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Articles from June 2014

Brisbane Film Festival and APSAs Embrace
Inaugural Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival will, in part, serve as the judging platform for the eighth APSAs.The first Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) will have its opening night on Nov 29 and will, in part, serve as the judging platform...
Castles in the Sky
Dir: Gillies MacKinnon. UK. 2014. 89minsAn engaging and illuminating biopic about Scottish engineer Robert Watson Watt, credited with inventing and developing the new fangled radar system that helped defend the British Isles from the Luftwaffe during...
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Having starred in films like Jack Reacher and Lee Daniels' The Butler, UK-born David Oyelowo talks to Elbert Wyche about his lead role in Nightingale, which premiered at the LA Film Festival in June.Elliott Lester directed from Frederick Mensch's Black...
Double Negative Exec Talks Post-Merger Expansion
Prime Focus World makes "significant valuation" for the UK VFX house.Alex Hope, Managing Director of Double Negative says the facility will expand into India, China and Canada following the merger with Prime Focus World, which is expected to close next...
Hide and Seek
Dir: Joanna Coates. UK. 2014. 80minsThere are some interesting ideas in Joanna Coates debut film Hide And Seek, which tracks a quartet of young folk who decide to head off to the remote countryside and design a new concept for their lives, involving...
Honeymoon
Dir: Leigh Janiak. US. 2013. 87minsThe more explicit it is, the less compelling it becomes but until the final stretch, Honeymoon is an effectively staged, low-tech exercise in escalating unease. Strong central performances from Rose Leslie and Harry...
Music Box Acquires Fabrice Du Welz's Alleluia
Tale of real-life 1940s serial killers and lovers premiered at Cannes Critics' Week. US distributor Music Box has acquired Fabrice du Welz' serial killer thriller Alleluia which premiered to critical acclaim at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight in May.Paris-based...
Pinewood Posts Strong Year
Revenue, profit surge as demand at "unprecedented level".Pinewood Shepperton's audited results for the year ended 31 March 2014 reveal a surge in revenue and pre-tax profit off the back of busy film and TV bookings and healthy media engagements at the...
Russian 'Leaders' Pitch Projects to RCF
31 projects were presented by nine Russian production houses at a pitching to the Russian Cinema Fund.Russia's answer to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity and an updated, Russian-set adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost were among the 31 film projects...
Screen Awards Unveils Expert Jury
Jurors include Phil Clapp of CEA, Lee Magiday of Element Pictures, Lucas Webb of Working Title, Kate Muir of The Times and Jamie Schwartz of The Weinstein Company.Screen International is proud to unveil the esteemed jurors for the 2014 Screen Awards.The...
Screen Leaders Programme Welcomes 8 Companies
Creatives and executives from Egg Post Production, New European Sales, Fantastic Films, Beo Post-Production, Wildcard Distribution, Juris Podnieks Studio, Paul Ellis Productions and Warnier Posta will participate in this year's Screen Leaders programme.The...
Welcome to New York to Close Fantasia
Abel Ferrara's controversial DSK feature to receive North American premiere at the genre festival, which has announced its second wave of programming.Welcome to New York will receive its North American premiere as the closing film of this year's Fantasia...
We'll Never Have Paris
Dirs: Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne. US. 2014. 91minsAutobiographical romantic follies are reduced to glib, sitcom-style farce in We'll Never Have Paris, a charmless venture from husband and wife Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne. Helberg's Big Bang Theory...
White Shadow Wins at EEFF
East End Film Festival has unveiled its 2014 award winners, bringing 13th edition to a close.White Shadow has won the Best Feature award at this year's East End Film Festival (EEFF).Noaz Deshe's debut feature is set in Tanzania and, focusing on a young...
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