The Cannes movie competition is partially opening the door for streaming video giants this year, permitting Amazon to make its debut at the Croisette whilst leaving Netflix out of its 69th annual consultation.
pageant director Thierry Fremaux says Amazon’s presence is good news due to the fact its SVOD (streaming video on call for) service releases its movies in cinemas earlier than they’re streamed on-line.
The film enterprise prefers having these so-called “release home windows” – usually 3 months – whilst they could show the film exclusively. Netflix releases its movies on the equal time in cinemas and on-line.
“Amazon isn’t the same as Netflix. it’s far a actual distributor, manufacturer,” he instructed Reuters before Wednesday’s commencing rite.
“they have Woody Allen but also a few foreign movies, so it’s true news because way to them those films might be distributed,” he said.
The pageant will kick off with Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’, one in all five Amazon movies decided on in Cannes. 3 of them were picked for the main competition.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’, Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’ and ‘Gimme danger’ and Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Handmaiden’ are also Amazon’s.
“The presence of Amazon isn’t good sized (just) for the Cannes film pageant, it is giant for the complete industry of cinema,” Fremaux stated.
“I suppose it’s good news, it’s cash, a new sort of money. Having Amazon shopping for four, 5 movies is a superb signal displaying cinema is alive.”
This year, Netflix and Amazon bought a mixed overall of 12 films on the Sundance movie festival and the Venice movie competition screened Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No kingdom’ remaining 12 months.