THE AMERICAN PAVILION PROGRAMMING AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Special Guests Include: Carrie Fisher, Bill Paxton, Jeff Nichols and many more.
Acclaimed actors, filmmakers, movie executives, and journalists will be among those featured during the upcoming “Industry In Focus” Series and “In Conversation” programming at The American Pavilion at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival, it was announced by Julie Sisk, Founder and Director of The American Pavilion www.ampav.com
The American Pavilion’s discussions and one-on-one in conversations take place in the Roger Ebert Conference Center and are open to all AmPav members. Programming includes executives from Participant Media and the Casting Society Of America with moderators from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Indiewire among others.
Exciting panels include filmmakers and stars of films BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS, LOVING, ONE WEEK AND A DAY, MEAN DREAMS and many more.
Additional diverse topics being covered in the Series include: VR and Storytelling, Women In Film, The Music Of Cannes, The State Of Documentary Film, American Producers In Cannes, Short Film Financing, and Value, Talent, And The International Cast.
The American Pavilion, celebrating its 28th year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, brings together both professional and emerging filmmakers along with industry executives from across the globe. A sought after destination for information, orientation, and recreation, it accommodates the needs of its members, guests and sponsors in a dynamic business environment. With its impressive array of amenities and services, AmPav provides an opportunity to relax in very comfortable surroundings.
The American Pavilion boasts the Roger Ebert Conference Series which offers insightful and provocative panel discussions and in-conversations with filmmakers, talent and top leaders; a restaurant and bar that provide fast service with a smile throughout the day and is open to all festival badge holders after 6:00pm most evenings; a coffee bar; free WiFi and charging stations; a media terrace with a panoramic view of the Riviera; the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase; the Culinary Program featuring chefs from across the US and Canada; The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program; and public and private rental for parties and receptions.
The following is the full programming schedule.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: VR AND STORYTELLING
-Micke Hjorth, Chairman Starbreeze(Active VR)
-Tanna Frederick, Director/Actress, (Defrost: A Virtual Experience)
-Ben Conway, VNTANA, Co-Founder (Interactive Hologram Technologies)
-Moderated by Kevin Winston, Digital LA
IN CONVERSATION: BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS
In Conversation with Carrie Fisher and director Fisher Stevens.
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: VALUE, TALENT, AND THE INTERNATIONAL CAST
A panel of international Casting Society Of America (CSA) members discuss the advantages and challenges of casting across borders.
-Nancy Bishop- CSA, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IV and soon to be released UNLOCKED
-Roger Charteris- CEO of Artists Partnership. Clients include Emily Blunt, Idris Elba, Willem Dafoe, Anna Friel and Joseph Fiennes.
-Rachel Desmarest- CSA, Founder of The French Brit studios
-Avy Kaufman- CSA, MONEY MONSTER, LIFE OF PI, THE SIXTH SENSE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
-Luci Lenox- CSA, VICTORIA, Spanish Casting for soon to be released A MONSTER CALLS, and NBC's EMERALD CITY.
-Laura Munsterhjelm – CEO, Actors in Scandinavia Agency. Clients include Alicia Vikander, Rebecca Ferguson and Fares Fares
-Hosted by CSA (Casting Society of America)
-Moderated by Steven Gaydos, Variety
SUNDAY, MAY 15
FILM PANEL: MEAN DREAMS (DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT)
Director Nathan Morlando and cast Bill Paxton (EDGE OF TOMORROW, NIGHTCRAWLER) along with young rising actors Sophie Nélisse (THE BOOK THIEF)
and Josh Wiggins (MAX, HELLION).
LGBTQ EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
A special section of The American Pavilion Emerging Fimmaker Showcase line-up, featuring LGBTQ voices and stories.
Open to all festival badge holders.
MONDAY, MAY 16
FILM COMPOSERS PANEL: THE MUSIC OF CANNES
Some of this year’s Cannes composers discuss scoring their current Cannes projects and their relationships with directors Shirley Abraham, Amid Madheshiya, and Jodi Foster.
-Laura Karpman – (four time Emmy-Award winner) co-composer THE CINEMA TRAVELERS
-Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum– Grammy-winning and Juilliard-trained composer, co-composer THE CINEMA TRAVELERS
-Dominic Lewis– MONEY MONSTER directed by Jodie Foster
-Moderated by Thomas Mikusz, White Bear PR
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE STATE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM
-Diane Weyerman – Participant Media
-Cara Mertes – Ford Foundation
-Moderated by Thom Powers, Pure Nonfiction
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: WOMEN IN FILM – WE DO IT TOGETHER
-Founder Chiara Tilesi
-Board of Directors members: Sandra Lucchesi, Carol Polakoff
-Advisory Board members: Mike Goodrich, and Avy Kaufman
-Moderated by Pam McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter
TUESDAY, MAY 17
FILM PANEL: ONE WEEK AND A DAY
Director Asaph Polonsky and actors Shai Avivi and Tomer Kapon.
Screening in Critic’s Week.
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: AMERICAN PRODUCERS IN CANNES
-Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy – AMERICAN HONEY directed by Andrea Arnold
-Peter Saraf – LOVING directed by Jeff Nichols
-Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan – PATERSON directed by Jim Jarmusch
-Lynette Howell and Shivani Rawat– CAPTAIN FANTASTIC directed by Matt Ross
-Moderated by Keith Simanton, IMDb
STUDENT FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
Part of The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, student filmmakers hail from schools across the United States, including: School of Visual Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Santa Monica City College, Santa Barbara City College, Chapman University, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, University of Alabama, and Sheridan College.
EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
The 19 annual Cannes American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase features an impressive lineup of short documentary and narrative films by up-and-coming filmmakers from the U.S. and around the world. More information about the showcase is at: http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/2016-finalists-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
STUDENT ROUNDTABLE WITH DIRECTOR JEFF NICHOLS (LOVING)
Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, LOVING is screening in Competition for the Palme d'Or.
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: SHORT FILM FINANCING
-Amy Emmerich - Refinery29’s ShatterBox Anthology
-Charlotte Cook - Field of Vision
- Mike Plante -Sundance Film Festival
-Moderated by Landon Zakheim, Sundance Film Festival
THURSDAY, MAY 19
Join Indiewire's Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson for a live recording of their popular Screen Talk podcast about the latest film and TV news. They'll also touch on the buzz out of Cannes, how the film industry is changing and take audiences questions.
SAGINDIE KARAOKE NIGHT
2016 AMPAV- CURRENT PROGRAM:
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: VR AND STORYTELLING- 5/14
-IN CONVERSATION: BRIGHT LIGHTS- 5/14
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: VALUE, TALENT, AND THE INTERNATIONAL CAST- 5/14
-FILM PANEL: MEAN DREAMS- 5/15
-LGBTQ EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE- 5/15
-FILM COMPOSERS PANEL: THE MUSIC OF CANNES-5/16
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE STATE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM-5/16
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: WOMEN IN FILM – WE DO IT TOGETHER-5/16
-FILM PANEL: ONE WEEK AND A DAY-5/17
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: AMERICAN PRODUCERS IN CANNES-5/17
-STUDENT FILMMAKER SHOWCASE-5/17
-EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE-5/17
-STUDENT ROUNDTABLE WITH DIRECTOR JEFF NICHOLS (LOVING)-5/18
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: SHORT FILM FINANCING-5/18
-INDIEWIRE PODCAST -5/19
-SAGINDIE KARAOKE NIGHT-5/19