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Articles from April 2016

'Batman V Superman' Edges out 'My Beloved Bodyguard' in China
It was a tight race at the Chinese box office between Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and new Chinese action-drama The Bodyguard.Warner Bros' latest superhero film retained the box office crown for the second week, pulling in $27.59m from the period...
Ben Rivers Wins the Second EYE Art & Film Prize
Ben Rivers has been named as the second winner of the EYE Art & Film Prize at a ceremony in Amsterdam's EYE FilmmuseumThe London-based artist and filmmaker, whose work includes A Spell to Ward Offthe Darkness, received the $35,000 (£25,000) prize...
BFI Film Academy to Receive $1.4M Funding Boost
The UK's Department for Education has announced it will invest $1.4m (£1m) of funding to support the BFI Film Academy in 2016-17.The boost is on top of the $5.6m (£4m) the DFE has invested in the Academy's residential and regional programmes since 2012.The...
'Broken Circle Breakdown' Star Veerle Baetens to Direct 'The Melting'
Veerle Baetens, voted European actress of the Year in 2013 for her role in The Broken Circle Breakdown, is to make her directorial debut with the big-screen adaptation of Lize Spit's debut novel The Melting (Het smelt).The revenge drama reunites Baetens...
Daniel Battsek to Succeed David Kosse as Film4 Boss
Cohen Media Group president Daniel Battsek is to take the reins at Film4 as its new director, UK broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed.As previously revealed by Screen, the former Miramax Films president emerged as the clear favourite for the job following...
Edgar Ramirez, IFF Panama
The Venezuelan star dropped into IFF Panama to promote longtime friend Lorenzo Vigas' Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar (Desde Alla) ahead of Friday night's screening at the festival.Ramirez served as executive producer on the gay drama and also talks...
Industry Reaction: Daniel Battsek to Head Film4
Daniel Battsek's appointment as director of Film4 has been greeted warmly by leading industry figures."I think Daniel will be great. He is a very experienced executive. He knows the UK very well. He knows the US very well. He knows the international...
'Julieta': Review
Dir/scr. Pedro Almodovar. Spain, 2016, 96 mins.Pedro Almodovar's 20th feature is an anxious, tantalising creature which returns the Spanish director to the exclusive world of women he last visited in 2006's Oscar-winning Volver. Full of hints and omens,...
Pituka Ortega Heilbron, IFF Panama
On the eve of the fifth International Film Festival Of Panama, the festival director and film-maker talks about how the event is evolving into a central American and Caribbean hub.Backed by the government, private sector and donors, IFF Panama runs from...
Pituka Ortega Heilbron, 'La Ruta'
The director of IFF Panama discusses her eye-opening documentary about the country's public transportation system.Despite a pledge by the former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to upgrade the country's network, it remains oversubscribed and prone...
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