The 2015 BFI London Film Festival will build upon the momentum of previous years’ events to present an eclectic and thought-provoking series of films and panel discussions.
As the 20th Busan International Film Festival launches, new co-director Kang Soo-youn tells Jean Noh why the event is stronger than ever despite a year of political turmoil and funding cuts
Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Project Market will once again bring together the continent’s film-makers with major players from the European industry.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Ian Sandwell talks to StudioCanal’s Hugh Spearing about the marketing campaign of Legend, including capitalising on Tom Hardy’s dual roles and the viral Guardian review.
Director talks corruption, near-death stunts and sequels following well-received TIFF screening.
Screen talks to San Sebastian title Noma: My Perfect Storm’s director and star about crafting culinary cinema.
As the autumn festival line-ups are revealed, Screen analyses the titles in pole position for a competitive awards season.
Terence Davies has been striving to bring Sunset Song to the big screen for 15 years. Ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto, he tells Screen why the classic novel struck such a powerful chord.
Land Of Mine, based on the true story of mine clearance by German POWs in Denmark, makes its bow in TIFF’s Platform strand.
Hany Abu-Assad, the Oscar-nominated director of Omar and Paradise Now, tells Screen about his latest film The Idol, which charts the unlikely true story of how Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf won talent contest Arab Idol. Interview by Andreas Wiseman.
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien has had a banner year, with Cannes’ best director prize under his belt and a stint on the Venice jury. Ahead of its TIFF screening, he talks to Damon Wise about The Assassin.
Midnight Madness is showcasing a collection of international genre titles including Baskin, Hardcore and The Devil’s Candy. But horror films don’t always give directors an easy ride, as Tom Grater reports.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Australian director Sue Brooks on realising a dream, exciting newcomer Odessa Young and the on-going challenges faced by women directors.
Grants and support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have enabled Hurricane Films to attend several industry events.
UK Trade and Investment’s support of the UK films and delegates heading to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is just one way it is helping our creative industries succeed overseas.
With support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Manchester-based production company Nine Lives Media has won new business in the US and exhibited at several industry trade shows.
Canada is the UK’s 16th largest export market for goods.
China is the great economic success story of the past 30 years.
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Festival director Torsten Neumann speaks to Martin Blaney about this year’s Oldenburg film festival, an event dubbed ‘the German Sundance’
Artistic director Karl Spoerri speaks to Michael Rosser about a bigger budget and growing TV focus at Zurich Film Festival (Sept 24-Oct 4)
Festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos has put together a ‘very solid’ selection at San Sebastian (Sept 18-26) against stiff competition.
Screen previews the world premieres at this year’s Venice Film Festival and interviews festival director Alberto Barbera
Screen previews the world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Festival director Alberto Barbera tells Geoffrey Macnab about the 72nd line-up, the Toronto détente and forging ties with the streaming giants.
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.
The full line-up of world premieres in Venice’s Critics’ Week, with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at Toronto, with details on each title including sales contacts.
TV pilots, premieres and catch-ups are becoming must-haves for film festivals. Andreas Wiseman reports on a rapidly expanding trend.
The full line-up of world premieres in Venice’s Horizons programme, with details on each title including sales contacts.
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.
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.
Download the digital edition of our Sarajevo Regional Forum and European Commission’s European Film Forum supplement.
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’s post-production section has undergone a makeover this year, with a new name and a shift in regional focus.
Locarno 2015 will honour a select group of actors and film-makers, from Edward Norton to Marco Bellocchio. Wendy Mitchell reviews the recipients.
Locarno continues its quest to support the next generation of directors, critics and now industry professionals, as Sarah Cooper discovers.
Locarno’s sixth annual Industry Days (Aug 8-10) is bigger than ever, thanks to the latest rollout of networking initiatives.
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’s annual co-production lab will this year shine the spotlight on up-and-coming film-makers from the Maghreb region.
Screen International Presents: Toronto 2015 Product Guide
DIGITAL EDITION: Read Screen International’s special Locarno supplement here…
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.
Screen talks to the Hungarian director about his harrowing Cannes debut.
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.
Director Ido Haar and aspiring US singer/avid YouTuber Princess Shaw talk to Screen about how Thru You Princess found its voice.
Screen discusses the genre’s origins, growth and prospects with the local scene’s key players.
Film-maker Ulrich Seidl speaks about how a fascination with Austrians and their cellars led to his lauded documentary In The Basement.
The Jerusalem-based lab is making waves globally only four years after it was launched.
The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts’ Cinema Project is backing new projects by Avi Nesher, Yoav Shamir and animation maestro Albert Hanan Kaminski.
Pitch Point, which aims to connect Israeli film-makers with international partners, celebrates its 10th birthday this year.
What are the hot new projects that are being backed by the Israel Film Fund, headed by the indomitable Katriel Schory?
New projects are heading to The Holy City as fund helps grow inward investment and local incentives.
As keen supporters of the film and entertainment industry, Air New Zealand offers a daily London-LAX service, on-board innovation and an exceptional understanding of passenger needs.
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.
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.
Studios and VFX facilities are experimenting with animated and live-action virtual reality in anticipation of a new consumer mass market. Adrian Pennington reports.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, the boutique sales arm of eOne, consolidated its growing reputation in Cannes as a home for visionary film-makers. Jeremy Kay reports.
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.
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.
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.
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DIGITAL EDITION: The British Film Commission’s showcase of the UK VFX and post facilities for features and high-end TV
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.
Locations from Arctic tundra to major cities are a magnet for major productions.
Find out who are the hottest upcoming producers from around the world.
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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.
French producers are rising to the challenges in the changing landscape of finance and production. Melanie Goodfellow meets some of the most enterprising players.
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.
The full line-up of Critics’ Week world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of Midnight Screenings world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of Directors’ Fortnight world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of world premiere Special Screenings at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
The full line-up of world premieres In Competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
Screen profiles the world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
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.
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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
DIGITAL EDITION: Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.
States with prime urban, historic and natural locations are providing globally competitive production incentives.
A film-friendly government is impressing international producers who choose to shoot in Panama.
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.
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.
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.
Taiwan has a tendency to get under the skin of visiting film-makers. Just ask Luc Besson and Isao Yukisada.
Slovenia is a country on the verge. Geoffrey Macnab reports on its stunning locations and efforts to introduce a financial incentive
Scandinavia is renowned for its locations, highly trained crews, generous local film funds and efficient film commissions.
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’s dramatic landscapes, experienced crews and generous tax breaks give international film-makers a range of unique shooting opportunities.
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.