Perhaps it was a case of too much rosé, but producer Pascal Borno will never forget the game of Truth or Dare he played with Madonna at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. At some point in the middle of a boozy meal in a crowded restaurant, Dino de Laurentiis goaded the pop diva to plant one on “Nikita” star Anne Parillaud, a fellow diner.
The key issues at Cannes are Netflix and Amazon, TV series in official selection and staying relevant in the small-screen era.
The disruptors-in-chief Netflix and Amazon Studios continue to shake up the old order with their furious activity and spending power.
In the case of Netflix, the streaming giant’s running battle with French exhibitors has forced the hand of Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Frémaux to effect a historic rule change as the storied festival celebrates its 70th anniversary.
France’s cinema owners are incensed over Netflix’s preferred streaming-first business model, which eschews the traditional theatrical release and is incompatible with the country’s strict media chronology laws that demand a 36-month lag-time between theatrical and online distribution.
Netflix said it was mulling over a limited theatrical release for its first two films ever to play in competition – Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories – but that did not placate the defenders of cinema’s old realm and ultimately forced Frémaux’s hand.
The 13th edition of Docu Talents @ KVIFF is presented as part of the Karlovy Vary IFF industry section. It is organised by the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, in cooperation with the Karlovy Vary IFF. Directors and producers of the selected feature-length documentaries will introduce their projects during eight-minute presentations. Join us to explore the diverse documentary landscape of Central and Eastern Europe!
DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF
July 4, 2017 / 14.00 – 16.00
Karlovy Vary IFF / Congress Hall of Hotel Thermal
SUBMISSION DEADLINE / April 30, 2017
Eligible projects Mid-length or feature-length documentary projects at the production or post-production stage with expected premiere between August 2017 and in July 2018. The completed film will premiere at the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF 2017.
Eligible countries Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine.
More information and submission form are to be found HERE.