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Ode To My Father

Korean box office rises 2.6% in first half of 2015

28-Jul-2015 | By

Box office tops $653m… but admissions fall 1.5%.

Moon Dogs

'Moon Dogs' begins Scotland shoot

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Coming-of-age film marks feature debut of Downton Abbey director Philip John.

Iona

San Sebastian unveils New Directors titles

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The 13 films competing for a $55,000 prize include Scott Graham’s Iona and Hans Christian Berger’s After Eden.

The High Sun

'The High Sun' is big winner in Pula

28-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 62nd Pula Film Festival wrapped in Croatia on Saturday with its Best Croatian Film of the year award going to Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun. 

Martine Reicherts

Martine Reicherts named Creative Europe head

28-Jul-2015 | By

Xavier Prats Monné to take a new EC role.

Kill Time

CTE renews output deals with Hong Kong studios

28-Jul-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has renewed its exclusive, multi-year output deals with Hong Kong studios Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP), Mega-Vision Project Workshop (MVPW) and Universe Entertainment.

'Amy' set for Sarajevo Summer Nights

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sarajevo Film Festival’s Laško Sumer Nights line-up revealed.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt', 'Monkey King' break records

28-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt continuted to break records at the China box office office last week, becoming the highest-grossing Chinese film ever with a gross of $221.41m after 11 days.

Toronto 40th press conference

VIDEO: Toronto 2015 press conference Video

28-Jul-2015

The first titles for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. Watch the press conference here…

Steve Jobs

‘Steve Jobs’ to screen at NYFF

27-Jul-2015 | By

Danny Boyle’s biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the digital age visionary who changed the face of personal computing, telephony and music will screen on October 3 as the centrepiece screening of the 53rd New York Film Festival.

Film admissions surge in UK, production spend wobbles

27-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

BFI stats reveal surge in admissions in 2015 but potential fall in production spend of UK independent productions in past year.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning eyed for 'All The Bright Places'

27-Jul-2015 | By

Miguel Arteta will direct Demarest Media and Mazur/Kaplan’s adaptation of the Jennifer Niven YA novel.

'Second Mother' to open Sarajevo Film Festival

27-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance award-winner to open festival; Dagur Kári’s Tribeca winner Virgin Mountain to close.

Death Valley

Indican Pictures acquires 'Death Valley'

27-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up all North American rights to the noir thriller and has set an October 20 release.

behavior

Cuba's 'Behavior' wins at Skip City in Japan

27-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Japenese festival that focuses solely on digital cinema reveals its 2015 winners.

Inside Out

'Inside Out' leads UK box office with $11.4m

27-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest posts sixth biggest UK opening for Pixar outings from an industry record release of 608 sites.

Sadie Katz

Sadie Katz to star in 'Blood Feast' remake

27-Jul-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The actress joins Robert Rusler and Caroline Williams on US-based Gundo Entertainment’s splatter film remake.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $46m

26-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 27 UPDATE: Edko Films’ announced early on Monday that its 3D fantasy had reached $217.7m (RMB 1.349bn) after 11 days to become the highest grossing Chinese film in history.

ant-man

'Ant-Man' stays top in North America on $25m

26-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 27: Marvel Studios’ latest slice of superhero action held on to its top bunk over the weekend to beat Sony’s new arrival Pixels in a photo finish.

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The Martian

Toronto trailers: five of the best Video

28-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

A Lance Armstrong biopic, Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi and Julianne Moore’s latest are all set to world premiere in Toronto.

Motovun opening

Motovun has fiery start for 18th edition

27-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Motovun Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by giving each attendee a lighter and a sparkler for a group photo.

El Gigante short

Fantasia: Frontières launches sixth edition

24-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Screendaily reports from the pitching session of the sixth Frontières International Co-Production Market at Fantasia.

RKSS at Turbo Kid Canadian premiere

Fantasia: 'Turbo Kid' comes home

24-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Ian Sandwell talks to RKSS about the journey of their genre festival hit Turbo Kid.

Watch 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2' trailer Video

23-Jul-2015 | By

When Lionsgate screened the official trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 at Comic-Con earlier this month it is safe to say the crowd reacted positively.

LEADER

Matt Mueller

Summer ramblings

Now that summer is here, thoughts (well, mine anyway) turn to holidays and multiplexes being dominated by Hollywood’s latest salvo of tentpoles, sequels and tentpole sequels.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen June-July 2015

Download the June-July 2015 edition of Screen International here…

UK VFX & Post Directory 2015

DIGITAL EDITION: The British Film Commission’s showcase of the UK VFX and post facilities for features and high-end TV

A Christmas Horror Story and Tales of Halloween

Fantasia: A Christmas Horror Story, Tales of Halloween

Screen talks to Steve Hoban, Mark Smith, Axelle Carolyn and Neil Marshall about the recent resurgence of anthologies in horror.

beyond the fear

Israeli artists sound alarm over growing censorship

According to local filmmakers, the recent suppression of documentary Beyond The Fear is just one episode in a quickening erosion of artistic freedom in Israel.

chemo

Bartosz Prokopowicz talks 'Chemo'

Polish director Bartosz Prokopowicz discusses his autobiographical love story Chemo.

lazlo nemes

Lazlo Nemes talks 'Son of Saul'

Screen talks to the Hungarian director about his harrowing Cannes debut.

wounded land

Erez Tadmor talks thriller Wounded Land

Director Erez Tadmor talks to Screen about 1970s cop movies, shooting in Haifa and moving from comedy to drama with his ripped-from-the-headlines thriller Wounded Land.

Interview: Tova Ascher

Tova Ascher has edited some of the most acclaimed Israeli features of the past three decades. She tells Screen what compelled her to make a feature directing debut with A.K.A. Nadia.

Voyage of discovery: 'Thru You Princess'

Director Ido Haar and aspiring US singer/avid YouTuber Princess Shaw talk to Screen about how Thru You Princess found its voice.

jeruzalem yael grobglas

Is the Israeli horror film about to take off?

Screen discusses the genre’s origins, growth and prospects with the local scene’s key players.

vita activa, the spirit of hannah arendt

Interview: Ada Ushpiz

Documentary film-maker Ada Ushpiz tells Screen about charting the life and fertile mind of a great thinker in her new film Vita Activa, The Spirit Of Hannah Arendt.

Ludo

Q and Nikon talk Fantasia horror 'Ludo'

Filmmakers Q and Nikon talk to Ian Sandwell about their horror which received its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival.

evgeny ruman

Interview: Evgeny Ruman

Israeli director Evgeny Ruman talks to Screen about shooting his second feature, The Man In The Wall, over six days in one apartment.

ulrich seidl

Ulrich Seidl, 'In The Basement'

Film-maker Ulrich Seidl speaks about how a fascination with Austrians and their cellars led to his lauded documentary In The Basement.

natalie portman

Rabinovich Foundation scales new heights

The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts’ Cinema Project is backing new projects by Avi Nesher, Yoav Shamir and animation maestro Albert Hanan Kaminski.

Spotlight on Israel Film Fund

What are the hot new projects that are being backed by the Israel Film Fund, headed by the indomitable Katriel Schory?

Sam Spiegel International Film Lab makes waves

The Jerusalem-based lab is making waves globally only four years after it was launched.

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SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards trophies

Screen Awards entry deadline extended until July 31

The Screen Awards, returning for its sixth year in 2015, has extended the deadline for entries until July 31.

Screen Awards 2015 open for entries Video

The Screen Awards are back for a sixth year, celebrating the very best of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the film industry.

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