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Screen
16 October 2009

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  • Die Superbullen

    Comedy about Germany’s stupidest cops Tommie and Mario  whose latest case is to find the billy goat Hennes, the mascot of their beloved football team 1st FC Cologne.
  • Thelma, Louise et Chantal

    Three old friends take to the road to attend the wedding of an ex-boyfriend they all went out with years ago.
  • Weekly international box office – October 16

    Screen brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • 100,000 downloads for first VODO release

    Ivo Gormley’s documentary Us Now has achieved 100,000 downloads in its first five days of operation, through its release via free-to-share online distributor VODO. 
  • Actor Brenden Gleeson speaks out against IFB cuts

    Actor Brendan Gleeson was one of number of figures from Irish arts who appeared in front of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Arts, Sport & Tourism on state funding for arts and culture on October 14.
  • Antichrist wins Nordic Council Film Prize

    Lars Von Trier’s controversial feature Antichrist has won this year’s Nordic Council Film Prize
  • Attack The Block

    A gang of South London teenagers defend their tower block against an alien attack. 
  • August

    Docufiction about a young German journalist researching in Hiroshima about the dropping of the atom bomb in 1945.
  • Capital cultivates its green shoots

    International film production is big business in London, but it also inflicts great damage on the environment. Caroline Parry looks at the efforts to reduce the impact
  • Cemetery Junction

    Sony’s Cemetery Junction, the first co-directed feature from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, is one of an increasingly number of productions trying to be greener.
  • Clint Eastwood wins first Prix Lumiere

    The inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival closed this weekend following the presentation of the first Prix Lumiere to Clint Eastwood, who was in town for the event ahead of shooting part of his latest film in Lyon and Paris.
  • Clooney and Murray strike positive note ahead of London Film Festival opening

    George Clooney and Bill Murray struck a resolutely upbeat note about The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival today (October 14).
  • Comedown

    Urban horror about six teenagers who become the target of a local psychopath after setting up a pirate radio station aerial in the condemned tower block where he lives.
  • Czech film incentive approved by local government

    The Czech government has approved a 20% tax rebate for productions shooting in the country.
  • Danny Boyle to give master class at inaugural Doha Tribeca festival

    A Danny Boyle master class, a panel on the new wave of Arab film-makers and two Q&A sessions with Mira Nair and Elia Suleiman are among the highlights of the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival’s (DTFF) series of dialogues.
  • Das Leben Ist Zu Lang

    Semi-autobiographical tragicomedy set in the world of film and television.
  • DDA announces management buy-out

    DDA Public Relations’ Lawrence Atkinson and chief financial officer John Stannard have acquired a substantial equity stake in the company as part of a management buy-out.
  • Disney's Up tops international weekend with $27.9m haul

    Disney stayed atop the overseas charts as its four active titles generated $45m, led by an estimated $27.9m haul for Up from 4,500 screens in 24 territories.
  • Drei (Three)

    Love triangle set in contemporary Berlin
  • Dutch film body merger confirmed

    Plans to create a single nation film agency for the Dutch industry have been confirmed by Ronald Plasterk, the Dutch minister for Education, Culture and Sport.
  • Edinburgh Film Festival and Skillset launch screenwriting scheme

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival has joined up with Skillset to launch a new screenwriting initiative called The Story Works.
  • EFA announces nominees for best animated feature

    The European Film Academy has announced the three nominations for its Animated Feature Film Award, to be presented at the 22nd European Film Awards on December 12 in Germany.
  • Empowering Audiences is Cross-Media Mission

    Michael Gubbins looks at some of the main conference themes discussed at the Power to the Pixel London Forum.
  • European Film Awards unveils doc award nominees

    Three documentaries have been shortlisted for the European Film Academy Prix Arte award.
  • F&ME and Dominic Murphy reveal new projects

    Film and Music Entertainment and director Dominic Murphy have added Iain M Banks’ adaptation A Gift From The Culture and an untitled Bronte project to their slate of films.
  • Finding blockbusters in the UK

    Why is the UK short of homemade mainstream films?
  • Fliegende Fische

    Comedy/drama about 16-year-old Nana trying to calm down her mother’s embarrassing lifestyle by pairing her off with a decent man… until Nana herself ends up falling in love with “Mr. Right”.
  • Furcht & Zittern

    A man suffering from agoraphobia and panic attacks leaves his appartment for the first timein years only to be taken hostage by a woman 20 years his elder.
  • Gainsbourg, je t'aime, moi non plus

    Biopic of the French singer
  • Hausner's Lourdes takes Grand Prix at 25th Warsaw Film Festival

    Austrian director Jessica Hausner’s third feature Lourdes, which had its world premiere at Venice last month, took the Grand Prix at the 25th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival, which ran October 9-18.
  • Heartbreaker

    A ladies man is hired by family members to break up unsuitable couples, but struggles when he’s asked to break up the perfect relationship.
  • Hier Kommt Lola!

    Family film, based on Isabel Abedi’s first book about the adventures of schoolgirl Lola with her colourful imagination.
  • Hochzeitspolka

    The German Frieder has been living in the deepest backwoods of Poland for the past two years. Of all days, his childhood friends - with whom he played in a hard rock band back home - turn up on the day of his wedding to the Polish girl Gosia.
  • Holland Film calls for clearer Oscar rules as Army is disqualified

    Holland Film, the national film body, has called for the rules for the foreign-language Oscar to be clarifed after the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences disqualified Jean van de Velde’s The Silent Army.
  • Independent picks up international rights to Barafundle Bay

    London-based sales and production outfit Independent has picked up international rights to award-winning director Hattie Dalton’s first feature Barafundle Bay.
  • Intra snaps up worldwide rights to The Man Who Will Come

    Italian sales agent Intra Movies has picked up worldwide rights to Giorgio Diritti’s The Man Who Will Come (L’uomo Che Verra), which screens in competition at the fourth edition of the International Rome Film Festival.
  • Japan tempts overseas talent

    The Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 17-25) is growing in importance as a crucial gateway into the huge but challenging Japanese market.
  • Mahler Auf Der Couch

    Alma Mahler, her older husband the composer Gustav Mahler, her lover Walter Gropius…. and Sigmund Freud.
  • Menemsha takes US and Canadian rights to K5's A Matter Of Size

    The German and UK based sales agent K5 International, has closed a deal with Menemsha Films for the US and Canadian rights to Frez Tadmor and Sharon Maymon’s A Matter Of Size.
  • Mississipi Damned, Fish Tank, Vincere swipe top awards at the Chicago Film Festival

    Tina Mabry’s Mississipi Damned took the Gold Huge for best festure as the 45th Chicago Film Festival, which closes on October 22.
  • Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn join The Whistleblower

    Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn have been cast alongside lead Rachel Weisz in Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower, a Canada-Germany co-production.
  • On location in London

    Screen International brings you four London location case studies.
  • Operation Casablanca

    A satirical and thrilling comedy where a wrongly accused suspect gets mixed up in a worldwideterrorist plot.
  • Ou Vas-Tu Judith?

    Nurse Judith and melomaniac boyfriend Roland are drifting apart and things get worse when Judith loses her job.
  • Paul

    two sci-fi geeks embark on a road trip to the centre of America’s UFO heartland: Nevada’s Area 51 and encounter a fugitive alien called Paul
  • Paying the way

    The revenues from the pay-TV sector have helped buoy the film business in recent years. But does the increasing popularity of original programming mean costly film product is losing its appeal for broadcasters? On the eve of Mipcom (Oct 4-8) John Hazelton reports on the US picture
  • Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones selected for Royal Film Performance

    Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones has been selected for this year’s Royal Film Performance. The world charity premiere will take place in late November in London’s Leicester Square.
  • Pierre-Ange Le Pogam addresses Production Finance Market

    Veteran French producer and co-founder of EuropaCorp, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam made a rare UK appearance today to give the key note address at the 3rd Production Finance Market today (October 21).
  • Pinewood's $327m expansion plans rejected

    Pinewood Studios’ plans for a major $327m (£198m) expansion of its UK site have been rejected by the local council.
  • Polanski bail appeal turned down

    Imprisoned director Roman Polanski has lost his appeal to be freed on bail from a Swiss prison ahead of his possible extradition to the United States.
  • Precious to open 20th Stockholm film festival

    Lee Daniel’s Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire will open the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival, which runs November 18 - 29.
  • Ray Winstone and Temuera Morrison join thriller Tracker

    Ray Winstone and Temuera Morrison will star in manhunt thriller Tracker, which starts shooting next week in New Zealand.
  • Red Dog

     A stray dog changes the lives of a disparate group of locals living in a rough-and-tumble outback Australian mining town, and helps them create a community.
  • Reliance Big Pictures appoints Sanjeev Lamba as CEO

    Sanjeev Lamba has been appointed as CEO of Mumbai-based Reliance Big Pictures.
  • Security screen

    The revenues from a pay-TV deal can give US independent distributors a secure revenue stream ­ but such deals are hard to come by, with broadcasters wary of titles without built-in audience awareness. John Hazelton reports
  • Shepard and Noriega to star in Mateo Gil’s western Blackthorn

    Veteran US actor Sam Shepard and Spanish star Eduardo Noriega will head the cast of Mateo Gil’s new project Blackthorn, a western set to shoot in Bolivia next year.
  • Spain launches new film commission to tackle piracy

    The Spanish government is ramping up its efforts to combat piracy with the launch of a new film commision that will focus on protecting intellectual property rights.
  • Stefan Arsenijevic's wins New Cinema Network prize

    The International Rome Film Festival’s New Cinema Network (NCN) selected Stefan Arsenijevic’s No One’s Child for its best European second work award.
  • Tabakman's Eyes Wide Open wins best feature at Ghent

    Haim Tabakman’s Eyes Wide Open has won the grand prize for best film at the 36th Ghent International Film Festival.
  • The Cup

    A young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cup in 2002, suffers through a series of discouraging defeats only to triumph in one of the most thrilling sporting finales ever.
  • The Eagle has landed

    Duncan Kenworthy is one of the UK’s biggest producers, with three Richard Curtis blockbusters to his name - but he hasn’t produced a film since 2003.Matt Mueller caught up with him on the Hungarian location shoot of his long-cherished film, The Eagle Of The Ninth.
  • The European Perspective

    Leading producers tell Geoffrey Macnab what they hope to achieve at this year’s Production Finance Market
  • The yes factor

    In the past few years, London has metamorphosed into one of the most film-friendly big-city shooting destinations in the world. Matt Mueller find out why.
  • Tiffcom: 'A great place to sell to Asian territories'

    Tiffcom contents market (Oct 20-22) is shaping up to be a big draw as Japanese buyers stay close to home.
  • Tinker Tailor in control for second week on £2.1m ($3.3m) in UK

    StudioCanal records its biggest-ever UK haul as Tinker Tailor overtakes Unknown’s £6.5m ($10.1m).
  • Tracker

    Action thriller about an ex-Boer war guerrilla who is tasked with capturing a Maori seafarer accused of killing a British soldier.
  • UK government to back new film centre

    UK prime minister Gordon Brown confirmed on Friday (October 16) that the government will provide $73m (£45m) in funding for a new national film centre on London’s South Bank.
  • UK quenches Thirst, Spain adopts Orphan

    ScreenDaily takes a look at the local and independent openings in key markets this week.
  • UPIE to distribute Paramount DVDs in New Zealand

    Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) will distribute Paramount’s entire home entertainment slate in New Zealand, it was announced today.
  • Where to find the serious money

    Heavyweight international financiers will be in London this week to discover the best UK and European projects in search of investment at this year’s Production Finance Market (Oct 21-22). Geoffrey Macnab looks at what’s on offer.
  • Xavier Dolan's I Killed My Mother triumphs at Vancouver

    Xavier Dolan’s Quinzaine title I Killed My Mother won the Canwest Award for Best Canadian Feature Film as the 28th Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) wrapped at the weekend.

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