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Hidden gender: analysing the Directors UK report

Radical change is needed to redress the imbalance of female directors in the UK, according to a new report by Directors UK. But what does the industry make of the findings?

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Call For Submissions: Screen's Cannes 2016 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Cannes 2016 Product Guide

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CinemaCon: exhibitors strike back

What happens in a year without Star Wars or Bond? On the eve of CinemaCon (April 11-14), John Hazelton looks at how US exhibitors plan to keep audiences visiting the big screen.

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Spain focus: hot projects, big-name draws

Among the most anticipated Spanish productions of the year are a Paleolithic period drama, the new Almodovar and a regal role for Penelope Cruz.

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Spanish film-makers to follow: the magnificent seven

Who are the exciting new film-makers emerging from Spain? Elisabet Cabeza profiles seven to keep an eye on.

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Spain: territory focus

Mainstream Spanish films are thriving as TV broadcasters fill the gap in public funding. But at what cost to auteur film-making? Could a new Pedro Almodovar emerge now?

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MIPTV: high-end drama, cinema crossover set to dominate

The cinema world’s growing love affair with TV will be more evident than ever at this year’s MIPTV.

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MIPTV: drama on the Croisette

Screen’s selection of MIPTV titles to look out for from both broadcasters and streaming players.

Training Special: A new tomorrow

Browse Screen’s training features on visual effects, e-learning, EMBAs, diversity and the London Film School.

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Training: Visual Effects

Huge numbers of people are working around the world in the rapidly expanding VFX and computer animation sector. But where is the next generation of specialised talent coming from?

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Training: E-Learning

E-learning initiatives are breaking down the economic and geographical barriers to training for European producers.

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Training: Executive MBAs

Film executives looking to hone their business smarts have a new EMBA in the UK to consider, created with Oscar-winning UK producer and former Hollywood chief David Puttnam.

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Training: Diversity - an attainable dream

The UK’s diversity challenge is being tackled by both film schools and high schools. Geoffrey Macnab reports on the efforts being made to ensure every child and teenager in the country considers the creative industries a viable career choice

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Training: London Film School

As the London Film School celebrates its 60th anniversary, its director Jane Roscoe talks to Stuart Kemp about what sets the institution apart.

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AFCI Locations: Show on the road

The AFCI Locations show in Los Angeles (April 21-23) is where the world’s film commissions come to catch the eye of Hollywood. John Hazelton gives the lowdown on how to get the most out of the event

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Locations: Panama’s bright future

The Latin American country’s spectacular locations, film-friendly environment and cash rebate are helping to win over an increasing number of international film-makers.

Kajaki: The True Story

Film London: Producers take control

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Now in its fourth year, Film London’s Build Your Audience initiative is empowering UK producers to develop a tailored distribution plan for their projects.

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Virtual Print Fee: cold comforts

As the UK industry eyes the end of the controversial Virtual Print Fee, Geoffrey Macnab looks at how well it has worked, and asks whether it has adversely affected foreign-language and specialist film distribution

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Brexit: Together… for how long?

A devastating loss of influence and financial support or a liberating release from knotty European regulations? Geoffrey Macnab plunges into the Brexit debate to explore the potential impact of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the country’s film industry.

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India box office: mid-budget and Hollywood booming

Modest budget films are outperforming bigger budget fare in India, while Hollywood films doubled their market share in 2015.

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UKTI at Hong Kong's Filmart: support network

UKTI’s presence at Hong Kong’s Filmart 2016 is helping the UK film industry make the most of the opportunities emerging from Asia.

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"Questions were asked in parliament": the story behind LGBT film festival BFI Flare

Charles Gant chronicles the evolution of London’s long-running LGBT film festival.

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Filmart 2016: Hot titles - Hong Kong, China

An exciting crop of Hong Kong and mainland China projects are spotlighted by Liz Shackleton, who reports on the increasing efforts to support Cantonese-language film-making

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Filmart 2016: HAF profiles

Profiles of projects from the 14th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

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How UK and European companies can tap into the China boom

Working with China is not easy but a year on from its much-vaunted treaty, UK producers are learning fast. Melanie Goodfellow looks at the increasing collaboration between the two countries.

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Hong Kong International Film Festival: Fabulous at 40

Four decades on, Hong Kong International Film Festival has long introduced challenging Asian and international work to enthusiastic local audiences. Silvia Wong looks at how the event has evolved.

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Hong Kong Filmart: Asia’s knowledge platform

Hong Kong Filmart has evolved in line with Asia’s flourishing film businesses to become an event that is much more than buying and selling. Liz Shackleton reports.

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How heavyweight US-China deals are shaping the global business

Chinese investment is now racing into Hollywood and for once Hollywood is not in the driving seat. Liz Shackleton looks at what this means for the global film industry and discovers the smart money is now on the entrance of China’s tech giants.

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EFM embraces Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) was embraced in the European Film Market’s Startup Programme, now in its second year. 

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European Shooting Stars 2016

Screen talks to this year’s selection of European Shooting Stars.

Territory Focus: Argentina

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Argentina looks ahead 

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Argentina: Hot projects

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: From domestic crime thrillers to broad comedies about debauched youth, Jeremy Kay previews a selection of the most anticipated local productions poised for release this year.

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Argentina: Overview - a breath of fresh air

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Argentina is booming, with record admissions, dynamic directors making films local audiences are flocking to see, and widening global ambitions.

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Berlin 2016: Film profiles

Screen profiles the features making their world premieres - and key international premieres - at the 66th Berlin Film Festival.

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Berlin 2016: Special Galas

The full line-up of world premieres in Special Galas at the 66th Berlin Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Berlin 2016: Panorama Documentaries

The full line-up of world premieres in Panorama Documentaries at the 66th Berlin Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Berlin 2016: Panorama

The full line-up of world premieres in Panorama at the 66th Berlin Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Berlin 2016: Out Of Competition

The full line-up of world premieres Out Of Competition at the 66th Berlin Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Berlin 2016: Competition

The full line-up of world premieres in Competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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ScreenTech: The return of film

A resurgence of interest in shooting on film is giving a new lease of life to international film labs.

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Drones: hover craft

Drones are increasingly being used by film-makers to achieve shots that would have previously been impossible.

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UKTI at Berlin's EFM: a city of industry

PROMO FEATURE: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is gearing up for a raft of activities at the Berlinale’s European Film Market aimed at helping UK film-makers develop the relationships to succeed on an international level

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Berlin 2016: Bumper Product Guide

Read Screen International’s Berlin European Film Market bumper product guide.

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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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Production 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.

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EFM preview: changing fortunes

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.

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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.

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'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.

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'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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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)

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'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)

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'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)

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'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.

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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.

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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

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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

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