The Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival  is Now Open With 27 Irish Titles Selling in the Market


The Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival is Now Open With 27 Irish Titles Selling in the Market

Posted: 10th May 2018

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is now underway, with the IFB attending the festival alongside a host of Irish filmmakers. The IFB is also hosting the Irish Pavilion at the festival, which is located at No. 129 in the International Village.

The Irish Pavilion is the focus for the business, information and social elements of the Irish film industry in Cannes.

This year’s edition of the festival will see 27 IFB-supported selling at the market, while Lance Daly’s Black ’47 and David Gleeson’s Don’t Go comprise the IFB titles screening at this year’s festival.

For a full list of IFB titles screening and selling at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as those coming to market, please click here.

The Irish Pavilion will also play host to Women and Hollywood on 14 May, in an event that will discuss the next steps in the fight for inclusion in the global film industry. IFB Chair Annie Doona will speak at the gathering and panelists include Iris Zappe-Hller (Austrian Film Institute), Lizzie Francke (BFI Film Fund), Annabelle Sheehan  (New Zealand Film Commission), Lwazi Manzi (Co-Chair: Independent Producers Organisation, Council Member: South African Screen Federation, Board Member: South African Film Academy).

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the IFB is also celebrating the female filmmakers who play a vital role in making Irish film what it is today. Among the artwork decorating the Pavilion is a special feature wall, entitled Women and Film, Ireland, which captures and illustrates just some of the incredible talent—both in front of and behind the camera—working in Ireland today. Focusing our gaze on Academy Award-nominated acting talents and costume designers, as well as critically acclaimed cinematographers and producers, Women and Film, Ireland offers a representation of the breadth of Irish female filmmaking talent. It is also an homage to, and a celebration of, the distinct and visionary female voices which we are proud to call our own. It is a celebration of visibility, diversity and empowerment.

Keep up to date on all IFB activity in Cannes by following us on Twitter @IrishFilmBoard and staying tuned to our website for all sales news from the 71st edition of the festival.