The fifth Underwire Festival, which showcases shorts made by female filmmakers, will run Nov 11-15 at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London.
Finnish documentary expert Leena Pasanen has been appointed as the first non-German in the almost 60-year history of DOK Leipzig to succeed Claas Danielsen as its festival director.
Kate Winslet and Judy Davis lead cast of the new film from director Jocelyn Moorhouse.
Days of Glory director and American Psycho producer to receive career achievement awards.
Romantic drama stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.
Festivals and Awards
French actress known for roles in The Piano Teacher and Amour to preside over festival jury.
Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises have announced a subscription VOD service to carry “a prestigious” selection of films from both companies as well as third-party global content.
Europa Distribution has warned that the European Commission’s proposed single digital market would be a “catastrophe” for the independent film sector.
Latest box office news
Paramount’s reboot dethrones Gone Girl with a $7.7m (£4.8m) debut, including previews; Fox’s Gone Girl reaches $22.8m (£14.1m); Munro Films’ Northern Soul records highest three-day opening weekend gross for a British film opening in under 100 sites.
The prospect of Brad Pitt in a tank proved irresistible to North American audiences as the Second World War tale rolled into action through Sony, while Birdman delivered the result of the weekend with a massive limited launch via Fox Searchlight.
Touring representatives from the UK’s Screen Agency Network will promote UK facilities, locations and tax benefits during the inaugural UK Film & TV Week in Los Angeles this week.