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Toronto 2014: World premieres

A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.

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Venice 2014: Competition, Orizzonti, Critics' Week, Venice Days titles

The Competition line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival marks the return of mavericks such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Fatih Akin, with a wealth of talent represented in the Orizzonti, Critics’ Week and Venice Days sections

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Venice Sala Web: The virtual festival

Festival Scope founders Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja tell Wendy Mitchell about the third edition of Venice VoD platform Sala Web

Third Films: Samm Haillay and Ben Young

Samm Haillay and Ben Young tell Wendy Mitchell about Third Films’ unusual approach to characters and production, and the outfit’s two films in Venice

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders

The Lobster

Sarajevo: Beyond Europe

The Regional Forum will explore how European film-makers can forge international relationships and open up new markets to build on existing co-production partnerships. By Geoffrey Macnab.

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Sarajevo: The youth movement

A pan-Europe film education policy would help to develop future audiences and invigorate the region’s film industries. Geoffrey Macnab reports 

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Sarajevo: Film education in Europe

The creation of a pan-European film education policy can bring civic and economic benefits that will strengthen the film industry and, crucially, form the next generation of audiences, says writer Xavier Lardoux, deputy director of Unifrance, in this executive summary from the report ‘For A European Film Education Policy’.

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Sarajevo: The viewers' discretion

A far-reaching study, to be discussed for the first time in detail at the Regional Forum, reveals the eclectic viewing habits of Europeans. Geoffrey Macnab talks to experts about its findings.

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Sarajevo: Audience behaviour

The ground-breaking Reaching The Audience survey is one of the biggest of its kind ever undertaken and offers a unique insight into the cinema-going habits of European society. This is an executive summary from the report by Attentional, Headway International and Harris Interactive.

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Sarajevo 2014: State of the Region digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Sarajevo Regional Forum and Creative Europe Media Conference supplement.

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Locarno 2014: Special honorees

Locarno’s 2014 edition will pay tribute to an eclectic mix of legendary film-makers, actors and producers. Screen takes a look at the recipients.

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Locarno 2014: Brazil in the spotlight

For its fourth edition, Locarno’s Carte Blanche showcases the country of the moment - Brazil.

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Locarno 2014: Industry Days steps up

Locarno’s fifth annual Industry Days (Aug 9-11) will feature an increasingly proactive Swiss presence, as well as a more international approach with STEP IN.

Locarno 2014: Piazza Grande, International Competition titles

The films set to get audiences talking in both the Piazza Grande and International Competition sections at the 67th Locarno Film Festival are profiled here.

Fig Tree

Locarno 2014: a return to Africa

In her first year as head of Locarno Film Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors, Ananda Scepka brings the focus back to Sub-Saharan Africa. Martin Blaney discovers why

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Locarno 2014: Open Doors projects

Some 12 projects have been selected for Open Doors, from a sci-fi desert odyssey to a civil war story to a fishing adventure tale.

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Locarno 2014: digital edition

Download the digital edition of Screen International’s Locarno Film Festival supplement here.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2014 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2014 Product Guide

Dear God

Making the short list

This year’s Jerusalem Film Festival hosts a bumper crop of shorts from across Israel’s film schools and industry.

Inside The Cinema Project

The Cinema Project, which is part of the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, is having a banner year.

Katriel Schory

Feeding the industry

After a thrilling year at Cannes for Israeli films, Katriel Schory, head of Israel Film Fund, talks to Edna Fainaru about the new, invigorated mood among the country’s film-makers

Pride of place

Jerusalem Film Fund is an additional source of funding for local and international projects - as long as film-makers shoot Jerusalem for Jerusalem. Edna Fainaru reports.

Ritesh Batra

Beyond blue sky

Ritesh Batra, Talya Lavie and Nora Martirosyan are among the 13 filmmakers due to pitch their Jerusalem International Film Lab projects [July 10]. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the push to develop real-world projects.

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Jerusalem Pitch Point 2014

Leading Israeli directors including Dina Zvi-Riklis, Nina Menkes, Alon Gur Arye and Nir Bergman are among the film-makers presenting feature projects at Jerusalem Pitch Point.

Malta: Buoyant industry

Rebecca Cremona’s Simshar — Malta’s first fully fledged home-grown feature — marks a turning point for the indigenous film-making community. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Malta: Treasure island

An improved film rebate and renowned water facilities make Malta a big draw. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

ScreenTech: Sound investments

With the dust barely settled on digital switchover, exhibitors have begun investing in new audio technology to further differentiate their offer from home cinema. Adrian Pennington reports

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ScreenTech: Laser technology

A better 3D experience and cheaper running costs bode well for laser projection’s success, but are its benefits enough to encourage mainstream theatres to make the investment? John Hazelton reports.

Set report: Yakuza Apocalypse

Japan’s Takashi Miike returns to his action roots with a suitably off the wall gangster-vampire story, Yakuza Apocalypse. Jason Gray visits the set.

Festival Focus: Karlovy Vary 2014

Karlovy Vary (July 4-12) offers an eclectic guest list — ranging from Lech Walesa to William Friedkin — and screens close to 200 films. Artistic director Karel Och gives the lowdown to Michael Rosser.

Roundtable: Tapping into talent

Industry experts gathered at a Creative England, British Council and Screen International roundtable in Cannes to discuss ways to support new film-making talent. Andreas Wiseman recaps the key discussion points.

Creative Week: creative solutions

At MBI’s inaugural Creative Week, some 800 delegates heard about the latest inspiring work across new and old platforms. Andreas Wiseman highlights the discussions across a variety of industry issues.

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Heather Croall talks Sheffield Doc/Fest

UPDATED: Heather Croall, festival director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, talks about what to expect over the coming week and chooses five highlights.

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Spandau Ballet finds 'gold' with new documentary

Martin Kemp and director George Hencken talk about Soul Boys of the Western World.

Documentaries: On the frontline

Documentary film-makers are finding new ways to attract finance and audiences. Ahead of today’s Doc Corner Brunch, Colin Brown explores the cutting-edge strategies and the crop of documentaries at Cannes 2014.

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Swiss industry quietly confident about return to MEDIA

As Swiss producers, distributors and cinema-owners gather in Cannes, those dark days of February’s Berlinale seem far away when the Swiss referendum on an ¨ Initiative against mass immigration¨ looked like resulting in the Swiss industry being denied access in future to the EU’s Creative Europe programme.

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Genre bares its teeth

As Cannes Marché launches its first Fantastic Mixer networking event, Ian Sandwell talks to some of the key players in genre film-making.

The Girl King

Set report: The Girl King

Wendy Mitchell visits Turku, Finland to watch Mika Kaurismaki at work on his big international historical drama The Girl King

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Cannes 2014: Market Buzz

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

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Cannes 2014: Film profiles

Screen profiles the world premieres at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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Northern Ireland: Prepared for battle

Northern Ireland Screen plans to place the territory at the forefront of the UK industry thanks to an ambitious new investment plan. Sarah Cooper reports.

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Northern Ireland: The next stage

Northern Ireland offers low costs, studio space and great locations — and that’s before the expansion of Titanic Studios. Sarah Cooper reports.

Stephen Fingleton

Northern Ireland: The talent pool

Some of Northern Ireland’s hottest creative film talents tell Sarah Cooper about their latest projects.

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Northern Ireland: The game changer

Northern Ireland’s production scene has been expanding rapidly thanks to major projects such as Game Of Thrones. Sarah Cooper looks at how the territory is continuing to grow its infrastructure and crews, while building up its local film-making industry.

Welcome to New York

Is France still a cinephile nation?

France has long been a model of cinema-going culture. But with a box-office drop in 2013, a dip in local production and cinema audiences getting older, Melanie Goodfellow looks at the future of film culture in the digital age.

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Malaysia: The stage is set

Malaysia’s burgeoning film industry gets a huge boost with next month’s opening of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. Liz Shackleton reports.

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Cannes 2014: In Competition

The full line-up of films In Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2014: Out of Competition

The films Out of Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2014: Midnight Screenings, Special Screenings

The Midnight Screenings line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts. Special Screenings line-up also included.

Cannes 2014: Un Certain Regard

The world premieres in Un Certain Regard at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2014: Directors' Fortnight

World premieres in Directors’ Fortnight at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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Cannes 2014: Critics' Week

The full line-up of films in Critics’ Week competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

A Fistful of Dollars

Cannes 2014: Cannes Classics

The Cannes Classics line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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Mexico’s Most Wanted

Mexico: 2014 hot picks

Buzz titles for 2014 from the rising stars of Mexico’s film industry.

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Mexico: taking off

Beyond Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar win, Mexico’s growing film industry has much to celebrate, from a new wave of talent to steady box-office growth and smart global partnerships. Jeremy Kay reports.

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US exhibition: the people’s choices

John Hazelton examines how US exhibitors are changing along with audiences, including offering an enhanced cinema experience with more varied options

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Tribeca 2014: hot picks

Previews of some anticipated world premieres, from Libyan rebels to killer beavers.

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UK film finance: BFI backs joined-up approach

A new joint-venture scheme from the BFI aims to drive up investment in UK independent films by helping producers and distributors to share the risks and rewards of distribution.

House of Cards

Filmart 2014: China’s online video boom

Boasting a mix of local and foreign content, online streaming is big business in China. Liz Shackleton reports on the consolidation in the sector and what the future holds.

The Nightingale

Filmart 2014: Relationship status

What are the biggest challenges faced by European producers when teaming up with Chinese partners to gain access to the territory’s $3bn box office? Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Filmart 2014: hot titles: Japan

Japanese companies attend Filmart with a strong line-up of titles. Jason Gray highlights some of the most eye-catching productions.

Under the Skin

Under The Skin: at any cost

13 years, £8m+ and an unenviable email to Brad Pitt. Andreas Wiseman talks to the creatives and financiers behind the remarkable journey of Under the Skin.

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Filmart 2014: Screen's features

Browse Screen International’s Filmart 2014 features including a spotlight on the hottest titles from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, and an interview with film-maker Pang Ho Cheung.

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Filmart 2014: destination Hong Kong

Filmart 2014 is expected to draw record numbers of attendees. Jean Noh looks at the special allure of Hong Kong as a market that works across borders

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Filmart 2014: hot titles: Korea

Korean cinema continues its strong run at home and abroad. Jean Noh profiles some of the highlights

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Hong Kong Film Festival: highlights

The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) opens March 24 with two films: the world premiere of Pang Ho Cheung’s family drama Aberdeen and the Asian premiere of Fruit Chan’s black comedy The Midnight After.

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Filmart 2014: hot titles: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Liz Shackleton spotlights the hottest productions from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan

HAF/Fox Award: finalists 2014

An award supported by HAF and Fox International Productions nurtures new voices in Chinese-language cinema. Liz Shackleton introduces this year’s finalists

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Filmart 2014: Russia steps it up

The territory is responding to China’s growing interest in Russian films by establishing a pavilion to raise its profile at Filmart.

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Filmart 2014: Three eyes on Japan

With no fewer than three pavilions on offer, Japan is making the most of the opportunities to do business and network at Filmart, writes Jean Noh.

CinemaCon

CinemaCon 2014 preview

When they descend on Las Vegas later this month for their annual CinemaCon convention, US exhibitors and distributors should have reason to celebrate, with official figures expected to confirm that 2013 produced another record gross at the North American box office. 

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Call For Submissions: Screen's Cannes 2014 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Cannes 2014 Product Guide

Shooting Stars 2014

EFP Shooting Stars 2014

Sarah Cooper talks to the ten actors to be showcased at this year’s Berlinale.

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Spain: Bust. Or Boom?

Will Spain’s economic crisis actually prove a good thing for its film industry in the long term?

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Spain: Hot titles 2014

The hottest Spanish productions of 2014 range from a $50m sci-fi epic to a Penelope Cruz tragicomedy to a live-action film with talking dogs.

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Territory Focus: Spain

Explore Screen’s overview of the Spanish film market, the hot films coming out of the country in 2014 and a focus on low-budget filmmakers.

Story of My Death

Spain: Living the low life

An underground cinema is emerging in Spain and injecting the territory with a shot of vitality. Juan Sarda reports on the low-budget film-makers earning international plaudits.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Berlin 2014: hot titles

Screen previews the world premieres of Berlin’s 2014 Competition and Berlinale Special.

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Indian box office: Local films race ahead

Hollywood hasn’t yet maximised the potential of the Indian market, where 2013 saw some record-breaking Bollywood hits despite a slowdown in box-office growth. Liz Shackleton reports.

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European Film Market 2014

The current market is focused on smart money and smart deals, not volume of product. Jeremy Kay examines the prospects for deals and new packages at Berlin’s European Film Market (Feb 6-14).

Oscars

Awards: They want your consideration

Behind the films in the running for awards every season are the teams ensuring they are seen and talked about by the right people. Louise Tutt meets the awards whisperers who help great work to stand out from the pack.

American Hustle

American Hustle: the American way

The hustling started a year and a half before David O Russell’s American Hustle hit cinemas. Jeremy Kay speaks to the director and producers about the film’s high-speed, high-stakes production.

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Rotterdam Film Festival 2014

The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates its usual independent, global spirit — as well as marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubert Bals Fund. Plus, a preview of this year’s CineMart selections.

God Help the Girl

Sundance 2014: Ones to watch

Screen profiles a selection of the hot filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2014: The winter's tale

Sundance’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth celebrate the US and international independent scene ahead of the festival’s 30th anniversary. Jeremy Kay reports.

Reach for the skies

High-profile international productions are starting to make use of Dubai’s burgeoning facilities and bespoke financing options. But where are the Arab feature film-makers? Colin Brown reports.

Frozen

Oscars 2014: Animation

With 19 films submitted for the animated feature Oscar, John Hazelton explores how this year’s crop points to the way animated features might evolve.

12 Years

12 Years A Slave: Freedom fighters

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is a box-office hit in the US and has been attracting major awards attention, including 10 Bafta nominations. Andreas Wiseman speaks to the film-maker, star Chiwetel Ejiofor and other key members of the team about creating an unflinching film about slavery.

French cinema in crisis

On the eve of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris, Melanie Goodfellow examines why the French film industry looks set for a challenging 2014.

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Box Office: Finding the funny

With Anchorman 2 about to start its international roll-out, Ian Sandwell looks at the performance of comedies at the box office in 2013 and examines the prospects for Ron Burgundy’s return.

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Palm Springs: World champions

As the Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan 3-13) marks 25 years of bringing the best global cinema to California, Jeremy Kay discovers how it has become a key staging post in the awards season.

Set report: Trash

Stephen Daldry’s Trash built an enormous dump filled with fake rubbish. Martin Blaney visited the set on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

BAFTA

Baftas: Brits putting on the glitz

The EE British Academy Film Awards are a cornerstone of the awards season. Andreas Wiseman looks at how the Baftas keep a British flavour while growing globally.

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips: High seas adventure

Jeremy Kay talks to the team behind Captain Phillips about the challenges and rewards of recreating a real-life drama for the big screen.

The Mice Room directors

Egypt: Face forward

A new generation of Egyptian film-makers are at DIFF to showcase the films they are making despite - or perhaps thanks to - the ongoing upheaval at home. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

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