Europe news


styx c benedict neuenfels

'Styx' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

Germany-Austria co-pro to benefit from exhibition support.

german federal film fund berlin c wikimedia commons

German culture minister proposes opening federal fund to high-end TV series

Series producers had previously only been able to access regional funding.


Netflix to release Berlin premiere 'Sunday's Illness' outside of Spain (exclusive)

Film will receive a theatrical release in Spain before going on the VoD platform.

sam riley anya taylor joy aneurin barnard c wikimedia commons sean mcmenomy flickr

Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard join Marie Curie biopic 'Radioactive'

Simon Russell Beale also joins Studiocanal project, which will star Rosamund Pike.

european commission c flickr

European Commission to adapt MEDIA Programme following mid-term evaluation

Evaluation found that MEDIA’s annual budget of €105m was too low.

ken loach isabel coixet wiki commons

Ken Loach, Isabel Coixet among directors to sign open letter for European film

Other signatories include Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Cristian Mungiu and Claude Lelouch.

sandra huller c wikimedia commons

Sandra Hüller to reunite with 'Toni Erdmann' producer on 'Exil' (exclusive)

Principal photography beginning in autumn, producer Jonas Dornbach revealed to Screen.


Budget-focused development programme Less Is More unveils 2018 crop (exclusive)

Ten projects selected for Creative Europe-backed scheme.

berlinale generic richard hubner

China, German delegations to discuss co-pro treaty (exclusive)

Bridging The Dragon initiative also teaming with EFM and Asian Film and Television Promotion for Sino-European Production Seminar.

lifeboat c snowglobe

First look: Sofia Helin in 'Lifeboat' (exclusive)

Couple’s romantic sailing holiday disturbed by their rescue of a refugee.

on body and soul c mubi

Hungarian National Film Fund director praises new generation of women directors (exclusive)

Success of Oscar-nominated On Body And Soul has also buoyed national industry.

the kings speech c see saw films

'The King's Speech' producer plots sci-fi thriller 'Breach' (exclusive)

The Shape Of Water DoP Dan Laustsen will shoot the space crew rescue mission.

yardie c studiocanal

European Film Bonds (EFB) plots expansion

EFB also secures financial backing from investment firm Sape Group.

Cristian Mungiu

HBO Europe launches first international co-pro with Cristian Mungiu-produced 'Hackerville'

Six-part thriller follows the hunt for a network of hackers.

Beauty and the beast

European cinema admissions reached record levels in 2017

Figures boosted by huge Russian growth.

ninja thyberg

Versatile boards Ninja Thyberg porn world drama 'Jessica' (exclusive)

Lead producing from Erik Hemmendorff & Ruben Östlund’s Plattform Produktion.

dieter kosslick courtesy of berlinale

Berlin chief Dieter Kosslick to receive Sam Spiegel award (exclusive)

Lab also introduces Work In Progress Platform awarding cash prizes to films in postproduction.