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Game Of Thrones

Emmys epitomise US/UK special relationship (guest comment)

Ahead of Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards, The UK’s Consul-General in Los Angeles Chris O’Connor reflects on the strength of the special relationship as Brexit looms.

NM

The Night Manager’s 40m views in China highlights growing drama opportunity

EXCLUSIVE: The “last frontier” for high-end drama is opening up, according to industry experts.

Wroclaw

The wonder of Wroclaw

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Rounding off its year-long celebrations as European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw will be hosting this year’s European Film Awards in December.

Producers Lab Toronto

Producers Lab Toronto fosters transatlantic co-pros

Two of this year’s participants discuss opening doors to transatlantic co-productions, and the event’s organisers explain why the Lab will be taking a break next year.

Venice: Parviz Shahbazi portrays Iranian youth, nods to Kiarostami in 'Malaria'

The Iranian director talks to Screen about capturing contemporary Iranian youth and Tehran in Malaria.

The Journey

Nick Hamm talks Northern Ireland political drama 'The Journey'

The Belfast-born director on why his IM Global-backed film was the easiest project he’s ever financed.

Daniel Battsek Film4

Film4 director Daniel Battsek: "We will always be led by our filmmakers"

EXCLUSIVE: In his first official interview, Film4’s new chief talks strategy, challenges and striking a balance between UK and US shoots

Captain America Civil War

Box Office 2016: summer of surprises

Following 2015’s spectacular summer box office, it felt like 2016 would struggle to keep up. Surprisingly, even with the Euro football championships and the Olympics, the pace hasn’t been far off. By Charles Gant

THE BFG

Scotland's giant strides

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: With its financial incentives, world-class crew and unique locations, Scotland has become a destination of choice for an increasing number of international productions.

Production pioneer: the German backer of 'Toni Erdmann', 'Rush' and 'Amélie'

Film- und Medienstiftung NRW celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. CEO Petra Müller talks to Martin Blaney about forging a path as one of the most successful funds in the industry.

Toronto 2016: Film Profiles

From westerns and concert movies to crime dramas, this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18) selection is as eclectic as ever. Screen rounds up the world premieres and more…

Zurich Film Festival: hot picks and what not to miss

The starry Zurich Film Festival continues its upward trajectory. Michael Rosser reports.

San Sebastian 2015

San Sebastian preview: strength and sensibility

In a busy fall festival season, San Sebastian manages to shine with a strong balance between mainstream and auteur cinema and its role as a key port for Latin American cinema.

Lady Macbeth

'Lady Macbeth': a period drama like none you've seen before

The team behind Toronto premiere Lady Macbeth, touted as one of the hottest discoveries of the year, tell Wendy Mitchell about their unique approach to a period film.

The Headhunters Calling

Voltage Pictures: "Every movie that gets made is a milestone"

Led by indefatigable co-founder Nicolas Chartier, Voltage Pictures has scaled up its production activities in recent years, leading to five films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Brexit

Brexit: what are the ramifications for the film industry?

“Business as normal” is the phrase being bandied around, albeit a little nervously, in the British film industry following the UK’s unexpected decision to leave the European Union following the public referendum on June 23.

Venice 2016: Film Profiles

Screen profiles the world premieres at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Hounds of Love

Venice 2016: Venice Days

The full line-up of world premieres in the Venice Days programme at the Venice Film Festival, with details on each title including sales contacts.

Are We Not Cats

Venice 2016: Critics' Week

The full line-up of world premieres in Venice’s Critics’ Week, with details on each title including sales contacts.

A Jamais

Venice 2016: Out of Competition

The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.

Boys in the Trees

Venice 2016: Horizons

The full line-up of world premieres in Venice’s Horizons programme, with details on each title including sales contacts.

Arrival

Venice 2016: Competition

The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.

In Dubious Battle

Venice 2016: Cinema in the Garden

World premieres playing in the Cinema in the Garden strand at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.

FrightFest 2005

'The Woodstock of gore': How FrightFest became the UK's top genre event

FrightFest has grown from a small cult gathering into the premier horror event on the UK’s festival calendar. Its organisers talk Tom Grater through a 17-year history and future prospects.

Robert De Niro Sarajevo

Robert De Niro regales Sarajevo audience, slams "crazy" Donald Trump

De Niro received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for lifetime achievement at this year’s festival.

Sarajevo Open Air audience

Sarajevo welcomes A-list guests, spotlights regional gems

Screen sat down with festival director Mirsad Purivatra to discuss this year’s edition.

Snowden

Toronto 2016: watch the trailers for Gala screenings

Gala World premieres include Oliver Stone’s Snowden and Mira Nair’s Queen Of Katwe.

Locarno Summer Academy

Locarno: spotlight on Summer Academy

Summer Academy returns to support another group of up-and-coming film-makers, critics and industry professionals, as Wendy Mitchell discovers.

Locarno

Locarno: industry spotlight

This year’s Industry Days (August 6-8) at Locarno Film Festival has a sharper focus on the market potential of films at script stage, finds Martin Blaney.

Istanbul coup protestors

Turkish film industry rallies after attempted coup

Despite a crackdown on local media outlets, the Turkish film industry remains united in the face of ongoing turbulence.

The Girl With All The Gifts

The story behind 'The Girl With All The Gifts'

Screen caught up with in-demand director Colm McCarthy to hear about the unusual UK package, written by Marvel Comics writer Mike Carey and starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and newcomer Sennia Nanua.

Season Of Dragonflies

Locarno: Open Doors Hub spotlights south Asian projects

This year Locarno’s annual co-production lab introduces a fresh format — a three-year focus on eight south Asian countries. Martin Blaney reports on the new Open Doors Hub.

Locarno supplement

Locarno Film Festival 2016 supplement

DIGITAL EDITION: Read Screen International’s special Locarno supplement here…

Paula

Locarno: Piazza Grande & International Competition profiles

With the 69th Locarno Film Festival kicking off today (Aug 3), Screen profiles the Piazza Grande & International Competition titles.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2016 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2016 Product Guide

Comic-Con

Comic-Con: searching for gems among the tentpoles

In the last few years, Hollywood has learned to play alongside TV in the Comic-Con sandbox. This year, it will have to settle for second best.

Padilha

José Padilha talks Netflix series, 'Entebbe' and Hollywood battles

“I’d rather face reality than make movies about superheroes,” says the Narcos executive producer, who is currently tackling Brazil’s Petrobas scandal.

Dorit Hakim

Jerusalem: Dorit Hakim on 'Moon In The 12th House'

The director’s feature debut plays in competition at this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival.

How Long, Not Long

Jerusalem: Women directors dominate Israeli shorts competition

This year’s expanded selection of short films in competition at Jerusalem Film Festival features a majority of women directors. Tom Grater finds out why.

Saving Neta

Jerusalem: Yedaya, Ruman to present projects at Pitch Point

Israeli directors and producers seek to meet all-important international partners at the festival’s annual Pitch Point event. Melanie Goodfellow reports 

The Black Frost

Jerusalem: Sam Spiegel lab introduces 2016 projects

International sales companies and financiers are in town to get the first glimpse of new projects from the prestigious Sam Spiegel International Film Lab. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Dig

In Focus: Jerusalem Film & TV fund

The dynamic Jerusalem Film & Television Fund has a wide brief that includes attracting local and international production to the city and jump-starting its animation and VFX sectors. Geoffrey Macnab reports.

Barash

Israeli funds: For the love of film

For a relatively small country, Israel boasts a multitude of film funds. Geoffrey Macnab discovers how vital these are to both local and international film-makers 

Ronit Elkabetz

Remembering Ronit Elkabetz

Jerusalem Film Festival is paying tribute to late Israeli actress and director Ronit Elkabetz. Her friends and colleagues tell Melanie Goodfellow about their beloved collaborator.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary reaches for the stars

The midpoint between Cannes and Toronto, Karlovy Vary (July 1-9) has still managed to carve out a winning niche. Tom Grater speaks to artistic director Karel Och about this year’s programme.

Swallows And Amazons

Revisiting a British classic: 'Swallows And Amazons' set report

The UK team behind the new feature take on children’s classic Swallows And Amazons tell Tom Grater how the project set sail.

BIFAN

BIFAN makes a splash

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 21-31) has a new festival director and an expanded industry event. Jean Noh reports.

Sunny Side Of The Docs

Docs land at Sunny Side

Virtual reality, SVoD and the return of the US networks to the documentary arena will be among the topics on the table at the 27th edition of Sunny Side Of The Doc (June 20-23). Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Barco

Experiential cinema: set to stun

A growing arsenal of immersive technologies is being deployed this summer by international exhibitors to tempt consumers off the sofa and into cinemas. Adrian Pennington reports.

BFI IMAX

IMAX plans for film production, VR and China

Riding high after its $1bn year in 2015, Imax is planning high-profile moves into original film production, one-off TV specials and virtual reality.

Batman v Superman

ScreenTech: Disappearing acts 

Photo-real humans are now regularly used in VFX-heavy films but ensuring it is seamless and invisible is a tricky business. John Hazelton reports.

Cannes red carpet

...So that was Cannes 2016

From barefoot stars championing gender equality to the arrival of virtual reality and a noisy Palme d’Or debate, Melanie Goodfellow reflects on what went down on the Croisette this year.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Big film, big data: how analytics is shaping the business

Data analysis is changing the landscape of an industry in which experience and instinct are still heavily relied on, but the analysts argue more can be done.

Tommys Honour

Edinburgh goes platinum

As the world’s longest continually running festival marks a very special anniversary, Edinburgh’s artistic director Mark Adams talks Michael Rosser through this year’s energetic line-up and Wendy Mitchell spotlights the event’s Finland focus.

Emanuel Giraldo Betancur

Doc/Fest: Filmmakers show Cuba in transition

British Council supports a delegation of three emerging Cuban filmmakers, and one Colombian filmmaker with a Cuban project, to attend Sheffield Doc/Fest with their new works that explore Cuba in its moment of transition.

Moana

Annecy: the big draw

Annecy’s spectacular setting and convivial environment make it one of the most popular events on the circuit. But just how good is it for doing real business? Geoffrey Macnab reports.

Home Aamir

Doc/Fest: VR projects highlight migrant crisis

Screen spoke to Sheffield Doc/Fest curator Mark Atkin about the festival’s Alternate Realities programme.

Destination Berlin

British Council welcomes Palestinian delegation to Doc/Fest

British Council partners with FilmLab: Palestine to send five Palestinian delegates to this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Panorama

DocWorks brings together UK and Ukraine filmmakers

British Council partners with Sheffield Doc/Fest and Docudays UA on the training and mentoring programme.

High Rise

UK Panel: What makes US distributors acquire UK independent films?

Leading US independent distributors talk to Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, about their film acquisitions strategies and what they look for in UK films.

VR Cannes Marche

Virtual reality flies into Cannes

Virtual reality looks set to be the next big thing in film-making. The programming and panels at the Marché’s annual NEXT event offered a glimpse of things to come.

Steve Lewis Mathilde Henrot Fabio Lima Efe Cakarel Wendy Mitchell

Cannes: Screen's VOD panel

The discussion at Screen’s VoD panel centred on the relative virtues of different platforms and subscription models, and why the industry remains tight-lipped on viewing figures.

Laura Poitras

Cannes: Laura Poitras talks 'Risk'

With Doc Day talking place today, Laura Poitras speaks to Screen about her Cannes world premiere Risk and the thrill of working on short-form documentaries at her new company Field of Vision.

Midnight Returns

Sally Sussman talks 'Midnight Returns'

The Cannes Classics selection follows Billy Hayes, the subject of Midnight Express, as he returns to Turkey.

Palestinian collective

Palestinian film-makers hit the Croisette

Selection of upcoming Palestinian projects to be presented at a Marché du Film Producers Network breakfast on Tuesday (May 17) in Cannes.

James Schamus

James Schamus: What makes something a movie?

In a preview of his talk at Sundance Film Festival London on June 4, the American industry veteran looks at the challenges of how to define a film in the era of multi-platform content.

american honey

Cannes 2016: Film profiles

Screen profiles the world premieres at the 69th Cannes Film Festival as the global superstars of film take their place once again on the Croisette

Pedro Almodovar on the set of Julieta

Agustin Almodovar talks 'Julieta', producing and the state of Spanish film

With brother Pedro in Cannes Competition with Julieta, Agustin Almodovar reflects on their role as international producers and why he is less than thrilled with Spain’s film landscape. By Elisabet Cabeza

Elle

Cannes 2016: In Competition

The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Cafe Society

Cannes 2016: Out of Competition

The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Captain Fantastic

Cannes 2016: Un Certain Regard

The full line-up of world premieres playing in Un Certain Regard at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Julian Assange in Risk

Cannes 2016: Directors' Fortnight

The full line-up of Directors’ Fortnight world premieres at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

One Week And A Day

Cannes 2016: Critics' Week

The full line-up of Critics’ Week world premieres at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Hands Of Stone

Cannes 2016: Special Screenings

The full line-up of world premiere Special Screenings at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Blood Father

Cannes 2016: Midnight Screenings

The full line-up of Midnight Screenings world premieres at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Set Report: 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

Director John Cameron Mitchell brings Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman to a seedy east London location for his latest feature, a punk-alien love story. Wendy Mitchell reports from the set

Fathers and Daughters

Vertical Entertainment: Straight Shooters

Vertical Entertainment has expanded from being a US distributor focused on independent releases to becoming an international player in global day-and-date distribution. Jeremy Kay reports 

Dogs

Bac Films at 30: The Bac List

As Bac Films expands into English-language production, Melanie Goodfellow meets its ambitious CEO David Grumbach and discovers this is just the beginning for a company with big plans.

Airlines

In-Flight Entertainment: Cinemas In The Sky

As wifi becomes increasingly available on airplanes, how is it changing the way we consume films and TV while travelling and what impact is this having on the airline rights business?

UK Private Financiers: Adventure Capital

Investor confidence in the UK film industry is growing thanks to the country’s embedded tax credit and the efforts of an increasing number of dynamic private financers. Geoffrey Macnab reports

Slack Bay

Vivendi: Canal Plus’ big challenge

What do the cutbacks and restructuring at French media giant Vivendi mean for its film and TV arms, Studiocanal and Canal Plus, two of European film-making’s biggest backers?

Cannes Marche 2015

Cannes Market 2016: Climate Change

While there is space in the market for the mid-budget, adult-oriented fare no longer pursued by Hollywood, buyers and agents warn against bringing a mediocre project. Jeremy Kay gauges the mood ahead of Cannes

Cannes 2016: Bumper Product Guide

Read Screen International’s Cannes Marche bumper product guide.

Future Leaders 2016: Agents

Find out who are the hottest upcoming agents from around the world.

DIGITAL EDITION: UK In Focus

Behind the scenes of the UK film and television industry 2016-17.

Doha Special 2016: digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Doha special.

DIGITAL EDITION: World of Locations

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

A United Kingdom

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?

Cannes

Call For Submissions: Screen's Cannes 2016 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Cannes 2016 Product Guide

Captain America Civil War

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.

Altamira

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.

Long Distance

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.

Assassins Creed

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?

Gomorrah

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.

Medici Masters Of Florence

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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them bts 3

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?

e learning

Training: E-Learning

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

Robert De Niro and David Puttnam

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.

Children

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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