CineEurope 2018 Keynote Delivered by UNIC President Phil Clapp

This is the keynote address delivered by Phil Clapp, the President of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), at the opening of the CineEurope 2018 convention on Monday 11 June in Barcelona’s CCIB. Included are excerpts from the audio-visual presentation…

Christopher Nolan Revisits “2001” at Cannes

It’s hard to believe that over the past two decades filmmaker Christopher Nolan has made 11 feature films yet has never once been to the Cannes Film Festival with a movie. That changes this year, as Nolan has made his…

Women Find Their Voice at Cannes Film Festival

Had it not been for Harvey Weinstein the biggest controversy at this year’s Cannes Film Festival might have been the red carpet selfie ban. “Thank you Harvey [Weinstein] and Kevin [Spacey]; you helped women find their voice,” declared director Kate…

Though Absent, Netflix Is Still A Big Presence In Cannes

As much as the question over whether films made by Netflix are “legitimate” movies if they aren’t released in cinemas was front and center at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this year it seems the topic is being raised less…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 12 December 2017

Celluloid Junkie is at CineAsia in Hong Kong this week. Hope to see many of you there. Samsung to target lobbies; a look at VIP cinema trends; Korean access ruling; Germany considers unlimited cards; Ster-Kinekor robbery (again); India’s single screens…

French Cinema Convention Kicks Off With Heated VPF Debate

The 72nd annual FNCF convention of French cinemas launched today with a heated discussion about the benefits of digitisation and virtual print fees (VPFs). The Congres de la Federation Nationale des Cinemas Francais (FNCF) held in the seaside town of…

Expocine 2017 Has More To Offer Attendees

Since its inaugural event four short years ago, Expocine has become the preeminent industry trade show for motion picture exhibitors and distributors in Latin America. Like CineEurope, its equivalent in the European Union, the conference has fast become invaluable for…

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