For my Christmas gift this year my sister picked out a copy of Cannes: A Festival Virgin’s Guide (left).
Cinefille here. Welcome. I’ve been a blogging about movies and pop culture for over three years now, which brings me to my latest blogging project – Cinefille at Cannes.
On Friday night, my friends, who have aptly named themselves Leni Riefenstahl and Maya Deren (because that won’t get confusing), and I learned that we had been accepted into the American Pavilion Student Filmmakers Program at the Cannes Film Festival.
Through the program, we’ll get to see a side of the film industry that most film students will never experience (at least not until they’ve been working in the industry for some time). We will be attending Cannes, the largest film festival and market in the world with full access to the festival.
We each have our own reasons for attending the festival through the AmPav program – Leni wants to learn about distribution; Maya wants to learn about becoming an editor; and me – I am going to (hopefully) learn all about entertainment journalism. There is no better place for the three of us to learn about the industry and about what we possibly want to do within the industry than at the largest and oldest film festival in the world.
The festival isn’t until May, but as an overextended college student I’m always looking for ways to procrastinate. I mean, I already have two blogs, so why not create another months before I really need to. Leading up to the festival I will be writing about anything and everything I can about the festival. During the festival, I will be blogging about Cannes (I know, big surprise) and our experiences at the festival.
Leni and Maya are two of my closest friends at Mount Holyoke. I can’t imagine going to Cannes for the first time (ideally there will be many more to come after this) without them. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I plan to experience Cannes for all it is worth.
GOING TO THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL!
I’m going through the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker’s program which sends about 100+ film students to the festival each year. And yes, I’ll be blogging the entire time.