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Who is Cannes Film Agency

Lilian Baksalevowicz, a seasoned French South African film professional based in Cannes, boasts extensive experience across prominent film festivals including Cannes, MIPCOM, Cannes Lions and MIPTV. Her profound insight into the film market distinguishes her within the industry.

She has cultivated a dynamic career within the television, commercial, and feature film sectors across South Africa, France, Greece, and the United States.

Lilian started as a glamour model for magazine covers and high-end commercials in Athens and Paris for 14 years.

As the Greek Squash Champion she represented Greece in international competitions for 2 years.

Then as a television producer at SABC in South Africa, where she played a pivotal role in shaping channel identities. After her tenure at SABC, she worked for Reuters News as a Satellite Coordinator, playing a crucial role during the historic elections of Nelson Mandela.

Next, based in Los Angeles for over 10 years, Lilian worked on feature films with luminaries such as Francis Ford Coppola, Gregory Nava, Alex Keshishian, and Edward Lachman on feature films and high-end commercials around the world for brands such as Shiseido, Swiss Air, and Renault, etc collaborating with world-renowned directors.

The same time bi-coastal, Lilian was an agent at The Right Eye Film Agency in New York, representing award-winning cinematographers, production designers, and editors.

She took on significant roles for organizations such as Board Member for AMAA (the Oscars of Africa, Lagos) and (Business of Film), and served as the Festival Director of The Right Eye Film Festival, where her leadership enhanced the visibility and success of independent films, with two films under her guidance going on to win Oscars.

Lilian also excels as a film distributor, specializing in bringing independent films to streaming platforms.

Her extensive experience and success in various facets of the film industry make her an invaluable asset to any filmmaker or production company seeking expert consulting.

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My Responsibility to You

As a dedicated member of the Cannes Film Agency, I am privileged to support filmmakers in presenting their work to key industry stakeholders, producers, and investors, helping them gain visibility in the highly competitive film industry.

My role extends beyond traditional film distribution; I facilitate exclusive screenings in independent cinemas, allowing filmmakers to curate their audience and directly engage with potential collaborators and supporters.

I am deeply involved in the filmmaker's journey at prestigious events such as the Cannes Film Festival and MIPCOM, providing essential guidance and support every step of the way.

My focus is on identifying and nurturing promising projects, leveraging my deep understanding of the industry to help filmmakers navigate the complexities of film promotion and distribution.

Speaking English, Dutch, French, Afrikaans and Greek fluently, I am passionate about empowering filmmakers and committed to their success worldwide, making every effort to turn artistic visions into reality.

Sincere regards,

Lilian Baksalevowicz

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