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CANNES 2021 Marché du Film

The Marché du Film announces its Goes to Cannes selection


- The ninth edition of the market for work-in-progress screenings is showcasing 26 projects from Europe, Asia and South America in partnership with five international festivals and markets

The Marché du Film announces its Goes to Cannes selection
Fucking Bornholm by Anna Kazejak, one of the works in progress from the New Horizons Polish Days

As part of the hybrid edition of the Cannes Marché du Film, the ninth edition of the Goes to Cannes initiative is all set to unspool its selection. This year, five international film festivals and markets from Europe, Asia and South America will showcase their selection of a total of 26 projects that are currently at the post-production stage.

The Goes to Cannes sessions will run from 9-12 June, and these curated selections will be presented at two-hour pitching sessions in Cannes. The online participants will be able to attend these sessions virtually, as they will be screened over the internet in their local time zone.

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Among the festivals joining in with this edition are three regular participants, the New Horizons International Film Festival from Poland, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival from Greece and the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), while Tallinn Black Nights will join for the first time as part of the PÖFF’s 25th-birthday celebrations, along with SANFIC Industria – Santiago International Film Festival.

Jérôme Paillard, executive director of the Marché du Film, commented: “We are thrilled to be back in Cannes and to launch the first hybrid edition of the Marché du Film this year, raring to give both on-site and online participants the best Marché experience possible. We are proud to welcome these five festival partners and offer them the opportunity to reach their audience, in Cannes or online!”

Here is the complete project selection for the ninth Goes to Cannes:

New Horizons Polish Days

Fears - Łukasz Ronduda, Łukasz Gutt (Poland)
Producers: Kuba Kosma, Kasia Sarnowska (Serce)

Fucking Bornholm - Anna Kazejak (Poland)
Producer: Marta Lewandowska (Friends With Benefits Studio)

Lipstick on the Glass! - Kuba Czekaj (Poland/Germany)
Producer: Paweł Kosuń (Centrala FILM)

Imago - Olga Chajdas (Poland/Netherlands/Czech Republic/France)
Producers: Izabela Wójcik, Violetta Kamińska, Dariusz Jabłoński (Apple Film Production)

Inverted - Jacek Lusiński (Poland)
Producer: Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham (Aurum Film)

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Bastards - Nikos Pastras (Greece)
Producers: Nicholas Alavanos (Filmiki), Nikos Pastras

Behind the Haystacks - Asimina Proedrou
Producers: Ioanna Bolomyti (Argonauts SA), Markus Halberschmidt (Fiction Park), Vladimir Anastasov, Angela Nestorovska (Sektor Film)

Dogwatch - Gregoris Rentis (Greece/France)
Producers: Gregoris Rentis (BYRD), Vicky Miha (asterisk*), Clément Duboin, Florence Cohen (Good Fortune Films)

Ex - George Markakis (Greece/Germany)
Producers: Chris Cornelsen, George Markakis

Into the Land of Ice and Fire - Dimitra Zirou (Greece/Norway)
Producer: Nikos Moustakas (Bad Crowd)

Winter with Valmira - Maria Douza (Greece/Bulgaria)
Producers: Michael Sarantinos (Steficon SA), Ivan Tonev (ARS-Digital), Greek Film Centre, ERT, Bulgarian Film Fund

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

Citizen Saint - Tinatin Kajrishvili (Georgia/France/Bulgaria)
Producers: Lasha Khalvashi (Artizm), Denis Vaslin, Boris Chouchkov

Just Before - Alisa Erokhina (Russia/France)
Producers: Denis Kovalevsky, Anna Shalashina (Salt Film Studio), WISH Media, Les Steppes Productions, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture and the KINOPRIME Foundation

Round Trip - Dorothée Van den Berghe (Belgium)
Producers: Bert Hamelinck, Dimitri Verbeeck, Helena Vlogaert (Caviar)

Pinocchio and the Water of Life - Viktor Lakisov (Estonia/USA/Russia)
Producers: Vsevolod Zorin, Paul Marshal, Mark De Carlo (Asymmetric Studios OÜ, Dick Lizzardo Productions, Inc)

Whispers of War - Florian Hoffmann (Germany)
Producers: Alexander Wadouh, Roxana Richters (Chromosom Film), Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin

Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum

A Light Never Goes Out - Anastasia Tsang (Hong Kong)
Producer: Saville Chan (A Light Never Goes Out)

No Winter Holidays - Rajan Kathet, Sunir Pandey (Nepal/South Korea)
Producers: Rajan Kathet, Sunir Pandey, Gary Kam Byung-Seok (Salpa Films)

Red Horse in the Summer Sky - Tso-Chi Chang (Taiwan)
Producers: Wen-Hung Kao, Vincent Chen Hou-Ting (SimpleView Production)

Saving One Who Was Dead [+see also:
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- Václav Kadrnka (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Producer: Václav Kadrnka (Sirius Films)

Stonewalling - Ji Huang, Ryuji Otsuka (China)
Producer: Ryuji Otsuka (Yellow-Green Pi)

SANFIC Industria - Santiago International Film Festival

El Ciego, Border With Death - Martin Desalvo (Argentina)
Producer: Florencia Brocchi (Domenica Films)

Empty House - Giovani Borba (Brazil)
Producer: Tatiana Sager (Panda Filmes)

Patient(ly) - Constanza Fernández (Chile)
Producers: Roberto Doveris, Constanza Fernández (Niña Niño Films, Celosa Producciones, Fundación Pacuar

That Weekend - Mara Pescio (Argentina/Brazil)
Producers: Georgina Baisch, Santiago Carabante, Cecilia Salim, Paula Zyngierman, Tathiani Sacilotto (Maravillacine, Murillo Cine, Persona Non grata Pictures)

The Life That’s Left - Flavio Botelho (Brazil)
Producers: Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Flavio Botelho, Claudia Büschel (Gullane)

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