SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The UK’s VFX facilities are growing on the back of rising global demand. But how is the pressure to meet deadlines affecting business models and employees?
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The Irish film industry is walking tall thanks to the success of Brooklyn and Room, and a record seven titles launching at Sundance. Tom Grater looks at how Ireland aims to build on its creative prosperity
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The Sundance plays made by Fox Searchlight for The Birth Of A Nation and Amazon for Manchester By The Sea will be hot topics at the European Film Market (EFM). Jeremy Kay explores what the deals mean for the independent sector.
Long before the #OscarsSoWhite furore ignited, the British Film Institute had thrown down the gauntlet to the film industry with its new and extended diversity standards. Are the provisions on their own enough to bring more varied faces and stories to UK screens and meeting rooms?
As Alex Garland’s Ex Machina vies for five Baftas and two Oscars, the film-makers look back on its production and debate the pros and cons of an international release strategy that saw the sci-fi film become a sleeper hit in the US. Mark Salisbury reports.
Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and director Adam McKay of The Big Short tell Elbert Wyche how they made an entertaining, informative film about the build-up to the calamitous global banking meltdown.
Bryan Cranston, the Oscar and Bafta-nominated star of Trumbo, talks to Jeremy Kay about digging deep to find the truth behind one of Hollywood’s screenwriting greats.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, including an examination of the diversity debate and interviews with Bryan Cranston and the film-makers behind The Big Short and Ex Machina.
Local hits Spanish Affair and Spanish Affair 2 have given LaZona Films the confidence to expand into television, producer Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson tells Elisabet Cabeza.
With just two weeks to go until the Baftas on February 14, we are into the final stretch of awards season.
London costume house Angels has made and supplied outfits to hundreds of films, from Lawrence Of Arabia to Maggie Smith’s muddy boots in The Lady In The Van. As Bafta is poised to honour the company, Sarah Cooper meets the family of Angels.
UK costume designer Sandy Powell has four Bafta and Oscar nominations this year for her work on Cinderella and Carol. She talks to Tiffany Pritchard.
Alternative music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto and his regular collaborator, the leading electronic musician known as Alva Noto, talk to Tiffany Pritchard about their Bafta-nominated work on The Revenant.
Following the recent Consumer and Electronics Show (CES), Sundance’s New Frontier strand, now in its tenth year, boasts a bigger-than-ever slate of virtual-reality (VR) pieces and mixed media installations.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Aton Soumache, producer of Mark Osborne’s global hit The Little Prince, talks about bringing the French classic to the big screen and his ambitions for Paris-based mini-major On Entertainment.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, including a look at the international box office hits of 2015, the nominations for the Oscars and Baftas, the making of The Revenant and the Sundance Film Festival.
The Sundance Film Festival (Jan 21-31) is embracing virtual reality, web and TV series, and world cinema to offer a characteristically eclectic selection of films.
An Indian teen comedy, a New Zealand doc about tickling and a musical featuring mermaids in 1980s Warsaw are among the films jostling for primacy in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competitions.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The blockbusters got bigger in 2015 and so did the box office, but how did the top 10 US films perform around the world?
Ahead of this month’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 27-Feb 7), new artistic director Bero Beyer talks about the radical changes he has introduced.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here…
Inspired by Turner and Delacroix, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle tells Mark Salisbury how intensity was key for In The Heart Of The Sea.
In a year of stunning visual-effects work, Ex Machina’s bewitching robot stands out as a peerless use of VFX. Mark Salisbury speaks to the team that created her.
France’s reputation as an expensive place to shoot for both local and international film-makers may be about to change with significant enhancements to the country’s tax credits.
The founders of Paris-based sales outfit Films Distribution talk to Melanie Goodfellow about their diverse slate, which includes foreign-language Oscar hopeful Son Of Saul.
International buyers are heading to Paris for a first glimpse at the new French films of the year at Unifrance’s annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema.
Will an upswing in the fortunes of the UK and European cinema industry in 2015 mean the long-awaited sale of Odeon & UCI may finally happen?
From debut feature directors to seasoned veterans, Screen looks ahead to the films most likely to tempt international festival directors in 2016
Though many of the film and TV productions that shoot in Montana do so because they tell local stories — the highest-profile recent visitor, Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated Nebraska, was, in spite of its title, set partly and shot in Montana — others come for the sweeping Great Plains vistas that have earned the state its ‘Big Sky Country’ nickname.
To mark Screen International’s 40th anniversary, we set about compiling a list of the 40 most influential films released from our launch in 1975 right up to the present day.
Indonesia is an emerging market for film locations with a wealth of untapped resources and a talented workforce.
International productions have long been drawn to this small but perfectly formed country, which provides mountains, lakes, beaches and castles aplenty.
With rugged mountains, pristine beaches and cities that double for US metropolises, it is no surprise Scotland soars to the top of the wish list of many a location manager.
The new Star Wars, the new JK Rowling and the new Bridget Jones film are all shooting in England.
Most productions that come to Nevada are looking for location shoots in and around the city of Las Vegas, though the state’s low tax rates can also be an attraction.
HBO’s Game of Thrones may have been one of the early adopters, but it’s not taken long for the rest of the film and TV world to catch on to the benefits of shooting in Northern Ireland.
Director: Park Chan-wook (South Korea)
Directors Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund (Brazil)
Director: Michael Moore (US)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)
Director: Ang Lee (Taiwan-Hong Kong-US-China)
Directors: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez (US)
Director: Hideo Nakata (Japan)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
Director: Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz (France)
Director: Quentin Tarantino (US)
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski (France-Poland-Switzerland)
Director: Luc Besson (France)
Former editor Quentin Falk looks back at the launch of Screen International into the troubled industry waters of 1975.
A sample of adverts that have graced the pages of Screen International show familiar faces, bygone moguls and films that were never to be
Screen International was lunched at a time the industry was on the verge of great change, one being shaped by summer tentpoles and the seeds of modern co-production. Screen takes a look at the state of international film in 1975.
Over the past four decades, the festival landscape has been in a state of constant evolution, with events coming and going all over the world.
Four decades ago, film-making technology embarked on a journey that took it far, far away from the rudimentary techniques of previous eras. John Hazelton tracks the progress of the tech revolution
Over the past 40 years, the UK film industry has had its share of creative and financial ups and downs. Screen tracks its progress from the depression of the mid-1980s to the highs of recent years.
One of the biggest changes of the past four decades has been the supersonic growth of the film franchise, fuelled by international audiences’ insatiable demand for characters rather than actors. Screen examines this billion-dollar business
There can be no doubt that 2015 has been a banner year for international cinema and, to celebrate, leading festival heads pick the films they believe we will still be talking about 40 years from now
Director: Jane Campion (US)
Director: Spike Lee (US)
Director: Tim Burton (US)
Director: John Woo (Hong Kong)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo (Japan)
Director: Errol Morris (US)
Director: Zhang Yimou (China)
Director: Pedro Almodovar (Spain)
Director: Ted Kotcheff (US)
Director: Wolfgang Petersen (Germany)
Director: George Miller (Australia)
Director: Ridley Scott (US)
Director: Martin Scorsese (US)
Director: John Carpenter (US)
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Mexico)
Director: Steven Soderbergh (US)
Interviews with Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, Laurie Anderson and more…
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for best documentary film this awards season…
While Netflix and Amazon among others are revitalising the documentary sector in the US, it’s a different story in Europe, where factual film-makers are fighting for funds.
With a change in eligibility rules, Bafta’s organisers are hoping that smaller films will benefit in certain key categories.
Palm Springs Film Festival will showcase a wealth of new international titles by emerging directors, as well as films in the running for the foreign-language Oscar.
Leading lights of the UK film industry came together for a dynamic day of talk and debate, to celebrate and learn from the successful releases, and to glean inspiration from on-stage film-makers.
The UAE is fast becoming one of the most popular shooting destinations in the Middle East.
In-depth looks at Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room and Spotlight
In her own words, Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen reveals the 14-year-long journey to bring the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel to the screen.
Bestseller or not, Room’s sensitive subject matter was always going to be a cinematic challenge. Jeremy Kay speaks to writer Emma Donoghue, director Lenny Abrahamson and producer Ed Guiney about translating its emotional and physical space to the screen
From avoiding lawsuits to casting a prestige acting ensemble, the team behind best picture hopeful Spotlight reveal how they pulled off the high-wire act.
Mad Max: Fury Road has garnered critical acclaim and global box office of $375m and counting. But it was an arduous journey, as director George Miller, producer Doug Mitchell and production designer Colin Gibson tell Tom Grater.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Mexican financier-producer Gaston Pavlovich talks to Jeremy Kay about building Fabrica de Cine into a major international player and working with Martin Scorsese to create Silence
Will Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight be the film to shake up this year’s awards season? Jeremy Kay looks at which movies have achieved glory so far.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for best film this awards season…
Dubai Film Connection is dominated by intimate, character-driven tales from voices that are often ignored or marginalised, DFC artistic director Jane Williams says.
The role of the EFAs is changing as they become more than just a chance to celebrate the best in European film-making. They now have a part to play in campaigning on important issues and bringing collaborators together.
An unprecedented five Emirati feature films are screening at DIFF this year as the UAE’s fledgling film scene goes from strength to strength.
This year’s Dubai International Film Festival is a celebration of film-making from throughout the region as well as an important showcase for new projects.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Even before the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the UK box office is enjoying a strong year, propelled by powerful performances from James Bond and Christian Grey. But a crowded marketplace is stifling local and foreign-language releases.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for directing nominations this awards season…
Mexico is the world’s 15th largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. World Bank analysts predict that Mexico’s economy will be the world’s fifth largest by 2050.
Previewing the annual Latin American sales jamboree
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for animation nominations this awards season…
Reports on the making of Inside Out, Shaun The Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, Anomalisa, The Peanuts Movie and Minions
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Screen surveys the European box office landscape in 2015 and charts the top titles of the year to date in three key territories.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Local films are enjoying huge success throughout the Nordic region this year.