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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?


What impact are VR headsets having on content creation?

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


Seven hot international TV series on offer to buyers at MIPTV

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


How the UK is addressing its crew shortage

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


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.


In Focus: European training special

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


Five talking points ahead of CinemaCon 2017

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


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.


Cannes 2017: who's in the running?

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


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Berlin 2017 preview

Berlin 2017: The stand-out titles

We pick out some of the most interesting projects to appear at the Berlinale this year.

The Hard Stop

Baftas 2017: How Mark Duggan doc 'The Hard Stop' became a contender

Director George Amponsah and producer Dionne Walker talks to Screen about their outstanding British debut Bafta nomination.

Under The Shadow

Baftas 2017: How 'Under The Shadow' became a contender

Writer-director Babak Anvari and producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh discuss their Bafta-nominated feature.

The Pass 2

Baftas 2017: How 'The Pass' became a contender

Writer John Donnelly and director Ben A Williams (director) discuss their Bafta outstanding British debut-nominated feature.

Notes On Blindness

Baftas 2017: How 'Notes On Blindness' became a contender

Directors Pete Middleton and James Spinney, and producer Jo-Jo Ellison talk outstanding British debut Bafta-nominated doc.

Camille Gatin Mike Carey

Baftas 2017: How 'The Girl With All The Gifts' became a contender

Writer Mike Carey and producer Camille Gatin talk to Screen after being nominated for the outstanding British debut Bafta.

Laurent Crouzeix

Clermont-Ferrand: What to look out for at the world's biggest shorts showcase

What to watch, where to network and what not to miss at France’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (Feb 3-11).


Dev Patel talks 'Lion' and shrugging off "that chirpy guy from 'Marigold Hotel'"

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.

'I, Daniel Blake' star Hayley Squires: “I can’t walk away from what’s happened in this film"

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.

Sundance deals 2017

Sundance 2017: The biggest deals

The deals that defined Sundance 2017 came in at the high end.

This Is Our Land

Lucas Belvaux talks timely political drama 'This Is Our Land'

Screen discusses Rotterdam world premiere, about a far-right party, which has stoked controversy in France.


IFFR Tiger directors: Niles Atallah, 'Rey'

Film from Chilean filmmaker takes an unusual look at the life of Orélie-Antoine de Tounens.

Sundance docs

Sundance 2017: The stand-out documentaries

Screen rounds up the critically-acclaimed documentaries from this year’s festival.


'45 Years' producer The Bureau talks new dark comedy-drama 'Daphne'

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.

Sundance reviews

Sundance 2017: The stand-out feature films

Screen rounds up the critical breakthroughs from this year’s festival.

La La Land

Oscar nominations 2017: predicting the winners

La La Land is the film to beat, but it faces stiff competition for all the big prizes.

Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR

Rotterdam 2017 preview: more than a film festival

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.

Dany Boon Raid

French star Dany Boon on his new comedy 'Raid: Special Unit'

Actor-director Dany Boon tells us why he gave the starring role of his action comedy Raid: Special Unit to a woman.


Sundance 2017 profiles: World Cinema Documentary preview

A Syria-filmed courage-under-fire doc is among those playing in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary competition.

Samui Song

7 Asian and Middle Eastern films to tempt festival directors in 2017

Screen profiles some of the hottest projects from Asia, Middle East and North Africa in 2017.

Berlin Syndrome

Sundance 2017 profiles: World Cinema Dramatic preview

Our guide to the films in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic competition.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2017 preview: climate change to the fore

The festival will host the premiere of Al Gore’s new climate change doc, with the environment one of the key themes this year.

US preview

16 US and Latin American films to tempt festival directors in 2017

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.


15 UK and Irish films to tempt festival directors 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.

Borg vs McEnroe

19 European films to tempt festival directors in 2017

From Borg/McEnroe to Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake, Screen profiles a selection of hot European projects in 2017.

British films

Baftas 2017: the lowdown on all the British film nominees

We profile all the UK films that were nominated for the 2017 Baftas, from Fantastic Beasts to Florence Foster Jenkins.

Alien Covenant

CES 2017 round-up: tech giants look beyond 4K and VR

The Consumer Electronics Show focused on augmented reality and 8K TVs.

Man's World

Exploring India's online youth content revolt

Screen looks into the blossoming world of youth-focused film content in the online Indian market.

Les Arcs

Women's second features, Quebec co-pros in focus at Les Arcs

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.


Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2017 preview

UniFrance’s annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema (January 12-16) is the first industry stop of the year for many European buyers.

Odeon Holloway Road

Are much shorter theatrical windows around the corner?

We investigate why cracks are beginning to appear in the traditionally rigid theatrical window structure.

The Mermaid

10 box office records that were broken in 2016

Box office records have tumbled this year in China, Italy and the animation world. It has also been a stunning year for Disney.

Screen docs 2016

Screen critics pick the best documentaries of 2016

Ten Screen International critics select the docs that wowed them this year.

Dr Strange

In Focus: the UK's booming VFX scene

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?

2016 flops

Why did so many sequels flop in 2016?

‘Sequelitis’ was a legitimate story this year after so many studio sequels bombed at the box office.

Flight crew

2016 at the Russian box office: Hollywood fare dominates

The Russian box office is booming, but local films aren’t getting a look in.

They Call Me Jeeg Robot

2016 Italy box office report: homegrown comedies underperform

A local comedy raised some cheer, although most struggled with younger audiences.

A Conspiracy of Faith

2016 Nordic box office report: Local films hold their own

As is the case in recent years, Nordic audiences have continued to champion local films, often over Hollywood blockbusters.

OJ Made In America

'OJ: Made In America' director on the politics behind his epic historical doc

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.


'Weiner' directors talk aftermath of political scandal doc

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.

The Eagle Huntress

How 'The Eagle Huntress' soared to the Oscar doc shortlist

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 Monster Calls

2016 Spain box office report: local hits lead to buoyant year

A strong local offering led to a excellent year at the Spanish box office.

Willkommen bei den Hartmanns

2016 Germany box office report: Local hits but year-on-year slump

It was the worst performance in five years for locally produced films in the first nine months of the year.

Les Tuche 2

France box office report 2016: admissions up, arthouse struggles

It has been a tough year for arthouse pictures both from France and abroad.


Garth Davis, Iain Canning and Dev Patel on a "serendipitous" journey

The director, producer and star of TWC’s awards-season contender Lion discuss the challenges of shooting in India and Australia.

The Worthy

Dubai Q&A: Ali F Mostafa and Rami Yasin on dystopian thriller 'The Worthy'

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

La La Land

How Damien Chazelle made 'La La Land' for just $30m

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.

London Has Fallen

How did UK films fare in the US in 2016?

The Downton effect is pulling US audiences to UK films of a certain heritage.

The Mermaid

Which foreign films made a mark in the US in 2016?

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.

European Film Awards EFAs Riga 2014

Why the European Film Awards have never been more timely

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.

As I Open My Eyes

CNC seeks international applicants for ACM distribution fund

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Fund has supported 230 projects from 75 territories to date.

Dubai International Film Festival

Dubai: blending the old and new

The Lumiere brothers and virtual reality feature in this year’s Dubai International Film Festival programme.


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