Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has been granted status as a qualifying film festival in the eligibility criteria for the short film category of the Academy Awards.
Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Culture, Audiovisual, Multilingualism and Youth, has outlined key elements of her agenda for the European audiovisual industry in 2014.
Wayne Borg, chief commercial officer of Abu Dhabi’s twofour54, is leaving the government-backed organisation to relocate to his native Australia.
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There’s an elephant in the room, or indeed an elephant-sized opportunity in the cinema: ‘event cinema’ — those non-film offerings that were also formerly tagged ‘alternative content’.
Action on Hearing Loss has gotten 10,000 signatures on its petition for LoveFilm to provide subtitles for people with hearing loss.
Teaser trailer launches for superhero sequel, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan.
David O Russell’s drama made a brilliant late arrival this awards season.
New cinema has room to welcome 49 patients even in beds and wheelchairs.
The British star of Saving Mr Banks talks to Boyd Hilton about winning an Oscar for Howard’s End, working with Ang Lee on Pride and Prejudice and why ‘most actors and artists are fundamentally inconsolable’.
Saving Mr Banks tells the inside story of how Walt Disney persuaded reluctant author PL Travers to let him film Mary Poppins. Sarah Cooper speaks to the film-makers about a project which, like the story, spanned Australia, the UK and Hollywood.
Acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins talks to Jeremy Kay about creating a brooding, wet atmosphere for Prisoners.
Belgian drama The Broken Circle Breakdown was a major European breakout in 2013. Writer-director Felix Van Groeningen tells Wendy Mitchell about making the unusual love story.
The Dubai International Film Festival (Dec 6-14) is celebrating its 10th anniversary by shining a spotlight on Arab cinema.
Dubai Film Market is expanding with an increase in exhibitors and the introduction of the Dubai Docs initiative. Liz Shackleton reports.
Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes tell Wendy Mitchell about plans to extend production strategy in the UK, making non-genre fare in addition to the company’s output through Hammer Films.
Given the gap between first auditioning for the role and the completion of the film, Kill Your Darlings could almost be considered a passion project for Daniel Radcliffe.
Technological changes are challenging traditional funding models but also opening up new ways to make, finance and distribute features, said Hollywood veterans at the Cinematic Innovation Summit (CIS) in Dubai yesterday.
UPDATE: Lionsgate’s sequel to The Hunger Games and Thor 2 have both reached $600m at the worldwide box office.