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Munich Film Festival

Munich fest preview: Coppola, Cranston and Cannes films

The festival has secured an impressive array of films from this year’s Cannes.

Mark Adams

Edinburgh Film Festival preview: buzzy UK titles and 'Cars 3'

With attendance up 17% in three years, the festival is putting audiences at the heart of its strategy.

Luc Besson on the set of Valerian

Luc Besson talks 'Valerian', the biggest cinema gamble of 2017

“I say this without pretension, but I’m an artist.”

Odeon Isense

Why new technology could be hurting the film business

Is the pace and range of innovation now stretching the supply chain to breaking point?

Moana

Four European marketing campaigns that paid off for Disney

These territories brought some local variety to their Disney release campaigns.

Samsung cinema screen

The next big thing in cinema technology could be LED screens

Feedback on the screens has been overwhelmingly positive.

CineEurope

CineEurope 2017 to focus on tech, youth and gender challenges

With box office booming for a third straight year, this year’s CineEurope should welcome exhibitors in confident mood.

Odeon Isense

IMAX now have serious rivals in the 'premium large format' sector

The competition is fierce, with Dolby, Ymagis and exhibitors muscling in on the market.

Been so long

Set report: 'Been So Long' starring Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene

The producers of the BFI and Film4-backed musical hope to capture the La La Land audience.

Lee Jury Tony Chambers

Disney UK and Europe co-heads share the secrets of their success

Ahead of their CineEurope award, Screen spoke to Lee Jury and Tony Chambers about Disney’s amazing 2016.

The Red Turtle

Can 'grown-up' animation become commercially successful?

Adult animation is still regarded with suspicion by mainstream exhibitors and distributors.

Female directors

Sydney Film Festival picks 10 female directors to watch

The Sydney Film Festival will showcase vital female directing talents in 2017.

Chasing Coral

Doc/Fest Q&A: Jeff Orlowski on Netflix doc 'Chasing Coral'

Screen speaks to the director about his award-winning climate change film.

Doom Room

Sheffield Doc/Fest VR programme puts spotlight on activism

From “this year’s Notes On Blindness” to the Doom Room, Tom Grater explores the fest’s VR offering.

City Of Ghosts

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Watch trailers for films in competition

Tasters of the films in competition at this week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Gomorrah on set

Top Italian producer: we're switching focus from film to TV

Cattleya founder Ricardo Tozzi tells Gabriele Niola why he is repositioning his company.

The Young Offenders

Territory focus: Ireland aims to sustain success

The Irish film industry is riding high thanks to a blossoming of creative talent and the rise in international productions shooting in the country.

Elle

How did last year's Cannes films fare at the box office?

Elle, It’s Only The End Of The World and Julieta were the big hits from Cannes 2016.

Crew

What can fix Britain's 'broken' independent film sector?

Times are tough for UK producers, some of whom are working for virtually nothing.

Churchill on set

Set report: Brian Cox in biopic 'Churchill'

Winston Churchill has been portrayed on screen many times, but Salon Pictures’ latest film shows him in a new light.

Toni Erdmann

Why foreign-language films are struggling in UK cinemas

Releasing arthouse films is as challenging as ever, but there are grounds for optimism.

Arthouse success stories

Three UK arthouse success stories that bucked the trend in 2017

The UK has long been a tough market for foreign-language films, but things are looking up this year.

Donald Trump Xi Jinping

China and Hollywood: why the romance has cooled

Liz Shackleton explores why the Chinese government continues to restrict overseas investment.

The Fate Of The Furious

China Focus: box office - the quotas question

Is there hope for a new deal on the number of foreign films released in China and a restructuring of the existing profit-sharing arrangement?

The Idolmaster

'Golden Age Of Television' reaches Asia

Driven by players such as Fox Networks Group, HBO, Amazon and Netflix, the ambitions for premium drama series in Asia are starting to match other parts of the world.

Cannes best films

Cannes 2017: Screen's top 10 films

Screen critics recommend the top films from this year’s festival.

Cannes scandals

Cannes at 70: The biggest scandals

The 70-year-old festival has never been far from controversy.

Robert Pattinson in Good Time

Safdies on Robert Pattinson's 'De Niro-like' performance

Josh and Benny Safdie discuss their new Cannes competition film, the Netflix row and A24.

Jane campion

Jane Campion: 'Cannes needs all-female juries'

“I yearn for more imaginative energy going into how women see the world.”

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola: 'I still think it’s hard to get a theatrical release'

The director discusses her new Cannes title The Beguiled, the Netflix row and acting in The Phantom Menace.

Jeanette, The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc

Bruno Dumont on his new film 'Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc'

French director discusses his all singing, dancing, head-banging portrait of the young Joan of Arc.

UK sales agents

Three top UK sales agents talk streaming, release windows and Brexit

Screen spoke to Alison Thompson, Gabrielle Stewart and Stephen Kelliher.

US sales agents

Four leading US sales agents on Netflix, Amazon and why stars aren’t important

Glen Basner, Nick Meyer, Helen Lee-Kim and Alex Walton spoke to Screen Americas Editor Jeremy Kay.

French sales agents

French sales agents discuss the digital single market and France's strict media chronology laws

Three highly respected figures from France’s teeming sales sector discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

Doha Special 2017

Doha Special 2017: digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Doha special.

Cannes market buzz 2017

Cannes 2017: Market Buzz

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.

Quest

UK, Australia deals on Sundance entry 'Quest'

Submarine represents rights in Cannes. US deal expected soon.

Vanessa Redgrave, Sea Sorrow

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Special Screenings

The full line-up of world premiere Special Screenings at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

The Merciless

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Midnight Screenings

The full line-up of Midnight Screenings world premieres at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Zombillenium

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Cannes at 70 screenings

The full line-up of world premieres playing in Cannes at 70 screenings at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

The Beguiled

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the In Competition films

The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Ismael's Ghosts

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Out of Competition films

The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

The Desert Bride

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Un Certain Regard films

The full line-up of world premieres playing in Un Certain Regard at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Jeannette right size

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Directors' Fortnight films

The full line-up of Directors’ Fortnight world premieres at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Brigsby Bear

Cannes 2017: Complete guide to the Critics' Week films

The full line-up of Critics’ Week world premieres at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Cannes Marche

Cannes market preview: digital giants shake up old order

UPDATED: The key issues at Cannes are Netflix and Amazon, TV series in official selection and staying relevant in the small-screen era.

Future leaders

Future Leaders 2017: The rising stars in sales and acquisitions

Screen selects and profiles the talents who are already making an impact on the film sales landscape.

Cannes films to watch

Cannes 2017: 20 stand-out titles

Screen selects some of the most exciting projects to appear on the Croisette this year.

Telefilm Canada

DIGITAL EDITION: Telefilm Canada Special 2017

Read the digital edition of our 2017 Telefilm Canada special.

Cannes market product guide 2017

Cannes 2017: Market Product Guide

Read Screen International’s Cannes Marche bumper product guide.

World Of Locations May 2017

DIGITAL EDITION: World of Locations

Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations (May 2017 edition).

UK In Focus

DIGITAL EDITION: UK In Focus

Behind the scenes of the UK film and television industry 2017-18.

Media summit

10 things you’ll learn at the MBI Media Summit

David Abraham, Amazon and MUBI to speak at event, held at BAFTA on May 10-11.

beauty and the beast

How well do Hollywood remakes fare at the box office?

From Beauty And The Beast to Ghostbusters, Screen looks at the hits and misses.

Ghost In The Shell

How Asian audiences reacted to 'Ghost In The Shell'

The casting of Scarlett Johansson went largely unchallenged by Chinese and Japanese audiences.

Babylon Berlin

Five key talking points from MIPTV 2017

The big topics at this year’s event included the Cannes TV festival and making VR mainstream.

Stranger Things

How Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are transforming the TV business

The scripted drama boom is changing the entire TV industry. But is it a change for the better?

Invisible

What impact are VR headsets having on content creation?

Ahead of MIPTV, Screen reports on the familiar names entering the market.

Clique

Seven hot international TV series on offer to buyers at MIPTV

Screen highlights some of the most interesting shows heading to the Riviera.

training

How the UK is addressing its crew shortage

The need for specialist courses is rising; how does this compare in France and Germany?

training

Film’s freelance problem

The introduction of a nationwide apprenticeship levy is causing concern throughout the UK’s film and TV sector.

Rana Darwish

How the UK's voluntary apprenticeship levy works

The UK film and high-end TV industry already has a voluntary apprenticeship levy in place. Nikki Baughan looks at how it works and talks to three recent beneficiaries.

Training

In Focus: European training special

What are the key innovations and talking points in the European training sector?

CinemaCon

Five talking points ahead of CinemaCon 2017

UPDATED: Expect traditional release windows to be high on agenda.

AFCI

How the AFCI is providing year-round support to film commissioners

The AFCI offers enables film commissions to learn from each other and keep up to date with the production sector.

The Lord Of The Rings

From 'Lord Of The Rings' to 'Game Of Thrones': the rise of film tourism

We looks at how the positive effects of film tourism can be maximised by countries and states.

Netflix logo

What Scott Stuber's new Netflix job could mean for Hollywood

Streaming giant takes significant stride with long-anticipated hire of former Universal production chief.

Extraordinary Mission

The 24 hottest projects at this year's Hong Kong Filmart

There is a thrilling selection of Chinese-language titles at Filmart this year. Liz Shackleton picks out some of the most promising.

Redoubtable

Cannes 2017: who's in the running?

Screen investigates which films from around the world could launch on the Croisette, including on opening night.

Echoes

Hong Kong Filmart: eight films set for works-in-progress lab

Screen previews the projects competing for $43,000 in prize money.

Joe Biden

Twelve things to look out for at SXSW 2017

The annual jamboree in Austin, Texas, has been about so much more than just film and TV for many years.

Von Trier

Lars von Trier talks Uma Thurman, serial killers and Cannes at first press conference since Nazi row

Set report: director and cast discuss US-set drama The House That Jack Built during Tuesday 7 March press event.

18-rated films

What are the most successful 18-rated films in the UK?

UPDATED: Fifty Shades Darker now the second highest grossing 18-rated film ever.

Hong Kong filmart

Hong Kong Filmart: quotas and slowing box office on the agenda

Uncertainty looms large over China’s industry in the wake of a disappointing year at the box office.

Weeds On Fire

Filmart: 10 emerging Hong Kong directors

Ahead of next week’s Hong Kong Filmart (Mar 13-16), Screen profiles lists 10 of the most exciting talents in the local industry.

Paulo Branco

Qumra: producer Paulo Branco on working with Manoel de Oliveira and Wim Wenders

Prolific producer was talking at Qumra Master Classes event in Doha.

Dunkirk 3

13 films that could be in the running for an Oscar in 2018

Like it or not, the awards race 2018 is already underway.

Mahershala Ali

Oscars 2017: seven talking points

From Mahershala Ali to Janet Patterson - Screen runs through some of the buzz topics from last night’s Academy Awards.

La La Land

Oscars 2017: Who will win/should win according to Screen staff

Will La La Land win everything? Screen staff make their final predictions for the 2017 Oscars.

Silence

The complex, tragic story behind Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

Making Scorsese’s latest film was an ordeal, before and during the shoot.

Oscars preview 2017

Seven talking points ahead of the 2017 Oscars

Will Trump be the star of the show? Will La La Land win everything? Screen weighs in.

CPH DOX

CPH:DOX preview: date changes, populism and premieres

CPH:DOX director Tine Fischer reveals how the rebooted event is returning with a focus on the creative industries’ role in shaping democracy.

Berlin 2017 best films

Berlin Film Festival 2017: Screen's top 11 movies

Screen critics recommend the top films at this year’s Berlinale.

Tesoros

Berlinale: Mexico in Focus

As divisive rhetoric continues to swell across the Atlantic, it is appropriate that Mexico took centre stage at the 2017 Berlinale as the EFM’s inaugural Country In Focus.

Hacksaw Ridge

The long, frustrating journey to bring 'Hacksaw Ridge' to the big screen

It took 16 years to make Mel Gibson’s epic war film, with the $40m budget one of many stumbling blocks.

La La Land

'La La Land' behind-the-scenes: the music

Composer Justin Hurwitz and songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul describe the intense process of writing the music and songs of ‘La La Land’.

Berlin deals

EFM 2017: the big deals

MGM’s lavish spend on wrestling film and Netflix deal for zombie drama stood out.

Ana Aizenberg

Argentina focus: bold plans from the first film commissioner

Ana Aizenberg aims to establish the country’s first film tax incentive.

Play Doh

Meet the Hellers: Argentina's 3D and VR content studio

Art and technology collide at innovative Buenos Aires 3D content creator 3dar. Jeremy Kay talks to its founders, brothers Federico and German Heller.

Patriot

Berlin: High-end TV drama on the rise at EFM

Overcoming its early sceptics, the focus on high-end TV in Berlin’s market has quickly asserted itself, with EFM Drama Series Days a popular fixture in its third year.

Spoor

Poland industry rides high atop impending production incentive

A planned new incentive, soaring box-office admissions and a vibrant new generation offilmmakers make Poland a territory to watch.

Terminal

Highland Film Group talks up starry 2017 slate in Berlin

After years of quietly assembling an eye-catching stable of sales titles, Highland Film Group is poised to step up to the major leagues with its upcoming slate.

Sume

Greenland cranks up the volume in Berlin

A delegation of filmmakers from Greenland is at this week’s EFM to raise the country’s production profile with a pair of documentaries.

Emo The Musical

'Emo The Musical' director on the film's evolution from short to feature

Neil Triffett returns to Berlin this year with Emo The Musical, three years after he debuted his short at the festival.

Brimstone

How the revised European co-pro treaty can benefit producers

Europe’s latest co-production legislation makes it easier to co-produce with international partners. Geoffrey Macnab looks at what the changes mean for producers.

Soul

Berlin's Culinary Cinema strand passes the taste test

Scorned by many critics at its launch, Culinary Cinema has become a respected part of the Berlinale programme.

EFP Shooting Stars

European Shooting Stars 2017

Screen talks to this year’s selection of European Shooting Stars.

EFM buzz 2017

Berlin 2017: Market Buzz

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Berlin.

Screen Berlin Product Guide 2017

Berlin 2017: EFM Product Guide

Read Screen International’s Berlin European Film Market bumper product guide and company directory.

The Big Sick

EFM preview: Netflix and Amazon look to continue dominance

Smaller companies are having to be even more focused and collaborative if they are to find great projects in an unforgiving market, where the likes of Netflix and Amazon have very deep pockets.