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April 3, 2024

Cannes Remakes set to Take Place at Cannes Film Festival 2024

Cannes Remakes will take place on 20 May 2024 during the Cannes Film Festival. The new programme will help showcase films ready to be adapted and provide spaces for networking and dialogue. By Ching Wai.

France - Cannes Remakes is a new programme that will be launched by Cannes Marché du Film and France’s National Center of Cinema and Moving Images (CNC) on 20 May during the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which itself will run from 14-22 May. The half-day event will take place on the CNC Beach, and will showcase a selection of the best European intellectual property (IP) titles that have the potential to be remade into new film adaptations, afterwhich, networking events will be facilitated.

Executive Director of the Marché du Film, Guillaume Esmiol, said of the programme, “Remakes are injecting a fresh dynamism into the film industry, hinting at a notable shift. We are excited to support this evolution through Cannes Remakes. It’s not just about English-language remakes; there’s a rising trend of adaptations across various languages. Audiences are drawn to narratives that resonate with their distinct cultural nuances, paving the way for diverse, global storytelling. We aim to expand the IP market in Cannes and create a platform where IP holders can engage with producers and IP buyers, unlocking potential business opportunities.”

Film remakes and multilingual adaptations are shown to have thrived as they offer lower risk and proven marketability. This explains the rising trend of remakes of shows, which Cannes Remakes hopes to draw on and facilitate connections between buyers and producers.

Director of European & International Affairs at the CNC, Jérémie Kessler, elaborated, “The international trend towards IP, which is particularly evident with American studios and buyers from Asia, now appears to be a structuring factor. It is thus important for the CNC to launch this programme with the Marché du Film.”

The programme is made with the support and collaboration of the Institute of Cinematography & Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), the Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual-Italian Ministry of Culture (DGCA-MiC), and Cinecittà.

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