As Cannes approaches, I thought I would share my video Cannes Guide for filmmakers and writers on their first trip. The whole experience will be outlook changing for sure and I recommend everyone involved in film attend at least once. Key things you will learn How to get your festival pass How to get screening [...]
It’s getting to that time of year again when the Cannes Film Market and Festival looms. I thought I would share this video I made a couple years back about how YOU can get the most out of the experience. If you have been before, you will know just how essential the Cannes experience can [...]
What a week in Cannes. Really. I am writing this on the train which means luckily, I was not impacted by the ash cloud, unlike many other people who had real problems getting to and from the worlds craziest film festival and film market mashup. And I will be going on the train again next [...]
NEW – Watch this video on iPhone or other mobile device by clicking here The Production Office LIVE! For film makers, by film makers, about film making… LIVE from Cannes! Thursday 20th May, 7.30pm UK time, on livestream.com/guerillafilm or the blog www.chrisjonesblog.com We went for an Oscar and they all said it couldn’t be [...]
NEW – Watch this video on iPhone or other mobile device by clicking here ‘More than an education. It’s a revelation.’ Edmund Fargher, Filmmaker I couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s been a week since we ran the landmark Distribution in 2010 Workshop with John Reiss and Sheri Candler. And still everyone [...]
This year we are taking a group of film makers to Cannes for their very first time. It’s nerve wracking the first time – I can remember my first time too clearly. We just ran a workshop about how to get the most out of your Cannes experience, and one section was about networking. The [...]
Final call for Cannes 2010! Well final call for our workshop at any rate Do you want to go to Cannes, like many of your competitors do, but as you have never attended, you feel a little overwhelmed? I get it, I really do! I was also Cannes Virgin once. Let team Living Spirit, that's [...]
Ahead of both our Cannes workshop next week (still time to sign up) and the festival itself, we asked our friends at www.cannesorbust.com to give us some tips for getting into Cannes when you step off the plane. Here's what they said… Picture this: you worked overnight to finish getting stuff ready, you got up [...]
Our survey is complete and we are now analysing our results. So if you were one of the hundreds who took part, THANK YOU! And we will be announcing the winner of the complete Guerilla Film Makers Library very soon, in a very special way too (more on that in the next few weeks). One [...]
Since I began making films, I have been frustrated at the lack of good information about sales agents. Sure there are a number of existing resources, such as the ‘Blue Book’ that you get if you pay the full price for your pass in Cannes (which we never do as it’s hundreds of Euros – [...]
After our Cannes Workshop went live yesterday, we had an immediate and positive response, which is great. But we also got a few mails from people asking basically the same question… ‘If I don’t have a film to take to Cannes, is it worth going?’ The answer? 100% yes! In fact, it’s vital that you [...]
Every serious film maker, writer, investor, actor, agent and distributor will be in one square mile of the French Riviera this May. YOU NEED TO BE THERE TOO! Welcome to a unique two part workshop, the first in London (or online), the second IN CANNES on the day of your arrival! Yes, we will meet [...]
Last week, I asked everyone who reads the blog to watch and vote for a great little animated short film called Sebastian’s Voodoo, as it was playing in the Cannes Short Film Corner (original post and film here). And I just got this email from Joaquin, the film maker… ‘It's official! We won at Cannes [...]
First off, it turns out I am going to be doing another little world jaunt, from Tokyo to Canada, attending festivals with Gone Fishing, and running my 2 day masterclass while there. But, I had planned on running it here in the UK at the end of June, so the dates have now been pushed [...]
Not surprisingly, it seems Cannes this year is very subdued. All accounts from the people I know who are attending, paint this picture. Producer Ivan Clements is down in Cannes and I asked him for a quick report. Here’s what he said… I got here on Wednesday night and zapped into Cannes Thursday from Juans [...]
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