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The Loop Talent Team attended the 76th Cannes International Film Festival. Here are our top 5 highlights of the Festival. 

Cannes Great 8

The GREAT8 showcase which presents new UK feature films from some of the UK’s most exciting first and second-time filmmakers to international distributors and festival programmers has announced eight new projects selected for this year’s edition taking place at Cannes Marché. The BFI showcase screened the world premieres of the following films, with work from Loop Talent clients:

‘Black Dog’ directed by George Jaques, with Production Designer Declan Price.

‘Bonus Track’ directed by Julia Jackman with Production Designer Giorgia Lee Joseph, Hair and Makeup Designer Regina Meessen, and Intimacy Coordinator Haley Muraleedharan.

Previous Great 8 Films include ‘Aftersun’ and ‘Enys Men’.

Networking and Meetings

As an Agency at Cannes our priority was setting up meetings and events with Producers, Directors, Writers and Production Companies to establish new and reinforce old connections. Discussing our clients, their recent projects and achievements with like minded companies and individuals is always the highlight of any event. 

Women in Film and TV Brunch

Celebrating under-represented groups in the filming industry is always important to us at Loop Talent. Loop Talent Founder and MD Lucy Price attended the WFTV Brunch, hosted by Coutts sponsored by Sargent-Disc. 

Pictured here with WFTV CEO Katie Baliff.

Kodak Gathering 

A true celebration of film with the team at Kodak. It was great to discuss the films we had seen at Cannes with filmmakers, and discuss our clients work. 

International Village 

The Village International is a great way to explore national and regional film institutions from countries from around the world. The UK Pavilion hosted multiple panels including the ’20 Years of Stars of Tomorrow in association with Screen Internationa’ and ‘Talent Talk: Wild Summons’

Top Tips for attending Cannes Film Festival:

  1. Take Business Cards which include all contact details and a description of what you do. It will help jog any contacts memory of your conversation.
  2. Comfort is key. Running up and down the Croisette to different meetings means a lot of miles are covered during the day and night. Comfortable footwear is essential.
  3. Don’t be shy! Everyone is there to meet likeminded filmmakers, you never know who you could be connecting with.
  4. Set up meetings in advance. A highlight of our trip to Cannes was a walking meeting where you can talk whilst on the move.
  5. Be prepared for all weather at all times. Suncream and an umbrella are a must!