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Cannes event highlights

A schedule of exclusive festival happenings

The following events are strictly by invitation only or require tickets. All info is subject to change.

Wednesday, May 13
3-4 p.m. Celebration for Wouter Barendrecht (Place des Plages)
6-8p.m. DDA cocktail (Majestic Beach)
6-8 p.m. En2Go party (Cha Cha Club)
10 p.m. Opening Party (Carlton Hotel)
11 p.m. “Up” Party (Carlton Beach)

Thursday, May 14
4 p.m. Russian Pavilion opening ceremony (Pavilion 142)
6:30-9:30 p.m. Variety‘s Billion Dollar Producers: EuropaCorp party (Terrazza Martini)
8:30 p.m. Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage party (Majestic Beach)
9:30-11:30 a.m. “Lafayette Entertainment Initiative” panel (AmPav)
10 p.m. “Bitch Slap” party (Disco Le 7)
11:30 p.m. IM Global “Bitch Slap” preem party (AmPav)

Friday, May 15
TBA MEIFF (Cha Cha Club)
TBA Imagenation Party
11:30 a.m. Peer Media Technologies and Sony DADC panel and cocktail reception (Majestic Barriere – Salon Croisette)
2 p.m. Nikki Beach launch brunch (beach in front of Grand Hotel)
2-3:30 p.m. “American Directors in Cannes” panel (AmPav)
5-7 p.m. Cinema du Brasil Happy Hour (Cinema du Brasil)
5-7:30 p.m. Filmmakers of Ontario, Canada (Plage des Palmes)
5:30 p.m. Section 481 – Ireland’s Competitive Edge panel (Irish Pavilion, Village International Cannes)
5:30 p.m. “In Conversation: Francis Ford Coppola” panel (AmPav)
6 p.m. The Weinstein Co. party (Gray Residence Penthouse Terrasse)
6:30-8 p.m. Prescience Films party (U.K. Film Center)
8 p.m.-12 a.m. Official Launch event with L’Officiel (Terrazza Martini)
9 p.m. Belvedere party (Le Baron)
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Japan Night (Majestic)

Saturday, May 16
TBA Management Media Group (TBC)
6-8 p.m. BFI reception (Palais Stephanie)
6 p.m. The Weinstein Co. party (Gray Residence Penthouse Terrasse)
6-8 p.m. Indian Films-Studio 18 party (Residence Gray d’Albion)
6-8 p.m. Isle of Man & CinemaNX party (My Issue Yacht)
6-11 p.m. Terrazza Martini Sunset (Terrazza Martini)
7 p.m. Soho House cocktails (Chateau La Napoule)
7-8 p.m. Relativity Media and Cartier’s Art of Elysim party (Soho House)
8 p.m. Soho House dinner (Chateau La Napoule)
9 p.m.-2 a.m. Magnet Media Group party (Cannes Harbor)
10 p.m. “Nowhere Boy” party
10 p.m. “Millenium” party (Chacha Beach)
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Soho House party (Chateau La Napoule)

Sunday, May 17
3-4:30 p.m. “Meet the New Sundance” panel (AmPav)
5-7 p.m. Cinema do Brasil happy hour (Cinema do Brasil)
6-11 p.m. Terrazza Martini Sunset (Terrazza Martini)
5-6:30 p.m. “Fan Nation” panel (AmPav)
6-8 p.m. BFI Reception (Palais Stephanie)
10 p.m. “Nowhere Boy” party
10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Maybach Poker Tournament (Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc)

Monday, May 18
12:30-3:30 p.m. Maybach luncheon (Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc)
12:30-2 p.m. “Surviving in the Recession” panel (AmPav)
3-5 p.m. “Plug in. Play: Tax Credits and Advanced Technology in South Louisiana” panel (AmPav)
5:30-7 p.m. “It’s a Mad, New Media World” panel (AmPav)
6-11 p.m. Jalouse and L’Optimum magazines party with The Black Lips (Terrazza Martini)
6-11 p.m The Weinstein Co.’s ‘Nine’ party (Gray Residence Penthouse Terrasse)
6:30-8:30 p.m. BBC Films party (3.14 Beach)
8 p.m. Australia at Cannes (Screen Australia Office)
10-1 a.m. Export Union/German Films party (Carlton Beach)
11 p.m. 1930’s Art Deco party (Villa Oxygene)
TBA Paul Allen’s party (Paul Allen’s Yacht)

Tuesday, May 19
12:30-2:30 p.m. Technicolor lunch (Carlton Hotel)
5:30-8 p.m. Rome International Film Festival cocktail party (Plages de Palmes)
10:30-12 p.m. “Documentary: The New Journalism” panel (AmPav)
6-8 p.m. Celebrate Brigitte Lacombe’s Latest Book: “Lacombe” (The Chacha Club)
6-11p.m. The Creative Coalition and The Hollywood Reporter celebrate the Spotlight Initiative (Terrazza Martini)
11 p.m. Bond Girl party (Villa Oxygene)
11 p.m.-2 a.m. “Amreeka” party with WMA and Variety (Villa Murano)

Wednesday, May 20
8:30-11 p.m. Terrazza Martini Sunset (Terrazza Martini)
9 p.m-12 a.m. “Cannes Trivia Night” panel (AmPav)
10:30-12 p.m. “New Platform for Filmmakers: Are They Working Yet?” panel (AmPav)
11 p.m. Bollywood Night (Villa Oxygene)

Thursday, May 21
TBA Celebrating Middle Eastern Culture (Villa Oxygene)
6-11 p.m.Terrazza Martini Sunset (Terrazza Martini)
6:30-11 p.m. Amfar Cinema Against Aids dinner and auction; Annie Lennox performs (Eden Roc)
9-11:30 p.m. “SAGIndie Karaoke Party” (AmPav)

Friday, May 22
TBA D&G party (Baoli, Port Canto)
TBA Chopard party
6-11 p.m. Vogue Gioello event for Maria Callas Foundation (Terrazza Martini)
9-11 p.m. Icelandic party (Scandinavian Terrace)
11 p.m. Copacabana beach party (Palm Beach Casino)

Saturday, May 23
6-11 p.m Terrazza Martini Sunset (Terrazza Martini)

Sunday, May 24
7:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony (Palais Lumiere)

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