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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Water Diviner

TERRITORY FOCUS: Australia

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

Gone With The Bullets

TERRITORY FOCUS: China

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

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

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World of Locations

World of Locations

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

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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.

Paddington

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.

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Tokyo plays it cool

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

Aftershock

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.

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Screen October 2014

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Korea’s digital market gives industry hope

Digital revenues have more than tripled in Korea in the past four years, although VOD revenue is driven by theatrical hits and the industry is clamouring for more data.

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Busan: Asian Film Market 2014

Korea’s expanding VoD market and increasing cooperation between Korea and China are driving growth at this year’s Asian Film Market. 

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Ann Hui, The Golden Era

Ann Hui, Busan’s Asian Filmmaker of the Year, talks to Liz Shackleton about her Venice closing film, The Golden Era, Hong Kong cinema and her history with BIFF.

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Busan: Asian Project Market 2014

This year’s Asian Project Market includes a strong showing from China among the 30 projects.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

TERRITORY FOCUS: Iceland

Iceland has seen a recent Hollywood boom with projects such as Noah, Game Of Thrones and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, and local talents are also thriving despite funding challenges. Wendy Mitchell looks at the filmic draw of this unique island nation.

Angelina Jolie on set of Unbroken

Australia: Wet and wild

Australia boasts diverse locations - from rain forests to deserts - and established studios that attract a string of international productions. Sandy George reports.

The Babadook

Australia: Advancing Australian fare

With its depth of talent, financial incentives and appeal as a co-production partner, the growth of Australia’s film industry continues unabated. By Sandy George.

Australia: The festive spirit

Australian festivals are increasingly high-profile launch pads, and their funding streams are taking local projects to the next level. By Sandy George.

Son Of A Gun

Australia: Bright stars

Australia has a diverse set of producers working across the territory. Sandy George profiles some of the key names and previews a selection of the year’s hottest projects.

Son Of A Gun

Australia: The talent show

Screen profiles four of the hottest new Australian stars making waves on the international circuit, both in front of and behind the camera.

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Australia: A perfect partner

With new guidelines due to come into force, Australia could see a boost to its already healthy co-production sector. Sandy George reports.

The Seven Digital Deadly Sins

Power to the Pixel plugs into funds

Some 50 international funds to attend Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum in October.

Toronto 2014: World premieres

A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.

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Venice 2014: Competition, Orizzonti, Critics' Week, Venice Days titles

The Competition line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival marks the return of mavericks such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Fatih Akin, with a wealth of talent represented in the Orizzonti, Critics’ Week and Venice Days sections

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Screen August-September 2014

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Venice Sala Web: The virtual festival

Festival Scope founders Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja tell Wendy Mitchell about the third edition of Venice VoD platform Sala Web

Third Films: Samm Haillay and Ben Young

Samm Haillay and Ben Young tell Wendy Mitchell about Third Films’ unusual approach to characters and production, and the outfit’s two films in Venice

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders

The Lobster

Sarajevo: Beyond Europe

The Regional Forum will explore how European film-makers can forge international relationships and open up new markets to build on existing co-production partnerships. By Geoffrey Macnab.

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Sarajevo: The youth movement

A pan-Europe film education policy would help to develop future audiences and invigorate the region’s film industries. Geoffrey Macnab reports 

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Sarajevo: Film education in Europe

The creation of a pan-European film education policy can bring civic and economic benefits that will strengthen the film industry and, crucially, form the next generation of audiences, says writer Xavier Lardoux, deputy director of Unifrance, in this executive summary from the report ‘For A European Film Education Policy’.

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Sarajevo: The viewers' discretion

A far-reaching study, to be discussed for the first time in detail at the Regional Forum, reveals the eclectic viewing habits of Europeans. Geoffrey Macnab talks to experts about its findings.

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Sarajevo: Audience behaviour

The ground-breaking Reaching The Audience survey is one of the biggest of its kind ever undertaken and offers a unique insight into the cinema-going habits of European society. This is an executive summary from the report by Attentional, Headway International and Harris Interactive.

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Sarajevo 2014: State of the Region digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Sarajevo Regional Forum and Creative Europe Media Conference supplement.

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Locarno 2014: Special honorees

Locarno’s 2014 edition will pay tribute to an eclectic mix of legendary film-makers, actors and producers. Screen takes a look at the recipients.

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Locarno 2014: Brazil in the spotlight

For its fourth edition, Locarno’s Carte Blanche showcases the country of the moment - Brazil.

Locarno Industry Days

Locarno 2014: Industry Days steps up

Locarno’s fifth annual Industry Days (Aug 9-11) will feature an increasingly proactive Swiss presence, as well as a more international approach with STEP IN.

Locarno 2014: Piazza Grande, International Competition titles

The films set to get audiences talking in both the Piazza Grande and International Competition sections at the 67th Locarno Film Festival are profiled here.

Fig Tree

Locarno 2014: a return to Africa

In her first year as head of Locarno Film Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors, Ananda Scepka brings the focus back to Sub-Saharan Africa. Martin Blaney discovers why

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Locarno 2014: Open Doors projects

Some 12 projects have been selected for Open Doors, from a sci-fi desert odyssey to a civil war story to a fishing adventure tale.

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Locarno 2014: digital edition

Download the digital edition of Screen International’s Locarno Film Festival supplement here.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2014 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2014 Product Guide

Dear God

Making the short list

This year’s Jerusalem Film Festival hosts a bumper crop of shorts from across Israel’s film schools and industry.

Inside The Cinema Project

The Cinema Project, which is part of the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, is having a banner year.

Katriel Schory

Feeding the industry

After a thrilling year at Cannes for Israeli films, Katriel Schory, head of Israel Film Fund, talks to Edna Fainaru about the new, invigorated mood among the country’s film-makers

Pride of place

Jerusalem Film Fund is an additional source of funding for local and international projects - as long as film-makers shoot Jerusalem for Jerusalem. Edna Fainaru reports.

Ritesh Batra

Beyond blue sky

Ritesh Batra, Talya Lavie and Nora Martirosyan are among the 13 filmmakers due to pitch their Jerusalem International Film Lab projects [July 10]. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the push to develop real-world projects.

Eitan Gafny

Jerusalem Pitch Point 2014

Leading Israeli directors including Dina Zvi-Riklis, Nina Menkes, Alon Gur Arye and Nir Bergman are among the film-makers presenting feature projects at Jerusalem Pitch Point.

Malta: Buoyant industry

Rebecca Cremona’s Simshar — Malta’s first fully fledged home-grown feature — marks a turning point for the indigenous film-making community. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Malta: Treasure island

An improved film rebate and renowned water facilities make Malta a big draw. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

ScreenTech: Sound investments

With the dust barely settled on digital switchover, exhibitors have begun investing in new audio technology to further differentiate their offer from home cinema. Adrian Pennington reports

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ScreenTech: Laser technology

A better 3D experience and cheaper running costs bode well for laser projection’s success, but are its benefits enough to encourage mainstream theatres to make the investment? John Hazelton reports.

Set report: Yakuza Apocalypse

Japan’s Takashi Miike returns to his action roots with a suitably off the wall gangster-vampire story, Yakuza Apocalypse. Jason Gray visits the set.

Festival Focus: Karlovy Vary 2014

Karlovy Vary (July 4-12) offers an eclectic guest list — ranging from Lech Walesa to William Friedkin — and screens close to 200 films. Artistic director Karel Och gives the lowdown to Michael Rosser.

Roundtable: Tapping into talent

Industry experts gathered at a Creative England, British Council and Screen International roundtable in Cannes to discuss ways to support new film-making talent. Andreas Wiseman recaps the key discussion points.

Creative Week: creative solutions

At MBI’s inaugural Creative Week, some 800 delegates heard about the latest inspiring work across new and old platforms. Andreas Wiseman highlights the discussions across a variety of industry issues.

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Screen June-July 2014

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Heather Croall talks Sheffield Doc/Fest

UPDATED: Heather Croall, festival director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, talks about what to expect over the coming week and chooses five highlights.

Soul Boys of the Western World

Spandau Ballet finds 'gold' with new documentary

Martin Kemp and director George Hencken talk about Soul Boys of the Western World.

Documentaries: On the frontline

Documentary film-makers are finding new ways to attract finance and audiences. Ahead of today’s Doc Corner Brunch, Colin Brown explores the cutting-edge strategies and the crop of documentaries at Cannes 2014.

Dreamland

Swiss industry quietly confident about return to MEDIA

As Swiss producers, distributors and cinema-owners gather in Cannes, those dark days of February’s Berlinale seem far away when the Swiss referendum on an ¨ Initiative against mass immigration¨ looked like resulting in the Swiss industry being denied access in future to the EU’s Creative Europe programme.

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Genre bares its teeth

As Cannes Marché launches its first Fantastic Mixer networking event, Ian Sandwell talks to some of the key players in genre film-making.

The Girl King

Set report: The Girl King

Wendy Mitchell visits Turku, Finland to watch Mika Kaurismaki at work on his big international historical drama The Girl King

Skin Trade

Cannes 2014: Market Buzz

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.

Screen May 2014

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Cannes 2014: Film profiles

Screen profiles the world premieres at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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Northern Ireland: Prepared for battle

Northern Ireland Screen plans to place the territory at the forefront of the UK industry thanks to an ambitious new investment plan. Sarah Cooper reports.

Titanic Studios Belfast

Northern Ireland: The next stage

Northern Ireland offers low costs, studio space and great locations — and that’s before the expansion of Titanic Studios. Sarah Cooper reports.

Stephen Fingleton

Northern Ireland: The talent pool

Some of Northern Ireland’s hottest creative film talents tell Sarah Cooper about their latest projects.

Jon Wright on set of Our Robot Overlords

Northern Ireland: The game changer

Northern Ireland’s production scene has been expanding rapidly thanks to major projects such as Game Of Thrones. Sarah Cooper looks at how the territory is continuing to grow its infrastructure and crews, while building up its local film-making industry.

Welcome to New York

Is France still a cinephile nation?

France has long been a model of cinema-going culture. But with a box-office drop in 2013, a dip in local production and cinema audiences getting older, Melanie Goodfellow looks at the future of film culture in the digital age.

Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios

Malaysia: The stage is set

Malaysia’s burgeoning film industry gets a huge boost with next month’s opening of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. Liz Shackleton reports.

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Cannes 2014: In Competition

The full line-up of films In Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2014: Out of Competition

The films Out of Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2014: Midnight Screenings, Special Screenings

The Midnight Screenings line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts. Special Screenings line-up also included.

Cannes 2014: Un Certain Regard

The world premieres in Un Certain Regard at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

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Cannes 2014: Directors' Fortnight

World premieres in Directors’ Fortnight at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

It Follows

Cannes 2014: Critics' Week

The full line-up of films in Critics’ Week competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

A Fistful of Dollars

Cannes 2014: Cannes Classics

The Cannes Classics line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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Screen April 2014

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Mexico’s Most Wanted

Mexico: 2014 hot picks

Buzz titles for 2014 from the rising stars of Mexico’s film industry.

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