• international press agent specialized for Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice, Toronto (other festivals considered)
  • complete consultation on event: screening date/venue, catalogue elements, housing arrangements, parties/cocktails/group dinners, festival protocol, press interviews, etc.


  • preparation of press materials for effective communicaton to best position your film: press kit (text writing, content layouts), stills, video excerpts, etc.


  • direct translation from French, Spanish, Italian or German into English
  • adaptation into proper subtitles (that communicate universally to festival audiences) from basic English translation of any foreign language film


Richard Lormand and Charlotte Gainsbourg Richard Lormand and Asia Argento Richard Lormand and Juliette Binoche Richard Lormand and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Richard Lormand and Takeshi Kitano Richard Lormand and Monica Bellucci Richard Lormand by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Richard Lormand and Fede

Richard Lormand has been working in international communication, film publicity and marketing for the past 25 years, specializing in launches at the Berlin, Cannes and Venice festivals. He has handled world premieres for numerous award-winning films, including Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN, Ildiko Enyedi's ON BODY AND SOUL, Lav Diaz's THE WOMAN WHO LEFT, Amos Gitai's RABIN, the Taviani Brothers’ CAESAR MUST DIE, Christian Petzold’s BARBARA and PHOENIX, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s UNCLE BOONMEE, Kornel Mundruczo's WHITE GOD and JUPITER'S MOON, Jia Zhangke’s STILL LIFE and A TOUCH OF SIN, Ritesh Batra’s THE LUNCHBOX, Takashi Miike’s 13 ASSASSINS and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, Alexander Sokurov's RUSSIAN ARK and FAUST, and Takeshi Kitano's ZATOICHI and HANA-BI.

Richard is head of international communication and press relations for the Pingyao International Film Festival (founded in 2017 by Jia Zhangke and directed by Marco Muller). He is also part of the press consultancy team of Locarno Festival.

Richard was part of the producing teams of Mitchell Lichtenstein’s cult favorite TEETH, HAPPY TEARS (starring Demi Moore, Parker Posey, Ellen Barkin and Rip Torn) and ANGELICA (starring Jena Malone and Janet McTeer). He was also a producer on Amos Gitai’s DISENGAGEMENT, starring Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche.

Born and raised outside Lafayette, Louisiana, Richard is the son of a Japanese mother and a native French-speaking Cajun American father. He began his career as a reporter/journalist for Reuters in New York City, then went on to work for the Cannes Film Festival (France), Taormina Film Festival (Italy), Torino Film Festival (Italy) and the Viennale/Vienna Film Festival (Austria). Richard also wrote and directed the 1994 award-winning short TI-BOY'S WIFE/LA FEMME DE TI-BOY (Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno, Torino).