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Articles from July 2016

CTBF Launches Comedy Writing Award with Big Talk, LOCO
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) has launched a comedy writing initiative in partnership with LOCO London Comedy Film Festival and Big Talk Productions (Shaun Of The Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs The World).Titled the Betty Box and Peter Rogers...
Female Directors Sweep East End Film Festival Awards
Female filmmakers have swept the awards at the 15th East End Film Festival (June 23 - July 3) for the first time.The films, which also each focus on a female protagonist, include As I Open My Eyes, Sonita, Adult Life Skills and The Third Dad."It's fantastic...
'Gomorra' Producer Cattleya Adds International Executive
Former Cinecittà Studios executive Cristina Giubbetti has been appointed by Gomorrah - La Serie producer Cattleya to lead a department dedicated to attracting, servicing, and potentially partnering with, international productions looking to shoot in...
iFeatures Unveils 2016 Projects
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST OF PROJECTSUK film-making initiative iFeatures has revealed the teams and projects that will make up its fourth development slate.Twelve teams and projects have been selected, of which three will be greenlit for production in...
'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates': Review
Dir: Jake Szymanski. US. 2016. 98minsDesperately striving for the raucous, R-rated irreverence of Wedding Crashers, Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates expends a lot of energy trying to convince viewers of its edgy, outrageous impertinence. Alas, there's...
Sam Raimi, Mel Gibson, Pascal Chaumeil Titles Head to Fantasia
The Fantasia International Film Festival's (July 14 - August 3) 20th edition will close with Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe and Jean-Francois Richet's Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson.In Don't Breathe, three friends break into the house of a wealthy blind...
Serbian Dark Comedy 'Requiem for Mrs J' Wins Karlovy Vary Works in Progress Prize
Bojan Vuletic has won the Karlovy Vary Works In Progress award for his dark comedy Requiem For Mrs J.The award is worth euro100,000 and combines post-production services in the Czech based UPP and Soundsquare as well as a cash award from Barrandov Studio...
SOFA Takes on Eight Participants for Fourth Edition
The School of Film Agents (SOFA) has revealed the projects that will take part in its fourth edition in Wroclaw - this year's European Capital of Culture - from Aug 19-28.Created by Nikolaj Nikitin, SOFA is a training programme focused on cultural managers...
Sundance Next Fest Unveils Line-Up
Sundance prize-winner Morris from America and five other features from this year's Sundance festival have been set to screen in Sundance Next Fest, which runs August 12-14 in Los Angeles.The features will be getting their Los Angeles premieres at the...
'Tangerines' Director Reveals Details of Follow-Up 'The Monk'
Zaza Urushadze has begun production on The Monk, marking the Georgian director's first feature since Tangerines secured a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar in 2015.Speaking to Screen about the new film, Urushadze said: ""Everyone...
'The Teacher': Karlovy Vary Review
Dir. Jan Hrebejk. Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2016. 103 min.A surefire crowd pleaser, at the very least in Central European territories which will easily recognise and identify with the story, Jan Hrebejk's The Teacher could easily break through...
'Truman' Sells to FilmRise for US
New York-based distributor FilmRise has acquired US distribution rights to Spanish-Argentine comedy drama Truman, winner of five major prizes, including best film, at this year's Goya awards.FilmRise plans a release in select US theatres in winter 2017.Directed...
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