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UK Film Centre plans busy line-up at Cannes

Speakers to include producers John Battsek, Alison Owen and Mark Herbert.

Innovations in 3D film-making, acting in the digital age and the state of the British film industry are amongst the topics due to be discussed at the UK Film Centre at this year’s Cannes film festival. The full schedule is available here.

British producers John Battsek, Alison Owen and Mark Herbert and directors Stephen Kijak, Mat Whitecross and Lucy Walker are amongst the film-makers taking part in panel discussions and Q&A’s throughout the festival.

Meanwhile Tanya Segatchian will also be on hand to talk about her role as head of the UK Film Council’s new film fund.

Other events taking place at the British Pavilion, which is run by the UK Film Council, include a panel discussion about new partnerships across media industries organised by Power To The Pixel, and a chance for 10 pre selected film-makers to pitch their films to a panel of funders, via Screen South.

British films screening in the Cannes official selection are Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Sophie Fiennes’ documentary Over The Cities Grass Will Grow and Lucy Walker’s Countdown to Zero. There will also be 190 British films hoping to attract buyers at the market.

 

 

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