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‘Byzantium’ Among 17 Irish Titles At Cannes Market
14 May 2012 : By Steve Cummins
Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan in 'Byzantium'
Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium’ and Kirsten Sheridan’s ‘Dollhouse’ are among 17 Irish titles that will be selling at market at the Cannes International Film Festival, which gets underway this Wednesday (May 16).

Other Irish films set to sell and screen at the market include Irish director Ciaran Foy’s ‘Citadel,’ which was co-produced by Dublin-based Blinder Films; Sonny and Skye Productions ‘Songs For Amy’ and Element Pictures co-produced feature ‘Shadow Dancer,’ which stars Clive Owen and Aidan Gillen.

The list of features and documentaries selling at market was announced by the Irish Film Board last Friday (May 11). Of the 17 features and documentaries, 11 will be screened at the festival, which runs until May 27.

The market screenings include Sheridan’s ‘Dollhouse,’ which was co-produced by Factory and will screen on May 19; Foy’s ‘Citadel’ (May 18, 20); Revolution Films’ co-produced Belfast-based feature ‘Good Vibrations’ (May 17, 21); director Keiran J Walsh’s Cyprus Avenue Films-produced film ‘Jump,’ (May 19); ‘Songs For Amy’ (May 23); Magma Films’ ‘Legends Of Valhalla – Thor’; ‘Shadow Dancer’ (May 17, 19); Fantastic Films’ co-produced ‘Stitches’ (May 17, 21) and Cartoon Saloon’s animated feature ‘Moon Man’ (May 18, 20, 21)

Irish co-produced documentaries that will also screen at market are Quidam Productions ‘El Gusto’ (May 18, 21) and Dublin-based Fastnet Films co-production ‘Anton Corbijn Inside Out’ (May 17, 21)

The six features and documentaries which do not have confirmed market screenings are Parallel Films’ co-production ‘Byzantium,’ which is being sold by Westend Films; IFTA Award-winning filmmaker Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín’s documentary; ‘A Boatload of Wild Irishmen,’ sold by Wavelength Pictures; Carol Morley’s documentary ‘Dreams of a Life,’ sold by Entertainment One Films International; the Samson Films co-produced feature ‘Grabbers,’ sold by Salt; ‘Kelly & Victor,’ sold by Hot Property Films and the documentary ‘Snake Dance,’ sold by Thank You and Good Night Productions.

Contacts for all Irish films at market, as well as the Irish delegates in attendance, will be available at the Irish Pavilion in Cannes, which is run by the Irish Film Board and is the focal point for the Irish film industry.

The Pavilion will be located in the festival’s international village at the Village International Esplanade Georges Pompidou, and is open from 1pm this Wednesday. It will then open daily until May 24 from 9.30am to 6.30pm, except on May 19 when it will close at 4.30pm.

The full list of screenings at Cannes market are:

‘Anton Corbijn Inside Out’ (May 17, 15.30, Arcades 1; May 21, 14.00, Arcades 2)

‘Citadel’ (May 18, 14.00, Riviera 1; May 20, 09.30, Lerins 1)

‘Dollhouse’ (May 19, 13.30, Riviera 2)

‘El Gusto’ (May 18, 18.00, Palais K; May 21, 12.00, Palais K)

‘Good Vibrations’ (May 17, 20.00, Star 2; May 21, 11.30, Star 3)

‘Jump’ (May 19, 14.00, Palais C)

‘Legends Of Valhalla – Thor’ (May 18, 12.00, Riviera 1; May 21, 16.00, Riviera 1)

‘Shadow Dancer’ (May 17, 18.00, Star 1; May 19, 10.00, Olympia 3)

‘Moon Man’ (May 18, 14.00, Olympia 6; May 20, 10.00, Arcades 2; May 21, 12.00, Arcades 2)

‘Songs For Amy’ (May 23, 16.00, Riviera 1)

‘Stitches’ (May 17, 17.30, Arcades 1; May 21, 15.30, Star 3)

Films selling at Cannes 2012

‘A Boatload Of Wild Irishmen’ Sales Agent: Wavelength Pictures, Village Int'l Riviera Pavilion 120 Tel +44 796 877 2792

‘Anton Corbijn Inside Out’ Sales Agent: Hanway Films, Res. Du Gray D'albion Tel +33 49 33 011 60

‘Byzantium’ Sales Agent: Westend Films, Res. Du Gray D'albion Tel +33 4 93 30 18 29

‘Citadel’ Sales Agent: Films Distribution, Riviera Stand E5/F8 Tel +33 1 53 10 33 99

‘Dollhouse’ Sales Agent: Visit Films, Lerins Stand S8 Tel +33 6 62 02 06 75

‘Dreams Of A Life’ Sales Agent: Entertainment One, Res. Du Grand Hotel, Apt 2d Tel +33 4 93 30 12 26

‘El Gusto’ Sales Agent: Fortissimo Films, 5 Square Merimee - 1st Fl Tel +33 4 93 39 87 31

‘Good Vibrations’ Sales Agent: The Works International, Relais De La Reine, Apt C12 Tel +33 4 93 30 10 69

‘Grabbers’ Sales Agent: Salt, Grand Hotel, Ground Floor Terrace Tel +33 7 88 55 28 79

‘Jump’ Sales Agent: Av Pictures, Res. L'imperatrice, 44 Croisette Tel +33 4 93 99 57 81

‘Kelly & Victor’ Sales Agent: Hot Property Films, Tel +44 208 969 7997

‘Legends Of Valhalla – Thor’ Sales Agent: Global Screen Gmbh, Riviera Stand H9 Tel +33 4 92 99 33 35

‘Shadow Dancer’ Sales Agent: Wild Bunch, 4 La Croisette 1st Fl Tel +33 4 93 30 17 46

‘Moon Man’ Sales Agent: Le Pacte, Lerins Stand R15 Tel +33 4 92 99 88 05

‘Songs For Amy’ Contact: Sonny And Skye Productions Tel +353 87 907 6135

‘Snake Dance’ Sales Agent: Thank You And Good Night Productions Tel +32 4 975 36 876

‘Stitches’ Sales Agent: Mpi Media Group, Lerins Stand R9 Tel +1 708 373 0391

The list of features and documentaries selling at market can also be viewed on the Irish Film Board website here.

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