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Articles from October 2014

Abu Dhabi Honours Best Short, Emirates Films
Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces winners of Emirates Film Competition and International Short Film CompetitionScroll down for full list of winnersAbu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled the winners of the Emirates Film Competition and the International...
America Comes to Poland
American films show audiences a different side of The States at fifth American Film Festival (Oct 21-26) in Wroclaw, Poland.When you walk through the streets of Wroclaw, Poland, you see the impact American culture has in European countries. You look...
Camerimage Unveils Competition Line-Up, Juries
Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.Alejandro G Inárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov...
Charlie Hunnam Joins Thai Boxing Thriller
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell Jean-Stephane Sauvaire's Thai boxing prison thriller A Prayer Before Dawn at AFM.Charlie Hunnam is attached to star in true-life Thai kick-boxing prison thriller A Prayer Before Dawn, directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (Johnny...
Heaven Knows What Takes Top Tokyo Prize
Audience Award won by Pale Moon with the film's Rie Miyazawa named best actress.The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) wrapped tonight with Josh and Benny Safdie's US-France co-production Heaven Knows What winning the Tokyo Grand Prix. The...
Hockney
Dir: Randall Wright. UK-US. 2014. 113minsA life, work and spirited personality of acclaimed British artist David Hockney is wonderfully illustrated in Randall Wright's absorbing documentary Hockney, which offers up an intimate and insightful delve into...
Hot Projects on Screenbase
New films on Screenbase this week include sci-fi film The Call Up, Talulah Riley's Scottish Mussel, and iFeatures' Spaceship.UK action sci-fi The Call Up is set to begin shooting Nov 10 in Birmingham, UK.The Charles Barker film follows a group of online...
Keri Collins Wins Welsh Bafta Breakthrough Award
Screen Star of Tomorrow awarded at British Academy Cymru Awards.Screen International 2014 Star of Tomorrow Keri Collins won the Breakthrough Award for his film Convenience at the 23rd British Academy Cymru Awards held on Oct 26.Convenience, a crime comedy...
Leviathan Wins in Abu Dhabi
Other double winners include Theeb, Sivas and In Her Place.Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan followed up its recent victory at the London Film Festival by winning the Black Pearl Award at the 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival.As well as claiming the festival's...
Miracle: Devil Claus' Love and Magic
Dir: Isshin Inudo. Japan. 2014. 115minsThe rather clumsily titled Miracle: Devil Claus' Love And Magic (Miracle Debikuro kun no Koi to Mahou) is a slushy and mushy bit of Christmas romantic fantasy, set to open in Japan on November 22 and likely to click...
Puttnam Says Attenborough Was 'Force of Nature'
Lord Puttnam, speaking at a Film Distributors' Association event in London yesterday, paid tribute to his late friend and colleague Richard Attenborough [pictured].Puttnam said:As this is the first time I've spoken in public since Richard Attenborough...
Puttnam Warns about European Copyright Policy Changes
In a speech at a Film Distributors' Association event yesterday, Lord Puttnam addressed "the very latest developments in Europe, which I believe present opportunities and challenges for us all."He said:Only last week, the European Parliament ratified...
QED to Sell Magic City Feature
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch will star in the adaptation that QED will introduce at AFM.Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac and Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation will produce...
Rob Zombie Horror Heads to Production
Halloween-set horror 31 AFM-bound with Protagonist.Ahead of the AFM Protagonist Pictures has boarded sales on the latest film from cult horror icon Rob Zombie.Halloween-set 31, which recently completed a 90-day crowd-funding campaign, follows five carnival...
Son of A Gun
Dir/scr: Julius Avery. Australia. 2014. 108minsA bushy-bearded Ewan McGregor makes for a charismatically dominant lead as a gnarly master thief who takes a young would-be criminal under his wing in writer/director Julius Avery's nicely staged Australian...
UK Film Distributors Launch First Internship Scheme
FDA and Creative Skillset also launch comprehensive training programme for distribution sector.Lord Puttnam, President of Film Distributors' Association (FDA), yesterday launched the UK film distribution sector's first co-ordinated internship programme.At...
Vertigo Takes Moomins for UK
EXCLUSIVE: Indie Sales handles rights to Moomins On The Riviera; UK release planned for May 2015.Vertigo has acquired UK rights to Moomins On The Riviera from Paris-based sales company Indie Sales.The hand-drawn 2D animation feature, directed by Xavier...
Wild Bunch to Launch Pan-European Digital Distribution
First title destined for e-distribution slate is Eli Roth's The Green Inferno. Company will be on hunt for suitable titles at the AFM.Following the success of its VOD-only release of Welcome to New York earlier this year, Wild Bunch is poised to launch...
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