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Speakers at UK Film Centre in Cannes to include Clio Barnard, Ruairi Robinson

Topics up for discussion will include microbudget filmmaking, the crossover between film and television and Indian co-productions.

The UK Film Centre has announced its programme for Cannes, where it is open from May 16-25 in the International Village next to the Palais des Festivals.

The Arbor director Clio Barnard will talk about the making of her second feature, The Selfish Giant, which screens in Directors’ Fortnight, while British director Ruairi Robinson and actress Olivia Williams will be discussing where Last Days On Mars, which also appears in Directors’ Fortnight, sits in the history of science fiction film.

There will be an audience discussion on the subject of the increasingly blurred lines between film and TV with the Swedish exec producer of The Bridge, Lars Blombrem, hosted by Screen International editor Wendy Mitchell.

Filmmaker Mark Cousins will be running an event responding to and discussing images related to films and children as well as discursive ideas and feelings about film.

Other topics up for discussion will be microbudget filmmaking, (producers and filmmakers will have the opportunity to pitch their project to a panel of film experts including Warp Films’ Peter Carlton), casting, filming in Scotland.

For more info on the programme of events go to www.weareukfilm.com

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