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Doctor Strange

UK VFX industry going above and beyond

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?

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Territory Focus: Ireland hits its stride

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

EFM

EFM preview: changing fortunes

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.

Notes On Blindness

Can the UK film industry meet the diversity challenge?

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?

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'Ex Machina': rise of the machine

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.

The Big Short

'The Big Short': prophets of loss

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

'Trumbo': from blacklist to shortlist

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.

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Screen January 29 2016

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.

Spanish Affair

Spotlight: Getting into LaZona

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.

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Awards countdown: Bound for glory

With just two weeks to go until the Baftas on February 14, we are into the final stretch of awards season.

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The angels and their outfits

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.

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell: the dress maker

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.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Interview: 'The Revenant' composers, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

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.

New Frontier

Sundance: New Frontier strand celebrating 10 years at this year’s festival

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.  

Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam

Aton Soumache talks 'The Little Prince', new films and building a European animation mini-major

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.

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Screen January 19 2016

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.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance: the year starts here

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.

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Sundance 2016: World Cinema film profiles

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.

Jurassic World

Box Office 2015: A grand year abroad

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?

Rotterdam: the new-look festival

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.

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Screen January 6 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here…

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Anthony Dod Mantle talks shooting 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

Inspired by Turner and Delacroix, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle tells Mark Salisbury how intensity was key for In The Heart Of The Sea.

The VFX of 'Ex Machina'

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.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

Shooting in France: Bon Voyage

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.

Films Distribution: academy of film

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.

Rendez-vous in Paris

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.

Odeon

Odeon & UCI sale: a second chance

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?

La La Land

The 54 films to tempt festival directors in 2016

From debut feature directors to seasoned veterans, Screen looks ahead to the films most likely to tempt international festival directors in 2016

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World of Locations: Montana

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.

Taxi Driver

Screen's 40 most influential films of our lifetime

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.

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World of Locations: Indonesia

Indonesia is an emerging market for film locations with a wealth of untapped resources and a talented workforce.

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World of Locations: Wales

International productions have long been drawn to this small but perfectly formed country, which provides mountains, lakes, beaches and castles aplenty.

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World of Locations: Scotland

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.

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World of Locations: England

The new Star Wars, the new JK Rowling and the new Bridget Jones film are all shooting in England.

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World of Locations: Nevada

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.

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World of Locations: Northern Ireland

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.

Oldboy

'Oldboy' (2003)

Director: Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

City Of God

'City Of God' (2002)

Directors Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund (Brazil)

Bowling For Columbine

'Bowling For Columbine' (2002)

Director: Michael Moore (US)

Spirited Away

'Spirited Away' (2001)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (2000)

Director: Ang Lee (Taiwan-Hong Kong-US-China)

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'The Blair Witch Project' (1999)

Directors: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez (US)

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'Ring' (1998)

Director: Hideo Nakata (Japan)

Festen

'Festen' (1996)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)

Taste of Cherry

'Taste Of Cherry' (1997)

Director: Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)

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'La Haine' (1995)

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz (France)

pulp fiction

'Pulp Fiction' (1994)

Director: Quentin Tarantino (US)

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'Three Colours Trilogy' (1993-94)

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski (France-Poland-Switzerland)

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'La Femme Nikita' (1990)

Director: Luc Besson (France)

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From cinema to Screen

Former editor Quentin Falk looks back at the launch of Screen International into the troubled industry waters of 1975.

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Screen ads: 007, VHS pirates and Cannon Fodder

A sample of adverts that have graced the pages of Screen International show familiar faces, bygone moguls and films that were never to be

1975: Dawn of the blockbuster

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Cannes

The changing face of festivals

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.

VFX: Lights, camera, magic

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

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Forty Years of British Film

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.

Lord of the Rings

The Birth of the Mega-Franchise

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

Taxi

Screen at 40: Festival heads reflect on 2015 and beyond

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

'The Piano' (1993)

Director: Jane Campion (US)

Do The Right Thing

'Do The Right Thing' (1989)

Director: Spike Lee (US)

'Batman' (1989)

Director: Tim Burton (US)

The Killer

'The Killer' (1989)

Director: John Woo (Hong Kong)

'Akira' (1988)

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo (Japan)

The Thin Blue Line

'The Thin Blue Line' (1988)

Director: Errol Morris (US)

'Red Sorghum' (1987)

Director: Zhang Yimou (China)

Matador

'Matador' (1986)

Director: Pedro Almodovar (Spain)

'First Blood' (1982)

Director: Ted Kotcheff (US)

'Das Boot' (1981)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen (Germany)

'Mad Max' (1979)

Director: George Miller (Australia)

'Alien' (1979)

Director: Ridley Scott (US)

Taxi Driver

'Taxi Driver' (1976)

Director: Martin Scorsese (US)

Halloween

'Halloween' (1978)

Director: John Carpenter (US)

Amores Perros

'Amores Perros' (2000)

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Mexico)

'Sex, Lies And Videotape' (1989)

Director: Steven Soderbergh (US)

Documentaries

Awards Season: Documentary

Interviews with Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, Laurie Anderson and more…

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Screen December 18 2015

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for best documentary film this awards season…

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Documentary: US flourishing while Europe struggles

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.

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Bafta takes a bow

With a change in eligibility rules, Bafta’s organisers are hoping that smaller films will benefit in certain key categories.

Palm Springs Film Festival

Palm Springs: sun shines on foreign fare

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.

Screen Film Summit 2015

Screen Film Summit: state of the nation

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.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Desert heat: shooting in the UAE

The UAE is fast becoming one of the most popular shooting destinations in the Middle East.

Best Picture

Awards Season: Best Picture

In-depth looks at Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room and Spotlight

Cate Blanchett and Todd Haynes

'Carol': producer Elizabeth Karlsen on her 14-year passion project

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.

'Room': if these walls could talk

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

Tom McCarthy with Liev Schreiber

'Spotlight': drama in the newsroom

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 behind the scenes

'Mad Max: Fury Road': driven to the edge

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.

Mexico's Gaston Pavlovich talks Fabrica de Cine and Martin Scorsese

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

The Hateful Eight

Best Picture race: bounty hunters

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.

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Screen December 11 2015

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

Dubai Film Connection: up close and personal

Dubai Film Connection is dominated by intimate, character-driven tales from voices that are often ignored or marginalised, DFC artistic director Jane Williams says.

European Film Awards EFAs Riga 2014

The changing face of the European Film Awards

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.

Rattle The Cage

UAE filmmaking: rattle and roll

An unprecedented five Emirati feature films are screening at DIFF this year as the UAE’s fledgling film scene goes from strength to strength.

The Idol

Dubai film festival rides a wave

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.

Box office analysis 2015: UK

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.

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Screen December 4 2015

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for directing nominations this awards season…

Mexico City

Doing business in Mexico: trade and export guide

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.

Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur: Latin American cinema on the march

Previewing the annual Latin American sales jamboree

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Screen November 27 2015

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for animation nominations this awards season…

Animation

Awards Season: Animation

Reports on the making of Inside Out, Shaun The Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, Anomalisa, The Peanuts Movie and Minions

Nordic hits 2015

Box office analysis 2015: Nordic region, Italy, Russia

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.

Nordic hits 2015

Box office analysis 2015: Nordic Region

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Local films are enjoying huge success throughout the Nordic region this year.

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