AMPAS has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award. A record 83 films had been submitted.
Ida has continued its winning streak by being voted as the winner of the eighth LUX Film Prize by members of the European Parliament.
It’s remarkable that during the season of big awards films, the story that most people I know are genuinely buzzing about is the tale of Hae Min, Adnan and Jay.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has struck a blow for so-called independent cinema while uncharacteristically cocking a snoot at a quartet of major studio contenders.
The Making Of Boyhood - 12 Years On Film has debuted on Hulu.
Chris Nolan and the Interstellar team talk about the down-to-earth solutions for their out-of-this-world film.
Champagne, and some fun chaos, while championing independent filmmaking.
Director Tim Burton and star Christoph Waltz talked about Big Eyes after a Weinstein Company screening at The May Fair Hotel on December 7.
At the Screen Film Summit on December 1, one hot debate was about how to drive support for British films at the UK box office.
Screen editor Wendy Mitchell discusses a movie 12 years in the making.
As well as creating the moving score for Oscar contender The Theory of Everything, Johann Johannsson has found time to direct his first film.
Paddington feels ‘timeless’, says Wendy Mitchell
Screen has kicked off our awards season coverage, with a focus on the foreign-language race.
A24 has revealed the latest teaser from its anticipated awards hopeful that opens the AFI FEST this week (November 6).
The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2014
Focus Features has unleashed the first trailer for Working Title’s upcoming awards hopeful The Theory Of Everything.
The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.
Whiplash represented a tough story on and off screen. Michael Rosser talks to the creative team about bringing Damien Chazelle’s personal experiences to life.
Alicia Vikander tells Wendy Mitchell about doing Vera Brittain justice in Testament Of Youth and finding roles of emotional substance.
Mike Leigh talks to John Hazelton about raising finance, going digital and the importance of research in creating three-dimensional and historically accurate characters for his latest feature, Mr. Turner.
Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Force Majeure, tells Tiffany Pritchard about his lengthy casting process, the Titanic myth and his love of YouTube.
The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.
Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.
Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.
At the age of 25, Xavier Dolan has already made five features. He tells John Hazelton why Mommy is illustrative of the kind of storytelling he’s most interested in and why he finds the female psyche so compelling.
Director Bennett Miller and producer Jon Kilik reveal why Foxcatcher - their murderous story of class, power and brotherly love - was so many years in the making. Jeremy Kay reports.
Joshua Oppenheimer talks to Wendy Mitchell about changing the culture of fear in Indonesia with The Act Of Killing and its follow-up, The Look Of Silence.
Writer-director Steven Knight tells Adam Woodard about a unique on-screen and off-screen journey with Locke, the Tom Hardy drama shot over just eight nights.
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado tell Elbert Wyche how they had to beat their own egos on documentary The Salt of the Earth.
André Singer talks to Melanie Goodfellow about his powerful Holocaust documentary, Night Will Fall, which has a groundbreaking broadcast launch on January 27.
Timothy Spall talks to John Hazelton about tackling the biggest role of his career in Mr. Turner, becoming detective to ‘discover’ his character and the ever-present spectre of unemployment.
Documentarian Steve James talks to John Hazelton about capturing the career and spirit of Roger Ebert while avoiding the pitfalls of hagiography.
Nick Broomfield tells Wendy Mitchell why his doc Tales Of The Grim Sleeper is about a whole neighbourhood, not just one killer.
AMPAS boss Dawn Hudson talks to Wendy Mitchell about advancing the Academy’s influence across the world and its efforts to protect film’s legacy
Britdoc chief executive Jess Search tells Wendy Mitchell about how the non-profit organisation works holistically across a film’s lifecycle, and how it took a calculated risk with Citizenfour
Film-maker Laura Poitras becomes part of the story with her history-in-the-making documentary, Citizenfour, about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne talk to John Hazelton about casting their biggest star yet, Marion Cotillard, in the workplace drama, Two Days, One Night — Belgium’s foreign language Oscar entry.
The spread of Islamic fundamentalism across Africa has flung many ordinary Muslims’ lives into turmoil. Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako tells Elbert Wyche why he wanted to express their story
Pawel Pawlikowski tells Jeremy Kay about exploring the Poland of his childhood in Ida, and why he wanted to portray universal themes of faith and identity within the context of a very personal journey