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Articles from September 2014

Apes Reclaims Top Spot in China
CHINA BOX OFFICE: Fox's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes narrowly outgrossed The Expendables 3 to take back the top spot at the Chinese box office last week (Sep 8-14).According to EngGroup figures, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes grossed $20.08m from 3.36...
Chris Fujiwara to Step Down as Edinburgh Artistic Director
After serving as artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival for three festivals, Chris Fujiwara is stepping down from his role. Recruitment for a new artistic director for EIFF is commencing immediately and it is intended to have a replacement...
Donnie Yen's Kung Fu Jungle to Premiere in London
Action star Donnie Yen, director Teddy Chen and actress Michelle Bai to attend London Film Festival premiere.The 58th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19) is to host the world premiere of Kung Fu Jungle (Yi Ge Ren de Wu Lin), attended by director Teddy...
EFA Unveils 50-Strong Selection
More than 30 European countries represented in the line-up.Scroll down for list in fullThe 50 films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards (EFAs) have been unveiled.The European Film Academy and EFA Productions revealed the titles...
Fox Backs Laser Projection to Lift 3D Box Office
The era of laser illuminated projection came a little closer over the weekend following screenings of Life of Pi and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes using new Christie Digital technology which promise to lift levels of 3D movies to a par with that enjoyed...
Huayi to Invest $130M in US Subsidiary
Beijing-based Huayi Brothers Media Corporation is investing $130m in a wholly-owned subsidiary in Los Angeles.In a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Huayi Brothers said the new company would handle investment, production, distribution and marketing...
I Am Here
Dir: Lixin Fan. China. 2014. 88minsThe singing competition has conquered China, delivering an audience of tens of millions. In I am Here (Wo Jiu Shi Wo) Lixin Fan follows the contestants competing for the popular show Super Boy, where he finds a perplexing...
IDFA Relocates Festival Heart to Amstel
Special programmes to also take place in a number of satellite locations spread across AmsterdamThis year's IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) (Nov 19-30), will for the first time be focused around the Amstel river.The main festival...
Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet
Dirs: Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha. Canada-France-Lebanon-Qatar-US. 2014. 84minsThe sheer weight of its great intentions and illustrious source...
Latvia Submits Animation to Oscar Race
Feature-length animation Rocks In my Pockets is Latvia's entry for the Academy Awards.Rocks In my Pockets by New York-based Latvian animator Signe Baumane is to represent Latvia in the run for the Oscars in the Best Foreign-Language Film category.The...
MEDIA Moving House, Swiss Cash for Distribution
Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme is set to come under the responsibility of the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society to reflect the future role of the digital shift in the development of the creative content industry in Europe. Until now,...
NYFF Lands Edward Snowden Doc
In an unprecedented addition to the programme, a special presentation of Laura Poitras' hitherto top secret Citizenfour has been slotted into the New York Film Festival and will screen on October 10.The film will open theatrically on October 24 through...
Rome Announces First English-Language Titles
Premieres include Time Out of Mind, Black and White, Love, Rosie.The Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has announced the first English-language titles for its ninth edition. They include:Time Out of Mind, Oren MovermanTrash, Stephen DaldryLove, Rosie, Christian...
Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards Finallists Announced
The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation president Samuel Goldwyn Jr has announced the five finallists and judges for the 2014 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards.The finallists in the awards, now in its 59th year, are:Kevin Human (UCLA), Hell Is Other Cowboys;Han-Yee...
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