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Eastern Europe: Reinventing the reel

Ahead of the European Film Forum’s exhibition panel in Sarajevo, Geoffrey Macnab looks at how fresh thinking is leading to new opportunities for cinemas in eastern Europe.

Ted Sarandos

Digital Single Market: Breaking borders

The potential European digital single market is a major challenge facing European productions. Geoffrey Macnab previews a Sarajevo co-production panel that will examine the controversial proposals.

Sarajevo 2015 State of the Region

Sarajevo 2015: State of the Region digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Sarajevo Regional Forum and European Commission’s European Film Forum supplement.

Ricki and the Flash

Locarno 2015: Piazza Grande and International Competition

Arthouse giants and Hollywood blockbusters jostle for space on the Piazza Grande and in International Competition. Matt Mueller, Andreas Wiseman and Tom Grater profile the titles set to get audiences buzzing

Locarno 2015: Film Look at Israel

Locarno’s post-production section has undergone a makeover this year, with a new name and a shift in regional focus.

Locarno 2015: Special Honorees

Locarno 2015 will honour a select group of actors and film-makers, from Edward Norton to Marco Bellocchio. Wendy Mitchell reviews the recipients.

Locarno 2015: Summer Academy

Locarno continues its quest to support the next generation of directors, critics and now industry professionals, as Sarah Cooper discovers.

Locarno 2015: Industry Days

Locarno’s sixth annual Industry Days (Aug 8-10) is bigger than ever, thanks to the latest rollout of networking initiatives.

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Locarno 2015: Open Doors project profiles

The 12 projects selected for this year’s Open Doors range from an Algerian mythological horror to a Libya-set feature documentary. Louise Tutt profiles the film-makers and their projects

Locarno 2015: Beyond borders

Locarno’s annual co-production lab will this year shine the spotlight on up-and-coming film-makers from the Maghreb region.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2015 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2015 Product Guide

Locarno Film Festival supplement

Locarno Film Festival 2015 supplement

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

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Israeli artists sound alarm over growing censorship

According to local filmmakers, the recent suppression of documentary Beyond The Fear is just one episode in a quickening erosion of artistic freedom in Israel.

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Lazlo Nemes talks 'Son of Saul'

Screen talks to the Hungarian director about his harrowing Cannes debut.

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Interview: Ada Ushpiz

Documentary film-maker Ada Ushpiz tells Screen about charting the life and fertile mind of a great thinker in her new film Vita Activa, The Spirit Of Hannah Arendt.

Voyage of discovery: 'Thru You Princess'

Director Ido Haar and aspiring US singer/avid YouTuber Princess Shaw talk to Screen about how Thru You Princess found its voice.

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Is the Israeli horror film about to take off?

Screen discusses the genre’s origins, growth and prospects with the local scene’s key players.

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Ulrich Seidl, 'In The Basement'

Film-maker Ulrich Seidl speaks about how a fascination with Austrians and their cellars led to his lauded documentary In The Basement.

Sam Spiegel International Film Lab makes waves

The Jerusalem-based lab is making waves globally only four years after it was launched.

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Rabinovich Foundation scales new heights

The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts’ Cinema Project is backing new projects by Avi Nesher, Yoav Shamir and animation maestro Albert Hanan Kaminski.

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Jerusalem Pitch Point celebrates 10 years

Pitch Point, which aims to connect Israeli film-makers with international partners, celebrates its 10th birthday this year.

Spotlight on Israel Film Fund

What are the hot new projects that are being backed by the Israel Film Fund, headed by the indomitable Katriel Schory?

Jerusalem Film & TV Fund drives production growth

New projects are heading to The Holy City as fund helps grow inward investment and local incentives.

Digital’s phase two

An array of new presentation options are emerging as digital cinema reaches market saturation. But cost, complexity and legacy projection equipment remain significant issues, reports Adrian Penningon.

The data revolution

Data analytics helped Netflix brew up its hit show House Of Cards, but as a useful industry tool it’s still in its infancy. Nikki Baughan explores the potential of data for other broadcasters, exhibitors and studios.

Virtual reality bytes

Studios and VFX facilities are experimenting with animated and live-action virtual reality in anticipation of a new consumer mass market. Adrian Pennington reports.

IMAX: Size matters

With its global expansion strategy in full flow and a raft of blockbusters to fill its screens, the picture continues to look rosy for IMAX. CEO Richard Gelfond and EMEA president Andrew Cripps sit down with Matt Mueller.

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CineEurope’s mass appeal

As CineEurope (June 22-25) enters its fourth year in Barcelona, Nikki Baughan looks at the evolution of Europe’s largest exhibition and distribution showcase.

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The premium cinema blend

With cutting-edge premium cinema systems being pushed into the global marketplace, are mainstream exhibitors ready to make the technological and financial leap to adopt them? John Hazelton reports.

ILM London: A force to be reckoned with

With Avengers: Age Of Ultron tearing up the box office and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its hard drives, ILM London is looming large on the UK VFX scene. Michael Rosser speaks to head Ben Morris

Drawing power: animation special

While Hollywood continues to dominate animation globally, European distributors and producers are increasingly looking to grab a slice of the pie. Geoffrey Macnab looks at the state of play.

Karlovy Vary’s golden jubilee

As the Czech film festival celebrates its 50th anniversary, artistic director Karel Och talks Michael Rosser through Karlovy Vary’s sometimes rocky history, and this year’s ‘daring’ line-up.

Seville International: Passion Projects

Seville International, the boutique sales arm of eOne, consolidated its growing reputation in Cannes as a home for visionary film-makers. Jeremy Kay reports.

EuropaCorp: Seeing Red

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is gearing up to make serious headway in the US with the launch of RED. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the company’s game-changing developments.

Creative Week: Channel The Change

BBC strategy, TV consolidation and the boom in digital talent were among the hot topics at this year’s Creative Week conference in London. Andreas Wiseman reports.

Creative Skillset: Invest in the future

The urgent need to invest in and develop talent sits at the forefront of Creative Skillset’s ambitions for the future growth of the film and TV sectors.

Screen June-July 2015

Download the June-July 2015 edition of Screen International here…

UK VFX & Post Directory 2015

DIGITAL EDITION: The British Film Commission’s showcase of the UK VFX and post facilities for features and high-end TV

Ida behind the scenes

World of Locations: Lodz

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: The Polish city of Lodz boasts world-class technicians, a thriving cultural scene and an innovative film commission, as well as pristine locations and untouched architecture. No wonder it’s a location on the rise.

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World of Locations: Canada

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

Screen Future Leaders 2015

Future Leaders 2015: Producers

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

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Doha Special 2015: digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Doha special.

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Democratising distribution

Many producers are turning to direct distribution to get their films in front of audiences. Ian Sandwell reports on the growing trend and hears about the pros and cons from those who have taken the path.

France Focus: producers

French producers are rising to the challenges in the changing landscape of finance and production. Melanie Goodfellow meets some of the most enterprising players.

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France Focus: fast forward

As France celebrates 120 years of cinema, its film industry is facing economic pressures and a production downturn. But entrepreneurial producers are already finding solutions.

Cannes 2015: Critics' Week

The full line-up of Critics’ Week world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2015: Midnight Screenings

The full line-up of Midnight Screenings world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2015: Directors' Fortnight

The full line-up of Directors’ Fortnight world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Cannes 2015: Special Screenings

The full line-up of world premiere Special Screenings at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Inside Out

Cannes 2015: Out of Competition

The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Cannes 2015: In Competition

The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2015: Film profiles

Screen profiles the world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

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Cannes 2015: Un Certain Regard

The full line-up of world premieres playing in Un Certain Regard at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Screen Cannes Bumper 2015

Cannes 2015: Bumper Product Guide

Read Screen International’s Cannes Marche bumper product guide.

Screen May 2015

Screen May 2015

Download the May 2015 edition of Screen International here…

Charlie Hebdo: fallout within the film industry

The attack on Charlie Hebdo sent shockwaves through the creative industries. Andreas Wiseman considers the fallout within the film industry and gauges the climate for challenging film-making

World of Locations

World of Locations

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

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World of Locations: Oklahoma

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

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World of Locations: Panama

A film-friendly government is impressing international producers  who choose to shoot in Panama.

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World of Locations: New Mexico

New Mexico was one of the first US states to offer film incentives and its 25% refundable tax credit is now well established and reliable.

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World of Locations: Illinois

With its 30% incentive, good infrastructure and impressive urban locations, Illinois attracts some big productions and has earned the loyalty of some major film-makers.

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World of Locations: Virginia

A major attraction for producers coming to Virginia is the multi-tiered incentive system, although the commonwealth’s historic and natural locations are also a draw.

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World of Locations: Taiwan

Taiwan has a tendency to get under the skin of visiting film-makers. Just ask Luc Besson and Isao Yukisada.

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World of Locations: Slovenia

Slovenia is a country on the verge. Geoffrey Macnab reports on its stunning locations and efforts to introduce a financial incentive

Scandinavia

World of Locations: Scandinavia

Scandinavia is renowned for its locations, highly trained crews, generous local film funds and efficient film commissions.

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World of Locations: Mississippi

One of Mississippi’s main draws for producers is the fact that its incentives — which range from 25% to 30% — come in the form of cash rebates rather than tax credits,  saving considerably on paper work and time delays.

Iceland

World of Locations: Iceland

Iceland’s dramatic landscapes, experienced crews and generous tax breaks give international film-makers a range  of unique shooting opportunities.

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World of Locations: Hawaii

Though they often come to the state for specific kinds of locations — notably jungles and beaches — film and TV productions sometimes find ways to get other looks in the island state of Hawaii, alleviating the need for long trips back to the US mainland.

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World of Locations: Dubai

Dubai’s dazzling urban architecture is becoming a popular backdrop to international films and TV.

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World of Locations: United Kingdom

James Bond, Macbeth, Arya Stark and the Rebel Forces all call the UK home, thanks to a stellar tax incentive and world-class crew and facilities. But has capacity peaked?

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World of Locations: Dominican Republic

The Caribbean nation aims to become a major film-making hub in the region.

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World of Locations: Croatia

Croatia’s enthusiasm and chameleon-like ability to look like other places are helping to woo international productions.

colombia

World of Locations: Colombia

A generous new tax rebate and the end of its devastating drug wars have opened up this stunning territory to international production.

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World of Locations: Chile

Chile is a country offering a huge variety of landscape and climates, broad ethnic diversity and counter seasons to the northern hemisphere.

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World of Locations: Austria

Austria has emerged as an attractive location in the last 12 months.

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World of Locations: Argentina

Argentina’s geographic diversity and its easy substitution as settings from Paris to New York make it a magnet for international television crews, commercials and feature film productions.

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World of Locations: Abu Dhabi

International film-makers are impressed by the emirate’s aim to become a regional ‘content hub’ and its 30% cash rebate.

South-Korea

World of Locations: South Korea

A good film infrastructure and generous rebate has helped attract two high-profile international shoots to South Korea in the past year.

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World of Locations: Netherlands

A new cash rebate is making the Netherlands an attractive location and partner for mid-sized international productions.

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World of Locations: Spain

Can a new 15% tax credit — and Francis Ford Coppola — boost Spain’s appeal as an international shooting destination?

russia

World of Locations: Russia

Russia has extraordinary potential as a location for international film-makers but, as insiders acknowledge, this is a tough place for setting up a production.

Morocco

World of Locations: Morocco

Film-friendly Morocco regularly doubles for Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

new-york

World of Locations: New York State

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

Poland

World of Locations: Poland

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

Malaysia

World of Locations: Malaysia

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

Malta

World of Locations: Malta

It’s no surprise the world’s biggest film-makers and stars enjoy shooting on Malta, as the holiday island has it all — a California climate, competitive tax rebates and a fun-loving, can-do attitude.

Louisiana

World of Locations: Louisiana

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

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World of Locations: Thailand

Stunning natural locations are attracting many independent productions.

New-Zealand

World of Locations: New Zealand

James Cameron’s substantial use of New Zealand for Avatar and intention to settle there permanently speaks volumes for the territory’s film-making capability and the allure of its lifestyle.

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World of Locations: France

France is a costly dream location. But a new and improved financial incentive could be a game-changer for the country in 2016.

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World of Locations: Italy

A revamped tax credit has catapulted Italy to the premier league of international locations.

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World of Locations: Germany

Germany’s well-established network of federal and state funds, and efficient film infrastructure means many big footloose productions base themselves in the territory.

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World of Locations: Ireland

Dramatic vistas, experienced crews and a new upfront tax credit make Ireland a compelling choice for both feature and high-end TV productions.

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World of Locations: California

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

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World of Locations: Czech Republic

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

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World of Locations: Australia

The territory’s laidback lifestyle and advanced film infrastructure are big attractions for film-makers and talent spending six months or more Down Under.

Hungary

World of Locations: Hungary

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

We Are UK Film: stronger together

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: We Are UK Film, now in its second year, brings together all the leading national and regional film agencies. It is the perfect initiative for showing off everything the UK has to offer to the rest of the film world.

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Frontières returns to Brussels

Screen reports from the fifth edition of genre film market Frontières, which returned to BIFFF for its second European edition.

The Treacherous

Filmart 2015: Hot titles - South Korea

Sales agents from South Korea are in town with a line-up of intriguing character-driven dramas, period action titles and offbeat stories. Jean Noh profiles a selection

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