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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’.

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.


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

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

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.

Adam Valdez NFTS

Adam Valdez talks 'The Jungle Book' VFX with NFTS students

The Jungle Book’s visual effects supervisor delivered a talk to NFTS students.


Gallery: Screen's UK reception

Screen celebrated the UK’s industry at Cannes with a reception on the beach.


Cannes 2016: Competition Blog - 'Elle, the end...'

Fionnuala Halligan blogs on the Cannes Competition titles straight from the Palais.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Cannes: Shia LaBeouf unleashes a volley

LaBeouf will play John McEnroe in forthcoming tennis rivalry film Borg/McEnroe.

Oasis Documentary

Liam Gallagher rolls into Cannes with 'Supersonic'

Gallagher is here with director Mat Whitecross (pictured) to promote the forthcoming Oasis doc, now titled Supersonic.

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald gives NFTS masterclass

BAFTA multi award-winning producer of Trainspotting and Ex Machina gave a masterclass to NFTS students.

Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater jokes that 'Boyhood' "should have won the Oscar"

Writer-director Richard Linklater talked about new film Everybody Wants Some!! and missing out on the Oscar for Boyhood at London’s Barbican.

Paddy Considine in JOURNEYMAN

New image: Paddy Considine in 'Journeyman'

Paddy Considine-starring boxing drama will promo screen at Cannes.


Screening Room: reason to be fearful?

Proposal to smash theatrical release windows has cast a pall over the industry, writes Screen US editor Jeremy Kay.


Bono hails 'Street' that has a name

Talk about praise from above. In a memorably generous appraisal, none other than U2 frontman Bono himself said on Wednesday that the cast of Sing Street are even better than the real thing.

Michael Maxtone Smith

Cross-border access and the Digital Single Market: a poorer new landscape?

The Commission wants to make it easier for us to enjoy Europe’s rich cinematographic culture online, but its proposal may put that richness in jeopardy, argues Reed Smith film finance partner Michael Maxtone-Smith.

VIDEO: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' first trailer

Trailer offers a glimpse at the film set between Episodes III and IV.