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Samba

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dirs/scr: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. France. 2014. 115mins

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China’s Tencent enters film production

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Tencent has become the latest Chinese internet giant with film industry ambitions, announcing plans to produce four to five movies a year.

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India and China signed a long-planned co-production agreement during the state visit of China’s president Xi Jinping to India.

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Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond’s ambitious company continues to build its distribution pipeline and has announced the second major acquisition of a Toronto title within a week.

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The studio is taking a crossover bet on YouTube stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, whose Smosh channel has generated more than 30m subscribers.

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BAFTA LA will honour Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench at this year’s awards ceremony on October 30.

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California anti-runaway law gets greenlight

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into action new legislation that will more than triple the state’s film and TV tax credit.

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Jean-Marc Vallée’s awards contender Wild will receive its East Coast Premiere as the opening night screening at the festival, set to run from October 9-13.

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Principal photography has concluded on the comedic thriller that reimagines Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as grown men.

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Filmmakers launch new Iceland festival

18-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

A group of film industry veterans is launching a new film festival in Iceland, Stockfish Film Festival.

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One Japanese film in Tokyo competition

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In an early announcement, the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has revealed Japanese film Pale Moon will be the only local film in Competition this year.

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IFP unveils Screen Forward beneficiaries

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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has announced during Independent Film Week the first five projects to get week-long theatrical runs at the Made In NY Media Center’s theatre as part of the Screen Forward initiative.  

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Denmark enters Sorrow and Joy to Oscar race

18-Sep-2014 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Nils Malmros’ Sorrow and Joy has been submitted by Denmark for the Academy Awards.

AFM announces speakers roster

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Millennium Films president Mark Gill, Tug co-founder Nicolas Gonda, Relativity Media’s Russell Schwartz and Mister Smith’s Jill Jones are among the line-up of speakers at AFM, set to run in Santa Monica from Nov 5-12.

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BFI funds Michael Lennox, Michael Pearce films

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

First features A Patch of Fog and Beast to receive support from the BFI Film Fund.

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Yahoo: UK needs cinema-going evolution

18-Sep-2014 | By Adam Woodard

Yahoo executives discuss film audiences.

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Reykjavik unveils competition line-up

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The producers will be feted at the opening night gala of the 28th Israel Film Festival on October 23.

Binoche, Leuthard named ZFF Women of Impact

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Juliette Binoche and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard to be guests of honor at Zurich Film Festival’s ‘Women of Impact’ event.

Michael Vine

Objective founder departs for film career

18-Sep-2014 | By Matthew Campelli

Co-founder of UK production company behind Peep Show and Fresh Meat to target horror film-making.

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Toronto 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

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

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Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in the Spanish director’s first film she says is ‘feel good.’

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After making his directorial debut 16 years ago, Alan Rickman returns to the director’s chair with a period drama starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.

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The work of Yoav Goren has been featured in movie trailers for The Wolverine, Rush, 47 Ronin and Star Trek: Into Darkness among many others. On September 12, Goren gives a talk entitled Trailer Music: New Trends/ Modern Techniques at the Production Music Conference in Los Angeles.

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