Magazine article Screen International

UK Film Centre in Cannes: Full Line-Up of Events

Magazine article Screen International

UK Film Centre in Cannes: Full Line-Up of Events

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Saturday sees Talent Talks for Sea Sorrow with Vanessa Redgrave and How To Talk to Girls At Parties with John Cameron Mitchell.

The line-up for the UK Film Centre at this year's Cannes Film Festival (May 18-27) includes a talent talk with the producers of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, a discussion about Brexit and a panel on attracting world-class talent (hosted by Screen International editor Matt Mueller).

The UK Film Centre is run by We Are UK Film, whose partners include the British Film Institute (BFI), the British Film Commission (BFC), British Council, Creative Scotland, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen.

The UK Film Centre will be in Cannes from May 17-26 at Pavilion 119 of the International Village Riviera and is open for international and UK delegates from 9am - 6pm.

The full events line-up is below:


UK & Brazil: The future of collaboration: 11.00 - 12.30

Leading industry figures from both countries will discuss how filmmakers can best work together, financially and creatively.

The Power of Film: The role of storytellers as cultural diplomats: 14.00 - 15.00

Speakers, including Rosie Alison, producer at Heyday Films (Paddington, Paddington 2) and Jonathan King, head of narrative film, Participant Media discuss how can we harness the power of film to inspire and effect change. Chaired by Gaylene Gould, head of cinema and events, BFI Southbank.

Talent Talk: Sea Sorrow: 15.30 - 16.30

Director Vanessa Redgrave and producer Carlo Nero talk about their feature documentary Sea Sorrow, playing in the Special Screenings section.

Talent Talk: How To Talk To Girls At Parties: 17.00 - 18.00

Director John Cameron Mitchell, US producer Howard Gertler of Little Punk, and Amy Jackson, head of production at See Saw Films, reveal how they brought How To Talk To Girls At Parties to the screen.


Talent Talk: A Prayer Before Dawn: 10.30 - 11.30

Writer Nick Saltrese and producer Sol Papadopoulos of the UK's Hurricane Films come together with Billy Moore and actor Joe Cole to talk about the challenges and opportunities of adapting real events. Moore was incarcerated in a Thai prison and was forced to become a Muay Thai boxing champion to survive. Chair: Kaleem Aftab.

Star Power: How to develop film projects to attract world-class talent (In association with Screen International): 14.30 - 15.30

Speakers including Nish Panchal, film and TV agent, Curtis Brown and Rhodri Thomas, president, production, The Ink Factory discuss how international producers can develop feature work that appeals to the very best actors, writers and directors. Chaired by Screen International editor Matt Mueller.

Beyond 25%: maximising the UK tax credit (In association with the British Film Commission): 16.00 - 17.00

International independent producers, including Matthew Metcalfe (6 Days), discuss how they have taken advantage of the flexibility and inclusivity of the UK tax credit to base their post-production and VFX in the UK. …

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