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Articles from December 2014

Berlinale 2015: Panorama Titles Revealed
New films from Hal Hartley, James Franco, Gus Van Sant among lineup.Eighteen features - including seven documentaries - have been selected for the Berlinale's Panorama programme.Among the selection are new films from Hal Hartley, Doze Niu Chen-Zer, JK...
Breaking the Bank
Dir: Vadim Jean. UK. 2014. 96minsKelsey Grammer puts aside his Stateside twangs in favour of a plummy English accent as he plays an engagingly dim-witted upper class toff who ineptly runs - and ruins - an old-fashioned and stately private bank in the...
Daoud Abdel Sayed, out of the Ordinary
Egyptian filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed talks to Liz Shackleton about working with child actors and tackling the supernatural in his latest film, Out Of The Ordinary, which is premiering at DIFF.Receiving its world premiere at Dubai International Film Festival...
Dolphins
Dir: Waleed Al Shehhi. UAE. 2104. 90minsA gently-paced but ultimately intriguing film, Emirati director Waleed Al Shehhi's first feature film, Dolphins - which won the IWC Filmmaker Award at the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival - had its world...
I Am Nojoom, Nearby Sky Win Top Awards at DIFF
Khadija Al-Salami's I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced was awarded best fiction film in the Muhr Feature competition at this year's Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), while Nujoom Al Ghanem's Nearby Sky won the award for best non-fiction film.Al-Salami's...
Jan-Willem Van Ewijk, Atlantic
Dutch director Jan-Willem van Ewijk explains to Melanie Goodfellow how a passion for windsurfing in Morocco was the inspiration for his film Atlantic.Dutch filmmaker Jan-Willem van Ewijk's Atlantic follows a Moroccan windsurfing enthusiast who sets off...
Lone Scherfig Talks UK Industry, Von Trier, Next Films
An Education director Lone Scherfig was the first woman to deliver BAFTA's David Lean lecture.Lone Scherfig has stressed the need to protect the British film industry and praised the "high moral standards, strong values, persistence and wit" of its members...
Mark Adams Named Edinburgh Artistic Director
Adams will step down as Screen International reviews editor at end of February.Mark Adams, Screen International's chief film critic and reviews editor, has been appointed as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Adams will step...
Mongrel Int'l Enters the Forbidden Room
Mongrel International has come on board to sell international rights to Guy Maddin's Sundance-bound film.Evan Johnson co-directed The Forbidden Room, a New Frontiers selection about a submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon...
Mr. Turner Leads London Critics Nominations
Julianne Moore scores double nominations for Actress of the Year.The London Film Critics' Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony, with Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner leading the pack with seven nominations, including Film of...
Polak, Ahluwalia, Leopold Head for CineMart 2015
Co-production market has three prizes including new Wouter Barendrecht Award in conjunction with Fortissimo Films.A host of global auteurs, along with new voices, have been selected for The International FIlm Festival Rotterdam's famed CineMart co-production...
PPI Bolsters VP Ranks
Paramount Pictures International has appointed Yit-Ching Lee, Richard Aseme, Ricardo Cortes and Su Lee to vice-presidents of marketing and distribution at regional offices.President of international marketing and distribution Nic Crawley (pictured at...
PSIFF Unveils Eastern Promises
Selma and Boychoir will bookend the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), set to run from January 2-12.For the first time, the festival will focus on 20 films from Eastern Europe in the strand called Eastern Promises.The 20 films...
Sales Outfits Get EC VOD Backing
EXCLUSIVE: Sales companies to get marketing and distribution support thanks to [euro]800k backing.A number of European sales companies are to get support towards digital distribution of films in their catalogues thanks to two [euro]400k grants from the...
Selma Director to Deliver SXSW Keynote
Ava DuVernay, tipped to become the first black female director to earn an Oscar nomination after scoring a pioneering Golden Globe nod last week, is one of two new additions to the festival.DuVernay's Civil Rights drama Selma is in the awards mix and...
Toronto Critics Hail Boyhood
Enemy, The F Word and Mommy compete for Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.The Toronto Film Critics Association has awarded three of its top prizes to Richard Linklater's Boyhood. It won best picture, best director and best supporting actress for Patricia...
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