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Articles from February 2015

Alex Gibney, Going Clear
Alex Gibney's recent Sundance documentary Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief was the talk of Park City and has arrived in Berlin.International sales agent Content Media is screening the film on February 5 at 3.15pm at CineStar 6 and February...
Berlin 2015: A Window on EFM
After a relatively low-key 2014, will this year's European Film Market spark some life back into the independent sector? Jeremy Kay looks at the prospects for deal-making in Berlin.After a grand slam of mostly subdued market activity in Berlin, Cannes,...
Berlin 2015: Berlinale Special
Screen previews the Berlinale's premieres in this year's Berlinale Special section.Breathe Umphefumlo (S Afr)Dir Mark Dornford-MayDornford-May won the 2005 Golden Bear for U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, a South African operatic version of Carmen. His new film...
Berlin 2015: Competition
Screen previews the Berlinale's world premieres in Competition.13 Minutes (Ger)Out of competitionDir Oliver HirschbiegelA decade after Downfall, Germany's Hirschbiegel (Diana) returns to the Second World War with 13 Minutes (Elser), the story of Georg...
Berlin 2015: Panorama
Screen previews the Berlinale's premieres in this year's Panorama section.54: The Director's Cut (US)Dir Mark ChristopherNearly 17 years after it was released by Miramax, Christopher has recut his disco-era story set against the backdrop of the Studio...
Berlin 2015: Panorama Dokumente
Screen previews the Berlinale's premieres in this year's Panorama Dokumente section.B-Movie: Lust & Sound In West Berlin (Ger)Dirs Jörg A Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko LangeUsing mostly unseen TV and film footage along with original interviews, B-Movie...
Berlin 2015: The Coolest Premieres
Screen previews the Berlinale's world premieres in this year's Competition, Panorama and Berlinale Special sections.Click the sections below to browse the titles...COMPETITIONBERLINALE SPECIALPANORAMAPANORAMA DOKUMENTESundance might get the party started...
Broadcast Blues
The Berlinale's European Film Market kicks off the year's dealmaking for the European film industry in earnest.In his business preview, Screen's US editor Jeremy Kay notes how platforms such as Netflix might complicate the market.But there's more to...
Cinema Paradiso, Persepolis Directors Join Berlin, I Love You
Directors of Oh Boy, Persepolis and Cinema Paradiso among those to join omnibus film; Ai Weiwei shooting remotely this weekend from Beijing.Jan Ole Gerster (Oh Boy), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Pardiso) and Oren Moverman...
Doha Film Institute to Fund 21 Projects
Filmmakers from 24 countries, including the US and Italy, to receive fundingThe Doha Film Institute has announced recipients of the autumn 2014 session of its grants programme. The announcement has come just ahead of the Berlinale (Feb 5-15) where four...
EFM: Dogwoof Scores Dior and I Sales
The fashion house documentary has been snapped up in Russia, Iraly and Benelux among other territories.UK outfit Dogwoof has revealed a string of international sales deals for Dior and I by Frederic Tcheng, the co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye...
EFM: German Sales Outfit Launches in Berlin
Berlinale serves as launchpad for new German sales outfit Pluto Film.Torsten Frehse of German distributor Neue Visionen Filmverleih and producer Heino Deckert of ma.ja.de Filmproduktion have joined forces to launch the Berlin-based world sales and festival...
EFM: Hawke, Hader Join Maggie's Plan
In the run-up to the EFM in Berlin, Protagonist Pictures announced final casting on Rebecca Miller comedy Maggie's Plan.Boyhood star Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Travis Fimmel ('Vikings')have joined Greta...
Fortitude International: Plans for Year Two
The co-founders of Fortitude International, Nadine de Barros, Daniel Wagner and Robert Ogden Barnum, tell Jeremy Kay about their plans for year twoOne year after their first public outing as business partners, Fortitude International's trio of co-founders...
HAF 2015 Line-Up Includes Chang, Bober, Kawase Projects
Terence Chang, Philippe Bober and Naomi Kawase are among the producers of the 30 projects selected for this year's Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF, March 23-25).Bober, one of the Europe's most respected producers and distributors, is teaming...
Hobbit Holds off Running Man in China
CHINA BOX OFFICE: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies held on to the top spot at the China box office for the week Jan 26-Feb 1, grossing $42.84m, although reality show spin-off Running Man put up a fight with $37.05m over its opening weekend.The...
Indie Cinema: The Big Squeeze
With theatrical space for independent cinema being squeezed it is important to consider the complex process of interaction that leads to a cinemagoer buying a ticket, says Jonathan OlsbergThis month, the Berlin Film Festival will celebrate the very best...
Mark Foster, Arts Alliance
Arts Alliance CEO Mark Foster talks to Andreas Wiseman about the company's diverse arts event cinema offerings, from opera to a One Direction concert filmWithout a doubt, 2014 was a boom year for event cinema and UK distributor and marketing specialists...
McFarland, USA
Dir: Niki Caro. US. 2014. 129minsWell-meaning, emotional and lacking in any surprise, McFarland, USA demonstrates all the easy pleasures and lagging limitations of the feel-good, inspirational sports drama based on a true story. This smooth-running,...
Mumbai Fest Sets Dates, New Director
The Mumbai Film Festival has confirmed that Anupama Chopra is taking over as festival director starting with this year's edition (Oct 29-Nov 5) while filmmaker Kiran Rao will head the board of trustees.Organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image...
My Skinny Sister
Dir: Sanna Lenken. Sweden-Germany. 2015. 95minsMy Skinny Sister is an involving first feature from Swedish director Sanna Lenken, who has a personal history with the eating disorders her film chronicles. There's an undeniable ring of authenticity to...
Screen Appoints Fionnuala Halligan Reviews Editor
Screen International has appointed Fionnuala Halligan as chief film critic and reviews editor.Halligan has more than 20 years experience as a film writer and critic and has a long-standing association with Screen.Her work at the publication dates back...
Spain: Battle for the Box Office
Spain has seen a box-office boom in 2014 but admissions were driven by discount ticket schemes. Distributors and exhibitors are looking for new solutions, Juan Sarda reports.At a time when admissions in many major European territories are on a downward...
Spain: Hot Projects
A preview of some of the most-anticipated Spanish productions and co-productions of the year, from big-budget English-language dramas to Pedro Almodovar's next women-centric tale. By Juan Sarda.A Monster CallsDir JA BayonaAfter his international hit...
Spain: Overview - a Torrid Affair
Why are some Spanish producers struggling when home-grown titles are enjoying unprecedented success at the local box office, asks Juan Sarda.The headlines cheer a record-breaking year for local films at the Spanish box office in 2014: two titles, culture-clash...
Swedish Admissions Down 2%
Swedish cinemas registered a total of 16.3 million admissions last year, down 2% on 2013 - but the 25.1% local market share was the highest since 2009.Scroll down for Sweden's top 10 of 2014Gross box office receipts exceeded $200m (SEK 1.6bn), which...
Two New Funds for Scotland's Screen Sector
Extra £3m to provide financial supports for Scottish film, animation and high-end TV production and to support skills development.Two new funds have been launched to support Scotland's screen sector.A £2m Tax Credit Loan Fund will provide a loan facility...
UK Film Enjoys Record 2014
BFI figures show that there was a 35% increase in film production in the UK during 2014 with a total spend of £1.471bn, the highest recorded figure ever.Film production in the UK hit a record high in 2014.According to independent figures released by...
Walter Murch to Receive Locarno Honour
Triple Oscar-winner to be honoured with the Vision Award.The 68th Locarno Film Festival (Aug 5-15) is to give its Vision Award - Nescens to award-winning editor and sound designer Walter Murch. The award has previously been given to special effects wizard...
Warner Bros Launches Second Creative Talent
Scholars will take part in the programme which supports the next generation of UK creative industries talent.Following a successful first year, Warner Bros Creative Talent has launched its second season.The 12 scholars selected to take part will be provided...
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Bert is one half of the UK-based directing duo Bert & Bertie, who recently participated in the Fox Directors Initiative.There is currently no shortage of articles being published about the 'Struggle of the Female Director' or 'Sexism in Hollywood',...
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Dir: Liz Garbus. US. 2015. 102minsServing as a handy (albeit simplistic) overview of one of the 20th century's greatest singers, the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? does its best to suggest what made Nina Simone such an important cultural and...
Youku Tudou Unveils Film Slate
Film arm Heyi Pictures to co-produce six projects in 2015.Heyi Pictures, the film arm of Chinese online video giant Youku Tudou, has unveiled a slate of six movie projects that it will co-produce in 2015.Most of the projects are genre films based on...
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