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Additional Cannes information – 20 April 2009: Orange strengthens its relationship with the Festival de Cannes


Official Partner of the Cannes Festival for the past nine years and its exclusive official telecoms and New Media Partner for 2009. Orange will coproduce TV Festival, broadcasting it on Internet, TV and mobiles customised for Cannes, and will offer special Cannes programming on VOD as well as on its Orange film series bouquet of channels.

Orange customised for the Festival

The official channel of the Festival

Coproduced by Orange and CANAL+, TV Festival will broadcast from the 13th to the 24th of March 2009. As the official channel of the Festival presenting everything that is news at Cannes it will be on air daily on Orange TV (channel 50), and Orange mobiles.

Portals customised for Cannes

On and its mobile portal Orange World, the film series will be presenting the best moments day by day from this 62 nd edition of the Festival with numerous clips and photos: red carpets, photocalls, trailers for films in the competition, etc

Exceptional VOD catalogue
On Orange TV, the 24/7 video service offers a special VOD catalogue that includes a selection of great films by directors who were “discovered” at the Festival, as well as films presented at Cannes last year, among which Entre Les Murs by Laurent Cantet, 2008 Palme D’Or winner.

Orange event facilities at Cannes
Continuing its partnership with the Festival de Cannes which began in 2000, Orange will provide the organisation with telecommunications facilities and offer Wifi Café services to accredited journalists. And in keeping with tradition, Plage Orange will host the Costes restaurant throughout the Festival.

Special programming on the Orange movie series bouquet

On air, two daily magazines with in-depth coverage of Cannes news throughout the Festival

“Ciné Confidential at Cannes” on Orange ciné max HD presented by Sophie Soulignac evenings at 8:15, flushes out the favourite films in the official competition, with the help of Monsieur Max.

“What’s new?” on Orange ciné novo, independent and art house films presented by Marc Iskenderian evenings at 8:40, discovers the films from the parallel sections of the Festival: Directors’ Fortnight , Critics’ Week, and the Film Market. Marc goes on the hunt for cinematic nuggets to seek out the best films of future great directors.

On Orange ciné novo

1 schedule of Cannes Festival special films
- 6 films and a documentary as a portrait of Isabelle Huppert, the Chairman of this year’s jury

- 5 Palme d’Or and 3 Caméras d’Or films, evenings at 8:40 during the fortnight

- 11 “ Cannes scandal” films for later-night viewing

On Orange ciné choc
11 action films inspired by the cult director Quentin Tarantino including Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left

On Orange ciné géants
Homage to 50 years of “New Wave” movie greats: the legendary films of 3 top directors, with a series of Bresson, and Truffaut and Godard evenings.

Orange and the cinema
For more than 40 years, Orange has been supporting cinema in all its diversity by cofinancing or coproducing both art house and mass market films, by supporting releases and cinema news over its Internet, TV and mobile portals and by broadcasting films on its Orange film series channels, VOD services and TV bouquets.

From the American Film Festival to the Deauville Asia Film Festival, from the British Academy Film Awards to Beaune Festival of Police Films, and of course, the Festival de Cannes, Orange is a partner in major cinema events and all cinemas.


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