Lexus Short Films looking for filmmakers with ideas

Posted Tuesday 13 Jun 2017

Got a great idea for a short film? This could be the platform for you.

Lexus Short Films is a collaborative project between The Weinstein Company and Lexus to help up-and-coming filmmakers make high-quality short film.

Aspiring writer/directors receive a unique opportunity to collaborate with Oscar-winning film studio The Weinstein Company to produce and showcase their work on an international stage. Each director is provided with the opportunity to produce his/her film and also promoted and exposed at the worldwide film festival throughout the season.

Find out more and submit your idea.

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Open letter to Cannes over how parents were treated

Posted Tuesday 13 Jun 2017

Rallied by the website/community agn�s films, a group of filmmakers, actors, film critics, film festival organisers, distributors, scholars, audience members, and activists have written an open letter to the Cannes Film Festival organisers to show their concern over the way in which parents, in particular mothers, were treated at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

"The entire Cannes Film Festival community is short-changed when award-winning talent cannot stay because they may not be able to bring their families... Parenting is a reality for many filmmakers, distributors, critics, and other workers in the film industry, and it often enriches the stories they are able to tell and their approach to their work. Particularly for parents of small children, being unable to bring them to film festivals when they have a film on the circuit can prove traumatic-as well as economically unviable-for both parent and child."

But rather than just complaining, they've pointed out a range of ways Cannes can adopt from other festivals to welcome parents and children.

Read the letter.