PARIS, FRANCE: 25 JANUARY 2021 –
Cannes Marché du Film and Think-Film Impact Production are pleased to announce a strategic partnership on impact for the Cannes Marché du Film 2021 edition.
Think-Film Impact Production Founder and Executive Director Danielle Turkov Wilson joins the Cannes Marché team to co-design and deliver a pioneering new impact programme that will showcase the business value of impact and give film industry professionals the insight and tools they need to integrate impact into their projects.
Think-Film Impact Production is a market leading impact company with specialist expertise at the cutting-edge intersection of film and policy.
Danielle Turkov Wilson, Think-Film Impact Production Founder and Executive Director, said:
“Think-Film Impact Production is excited to work with Cannes Marché du Film to unlock the power and influence of impact in the film industry and drive forward more meaningful storytelling.”
Jerome Paillard, Cannes Marché du Film Executive Director, said:
“We’re thrilled to be bringing this new energetic component to the Marché, a concept which was already present within our Cannes Docs program as well as through many films presented in Cannes.”
By engaging with impact through a business lens, this collaboration and festival programme represents a step-change for impact across the global film market.
Think-Film Impact Production is a unique European and global social impact company that harnesses the power of visual storytelling to drive forward political and social change. Winner of the ‘World in 2050 Innovation Olympics, Artistic Visions Category’, Think-Film has a proven track record in bringing compelling stories to people in positions of power, connecting with national, regional and international policy agendas in dynamic new ways and driving forward concrete decisions, commitments and outcomes that bring measurable, lasting change to global situations.
Think-Film impact campaigns have, among other achievements, advocated for Syria peace-building through platforming heroic medical leader Dr. Amani with international human rights prizes (Oscar-nominated “The Cave” National Geographic 2019), accelerated European chemicals protection to a full PFAS ban (“Dark Waters” Participant Media 2020), changed the European conversation on artificial intelligence to a human-centred approach (“iHUMAN” 2019) and removed toxic solvents from Apple’s smartphone production (“Complicit” 2015).
The Marché du Film is THE annual rendez-vous for professionals across all walks of the global film industry from producers to distributors, buyers, programmers and more. With a team of 300 dedicated staff, the Marché du Film provides the top echelon of the entertainment industry with a forum to conduct business throughout the twelve days of the Festival de Cannes. The event provides business opportunities, reinforces international visibility and puts the industry players in the prime location to discover all of the latest innovations in our rapidly changing industry. It is today the primary gathering place and source of information for more than 12 000 registrants. The Marché du Film is also responsible for cinando.com, the year-round Internet service for professionals, for Producers Network, a program for producers of feature films, as well as Cannes Docs, Cannes NEXT and Cannes XR, meeting places dedicated to documentary films and new models.