Cannes Film Festival

Premier had a very successful 2017 Cannes Film Festival with the PR team handling a total of 11 films in official selection, including 4 Competition titles, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck; Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer; Good Time from Benny Safdie and Joshua Safdie, and Ruben Östlund’s The Square, which went on to win the top prize of the festival, the highly coveted Palme D’Or.

Premier’s full list included:

Director’s Fortnight
Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra; Sean Baker’s The Florida Project; Sharunas Bartas’s Frost and Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$ (Closing Film of Director’s Fortnight)

Un Certain Regard
Michel Franco’s April's Daughter

Critic’s Week
Marcela Said’s Los Perros; Léa Mysius’ Ava

Other awards for films represented by Premier included: Best Screenplay (Competition) which was jointly awarded to Yorgos Lanthimos for his controversial The Killing of a Sacred Deer, (and to Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here), the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize for Michel Franco’s April's Daughter and the Europa Cinemas Label award for Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra.

Meanwhile, in the International Village Premier’s special events team was once more responsible for delivering the UK Film Centre.

The pavilion, which Premier has now ran for the last 5 years, is supported by the BFI, regional partners and commercial sponsors, with a remit to provide a place for British and international delegates to network and do business.

The pavilion also features a dedicated events programme, including a series of high profile seminars which this year featured Q&As with many of the film makers behind selected films, including Vanessa Redgrave who spoke about her new documentary Sea Sorrow in front of a packed house.

Videos of all the sessions that took place in the UK Film Centre are available online at