Thursday, May 2, 2019

Queer Palm 2019

It’s that time of year again!

Not only is the Cannes Film Festival about to take place in less than two weeks but also a big part of the cinema community in Cannes is the Queer Palm Film Festival.

Actors, Directors and Producers among film fans will be coming from all parts of the globe to attend the feature and short movies available and after parties for the Queer Palm selection available.

And as announced on April 26, the list is as follows:



Douleur et gloire - Pedro Almodovar (Sélection officielle – compétition)

Roubaix, une lumière - Arnaud Desplechin (Sélection officielle – compétition)

Matthias et Maxime - Xavier Dolan (Sélection officielle – compétition)

Bacurau - Kleber Mendonça Filhio / Juliano Dornelles (Sélection officielle – compétition)

Frankie - Ira Sachs (Sélection officielle – compétition)

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu - Céline Sciamma (Sélection officielle – compétition)

Rocketman - Dexter Fletcher (Sélection officielle – hors-compétition)

Beanpole - Kantemir Balagov (Un Certain Regard)

Port Authority - Danielle Lessovitz (Un Certain Regard)

Liberté - Albert Serra (Un Certain Regard)

Adam - Maryam Touzani (Un Certain Regard)

And Then We Danced - Levan Akin (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)

Zombi Child - Bertrand Bonello (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)

Tlamess - Ala Eddine Slim (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)

Tu mérites un amour - Hafsia Herzi (Semaine de la Critique)

Indianara - Aude Chevalier-Beaumel et Marcello Barbosa (Acid)


La distance entre le ciel et nous – Vasilis Kekatos (Sélection officielle)

Jeremiah - Kenya Gillespie (Cinéfondation)

Slozhnopodchinennoe - Olesya Yakovleva (Cinéfondation)

Grand Bouquet - Nao Yoshigai (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)

Journey through a body – Camille Degeye (Semaine de la Critique)

The Manila Lover - Johanna Pyykkö (Semaine de la Critique)

She Runs - Qiu Yan (Semaine de la Critique)

Inspired by the Teddy Awards at the LGBT film festival in Berlin, Queer Palm was founded by Franck Finance-Madureira in May of 2010 to give more visibility to the LGBT film community.

The movies in competition are chosen solely for their LGBT+ and gender themes.

This is where producers and directors of LGBT films can showcase their work to potential distributors and is part of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer independently-sponsored award presented by specially selected jurors.

If you haven’t attended before, this is one of the best times to be in Cannes, with a truly international crowd in attendance, Queer Palm is perfect to network and make new friends in a most wonderful environment.

For more details on the upcoming Queer Palm Film Festival, connect at:

Monday, April 15, 2019

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival 2019

Earlier today in Cannes, the 72nd annual film festival poster was unveiled which pays tribute to the late director Agnes Varda who passed away last month at the age of 90.

The poster shows Varda, aged 26, standing on the shoulders of a technician, shooting her first film La Pointe Courte in 1954. The film would screen at the Cannes Film Festival the following year.
Thirteen of Varda’s films were showcased in Official Selection at Cannes over the years. She was a jury member in 2005, president of the Caméra d’Or jury in 2013 and received an honorary Palme d’Or in 2015.
In a statement from the film festival organizers, “Avant-garde but popular, intimate yet universal, her films have led the way,” said the festival. ”And so, perched high on this pyramid, surveying the beach at Cannes, young and eternal, Agnès Varda will be the inspirational guiding light of this 72nd edition of the Festival.”
There is a definite buzz this time of year in the French Riviera surrounding the upcoming 72nd Cannes Film Festival that takes place May 14 to May 25, 2019.
Although preparations have been going on for months, you can still sense an awakening in the springtime air with those in the business community getting everything prepared for when this part of France goes up on the world stage.
The Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival will be unveiled this Thursday (April 18).