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CineEurope

CineEurope: Reaping digital’s rewards

Thanks to a booming box office, there is an air of confidence among Europe’s distributors and exhibitors ahead of the 25th edition of CineEurope (June 20-23). Matt Mueller previews an event set to host screenings of US and European titles, high-level debate and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Peter Middleton and James Spinney

Q&A: 'Notes On Blindness', Peter Middleton and James Spinney

James Spinney and Peter Middleton have lived and breathed Notes on Blindness - a cross-platform project that details a professor’s descent into blindness - since its humble beginnings as a three-minute short film in 2010.

Cameraperson Kirsten Johnson

Q&A: 'Cameraperson', Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson is an acclaimed documentary cinematographer who has travelled the globe for 25 years with leading documentary film-makers including Laura Poitras and Michael Moore.

The Wild Life 3

The crest of nWave: Ben Stassen interview

Ben Stassen, the founder of Brussels-based nWave, has established his company as a European animation powerhouse backed by Studiocanal. It is now looking to conquer the US with The Wild Life.

The Red Turtle

'The Red Turtle': the story behind Studio Ghibli's first European co-production

The Red Turtle is the result of a collaboration between Dutch director Michael Dudok de Wit and the iconic Studio Ghibli.

Weiner

Doc/Fest Q&A: Josh Kriegman, 'Weiner'

Kriegman discusses his documentary Weiner, which he co-directed with Elyse Steinberg, about the mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner.

We Wait

Aardman, BBC talk VR collaboration 'We Wait' Video

Placing the viewer in a boat of migrants travelling from Turkey to Greece, the virtual reality experience marks a first for both the BBC and Aardman.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach: Keeper of the flame

Interviewed in the Wardour Street offices of his company Sixteen Films on a damp June morning, Loach is still clearly delighted at having won his second Palme d’Or last month for I, Daniel Blake.

Sheila Nevins

HBO doc chief Sheila Nevins reveals subjects she wants to explore

HBO Documentary Films president to receive Creative Leadership Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Nicolas Winding Refn Cliff Martinez

Cliff Martinez talks scoring 'The Neon Demon' and "keeping it cool"

Ahead of the summer rollout of Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, Cliff Martinez spoke to Screen about the film’s score.

FESTIVAL FOCUS

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

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EDITOR'S COMMENT

Matt Mueller

COMMENT: Riding out the turbulence

Screen editor Matt Mueller discusses the shifting sands of the digital age and looks ahead to CineEurope and the Annecy animation festival.

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BLOGS

Destination

Tribeca Digital Studios, United Airlines fly high on Olympics film

It’s an Olympic year again, and despite being overshadowed by the US mass media’s inflated coverage of its upcoming presidential election, the Games in Brazil represent a culmination of many athletes’ lifelong journeys to represent their countries on the most respected stage in athletics. 

Caroline Norbury

Documentaries should impact society (COMMENT)

Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury suggests documentary filmmakers should hit upon a subject matter or story that has the potential to impact society - and how her organisation is working to support the filmmaker’s vision.

The Mercy

First look: Colin Firth in Donald Crowhurst biopic 'The Mercy'

Studiocanal, Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films have released first images of Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz in their previously untitled Colin Crowhurst drama, which is now called ‘The Mercy’.

EIFF

Whisky galore at Edinburgh opening

The Edinburgh Film Festival got off to a glittering start on a damp evening in the Scottish capital.

Idris Elba in Toronto

Who should play James Bond?

Who should be the new James Bond and who should direct their first outing?

The Young Pope

WATCH: Jude Law in 'The Young Pope' first trailer Video

Jude Law plays Pope Pius XIII in the TV series directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Edinburgh 10

GALLERY: Edinburgh over the years

A collection of images from the 70-year history of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Thirty years of getting docs on screen (COMMENT)

Unsung hero Jan Tomalin on her award-winning career.

Spotlight Stories

Google’s Spotlight Stories comes to Annecy Video

Virtual reality and immersive story-telling are all the rage and the Annecy Animation Festival is about to offer a taste when Google premieres a short from its Spotlight Stories series.

City of Dreams A Musical

Brian Hill: Why the documentary musical? (COMMENT)

The director behind City Of Dreams: A Musical, which received its world premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Sunday, on why he uses song and music in his documentaries.

Liz McIntyre: 'Film can inspire change' (COMMENT)

Sheffield Doc/Fest head on how the festival explores who is telling the stories, how are audiences watching, and who has the funds.

Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears: "Good writing is very important"

The director of Philomena, The Queen and new release Florence Foster-Jenkins spoke to NFTS students.

What happened when the 'Apocalypse' came to Denver

Visitors to the Denver Film Society who were unable to catch X-Men: Apocalypse at the Colorado non-profit’s signature Sie FilmCenter last weekend will get another opportunity this weekend. Why is this of note, you ask?

Producer Effie Brown, ChiChi Izundu and Director of Programming and Aquisitions at Picturehouse Cinemas Claire Binns attend The Big Sundance London Party at the Langham Hotel on June 2, 2016 in London, England.

Gallery: The Big Sundance London Party 2016

Sundance Film Festival London kicked off in style at the Langham Hotel on June 2.

Kostyantyn Lobov

COMMENT: Can you trademark a film title?

What’s in a name? Kostyantyn Lobov of London law firm Harbottle & Lewis on the pitfalls behind film titles.

Lone Sherfig with NFTS students

Lone Scherfig talks directing and Dogme 95 to NFTS students

Critically-acclaimed director Lone Scherfig delivers masterclass to NFTS students.

John McVay

John McVay: "Producers stand to lose $9bn from DSM"

COMMENT: A strong digital economy is in everyone’s interest but the Digital Single Market agenda risks leaving us poorer, says John McVay, CEO of UK independent producers body Pact.