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Loke Rahbek scores The Phantom Carriage

Audience draws in Copenhagen

Peacocks meet Hitchcock, and other audience-friendly innovations at CPH PIX.

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Cannes unveils 2014 poster

Cannes hits another poster home-run with an achingly cool shot of Marcello Mastroianni for its 67th edition.

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Tucking into The Lunchbox

The tastes and aromas of Indian cuisine were offered to cinemagoers to mark the UK release of Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox.

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MIPTV highlights film-TV synergies

The synergies between the film and TV industries were alive and well at this year’s MIPTV.

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Elstree unearths snow from The Shining

Clearance work at Elstree Studios finds fake snow from the horror classic.


How Imax can help Interstellar

There was an air of quiet optimism among theatre owners at CinemaCon last week, writes Jeremy Kay.

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Crouch End gets cinematic

For any film lover, is there any better feeling than a shiny new independent cinema opening in your neighbourhood?

Filling Tessa Ross's big shoes

As the film industry loses Tessa Ross to the theatre world, Channel 4 has to be very careful in its hires, Wendy Mitchell argues.

Louise Harris, Creative Scotland; Chris O’Connor, British Consul General LA; Mary McGlinchey, Northern Ireland Screen, at the UK Stand at AFCI Locations Trade Show

Assuming the Throne...

UK’s offering at AFCI Locations show includes throne from Game of Thrones.

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Ooh Ah Cantona?

Sixteen Films makes shock bid for Eric Cantona as teams finalise FIFE rosters.

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In celebration of African cinema

Nana Ocran, lead researcher on June Givanni’s Pan African Cinema Archive, reflects on the history and heritage of African cinema in the UK, around the African diaspora and on the African continent itself.

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Fox unleashes X-Men: DOFP trailer

Uh-oh Michael Fassbender is back in the helmet, flicking puny humans into the air. Ian McKellen pouts knowingly. Hugh Jackman is angry again. It can only be X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

UK needs to serve changing audiences

Lord Puttnam, President of Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) in the UK, looks at the big changes happening in the film value chain.

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Cartagena: the best festival you’ve never been to?

After my second visit in as many years to the Cartagena Film Festival, I’m convinced this is a festival on the rise. 

FICCI Frames 2014

India at a crossroads

This year’s FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai (March 12-14) was dominated by India’s upcoming general elections.

Manos Sucias

A new side of Colombia

Cartagena world premiere Manos Sucias shows a different side to the Colombian drug trade.


Auto enrolment - an issue that cannot be ignored

Auto enrolment into a pension scheme create particular issues for the film industry. 

House of Cards hits French screens... finally

French viewers were finally given the chance to watch the return of political thriller starring Kevin Spacey - after virtually every other key territory on the map.

Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins: documentary poster boy

Documentary director Mark Cousins and distributor Dogwoof threw a workshop for youngsters based around feature A Story of Children and Film.

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard talks early works

The British director of The Arbor and The Selfish Giant revisited earlier short films and discussed their influence on her features.

Why the UK is missing out on co-production

In a guest column, ACE head Simon Perry argues that the UK is missing out on co-production prospects.

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Sean Bean's Macbeth revealed on Kickstarter

New adaptation of Macbeth, starring Sean Bean, has already met 10% of its target.

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Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan star in Anton Corbijn’s James Dean biopic.



First look at the live-action feature based around classic children’s character.

Spike Jonze wins Best Original Screenplay for Her

Oscars 2014: No huge surprises, but smart choices

COMMENT: It was an Oscars without many surprises, but that’s not to say that AMPAS voters didn’t make a few bold decisions.


Glasgow FrightFest: A killer time

Screen reports from the ninth FrightFest strand at Glasgow Film Festival, including interviews with Zack Parker and Jordan Barker.

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Zombeavers: awards be dammed

A crack cabal of carnivores is chomping the pomp out of awards season as the race gallops down the final stretch towards the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2).

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Roger Christian talks Black Angel, Star Wars

Oscar-winning art director visits Glasgow Film Festival for the UK premiere of his restored short Black Angel.

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Secret Cinema: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall reveals how its most ‘grand’ production to date came together and what the future holds.

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Stars to shine at GREAT British Film Reception

A constellation of UK talent is preparing to honour home-grown Oscar nominees at the GREAT British Film Reception.