This year’s Jerusalem Film Festival hosts a bumper crop of shorts from across Israel’s film schools and industry.
The Cinema Project, which is part of the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, is having a banner year.
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
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, 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.
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.
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.
An improved film rebate and renowned water facilities make Malta a big draw. Melanie Goodfellow reports.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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UPDATED: Heather Croall, festival director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, talks about what to expect over the coming week and chooses five highlights.
Martin Kemp and director George Hencken talk about Soul Boys of the Western World.
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.
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.
As Cannes Marché launches its first Fantastic Mixer networking event, Ian Sandwell talks to some of the key players in genre film-making.
Wendy Mitchell visits Turku, Finland to watch Mika Kaurismaki at work on his big international historical drama The Girl King
Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.
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Screen profiles the world premieres at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
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.
Northern Ireland offers low costs, studio space and great locations — and that’s before the expansion of Titanic Studios. Sarah Cooper reports.
Some of Northern Ireland’s hottest creative film talents tell Sarah Cooper about their latest projects.
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.
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.
Malaysia’s burgeoning film industry gets a huge boost with next month’s opening of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. Liz Shackleton reports.
The full line-up of films In Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The films Out of Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
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.
The world premieres in Un Certain Regard at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
World premieres in Directors’ Fortnight at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
The full line-up of films in Critics’ Week competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The Cannes Classics line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
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Buzz titles for 2014 from the rising stars of Mexico’s film industry.
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.
John Hazelton examines how US exhibitors are changing along with audiences, including offering an enhanced cinema experience with more varied options
Previews of some anticipated world premieres, from Libyan rebels to killer beavers.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese companies attend Filmart with a strong line-up of titles. Jason Gray highlights some of the most eye-catching productions.
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.
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.
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
Korean cinema continues its strong run at home and abroad. Jean Noh profiles some of the 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.
Liz Shackleton spotlights the hottest productions from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan
An award supported by HAF and Fox International Productions nurtures new voices in Chinese-language cinema. Liz Shackleton introduces this year’s finalists
The territory is responding to China’s growing interest in Russian films by establishing a pavilion to raise its profile at Filmart.
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.
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.
Screen International Presents: Cannes 2014 Product Guide
Sarah Cooper talks to the ten actors to be showcased at this year’s Berlinale.
Will Spain’s economic crisis actually prove a good thing for its film industry in the long term?
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.
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.
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.
Screen previews the world premieres of Berlin’s 2014 Competition and Berlinale Special.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Screen profiles a selection of the hot filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival
Sundance’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth celebrate the US and international independent scene ahead of the festival’s 30th anniversary. Jeremy Kay reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Daldry’s Trash built an enormous dump filled with fake rubbish. Martin Blaney visited the set on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Jeremy Kay talks to the team behind Captain Phillips about the challenges and rewards of recreating a real-life drama for the big screen.
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.
Hollywood films of every stripe can take the UAE box office at a canter. But specialist titles, except for Bollywood films, tend to fall at the first hurdle and are increasingly pinning their hopes on VoD. Colin Brown reports.
Premium video-on-demand is beginning to help independent and local film-makers find an audience in a region dominated by free-to-air broadcasters and internet portals. Colin Brown reports.
The pilot Dubai Docs programme (Dec 10-12) is turning the spotlight on creative documentaries to help train film-makers in how to pitch and raise the finance for their projects. Louise Tutt reports.
Despite huge challenges, Palestinian film-makers, led by Hany Abu-Assad and Annemarie Jacir, are taking the international festival circuit by storm. Melanie Goodfellow reports.
Young Arab film-makers and audiences are turning to the web to create and watch relevant, stimulating content - bypassing television altogether. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the exciting online prospects ahead.
Distributors throughout the MENA region face a spectacular range of challenges, including a lack of screens, curfews and soaring piracy. Melanie Goodfellow profiles the major players.
The Moet British Independent Film Awards celebrate the diverse output of the UK film industry, and provide a significant platform for films and film-makers.
Saving Mr Banks tells the inside story of how Walt Disney persuaded reluctant author PL Travers to let him film Mary Poppins. Sarah Cooper speaks to the film-makers about a project which, like the story, spanned Australia, the UK and Hollywood.
France’s Les Arcs (Dec 14-21) combines screenings and skiing and has a growing industry profile. Michael Rosser previews the fifth edition.
Dubai Film Market is expanding with an increase in exhibitors and the introduction of the Dubai Docs initiative. Liz Shackleton reports.
The Dubai International Film Festival (Dec 6-14) is celebrating its 10th anniversary by shining a spotlight on Arab cinema.
The UK’s top experts came together at the Screen Film Summit in London to talk about the current state of the industry and the exciting developments for the future. Wendy Mitchell reports.
The upcoming European Film Awards (Dec 7) will celebrate the diversity of European film-making, thanks to a voting body that refuses to follow the crowd. Louise Tutt looks at this year’s contenders
With effects-heavy films more visible than ever and films across the board including more individual visual-effects shots, John Hazelton surveys this year’s crowded field of awards contenders
From the challenges of shooting on a remote Scottish island, to finding a window in Damian Lewis’s busy schedule, Nicky Bentham talks to Maria Sell about producing period love story The Silent Storm.
Key industry figures at Screen International and Broadcast’s Diversify event called for speedier change. By Andreas Wiseman
The third edition of ScreenSingapore and the Asia TV Forum & Market brings pan-Asian buyers and producers together.
From Afghanistan to Venezuela the submissions for the foreign-language film Oscar bring together work from both newcomers and established names. Screen profiles the submissions from a record 76 countries
From tales of lesbian romance, errant villagers and unwanted pregnancy to a road movie and dreams of escape, Screen profiles the five South Asian films submitted to the Oscars’ foreign-language film category.
Films nurtured by Film Bazaar are beginning to secure distribution both at home and overseas, but challenges remain for independent Indian cinema. Liz Shackleton reports.