Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cannes Film Market 2007

The most important trip on any producer's calendar - the Cannes Film Market. Eng Tiong and I are really excited to finally make it to Cannes. Our maiden trip is a short but really fruitful one.

After having been to Pusan, Taipei and Hong Kong, this is our best market ever. We received strong interest from buyers and sales agents. Besides making new friends with contacts from around the world, we've met up with friends first established at other markets.

Compared to the first time at Pusan last year when we hardly know anyone, we're slowly but surely building up relationships.

Eng Tiong - outside the market, entrance facing the sea. Using this entrance is preferred as there's less people using it than the front entrance, which is always packed.

The main entrance to the film market. On the left side is the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for films in competition in the main category. On the right side (not in picture) is the blue carpet for films in the Un Certain Regard category.

The Singapore Booth at Riveria F9 - front view.

The Singapore Booth at Riveria F9 - side view.

Jen Nee - looking busy... with our movie poster right on top.

Advert by MDA at the film market.

TRUTH BE TOLD found right at the bottom of the advert. Moral of the story - like everything else, don't name a movie at the back of the alphabets!

At the Australian-Singapore Co-Production Panel Session at the Australian Film Commission Office.

The view from the Australian Film Commission's office along the La Croisette. Splendid!

At the Singapore Networking Cocktail Party (would have loved to take more pictures but was really busy getting acquainted and re-acquainted with guests.)

The Singapore delegation. A rep from each company - 1st row (left to right) Mun Chee (Big Machine), Chris (Monsoon), Mr. Man (MDA/ SFC), Pok (Creative Room) & Thomas (Lighthouse). 2nd row (left to right) Andrew (New Asia), Eng Tiong (Pilgrim), Savi (Teamwork) & Juan (Shooting Gallery). Last row (standing, left to right) Zai (Oak3), Julia (LeBrocquyFraser), Titus (Cubix) & Emida (Ark).

Read more about other aspects of our trip at Pilgrim's Blog.