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Articles from July 2014

AMPAS Board Elects Governors
Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences board.The first-time governors are: Kate Amend, documentary branch; Daniel R Fellman, executives branch; Albert Berger, producers branch; Bob Rogers, short...
Beyond Blue Sky
Ritesh Batra, Talya Lavie and Nora Martirosyan are among the 13 filmmakers due to pitch their Jerusalem International Film Lab projects [July 10]. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the push to develop real-world projects.When Indian director Ritesh Batra...
BFI, ICO Launch Exhibition Training Scheme
The initiative aims to provide bespoke technical advice for independent exhibitors across all nine of the BFI's Audience Network Hub areas.The Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience Network have launched a UK-wide 'Technical Skills for Digital...
Busan Unveils Film Academy Fellows
24 participants have been selected for the 10th Asian Film Academy, which will have Hungarian director Bela Tarr as its dean.In Korea, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced its selection of 24 fellows for the 10th Asian Film Academy...
Feeding the Industry
After a thrilling year at Cannes for Israeli films, Katriel Schory, head of Israel Film Fund, talks to Edna Fainaru about the new, invigorated mood among the country's film-makersSix Israeli feature films and one Cinefondation short were showcased at...
Fox, A Company to Release Corrections Class
The two distributors will jointly release Ivan Tverdovsky's Corrections Class in a groundbreaking move.Ivan Tverdovsky,'s Corrections Class, which won the "East Of The West Competition" at Karlovy Vary earlier this month, is to be jointly released in...
Fox Crosses $3Bn at Global BO
Fox reached the milestone on July 15, one day before it became the first studio of the year to reach $2bn at the international box office. The studio crossed $1bn in North America on July 13.Powering the feat was a cross-divisional performance led by...
International Partners for Dovzhenko Biopic
Konstantin Konovalov's Odessa-set biopic about the Soviet film director Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Oleksandr Dovzhenko.Odessa-Debut, has already found co-producers in Finland and Argentina.After first being pitched by Konovalov and his producer Volodymyr Filippov...
Lia Van Leer
Lia van Leer, the very life and soul of the Israeli film industry, talks to Edna Fainaru about forging her own path, building the national film archive and launching Jerusalem Film Festival"For many years, they used to say in Cannes that when I go to...
Magic in the Moonlight
Dir/scr: Woody Allen. US. 2014. 97minsThe rational and the inexplicable duke it out in Allen's latest rom-com. In the prolific director's film sphere, whether it is located on Manhattan's Upper West Side or in a Europe like the one here on a strangely...
Making the Short List
This year's Jerusalem Film Festival hosts a bumper crop of shorts from across Israel's film schools and industry. The 31st Jerusalem Film Festival is playing host to more short films than ever before, after a record number of submissions. This year,...
Mamoru Oshii Honoured at Fantasia
Japanese film-maker receives Lifetime Achievement award on opening night of genre festival in Montreal.Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival got off to a winning start last night [July 17] as Mamoru Oshii received a Lifetime Achievement award.The...
Netflix, Disney in Canada Pay-TV Pact
Netflix has struck a multi-year licensing deal with The Walt Disney Studios making it the exclusive Canadian subscription TV service for first-run Disney live-action and animated features.Under the deal that starts with 2015 theatrical releases, films...
Pride of Place
Jerusalem Film Fund is an additional source of funding for local and international projects - as long as film-makers shoot Jerusalem for Jerusalem. Edna Fainaru reports.For the first 60 years of the State of Israel, Jerusalem figured in only 30 of the...
San Sebastian Reveals Culinary Titles
The programme is made up of seven features and four shorts; Tokyo Gohan Film Festival to present one of the films with a special prize.The fourth edition of San Sebastian's "Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy" section - a collaboration with the Berlin...
Sold Wins London Indian Film Festival
The festival's Short Film Competition winner was Shubhashish Bhutiani's Kush.Jeffrey D Brown's child trafficking drama Sold, starring Gillian Anderson, has won the London Indian Film Festival's Pure Heaven audience award.The film, which centres around...
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