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Toronto 2011: Contemporary World Cinema

Contemporary World Cinema388 Arletta Avenue (Can)


Toronto 2011: Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Visions, TIFF Kids

VanguardCARRÉ BLANC (Fr-Lux-Bel-Switz)


Toronto 2011: Real to Reel

Real to ReelThe Boy Who Was A King (Bulg-Ger)

Toronto 2011: Gala Presentations, Special Presentations

As international buyers and visitors prepare for this month’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18), Screen gets the scoop on all the world premieres across TIFF’s main sections

Making their mark

In recent years, Ireland has produced a wealth of film-makers, many of them female, who have been making an impression at major international film festivals. Patricia Danaher profiles a selection of the most exciting


Everything In One Place

International producers explain their reasons for choosing to shoot in Ireland — and why the Section 481 tax shelter is so user-friendly. Patricia Danaher reports

The Secret Of Kells

Back in business

Following a difficult year in 2009, the Irish film industry is fighting its way back as both a leading European co-production partner and an attractive filming location, boasting a wealth of new projects, an improved tax incentive and an emerging generation of new film-making talent. Patricia Danaher reports

Beacon 77

Where to find the serious money

Heavyweight international financiers will be in London this week to discover the best UK and European projects in search of investment at this year’s Production Finance Market (Oct 21-22). Geoffrey Macnab looks at what’s on offer.

Cemetery Junction

Capital cultivates its green shoots

International film production is big business in London, but it also inflicts great damage on the environment. Caroline Parry looks at the efforts to reduce the impact

Nicholas Stoller’s Get Him To The Greek

On location in London

Screen International brings you four London location case studies.

Warner Bros' Clash Of The Titans passed the Uk cultural test

The yes factor

In the past few years, London has metamorphosed into one of the most film-friendly big-city shooting destinations in the world. Matt Mueller find out why.

Joan Schneider

Cemetery Junction

Sony’s Cemetery Junction, the first co-directed feature from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, is one of an increasingly number of productions trying to be greener.

Kim Magnusson

The European Perspective

Leading producers tell Geoffrey Macnab what they hope to achieve at this year’s Production Finance Market

Cemetery Junction

A trip down Memory junction

The anticipated first feature to be co-directed by the UK’s Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais is a 1970s-set comedy celebrating the joys of friendship and the working life. Sarah Cooper visits the set.

Giuseppe Tornatore

Venice set for Sicilian tales

Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baaria is his ‘most personal’ film to date, a Sicilian epic spanning a century with a cast numbering 200. Sheri Jennings spoke to the Oscar-winning director as he prepares his film to open the Venice film festival (Sept 2-12)

Paths of glory

The historical thriller Glorious 39 is Stephen Poliakoff’s first film for 10 years and will have its world premiere at Toronto.

Lope, the story of 16th playwright Lope De Vega, directed by Brazil’s Andrucha Waddington and shot in Morocco.

Spanish financiers tune in to Lope

Spain is hoping to tap into the revival of the swashbuckler with Lope, the story of 16th playwright Lope De Vega, directed by Brazil’s Andrucha Waddington and shot in Morocco.

From conception to Womb

Could his contemporary fairy tale about cloning, starring Eva Green and Matt Smith, push Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf into the mainstream? Martin Blaney visits the German set of Womb.

Will cheap deals tempt the bargain hunters?

Shooting in Eastern Europe could become cheaper than ever as facilities compete for international business to reverse the slowdown caused by the credit crunch and exchange-rate fluctuations.

Valhalla Rising Nicolas Winding Refn

Nation building

Boosted by significant pots of regional financing, thriving production hubs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are increasingly tempting international film-makers away from London. Matt Mueller looks at what’s on offer.

Neil Marshall’s historical action thriller Centurion is the first in a wave of Romans-on-the-rampage projects to go into production.

Call of the Roman empire

Neil Marshall’s historical action thriller Centurion is the first in a wave of Romans-on-the-rampage projects to go into production. Sarah Cooper visits the set.

City Of Ember

First-class post

The nations’ facilities are a draw for international productions, says Matt Mueller.

The Rum Diary

Puerto Rico’s warm welcome

With US-style services, skilled crews, impressive locations and a 40% tax incentive, this Caribbean island has a lot to offer producers. Wendy Mitchell reports