Exchanges and networking in Cannes

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The 76th Cannes Film Festival ran from Tuesday, 16 May to Saturday, 27 May 2023. As we return from the Promenade de la Croisette, we look at what happened in Cannes over the last few days.

This edition of the Cannes Film Festival rang in a series of firsts: Iris Knoblock became the Festival’s first female president – and another first was the fact she was German, and not French. Just like every other year, the IDM Film Commission headed to Cannes to take part in several different activities, meet its partners, and create new contacts.

The Italian Pavilion at the Marché du Film de Cannes: the forum where the IDM Film Commission introduced itself to the filmmaking world as well as showcasing the first edition of the Talents and Short Film Market – Summer Event. The event will take place between 29 June and 2 July in Silandro, South Tyrol, and was designed for local and international filmmakers specialising in shorts. It is also open to everyone with an interest in films as well as young talents. The Italian Pavilion was also a great networking opportunity for the IDM Film Commission to expand and strengthen its international network.

The traditional IDM Lunch also took place. The lunch is an important meeting point where partners and friends from the film industry gather to have interesting conversations and exchange ideas and news. Countless Italian and German press representatives and film producers flocked to Cannes, followed by Wilfried Gufler, Roberto Cavallini, and Matthias Keitsch from Albolina Film and Gianluca Lazzeroni from Greif Produktion. Cassandra Han, Casting Director in Merano und Munich, and Vincenzo Bugno, new Artistic Director of the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, and South Tyrolean director and film producer Wolfgang Moser and Thomas Perathoner also exchanged news about upcoming projects.

Thank you everyone for such an inspiring time!

Foto Phyrass Haydar, IDM Film Commission
Published on 31.05.2023