening out of   Co-Producing with the UK and on
                                                            providing opportunities for   competition,” she adds.   British Certification and Tax Relief.
                    GOES TO CANNES                          professionals to meet and make   Filmmakers Waad al-Kateab  and   The UK Film Centre is well located
                         14 :00 – 16 :00                    connections, get advice and   Edward Watts, whose film For  in the International Village
                      Thessaloniki Goes To Cannes           information on making films in   Sama has its European premiere in   (pavilion 116), close to the Marché
                          Palais K, Level 4                 the UK and with UK partners,”   the festival’s Special Screenings   Riviera entrance. “There are two
                                                            says Katie Ellen, BFI senior   selection, are also taking part in a   UK co-productions in this year’s
                                                            manager, international.    discussion about how films can   Cannes competition, both of which
                                                            This year, the pavilion is   effect social change.    have been backed by the BFI, as
                                                            welcoming international experts as   The BFI and its partners in the UK   well as other UK films and
                                                            speakers on a range of  topical   Film Centre (British Council,   co-productions screening in other
                                                            industry themes, including    British Film Commission, Creative   parts of the festival, and new titles
                                                            developments in storytelling   England, Film London, Screen   being presented in the Marché,”
                                                            formats, working with online   Scotland, ScreenSkills) are   she adds. The UK film sector is
                                                            platforms, how blockchain   celebrating all the UK films and   thriving. Last year saw the growth
                                                            companies are transforming the   co-productions being screened in   in cinema admissions in the UK
                                                            industry, how the UK is working to   Cannes by providing details to   reach their highest level since 1970,
                                                            sustain its collaboration with   delegates on festival and market   representing a 3.7% increase on the
                                                            Europe, and how the film industry   screenings, showcasing filmmakers   previous year.  “The market share
                                                                                       within the events programme. The
                                                            can foster a more inclusive
                                                                                                                  of independent UK films at the box
                                                    ALL PHOTOS © ÉRIC BONTÉ/1000IMAGES  to be hosting headline events open   at  increase from 9.5% in 2017 and at
                                                                                       programme of events can be found
                                                            workforce. “We are also delighted
                                                                                                                  office in 2018 was 11.7%, an
                                                                                                                  the third highest point in a decade.
                                                                                       The UK Film Centre also provides
                                                            to all delegates with director Ken
                                                                                                                  Last year also saw the second
                                                            Loach, screenwriter Paul Laverty
                                                                                       free meeting space for UK festival
                                                            and producer Rebecca O’Brien in
                                                                                       delegates to have their business
                                                                                                                  highest level of production spend
                                                                                       meetings with international
                                                                                                                  on record across film and high-end
                                                            competition with Sorry We Missed
                                                                                       contacts and partners either in the
                                                            You; writer/director Jessica
                                                                                                                  television production,” she says.✦
                                                            Hausner, co-writer Géraldine
                                                                                       pavilion or on its terrace with a cafe
                                                                                                                                  Liza Foreman

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