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Rotterdam director talks festival future

25-Jan-2015 | By

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is expecting to record 280,000 cinema visits over the festival period, making it one of the biggest public film festivals in Europe.

Carlo Cresta-Dina

The Wonders producer boards UK film

25-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer of Cannes award-winner The Wonders takes on first UK production.

Merce Cunningham

Girard seeks Euro support for Cunningham

25-Jan-2015 | By

French producer Ilann Girard, boss of Arsam International and exec producer on March of the Penguins, has revealed further details of his new CineMart project Cunningham.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller launches firm in Netherlands

25-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Upcoming productions include Ahd Kamel’ s My Driver and I.

IFFR: Iranian film flourishing

25-Jan-2015 | By

Iranian writer-director Reza Mirkarimi’s Today, Iran’s Oscar submission, has been screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) this week.


Julia Roberts boards Batkid remake

24-Jan-2015 | By

SLAMDANCE: The A-lister is attached to remake rights to the January 24 Slamdance premiere Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World – A Dana Nachman Film in a deal being put together by Submarine’s new remake label Sub/Version.

Vimeo, Indiegogo form distribution pact

24-Jan-2015 | By

SUNDANCE: Hot on the heels of the event cinema fund launched by Tugg and New Balloon, Indiegogo and Vimeo have announced a distribution partnership. Separately, Vertical has acquired Dial A Prayer and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Any Day.

Jan-Wllem Van Ewijk

Van Ewijk develops US-set Sleep

24-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Dutch filmmaker Jan-Willem van Ewijk is developing a US-set feature, Sleep, following a father and his teenage daughter as they travel through from the Mid-West to California.


Heretic Outreach takes two to Rotterdam

24-Jan-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Heretic Outreach has boarded its first projects ahead of IFFR.


Roskam’s The Faithful planning summer shoot

24-Jan-2015 | By

Oscar-nominated Flemish director Michaël R. Roskam’s Belgian-set feature The Faithful may shoot as soon as this summer; Savage Films presents new projects at Rotterdam.

Leo Hannewijk

Hannewijk takes Zeeland film commissioner role

24-Jan-2015 | By

Leo Hannewijk, festival director at Film by the Sea in Vlissingen, has taken up a new, additional role as film commissioner in Zeeland.


Dutch rebate driving up production

24-Jan-2015 | By

Speaking in Rotterdam, Netherlands Film Fund director Doreen Boonekamp has delivered an upbeat assessment of the state of the Dutch film industry.

German Angst

IFFR: Reel Suspects sells German Angst

24-Jan-2015 | By

Sales include Taiwan and Scandinavia.

IFFR Live launches today with Atlantic

24-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Pan-European cinema event will see five films premiere in Rotterdam and simultaneously across Europe; Distrify Media and Filmin will offer through VOD.

Imagix Tournai

Belgian festival cancelled over terror threat

23-Jan-2015 | By

Palme d’Or winners the Dardenne brothers issue statement following the cancellation of the Ramdan Film Festival over terrorist threats and the evacuation of a cinema.

Nawaf Alghanim

Al-Ghanim Entertainment sets sail

23-Jan-2015 | By

SUNDANCE: Kuwaiti industrialist Nawaf Alghanim announced in Park City on Friday (January 23) the formation of his Los Angeles and Kuwaiti-based financing and production company.

Sundance round-up: Netflix, Duplass brothers in film pact

23-Jan-2015 | By

Netflix is understood to have struck a four-film deal with Mark and Jay Duplass, it has emerged in Park City.

Misery Loves Comedy

Tribeca Film buys Misery Loves Comedy

23-Jan-2015 | By

SUNDANCE: In another preemptive move that has kept the news flowing in the first two days in Park City, the distributor announced it has acquired North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut.


Angel Grace to sell Scout at EFM

23-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Angel Grace Productions will commence international sales at the EFM on LA-based BrownBag Pictures and Decipher Entertainment drama starring Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover and Jane Seymour.

The Weinstein Company promotes duo

23-Jan-2015 | By

Negeen Yazdi has been promoted to president of international production and Dan Guando to evp of acquisitions, production and development at The Weinstein Company.


  • IFFR Live: from Rotterdam to the world

    By Wendy Mitchell

    I’m not sure what it felt like in Ljubljana or Dundee, but from Rotterdam the first IFFR Live screening of Jan-Willem van Ewijk’s drama Atlantic. was quite exciting.

  • Rotterdam: Meet and Greet


    “Meet And Greet” is IFFR’s new initiative to allow the public and industry visitors to encounter filmmakers in an informal setting.

  • Respect the producer


    Precisely what a producer does is one of the murkiest questions in cinema.

  • Selma’s bad timing

    By Wendy Mitchell

    The exclusion of Selma’s David Oyelowo from the Oscar nominations is more than a snub - it’s an injustice.




By Tim Grierson

Dir: Kim Farrant. Australia-Ireland. 2014. 111mins



Screen cover January 23 2015

Screen January 23 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Daldry; and special reports on the VFX of Interstellar, the Goteborg Film Festival and short films.

Screen January 19 2015

Screen January 19 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including a focus on cinema bookers, Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festivals, and interviews with Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu, Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit, The Grand Budapest Hotel production designer Adam Stockhausen and The Imitation Game composer Alexandre Desplat.

Screen cover January 7 2015

Screen January 7 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons and David Oyelowo…

Screen December 19 2014

Screen December 19 2014

Browse the digital version of Screen International here…

Australia box office drops 2.3% in 2014

23-Jan-2015 | By

Australia’s gross box office revenue dropped by 2.28% in 2014 compared to 2013, about the same as the fall from 2012 to 2013.



Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2015: going wild

Sundance Film Festival’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk to Jeremy Kay about the ‘exhilarating’ selections in the 2015 edition (Jan 22-Feb 1)


Sundance 2015: hot properties

Screen International’s picks of the hot films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (Jan 22-Feb 1).

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International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam 2015: artful vision

Rutger Wolfson, festival director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), tells Wendy Mitchell how the event stays true to its cinephile roots while also having an openness to changing forms and digital models


CineMart Rotterdam: all change

Only projects with 25% of their financing in place have been selected for Rotterdam’s CineMart.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

Weta Digital has grown from one computer to a global VFX powerhouse employing 1,000 people. John Hazelton talks to key executives Richard Taylor and Joe Letteri

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

The Theory Of Everything is far more than a Stephen Hawking biopic - it’s a ‘triple helix’ of scientific breakthrough, debilitating disease and a one-of-a-kind love story. Wendy Mitchell talks to the team behind the film


Bafta takes the spotlight

The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.

On set of Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.

Richard Linklater on set of Boyhood with Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.



Another Trip To The Moon

Tiger directors: Ismail Basbeth, Another Trip To The Moon

The Indonesian director talks about his magical surrealist film, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Tired Moonlight

Tiger directors: Britni West, Tired Moonlight

The US director talks about her tribute to small-town Montana, which receives its international premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Above and Below

Tiger directors: Nicolas Steiner, Above and Below

The Swiss director talks about “underground dwellers”, which receives its international premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).


Tiger directors: Jeppe Ronde, Bridgend

The Danish director talks about his teen suicide drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Videophilia And Other Viral Syndromes

Tiger directors: Juan Daniel F Molero, Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes)

The Peruvian director talks about his teen drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).


Tiger directors: Martin Radich, Norfolk

The British director talks about his father-son drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals how he broke down with emotion during his last day playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Elbert Wyche reports