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Leo Barraclough

  • Screen wins top publishing accolade


    Screen International was named international businessmagazine of the year at the Periodical Publishers Association awards in Londonyesterday (May 5).Judges praised Screen for the relaunch of its weeklyedition and website,, in August, which has resulted in a30% rise in subscribers across 73 countries.Judges singled out the introduction of issue-driven,image-based front covers and the fresh content ...
  • Mar del Plata chief postpones Village shoot


    Argentine film-maker and Mar del Plata festival chief Miguel Pereira has postponed principal photography on his next feature, The Man Who Came To A Village, for six months, citing last month's changes to the UK tax rules as being the catalyst for the decision. The film's financial package is to be restructured and the budget scaled back.
  • ...and mulls shifting dates to November


    Mar del Plata, Latin America's only A grade film festival,is considering shifting its dates from March to November, according to festivalchief Miguel Pereira.
  • Mar del Plata celebrates Buena Vida


    Latin America's only A grade film festival, Mar del Plata inArgentina, wrapped on Saturday (March 20) with the prize for best film, theGolden Astor, going to a local picture, Buena Vida Delivery.
  • Latin American countries unite to protect their film industries


    On the eve of the signing an ambitious pan-Latin American filmagreement, the head of Argentina's film institute has underlined hisdetermination to face off against the MPAA, protect the local film industry andsupport moves to make film and other "cultural products" an exception in worldtrade agreements.
  • Argentinian president to combat Hollywood 'Goliath'


    The president ofArgentina, Nestor Kirchner, announced a raft of government measures to supportthe local film industry yesterday at the Mar del Plata International FilmFestival.
  • Mar del Plata unveils Latino flavoured line-up


    Mar del Plata, Latin America's only A grade festival, has unveiled its competition line-up for this year's edition, which runs from March 11-20.
  • Mar del Plata unveils competition jury


    Latin America's only 'A' category festival, Mar del Plata, has named its competition jury for its 19th edition, which runs from March 11-20.
  • Mar del Plata chief embarks on Village shoot


    Miguel Pereira, head of Latin America's leading film festival, Mar del Plata, is due to start principal photography on his latest feature film days after the festival closes.
  • FIAPF set to rewrite festival rule-book


    International film producers body FIAPF is set to revamp its film festival regulations and accreditation system following a meeting in Berlin with the directors of the world's leading international film festivals yesterday.
  • Sheridan's In America wins top Flanders prize


    Jim Sheridan's In America won best film at the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent, which focuses on the impact of music on film-making, while Im Sangsoo was named best director for A Good Lawyer's Wife.
  • UK's per-screen revenue points to cinema growth potential


    UK revenue per screen is the best in the world but there is still room for admissions growth.
  • UK government film minister addresses the industry


    UK film minister Kim Howells has ruled out a levy on cinema tickets to compensate for the decline in lottery revenue, the government's main source of funding for the UK film industry.
  • Argentina unveils multiple audio-visual initiatives


    Argentina has signed a series of agreements with its Latin American neighbours and Spain's autonomous regional governments as part of a drive to boost the production and distribution of Spanish and Portuguese-language films.
  • Mar del Plata risks losing its 'A' grade festival status


    Domingos De Oliveira's Breaking Up (Separacoes) from Brazil won the Golden Ombu for best film at the 18th Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina on Saturday (15 March) amid heated controversy over the inclusion of local film Valentin in competition.
  • Argentinian actors voice concern over use of non-professionals


    Argentina's actors' union is to look into limiting the number of amateur actors allowed to be cast in feature films in response to protests by local actors against the trend in the New Argentine Cinema to use non-professionals.
  • Skolimowski to return to film-making after 10-year absence.


    Polish film-maker Jerzy Skolimowski, who won awards at both Cannes and Berlin, is set to return to film-making after a 10-year absence.
  • Meirelles begins preparations for Intolerance


    Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles has unveiled further details of the follow up to his worldwide box office and festival sensation City Of God, following the film's premiere in Argentina as the opening film of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
  • Mar del Plata opens with peace dedication


    Mar del Plata, Latin America's only A grade film festival, unspooled yesterday (March 6) with the screening of Fernando Meirelles' City Of God.
  • Mar del Plata completes competition line-up


    Miguel Pereira, the new artistic co-ordinator of Mar del Plata, South America's leading film festival, has completed the competition line-up for his debut event, which runs March 6-15.
  • Mar del Plata re-invents itself


    The new artistic head of South American's leading film festival, Mar del Plata (March 6-15), unveiled his competition line-up in Berlin with a promise to redefine its identity as a festival created "by film-makers for film-makers".
  • Argentine president steps in to save film industry


    Argentina's president Eduardo Duhalde is to push through measures to rescue the country's film industry after a meeting last week head of the Argentine film institute, INCAA, Jorge Coscia, minister of culture Ruben Stella, and the producers of Oscar nominee Son Of The Bride - Pol-ka's Adrian Suar, Jemsa Productions' Estrada Mora and Patagonik's Pablo Bossi.
  • Anger readies film of Crowley's Gnostic Mass


    Cult film-maker, actor and author Kenneth Anger, who was honoured last week by the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina, is readying a 40-minute film version of The Gnostic Mass, an occult ceremony set out by Aleister Crowley in 1910.
  • Bolivar That's Me takes Mar del Plata crown


    Jorge Ali Triana's Bolivar That's Me (Bolivar Soy Yo) won the Golden Ombu award for best film and the best Iberoamerican film prize at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Latin America's leading film event, on Saturday 16 March.
  • Mar del Plata fest praised for diversity and scope


    Argentina's leading film event, the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, kicked off on March 7 despite a 75% cut in its funding.
  • Berlin to create 'campus' for young film-makers


    The Berlin International Film Festival is to set up a parallel event for up to a thousand international film students, festival director Dieter Kosslick has revealed.
  • Cairo Film Festival celebrates 25 years


    Cairo International Film Festival, which for the past 10 years has been recognised as a competitive event by international producers' body FIAPF (and remains one of only 11 festivals to be given this A-grade status), celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a retrospective of some of the most important films from the Arabic world in the past quarter century, as well as a look back at the best films to have come out of Canada in that time.