The Positive Cinema Week returns to Cannes for its second edition with screenings, awards, debates and charity gala









The Positive Cinema Week launched last year by Jacques Attali and the Positive Planet Foundation returns to Cannes for its second edition on May 17th - 24th, 2017 during the 70thAnnual Cannes Film Festival. Following a day of discussions may 23rd in the Palais, Espace Fnac... on the role of cinema in creating a positive global movement, the first Prizes for Positive Cinema will be awarded on May 24th.
Positive Cinema is cinema at the service of future generations, through its capacity of sharing solutions and shedding light, directly or indirectly, on the threats and opportunities faced by mankind. Its an art that does more than spotlight, it has the power to inspire generations to take charge, explains Jacques Attali, Founder of Positive Cinema Week and President of the Positive Planet Foundation.
Cinema has always been a source of entertainment, but it also has the power to go beyond, as a platform for raising awareness on social and environmental issues, rousing future generations to learn from the examples of the generations before them and leave a positive legacy, and inspiring the films that will reflect the times we live in.
In a world constantly confronted by questions on immigration, political instability, human rights, religion, energy policy and the role of humanity in improving society, Positive Planet believes there has never been a more pressing time to celebrate and encourage the role of cinema in inspiring the change needed for a more positive future.
Positive Cinema Week is a full-week event taking place within in Cannes and will include sessions of projections and discussions moderated by film industry experts, business leaders and NGO leaders on the themes ofthe Environment, Progress and Peopleand how these are portrayed in Positive Cinema.
Environment:Since the great explorer and adventure films of the 1950s, the wildness of nature has been the greatest backdrop in legendary cinema. More recently, films in the 21st Century are shedding light on the risks of pollution and climate change on our planet and actors and filmmakers are taking a more powerful position on the issue.
Progress:Humans interaction with technology and progress has been a pillar of the cinematic experience since the onset of cinema with the Lumire brothers Workers leaving the Factory. Films on progress challenge audiences to think about the impacts of technology on society and more importantly, on future generations.
People:Confronted with fear of the unknown, of progress, of injustice and barbarism, man is the beholder of his own destiny. Cinema on the self focuses on the social and political impacts of choice, spotlighting extraordinary rare individuals who through their charisma as simple citizens or super hero power, succeed in creating change.
During the Positive Planet Gala Dinner, the first Prizes for Positive Cinema will be presented in three categories: Fiction feature film, Documentary feature and First Feature to a first-time filmmaker. A Tribute Prize for Positive Cinema will honor a film that has marked history with its social impact.
The Positive Planet Foundation is honored to host the Positive Planet charity dinner for the seventhh year at Cannes and to extend its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival to promote positive cinema and the values of a positive economy.
For regular updates on the Positive Cinema Week program:
Twitter:@PositiveCinemaW
#PositiveCinemaWeek


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The Positive Cinema Week launched last year by Jacques Attali and the Positive Planet Foundation returns to Cannes for its second edition on May 17th - 24th, 2017 during the 70thAnnual Cannes Film Festival. Following a day of discussions may 23rd in the Palais, Espace Fnac... on the role of cinema in creating a positive global movement, the first Prizes for Positive Cinema will be awarded on May 24th.
Positive Cinema is cinema at the service of future generations, through its capacity of sharing solutions and shedding light, directly or indirectly, on the threats and opportunities faced by mankind. Its an art that does more than spotlight, it has the power to inspire generations to take charge, explains Jacques Attali, Founder of Positive Cinema Week and President of the Positive Planet Foundation.
Cinema has always been a source of entertainment, but it also has the power to go beyond, as a platform for raising awareness on social and environmental issues, rousing future generations to learn from the examples of the generations before them and leave a positive legacy, and inspiring the films that will reflect the times we live in.
In a world constantly confronted by questions on immigration, political instability, human rights, religion, energy policy and the role of humanity in improving society, Positive Planet believes there has never been a more pressing time to celebrate and encourage the role of cinema in inspiring the change needed for a more positive future.
Positive Cinema Week is a full-week event taking place within in Cannes and will include sessions of projections and discussions moderated by film industry experts, business leaders and NGO leaders on the themes ofthe Environment, Progress and Peopleand how these are portrayed in Positive Cinema.
Environment:Since the great explorer and adventure films of the 1950s, the wildness of nature has been the greatest backdrop in legendary cinema. More recently, films in the 21st Century are shedding light on the risks of pollution and climate change on our planet and actors and filmmakers are taking a more powerful position on the issue.
Progress:Humans interaction with technology and progress has been a pillar of the cinematic experience since the onset of cinema with the Lumire brothers Workers leaving the Factory. Films on progress challenge audiences to think about the impacts of technology on society and more importantly, on future generations.
People:Confronted with fear of the unknown, of progress, of injustice and barbarism, man is the beholder of his own destiny. Cinema on the self focuses on the social and political impacts of choice, spotlighting extraordinary rare individuals who through their charisma as simple citizens or super hero power, succeed in creating change.
During the Positive Planet Gala Dinner, the first Prizes for Positive Cinema will be presented in three categories: Fiction feature film, Documentary feature and First Feature to a first-time filmmaker. A Tribute Prize for Positive Cinema will honor a film that has marked history with its social impact.
The Positive Planet Foundation is honored to host the Positive Planet charity dinner for the seventhh year at Cannes and to extend its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival to promote positive cinema and the values of a positive economy.
For regular updates on the Positive Cinema Week program:
Twitter:@PositiveCinemaW
#PositiveCinemaWeek


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