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Tricia Tuttle appointed permanent director of BFI London Film Festival

She takes over from Clare Stewart who is not returning from a year’s sabbatical.

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'Joy' wins top prize at 2018 BFI London Film Festival

Lukas Dhont’s Girl won the Sutherland Award in First Feature Competition.

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Trafalgar Releasing acquires BTS, Coldplay music films

‘Burn The Stage: The Movie’ will take in the 2017 BTS world tour.

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UK film industry has "class divide at its very heart", say experts

BFI panel exploring class included the BFI’s Ben Roberts and Birds’ Eye View director Mia Bays.

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Nora-Jane Noone, Nika McGuigan to star in 'Wildfire' (exclusive)

Great Point boards sales on Ireland and Northern Ireland-set project.


First look at Shola Amoo's 'The Last Tree' (exclusive)

Lee Thomas, Myf Hopkins producing UK feature.

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First look at Aki Omoshaybi's feature directing debut 'Real' (exclusive)

The film stars Omoshaybi and Pippa Bennet-Warner.


First look at Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan in 'Calm With Horses' (exclusive)

Nick Rowland directs Ireland-set drama; Daniel Emmerson produces for DMC Film.

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'Goosebumps' sequel, 'Halloween' to scare up UK box office

New openers also include ‘Dogman’, ’Fahrenheit 11/9’, Golden Bear winner ‘Touch Me Not’.


Altitude boards Julian Jarrold's UK drama 'Sulphur And White' (exclusive)

The film stars Mark Stanley, Emily Beecham, Dougray Scott and Anna Friel.

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John Hannah, Bai Ling board UK martial arts project '14 Fists' (exclusive)

The film is being directed by Ascendant Films’ Bart Ruspoli.

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Mayor of London and industry heavyweights back film and TV jobs scheme

Working Title, Studiocanal, Film4, Sony Pictures, ITV and Pathe supporting Equal Access Network.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate Tolkien great-grandson doc 'There’s A Hole In My Bucket' (exclusive)

Film follows J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandson Royd Tolkien as he deals with his brother’s death.


Adam Buxton to host 2018 Screen Awards

The awards take place on November 29 in London.


First look at Sarah Gavron's 'Girl Untitled' (exclusive)

Film stars a group of non-actors as teenagers from a fictional girls’ school.

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SPC's Michael Barker: I'm optimistic about indie film but there's too much content

Distribution exec was speaking at the annual PFM keynote in London.

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Together Films takes UK rights to female Shari'a lawmaker doc 'The Judge'

The film offers insight into the systems of the Shari’a court.