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Articles from April 2013

CPH PIX Kicks off with Northwest; Munk Wins Nordisk Prize
Copenhagen festival will screen 160 features.Danish director Michael Noer's award-winning gangster movie, Northwest (Nordvest), was last night (Apr 10) the first local feature to open the CPH PIX Copenhagen International Film Festival, which runs through...
First Thai Destination Fest Wraps
The inaugural Thailand International Film Destination Festival (TIFDF) wrapped yesterday with organiser Thailand Film Office calling it a success with hopes to continue in future.The festival, which aimed to promote Thailand as a place for international...
Gulf Film Festival to Feature 78 World Premieres
Sixth edition opens today [April 11] with Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda.With its largest lineup to date, the Gulf Film Festival (GFF) kicks off today [April 11] with Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda, with the writer-director among those in attendance.This year's...
Memento Takes on Sales of SXSW Hit Short Term 12
EXCLUSIVE: Destin Cretton's award-winning picture stars Brie Larson as a care-worker in a foster care facility.Paris-based Memento Films International (MFI) has acquired international rights for Destin Cretton's award-winning feature Short Term 12 set...
MIPTV Roundup: Jimmy McGovern, Ian McKellen and More
New dramas about 18th century Australia and first World War planned; McKellen's Vicious gets Christmas special; Simon Beaufoy adapts spy series.Jimmy McGovern and Tony Jordan pen BBC dramas (full story here)New dramas from signature writers Jimmy McGovern...
Our Children Wins at Athens Francophone Festival
Festival guests include Alexandre Desplat and Carole Bouquet.Joachim Lafosse's Our Children (A Perdre la Raison), a production of Belgium-Luxemburg-France-Switzerland, was awarded best film at the 14th Athens Francophone Film Festival (April 4-14).This...
Shine Closes in on Big Talk Deal
News Corp-owned Shine Group is in advanced negotiations to acquire scripted indie Big Talk Productions.The producer of Rev, Friday Night Dinner and Youngers [pictured] has been weighing up its options for several months. Big Talk joint chief executive...
Tax Breaks Dominate MIPTV Talks
It was equal parts sunshine and rain in Cannes for MipTV, which summed up perfectly the mood of the market.While business was booming in some areas, particularly drama, the market felt quiet overall.One of the biggest talking points was the forthcoming...
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