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Newsletter #34 - Spike Lee Made History

Earlier this month it was announced that Spike Lee has been selected as President of Jury for the 2020 Festival de Cannes. Making him the first person of the African Diaspora to be named president. Spike Lee (62) is a cinematic legend with movies that have graced the festival for decades. Movies such as She’s Gotta Have It (1986), Do The Right Thing (1989) and most recently BlacKkKlansman (2018) which have always received awards and notoriety from the festival committee and the world-at-large. It is not an uncommon thing to see judges and members of the committee come by the Marché du Film.


New participating country: Cameroon


Help us welcome our new members of the team: 

Paula Cyrus, Pavillon Afriques Coordinator:

Paula Cyrus is Swedish/American and has over 20 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry, including Sony Music. She also runs her own company within the real estate sector. 

Maruvaashe (Lulu) Shongedza Communication Assistant (intern):

At 20 years old, Lulu is a British student at Queen Mary University of London, studying French and Film. She is fascinated by the art of storytelling and uses both poetry and videography as mediums to tell untold narratives on her youtube channel, Meduulla. As the ex-Vice-President of the Pan-african society at her university, she hopes to continue her Pan-african endeavours through future projects and collaborations.


Each newsletter will highlight members of the African/Diasporic movie industry ecosystem.  Who will be returning or participating for the first time at the upcoming Pavillon Afriques May 12-21, 2020. 

Mark will hold a Caribbean Meet-up at Pavillon Afriques 2020. Not to be missed!

Jean-Marc was an active participant at the inaugural edition and will be there again in 2020.



Making your life easier in Cannes!

Have you booked your travel and accommodation yet? Pavillon Afriques is pleased to announce a new partnership with a Luxury Concierge Service that will facilitate your stay upon arrival in France with the attention to detail you deserve.  Services include pick-up at the airport, transfers, car with chauffeur, accommodation at special rates for our guests  (villas, hotels and condos), invites to the best parties and much more... Just ask us!


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From all of us here at Pavillon Afriques we say keep creating!!


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