Art installations, a tech hub and some of the finest indie films of the year. Geoffrey Macnab asks whether there is anywhere better than Rotterdam to kickstart the year.
Actor-director Dany Boon tells us why he gave the starring role of his action comedy Raid: Special Unit to a woman.
A Syria-filmed courage-under-fire doc is among those playing in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary competition.
Screen profiles some of the hottest projects from Asia, Middle East and North Africa in 2017.
Our guide to the films in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic competition.
The festival will host the premiere of Al Gore’s new climate change doc, with the environment one of the key themes this year.
From Blade Runner to new films by George Clooney and Richard Linklater, these are the hottest projects from the US and Latin American to arrive in 2017.
From Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here to Asif Kapadia’s Maradona doc, Screen profiles a selection of hot UK projects in 2017.
From Borg/McEnroe to Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake, Screen profiles a selection of hot European projects in 2017.
We profile all the UK films that were nominated for the 2017 Baftas, from Fantastic Beasts to Florence Foster Jenkins.
The Consumer Electronics Show focused on augmented reality and 8K TVs.
Screen looks into the blossoming world of youth-focused film content in the online Indian market.
Ensuring women directors are supported beyond their first feature, and Europe-Quebec co-productions were the hot topics at last month’s Les Arcs European Film Festival.
UniFrance’s annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema (January 12-16) is the first industry stop of the year for many European buyers.
We investigate why cracks are beginning to appear in the traditionally rigid theatrical window structure.
Box office records have tumbled this year in China, Italy and the animation world. It has also been a stunning year for Disney.
Ten Screen International critics select the docs that wowed them this year.
With the exchange rate in their favour, the UK’s visual-effects houses have never been in greater demand. But how is the sector adapting as Brexit looms and investment heads east?
‘Sequelitis’ was a legitimate story this year after so many studio sequels bombed at the box office.
The Russian box office is booming, but local films aren’t getting a look in.
A local comedy raised some cheer, although most struggled with younger audiences.
As is the case in recent years, Nordic audiences have continued to champion local films, often over Hollywood blockbusters.
OJ: Made In America is a prime awards-season contender, an eight-hour exploration of OJ Simpson’s rise and fall filtered through the history of Los Angeles’ African American community.
Filmed and released before the denouement of this tumultuous year in US politics, the makers of documentary Weiner tell Tom Grater what drew them to disgraced New York politician Anthony Weiner.
Documentary film-maker Otto Bell tells Melanie Goodfellow how Morgan Spurlock helped to transform his debut feature about one Mongolian girl’s daring quest into an awards hopeful.
A strong local offering led to a excellent year at the Spanish box office.
It was the worst performance in five years for locally produced films in the first nine months of the year.
It has been a tough year for arthouse pictures both from France and abroad.
The director, producer and star of TWC’s awards-season contender Lion discuss the challenges of shooting in India and Australia.
Emirati film-maker Ali F Mostafa and producer Rami Yasin talk to Melanie Goodfellow about The Worthy, which played in DIFF’s Muhr Emirati competition
How did Damien Chazelle craft a lavish, old-style Hollywood musical on a $30m budget? The writer-director and his lead producers tell Matt Mueller the story behind his ridiculously ambitious third feature.
The Downton effect is pulling US audiences to UK films of a certain heritage.
What does a foreign-language film have to do to make a mark in the US market? John Hazelton looks at 2016’s releases and weighs the impact of awards, title recognition and streaming.
In a turbulent year for the continent’s politics, the European Film Awards will celebrate the best of European film-making and honour the memory of the late Andrzej Wajda.
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Fund has supported 230 projects from 75 territories to date.
The Lumiere brothers and virtual reality feature in this year’s Dubai International Film Festival programme.
Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Jordan’s Amjad Al-Rasheed, director of short The Parrot, is gearing up for his first feature.
Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Syrian actor Samer Ismail is rebuilding his career against the backdrop of the country’s civil war.
Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Writer-director Mounia Akl’s short Beirut, I Love You set the former architecture student on a path to Cannes and DIFF.
Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Former medial student Mariam Alferjani is now preparing her first feature as a director.
Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Director Alaa Eddine Aljem founded his own company to produce his works, and his tenacity has resulted in high-profile support.
Lady Macbeth and The Levelling, each made for around $600,000, are two of the most critically lauded UK films of the year. Has the stigma of micro-budget film-making finally disappeared?
Did the record-breaking success of 2015 help tempt consumers back into the cinema-going habit?
We investigate the unusual back-story of this beautiful and unconventional animated feature.
The filmmakers behind Disney’s Zootopia went to extraordinary lengths to create the animation’s lifelike world.
Adam Driver tells Elbert Wyche why he was attracted to the quiet power of Jim Jarmusch’s introspective character study Paterson.
India’s independent film-makers are turning to alternative distribution strategies to reach audiences in India and overseas.
Isabelle Huppert says her love of ambiguous, nuanced characters drew her to Paul Verhoeven’s uncompromising rape drama Elle.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Film Bazaar (Nov 20-24) has made South Asian indie cinema accessible by curating the vast range of film-making styles and languages on offer.
Even in an awards season packed with star-crossed lovers, you will be hard-pressed to find a more touching on-screen union than Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for acting nominations this awards season.
It may be set immediately after the Second World War, but Danish Oscar submission Land Of Mine feels like required viewing in the current climate.
Daniela Elstner, managing director of Paris-based sales company Doc & Film International, talks about selling foreign-language titles to the world.
The industry programme at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 11-27) offers a wealth of attractions for international guests.
Swedish writer/director discusses the challenge of bringing a beloved bestseller to the big screen.
Finnish director discusses debut feature The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki, Finland’s 2016 Oscar submission.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 11-27) will offer a raft of intriguing projects, as film-makers cast their spell over the Estonian capital.
The longlist of entries for consideration in the foreign language Oscar category is a feast of cinema from film-makers around the world, including several established masters, a strong crop of newcomers and one or two surprises.
Inside the European entries to this year’s foreign-language Oscar race.
Inside the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and African entries to this year’s Foreign-Language Oscar race.
Inside the North & South American entries to this year’s Foreign-Language Oscar race.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the best foreign-language Oscar contenders…
Two years after he won Venice’s Golden Lion with A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, Roy Andersson is hard at work in his Stockholm studio on his next feature — but don’t mark your festival diary until 2019.
Camera d’Or winner Divines gets a worldwide release on Netflix in November.
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the American Film Market (AFM) here.
The UK’s studio infrastructure faces unprecedented demand from Hollywood tentpoles and high-end television.
Comedies, action thrillers and family films are just some of the highlights of the eclectic slate on offer from Korean film-makers at AFM.
Projects from China and Hong Kong available at the American Film Market will serve up a sizzling mix of action thrills, visual feasts and culinary delights.
Screen correspondents profile some of the hottest and most intriguing projects from around the world available to buyers here at the American Film Market.
Screen quizzes industry figures on their alternate career dreams…
The tax incentives offered by many states provide US-based productions with a valuable source of support. But shifts in policy have led to uncertainty about the future of some schemes.
Browse Screen International’s American Film Market (AFM) product guide here.
Screen editor Matt Mueller discusses the future of cinemas and a slow-down at China’s box office.
Screen interviewed the US multi-hyphenate who this week receives an Honorary Award in Mallorca.
China’s box-office growth slowed over the summer, but there are signs the deceleration is part of a natural progression towards a more rational and mature market.
The UK’s future exit from the EU will be a hot topic of discussion at the American Film Market (Nov 2-9), for the industry from both sides of the Atlantic.
The 29th edition of TIFF (Oct 25-Nov 3) is adopting a global, contemporary outlook with a competition section that features a host of young film-makers.
The first part of SS Rajamouli’s Telugu-language epic, Baahubali: The Beginning, stormed the Indian box office and sold to 30 territories. Now the follow-up has set its sights on further international success.
Three initiatives in Scandinavia are encouraging film-makers to experiment by breaking out of production norms.
The festival’s TV section has been rebranded as Haifa TV Series Meetings (Oct 20) this year.
For the second year running, Haifa will play host to the Mix Programme, dedicated to helping teams of Jewish and Arab-Israeli film-makers take their projects to the next level.
As Haifa presents its 32nd festival (Oct 15-24), Wendy Mitchell talks to artistic director Pnina Blayer about what makes the event unique.
Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay analyses this year’s lead and supporting actress contenders. (Comment)
As content platforms proliferate, the focus of this year’s MIPCOM market (Oct 17-20) will be the rewards and challenges of The New Television era - one in which Netflix and Amazon’s future domination may no longer be a given.
The 11th Rome Film Festival (Oct 13-23) will feature an extended programme of screenings and talent.
Screen editor Matt Mueller talks MIPCOM and looks ahead to awards season.
This year’s Asian Film Market has been streamlined to keep the focus on business and deal-making, while a spotlight on transmedia projects offers new opportunities.
The UK has some of the world’s highest cinema ticket prices. Are price increases sustainable when consumers have cheaper forms of entertainment?
BIFF matters for everyone doing business with Asia. But will international visitors be affected by the continuing row between the festival and the city authorities?
In its 60th anniversary year, the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16) is expanding its programme, venues and industry events. Nikki Baughan reports.
Guest comment: How Light Years producer Samm Haillay strategised the release of Esther Campbell’s drama.
Ahead of Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards, The UK’s Consul-General in Los Angeles Chris O’Connor reflects on the strength of the special relationship as Brexit looms.
EXCLUSIVE: The “last frontier” for high-end drama is opening up, according to industry experts.
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Rounding off its year-long celebrations as European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw will be hosting this year’s European Film Awards in December.
Two of this year’s participants discuss opening doors to transatlantic co-productions, and the event’s organisers explain why the Lab will be taking a break next year.
The Iranian director talks to Screen about capturing contemporary Iranian youth and Tehran in Malaria.
The Belfast-born director on why his IM Global-backed film was the easiest project he’s ever financed.
EXCLUSIVE: In his first official interview, Film4’s new chief talks strategy, challenges and striking a balance between UK and US shoots
Following 2015’s spectacular summer box office, it felt like 2016 would struggle to keep up. Surprisingly, even with the Euro football championships and the Olympics, the pace hasn’t been far off. By Charles Gant