Cannes Day 10: CMF Screening, Co-Bros Film, Parties on Parties
May 24, 2013
Today was the longest day of the entire trip. It was also the day that we have been waiting for all trip. Today was the day that our CMF films screened in the Marche du Film. It’s not like I was hoping for my film to be bought or picked up at all by anyone–I mean seriously, who wants to buy a 5 minute video with songs like “You’re Not Getting Laid Tonight,” and “Do The Number Two”? Then again…I would. But anyway.
Started off the morning with the daily run to the free espresso bar in the Palais. With all the late night parties and lack of sleep over the festival, this has honestly been the thing keeping me going. It’s the best thing at 8am.
In the morning we had a meeting with Daniel Marc Dreifuss, producer for the film “No”, which won the Director’s Fortnight competition at Cannes last year. He gave a lot of great insight into what it took to get the film off the ground. The biggest thing that I’ve learned here is knowing your market, and knowing what is marketable are the top keys to success.
The CMF screenings happened this afternoon. None of us went though because the theater only holds 40 seats, and we didn’t want to take any spots away. I was kinda bummed but at the same time, I’ve seen all these films so much–it’s ok. The turnout was great though, we had a full house.
“A Petit Dejuiner. That category is about French phrases, so let’s just skip it.” “Yea I’ll take ape tit for two thousand…” Had to.
We finally was able to get into “Inside Llewin Davis,” an awesome film about a struggling musician by the Cohen Brothers. Can’t wait for this to be released in the US. The soundtrack was absolutely fantastic.
Party 1 of the night. From 10-2am we were at the Schweppes party. Man do they love Schweppes in France. Too bad the open bar was all fruity stuff. Either way, was a sick party.
This guy. Idk who this band was–Le Femme–but they were rocking.
Party 2 of the evening. From 2-5am we hit the after-after party with our own DJ Zaffa at the Sun7 bar. Since Short Film Corner participants can no longer really reserve any premiere tickets, there’s not a whole hell of a lot more to do at the festival at this point than do it live.