It took 16 years to make Mel Gibson’s epic war film, with the $40m budget one of many stumbling blocks.
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’.
MGM’s lavish spend on wrestling film and Netflix deal for zombie drama stood out.
Ana Aizenberg aims to establish the country’s first film tax incentive.
Art and technology collide at innovative Buenos Aires 3D content creator 3dar. Jeremy Kay talks to its founders, brothers Federico and German Heller.
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.
A planned new incentive, soaring box-office admissions and a vibrant new generation offilmmakers make Poland a territory to watch.
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.
A delegation of filmmakers from Greenland is at this week’s EFM to raise the country’s production profile with a pair of documentaries.
Neil Triffett returns to Berlin this year with Emo The Musical, three years after he debuted his short at the festival.
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.
Scorned by many critics at its launch, Culinary Cinema has become a respected part of the Berlinale programme.
Screen talks to this year’s selection of European Shooting Stars.
Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Berlin.
Read Screen International’s Berlin European Film Market bumper product guide and company directory.
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.
We pick out some of the most interesting projects to appear at the Berlinale this year.
Director George Amponsah and producer Dionne Walker talks to Screen about their outstanding British debut Bafta nomination.
Writer-director Babak Anvari and producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh discuss their Bafta-nominated feature.
Writer John Donnelly and director Ben A Williams (director) discuss their Bafta outstanding British debut-nominated feature.
Directors Pete Middleton and James Spinney, and producer Jo-Jo Ellison talk outstanding British debut Bafta-nominated doc.
Writer Mike Carey and producer Camille Gatin talk to Screen after being nominated for the outstanding British debut Bafta.
What to watch, where to network and what not to miss at France’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (Feb 3-11).
UK actor Dev Patel fought hard for his place in Lion, keen to show he was more than “the chirpy guy from Marigold Hotel”. Now he has been nominated for an Oscar.
Bafta-nominated UK actress Hayley Squires talks to Dan Jolin about the life-changing effect of making I, Daniel Blake, the irony of walking the Cannes red carpet and chocolates on set each day.
The deals that defined Sundance 2017 came in at the high end.
Screen discusses Rotterdam world premiere, about a far-right party, which has stoked controversy in France.
Film from Chilean filmmaker takes an unusual look at the life of Orélie-Antoine de Tounens.
Screen rounds up the critically-acclaimed documentaries from this year’s festival.
Screen sat down with the film’s creative team and star to discuss the project’s origins ahead of its world premiere at IFFR on Jan 29.
Screen rounds up the critical breakthroughs from this year’s festival.
La La Land is the film to beat, but it faces stiff competition for all the big prizes.
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.
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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.