Festival Cannes

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AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Less than one week before the start of the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25), hotels in the French city are getting ready to welcome the ...

Slummin' it in Cannes: Even My Trailer Has a Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi"

Ashley Peoples | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada
Ashley Peoples

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgMy trailer was a celebrated destination during the storms by campground friends staying in tents. Unlike rainy and cold-to-the-bone camping days in Canada, I could take, and not just dream about, a hot shower. Slummin' it in Cannes means I put plastic bags around my heels to walk through muddied trails, but if it means I walk from that mud to the red carpet, that's all right with me.

Cannes Day 6: Making My Pitch

Matt Sadowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada
Matt Sadowski

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgI was up early to head down to the short film corner, where a special initiative called "Le Pitch" was being held. I made sure to engage the camera, speak from the heart and appeal to whoever was watching like I was a motivational speaker. After all, that's what I needed to do. Motivate them to pick my project.

Day 4: Speed Dating at the Cannes Film Festival

Matt Sadowski | Posted 07.21.2012 | Canada
Matt Sadowski

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpg I woke up early to meet international short film buyers at a special breakfast held by the festival. It's sort of like filmmaker speed dating. You grab a coffee, and rotate tables every ten minutes or so, pitching your film and handing out materials. A lot of people were excited by my film...

Slummin' it at the Cannes Film Festival Day 2: Meeting my Movie "Trailer"

Ashley Peoples | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
Ashley Peoples

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgEveryone who walks by my trailer looks calm and friendly and not like trailer park axe murderers. This is reassuring because unlike canoe trips, I cannot sleep with my axe and bear spray. Now it is time to take on the Festival. There is no full-length mirror, so let's just hope I look good and feel confident enough to meet that French producer. A bientôt.