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Articles from December 2014

AFI Announces Awards Selections
For the first time the year-end list includes 11 as opposed to the usual 10 features - but Gone Girl and Inherent Vice fail to make the cut.The American Film Institute on December 8 unveiled its official selections for AFI Awards 2014 - 11 films and...
Bhosle, El-Sherif to Receive DIFF Awards
Egyptian actor Nour El-Sherif and Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle will both receive lifetime achievement awards at this year's Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).El-Sherif's career of 47 years has seen him produce and star in notable Arabic-language...
BIFAs Show Spirit of Collaboration
Champagne, and some fun chaos, while championing independent filmmaking.Accepting the Best Film Award at the Moet British Independent Film Awards last night, Pride's writer Stephen Beresford described the "compelling message" behind the film as: "Unite".He...
Burton and Waltz on Art Snobbery and Big Eyes
Director Tim Burton and star Christoph Waltz talked about Big Eyes after a Weinstein Company screening at The May Fair Hotel on December 7.The film tells the story of how Walter Keane (Waltz) had taken credit for his wife Margaret's (Amy Adams) popular...
Canadian Doc Wins Viewster Charity Fest
Canadian, UK and Brazilian films win at online film festival.Canadian documentary Davids and Goliath, about the trade of organ harvesting in China, has scooped the $50,000 first prize of the Viewster Online Film Fest charity edition, #VOFF4: Share It...
Hot Projects on Screenbase
New films on Screenbase this week include the latest James Bond film Spectre, Todd Haynes' New York-set lesbian love story Carol and Howard J. Ford's child abduction thriller Never Let Go.SPECTRE marks Daniel Craig's fourth outing as the iconic agent...
KPMG Report Spotlights Legal Film and TV Streaming
Majority of films and TV available through legal platforms, according to new report.Nearly 90 per cent of the most popular and critically acclaimed films are now available through legal digital platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, a report...
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
Dir: Chuck Workman. US. 2014. 93minsCan the life and work of an often thwarted yet amazingly prolific prodigy of stage and screen be condensed into 93 minutes? Why, yes -- if splicemeister Chuck Workman is at the controls. Assembled with flair, Magician:...
Montana
Dir: Mo Ali. UK. 2014. 98minsA slickly made British urban revenge thriller, director Mo Ali's Montana - which looks to combine the style of local crime drama Kidulthood with the themes of Luc Besson's Leon - may well be rather by-the-numbers in terms...
Paddington Retains UK Lead
StudioCanal's adaptation adds $6m (£3.8m) to hold off Mockingjay and Penguins of Madagascar.Having recorded StudioCanal's biggest-ever opening last weekend, Paddington has retained top spot at the UK box office for the second straight week.StudioCanal's...
Production Guild Inks Partnerships
Guild partners with Producers Guild of America, Guild of ItalyThe Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has signed bi-lateral agreements with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Producers Guild of Italy (AGPCI) in a bid to foster co-operation...
Sundance: Premieres, Doc Premieres
Festival top brass have revealed a high-profile roster of out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres entries featuring many returning heroes, as well as a new Special Events section and panel participants including George Lucas.Justin Kelly's...
This Way Up Tackles Alternative Content
Industry recognise that an untapped market exists amidst thriving alternative content audience.The growing "hybrid art form" that is alternative content was a focal point at the inaugural This Way Up conference (Dec 2-3) at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema...
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