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Articles from January 2017

'Daphne': Rotterdam Review
Dir: Peter Mackie Burns. UK, 2017, 87 minsLondon drama Daphne is one of those films so tightly focused on its central performance that its impact will very much depend on your attitude to the screen presence of lead player Emily Beecham. Indeed, this...
Emma Stone, Denzel Washington in SAG Wins
Emma Stone star has been head-to-head with Isabelle Huppert in recent contests and took a big stride towards the Oscar at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.Meanwhile Fences star Denzel Washington delivered something of an upset...
IFFR: Details for Ivan Tverdovsky's 'Jumpman' and Sci-Fi 'The Draft' Revealed
Russian producer Mila Rozanova of New People Film Company has revealed further details of Ivan Tverdovsky's new project Jumpman (which has been selected both for CineMart and for the Berlinale Coproduction Market next month as part of the Rotterdam Berlinale...
IFFR: Dutch Box Office Up in 2016 but Local Films Underperformed
Doreen Boonekamp, CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund, has expressed her confidence that Dutch films can recapture the local market share they lost last year.Dutch films performed markedly less well in 2016 than they did the year before. They had a 12.3%...
IFFR: Hubert Bals Fund Restructures
The Hubert Bals Fund has undergone a makeover. The Fund, founded in 1988 to support filmmakers from developing countries and one of the core parts of International Film Festival Rotterdam, has restructured.As Iwana Chronis (soon to leave her position...
IFFR: Industry Veterans Debate Importance of Sales Agents
The requirement of a sales agent was hotly debated at International Film Festival Rotterdam today (Jan 29) during a panel about how filmmakers can make the most of film festivals.Speakers included industry veterans Frederic Boyer (artistic director,...
IFFR Tiger Directors: Niles Atallah, 'Rey'
Film from Chilean filmmaker takes an unusual look at the life of Orélie-Antoine de Tounens.Rey is the second film from Niles Atallah, who lives and works in Santiago, Chile and holds duel US-Chilean citizenship.The film, produced by Diluvio in Chile...
IFFR: UK Re-Joining Eurimages Is "Wishful Thinking" Says Roberto Olla
Roberto Olla (pictured), the head of European co-production fund Eurimages, has said that the UK's rumoured re-joining of the fund following last year's Brexit vote is unlikely to happen any time soon.Speaking to Screen, Olla said that he believed the...
Iran's Asghar Farhadi to Boycott Oscars over Trump Visa Ban
Asghar Farhadi told The New York Times on Sunday he will not attend the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 26 in protest over "unjust conditions" imposed by US President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration.In a statement Farhadi,...
'La la Land', 'Hidden Figures' Cross $100M (Update)
Hidden Figures in third stands at $104m after six sessions through Fox and Saturday night's PGA Awards winner La La Land in fifth climbed to $106.7m through Lionsgate after eight.Amazon Studios' foreign-language Oscar nominee The Salesman opened through...
'La la Land' Wins PGA 2017 Award
Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt performed what looked very much like a rehearsal for another awards show at Saturday's 28th annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills.The La La Land producers beat out a strong field that included Arrival,...
Sundance: 'I Don’t Feel at Home', 'Dina' among 2017 Prize Winners
In the grand jury prizes, Macon Blair's I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore claimed the US dramatic award and Dina by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini won U.S. documentary.Tarik Saleh's The Nile Hilton Incident won world dramatic and Last Men In...
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