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MPC Paris x Festival de Cannes 2024

The Cannes Film Festival 2024 was a busy time for the MPC Paris teams, with conferences, round tables, screenings and red carpets. Here's a recap of this major event in the film industry.

May 31, 2024

🎙️ Conferences & Round Tables

Masterclass by MPC VFX

What better place than the sunny, beachfront Croisette in Cannes to present a masterclass on the special effects of MPC Paris? Lise Fischer, Béatrice Bauwens, and Rodolphe Zirah from MPC Paris showcased their work on films selected for the Cannes Film Festival, such as Animale by Emma Benestan, Emilia Pérez by Jacques Audiard, and Marcello Mio by Christophe Honoré. They first explained how initial meetings with directors and producers unfold. Then, they described the pedagogy used to establish a common vocabulary during preparatory meetings. Finally, they addressed the financial feasibility study of projects.

CanneS Prime Time

In the show CanneS Prime Time, Alexia de Mari and Mathieu Guetta hosted Lise Fischer, VFX Supervisor at MPC, Sélim Azzazi, Chief Sound Editor for the film La plus précieuse des marchandises by Michel Hazanavicius presented in Competition, and Alice Creusot, creator of the podcast Cinerameuf. Together, they discussed the films in the Official Selection.

Lise talked about her work on the films Animale and Emilia Pérez starting at 10 minutes and 40 seconds.


Two hours and seven experts on the beach to discuss artificial intelligence. This is “the” question stirring up the Croisette and the larger film world. What to think of AI, artificial intelligence? Some speak of a “revolution”, an “opportunity”, while others express “concern” and “fear”. Béatrice Bauwens, director of MPC Paris and Liège, shared her thoughts on the topic and is quite enthusiastic about this tool, particularly in “face replacement” to change actors’ faces. The usage exists, it is progressing but still minor. However, she noted the issue that “We must be able to deliver a royalty-free image to a producer. Sometimes, we are blocked, paralyzed. We don’t know if we can use these images.”

Screen International

Screen Daily’s Cannes Close-Up allows leading figures from the international film industry to give an insight into their careers and their involvement in the Cannes Film Festival, through interviews held throughout the event.

‘Cannes is an excellent opportunity to show what France is capable of in terms of visual effects,’ explains Béatrice. “It’s great to be here and say “OK, France isn’t very well known for its VFX but we have this industry that is incredibly talented”. – Béatrice Bauwens – Head of MPC Paris & Liège.

✨ Red Carpet & Screenings

Emilia Pérez directed by Jacques Audiard

The MPC teams who created the visual effects for the film Emilia Pérez and the Post-production image team walked the prestigious red carpet ahead of the film’s actors. They witnessed the fantastic ovation the film received, with applause lasting over 9 minutes at the end of the screening.

Filmed between Mexico and France, our teams, supervised by Rodolphe Zirah and Cédric Fayolle, the general visual effects supervisor of the film, created over 350 VFX shots between September 2023 and May 2024.

Jacques Audiard’s film won two awards: the Jury Prize and the Collective Best Actress award.

Marcello Mio directed by Christophe Honoré

Under the supervision of Hugues Namur, our teams created around forty VFX shots for this feature film which was in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2024.

The film was very well received by the audience:

Animale directed by Emma Benestan

Lise Fischer, the film’s VFX supervisor, was present at the premiere of the film, which was acclaimed for several minutes. The film will be released in theaters in France on November 6.

See you next year for the 78th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 13 to 24, 2025.

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