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David Oyelowo, Selma

David Oyelowo tells Ian Sandwell about how being British helped his portrayal of an icon and the need for it not to be an impersonation.

World of Locations: California

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.


World of Locations: United Kingdom

The UK’s heritage locations are bolstered by its renowned visual-effects industry, skilled crews and expanding studio facilities

World of Locations: Israel

Ancient deserts and modern metropolises provide a background to stories set in this world and in others.

Girlfriends' Getaway

World of Locations: Trinidad and Tobago

Once a go-to destination for Hollywood, Trinidad & Tobago continues to attract international shoots.

The Passing Bells

World of Locations: Poland

With its competitive prices and highly trained crews, Poland is an attractive partner, even without a tax incentive.

A Good Day to Die Hard

World of Locations: Hungary

Diverse cityscapes and cost-effective crew are drawing in Hollywood film-makers.

JK Simmons on set of Whiplash with Damien Chazelle

Whiplash: Cracking the whip

Whiplash represented a tough story on and off screen. Michael Rosser talks to the creative team about bringing Damien Chazelle’s personal experiences to life.


Bafta takes the spotlight

The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.

Alicia Vikander on set of Testament of Youth with director James Kent

Alicia Vikander, Testament Of Youth

Alicia Vikander tells Wendy Mitchell about doing Vera Brittain justice in Testament Of Youth and finding roles of emotional substance.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh talks to John Hazelton about raising finance, going digital and the importance of research in creating three-dimensional and historically accurate characters for his latest feature, Mr. Turner.

Ruben Ostlund

Ruben Ostlund, Force Majeure

Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Force Majeure, tells Tiffany Pritchard about his lengthy casting process, the Titanic myth and his love of YouTube.

The Lesson

Palm Springs: World appeal

Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan 2-12) will screen a broad selection of awards contenders for both the industry and the public, and includes a special focus on central and eastern Europe. Elbert Wyche reports.


Palm Springs: Special focus

Palm Springs is showcasing 19 features as part of its central and eastern Europe focus. Screen meets the film-makers behind two of the titles.

Abood Kandaishan

Emirati film scene gathers steam

The Emirati film scene is celebrating a bumper year but does it have the makings of an industry? Melanie Goodfellow talks to local filmmakers about what is needed to help UAE cinema grow.

Sherif Elbendary

Robert Bosch Stiftung builds bridges

Sherif Elbendary’s Dry Hot Summers and Dalia Al-Kury’s Possessed By Djinn are among the projects currently being produced with support from Robert Bosch Stiftung, which aims to build bridges between Germany and the Arab world.


Academy to consider 114 scores

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences unveiled the entire list of eligible scores on December 12.

The Sleeping Tree

Enjaaz supported films shine at DIFF

A total of 17 films supported by Dubai’s Enjaaz programme are screening at this year’s edition of the festival, including Waleed Al Shehhi’s Dolphins and Mohammed Rashed Buali’s The Sleeping Tree, which are both receiving gala screenings.


The hunt for Best Picture

The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.

On set of Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.

Richard Linklater on set of Boyhood with Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.

Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan, Mommy

At the age of 25, Xavier Dolan has already made five features. He tells John Hazelton why Mommy is illustrative of the kind of storytelling he’s most interested in and why he finds the female psyche so compelling.

On set of Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller & Jon Kilik, Foxcatcher

Director Bennett Miller and producer Jon Kilik reveal why Foxcatcher - their murderous story of class, power and brotherly love - was so many years in the making. Jeremy Kay reports.

Scherzo Diabolico

Ventana Sur: LatAm spreads its wings

In the six years Ventana Sur has been running, the Buenos Aires market has become an essential platform for making global connections with Latin America. This year’s edition had plenty to offer, says Jeremy Kay.


IWC Award helps Gulf cinema to grow

Now in its third year, the IWC Filmmaker Award is fast becoming an effective launchpad for projects from filmmakers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Morten Tyldum on set of The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game: Cracking the code

The Imitation Game brings the story of a little-known hero, who changed the course of the Second World War, to the big screen. Andreas Wiseman talks to the team behind the film.

The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Eddie Redmayne tells Wendy Mitchell about the emotional and physical challenges of playing theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.


Michael Keaton, Birdman

Michael Keaton tells Jeremy Kay he’s not that similar to Birdman’s washed-up Riggan Thomson.

Jake Gyllenhaal on set with Dan Gilroy

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal tells Jeremy Kay why it was important for him to get under the skin of Nightcrawler’s sociopathic anti-hero, Lou Bloom.


Boyhood: A family portrait

When Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane were cast in Richard Linklater’s audacious coming-of-age film, Boyhood, they soon realised each had the role of a lifetime. Jeremy Kay reports.

Screen Film Summit: Industry taps market value

At the Screen Film Summit, the UK film industry’s top experts debated the big issues of the day, such as declining box-office admissions, new models of financing and supporting talent.

BIFA 2013

BIFA: Night of the independents

This year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards will toast the best of 2014’s independently produced home-grown titles. Ian Sandwell reports.

EFAs: European champions

The European Film Awards’ 2014 contenders show off a breadth of work. Sarah Cooper reports.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

European box office: Laugh track

Comedies hit big for European films at the global box office in 2014. By Louise Tutt.

Dubai film festival draws on Arab talent

The winds of change are blowing through Dubai International Film Festival (Dec 10-17) which, after a period of strategic upheaval, has emerged with a renewed focus on local fare.


The making of Boyhood

The team behind Richard Linklater’s Boyhood talks to Jeremy Kay about the challenges and rewards of bringing to life this extraordinary 12-year project

Big Hero 6

Don Hall & Chris Williams, Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams tell Jean Noh about building the world of San Fransokyo for their Marvel comic superhero adaptation

The Book of Life

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book of Life

Despite a disastrous first pitch to Guillermo del Toro, Jorge Gutierrez succeeded in making a unique animated feature inspired by Greek mythology and Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Dean DeBlois & Bonnie Arnold, How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold talk to John Hazelton about the film’s more mature themes and making the most of the latest animation technology

The Lego Movie behind the scenes

Phil Lord & Chris Miller, The Lego Movie

Phil Lord and Chris Miller talk to Michael Rosser about their animated hit, The Lego Movie, which far exceeds its commercial spin-off roots to become an emotional story that celebrates human creativity

Kajaki: The True Story

Kajaki: Rally the troops

Minefield drama Kajaki: The True Story has adopted a unique distribution model for its release. Producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin talks to Michael Rosser about the mission

Rocks in my Pockets

Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film interviews

Directors of foreign language Oscar submissions talk to Screen about the thinking behind their films. Interviews by Laurence Boyce, Sarah Cooper, Melanie Goodfellow, Wendy Mitchell and Juan Sarda


Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film

Details on all 83 submissions for the foreign language Oscar race including contact details.

Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur: Limelight for LatAm

Jérome Paillard tells Jeremy Kay about how Ventana Sur is expanding its scope.


Film Bazaar: India builds an ecosystem

Liz Shackleton looks at how organisers of Goa’s annual Film Bazaar are following on successes with new initiatives and closer ties to finance. But where are the Indian audiences for independent Indian films?

Urban Hymn

Set Report: Urban Hymn

From the London set of Urban Hymn, Adam Woodard talks to writer Nick Moorcroft and director Michael Caton-Jones about the drama.

The Ones Below

Set report: The Ones Below

David Farr’s feature directorial debut, The Ones Below, is a study of contemporary London, the loneliness of motherhood and the anxiety of the modern world. Wendy Mitchell visits the set.

Meeting Dr. Sun

Buzz titles: Taiwan

The year’s hottest Taiwanese films are being sold here at AFM. Sarah Cooper profiles a selection of the key titles, at all stages of production.

AFM Buzz Titles

American Film Market buzz titles

As international sales companies arrive in Santa Monica, Screen correspondents profile a selection of key titles, at various stages of production, available in the market.

Little Big Master

Buzz titles: Hong Kong

A host of films from Hong Kong are lining up at AFM, including Pang Ho Cheung’s return home, Soi Cheang’s sci-fi action thriller and Tsui Hark’s hotly tipped 3D spy movie. Sarah Cooper reports

The Con Artists

Buzz titles: Korea

Some of South Korea’s hottest films are being sold at this year’s AFM, from Im Kwon-taek’s 102nd film to the Detective K sequel. Jean Noh reports.


AFM: Ready for business

As A-list projects become more difficult to package, talent heads to TV and the Netflix effect remains uncertain, can AFM offer a silver lining, asks Jeremy Kay.

Star Wars: Episode VII Abu Dhabi

World of Locations: Gulf States

Ancient deserts and modern metropolises provide a background to stories set in this world and in others.


World of Locations: Jordan

Ancient deserts and modern metropolises provide a background to stories set in this world and in others.

Star Wars: A New Hope

World of Locations: Tunisia

Tunisia is aiming to reignite its once thriving studio and locations industry.


World of Locations: Canada

Locations from Arctic tundra to major cities are a magnet for major productions.


World of Locations: Oklahoma

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.

World of Locations: New York State

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.

World of Locations: Michigan

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.

The Equalizer

World of Locations: Massachusetts

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.

12 Years

World of Locations: Louisiana

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.

The Walking Dead

World of Locations: Georgia

States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.

Eisenstein In Guanajuato

World of Locations: Mexico

Varied locations and hard-working local crews are putting Mexico on the map.


World of Locations: Brazil

From Rio’s beaches to the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has everything to offer.

The Water Diviner


There is much to champion in Australia this year, and Screen is thrilled to highlight a few of these talents and trends.


World of Locations: Thailand

Stunning natural locations are attracting many independent productions.

World of Locations: Russia

Russia has declared itself open for business — but away from the remarkable range of locations, beware the unexpected costs.

A Royal Affair

World of Locations: Czech Republic

Medieval and modernist locations lie just an hour away from forests and mountains.

Gone With The Bullets


Screen’s third China special looks at Sino-US collaborations and the trends shaping domestic production.


World of Locations: Malaysia

New facilities and incentives are making the territory Asia’s latest go-to location.


World of Locations: Nordic Region

Spectacular geography and enticing towns all play their part.

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

World of Locations: South Korea

Ancient and modern locations sit side by side — and often with a sea view.

The White Queen behind the scenes

World of Locations: Belgium

Caves, castles, forests and port cities make Belgium very appealing.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

World of Locations: South Africa

Hollywood and Bollywood films are heading the charge to South Africa.

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken

World of Locations: Netherlands

Medieval towers and modern urban skylines are attracting international film-makers.


World of Locations: Australia

Diverse locations, world-class studios and skilled crew make Australia a standout destination.

Top of the Lake

World of Locations: New Zealand

A stunning, ever-changing natural environment gives New Zealand an edge.

The Moon and the Sun

World of Locations: France

With it’s iconic heritage sites and stunning countryside, France reigns supreme.

Walking on Sunshine filming

World of Locations: Italy

Italy is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and iconic cities, as well as excellent crews.

Penny Dreadful

World of Locations: Ireland

Mountains, coasts, castles… and Victorian London, Ireland is a highly adaptable film hub.

World of Locations: Malta

Stunning architecture and renowned water facilities make Malta a big draw.


World of Locations: Morocco

Deserts, oases, souks and political stability are a winning combination.


World of Locations: Spain

The territory boasts locations unavailable elsewhere in Europe.

Bavarian Village

World of Locations: Germany

From beaches to mountains to state-of-the-art facilities, Germany is a first-class international partner and location,

AFM Product Guide 2014

AFM 2014 Product Guide

Browse Screen International’s American Film Market (AFM) product guide here.

Screen November 2014

Screen November 2014

Download the November 2014 edition of Screen International here…

World of Locations

World of Locations

DIGITAL EDITION: Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.


Set report: Race

From the Berlin set of Jesse Owens story Race, Martin Blaney talks to the producers about their approach to the defining story of the 1936 Olympics.

Set report: Shaun the Sheep the Movie

On the set of Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman Animations veterans are taking inspiration from silent comedy to guide the flock to the big screen. Wendy Mitchell reports.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

China: A territory transformed

The Chinese market once again proved its might with Transformers 4’s record-setting box office; but beyond the tentpoles are changing trends in finance, audiences and production. Liz Shackleton assesses the state of the industry in 2014.

Gone With The Bullets

China: Revolutionising content

The three internet companies known collectively as BAT are having a major impact on the Chinese film industry. Liz Shackleton reports on what the major players are producing and why they want to sit across the entire value chain.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend

China: The next big things

From stories of modern romance in Beijing to a Chinese-language rom-com scripted by Justin Lin and the controversial Crouching Tiger sequel, Liz Shackleton previews some of the hottest films coming out of China.


The perfect Paddington

Expectations don’t come much higher than bringing family favourite Paddington to life. Director Paul King and the Framestore creatives tell Neal Romanek how they made the loveable bear fit for the big screen.

Screen Australia Special 2014

Australian Talent Focus

DIGITAL EDITION: Browse Screen’s Australia Special here…

Abu Dhabi's driving force

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov 1) brings the best in world cinema to the region, while its Sanad fund has put local film-makers on the international stage.


Tokyo plays it cool

Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 23-31) adds new venues and an increased focus on Japanese exports and Asian links.


Welcome to Chilewood

Eli Roth and his Santiago-based partner Nicolas Lopez talk to Jeremy Kay about how they are reinventing the rules of film-making and turning their energy and ideas into a genre boom in Chile

Restoration Archive Forum

Restoration & Archive: a clean slate

Opportunities are opening up to restore classic assets on new formats - but film restoration is an art form in danger. Ann-Marie Corvin reports from Screen International and Broadcast’s Restoration & Archive Forum

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Event Cinema: chain of events

As the UK’s event-cinema sector flourishes, Andreas Wiseman explores growth areas and potential for cannibalisation of film-going.

Screen October 2014 cover

Screen October 2014

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