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Articles from January 30

Berlin Film Festival Sets First Prison Screening
Berlin follows in the footsteps of Oldenburg and Tribeca.The Silent RevolutionThe Berlin Film Festival (February 15 - 24) will screen a film in a local prison for the first time this year.The festival’s local outreach strand Berlinale Goes Kiez, which...
Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Leads $5.4Bn Investment in Wanda's Property Arm
The deal enables minority shareholders in Wanda’s commercial property arm, which delisted from the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2016, to offload their shares.Chinese tech giant Tencent is heading a group of investors who are paying $5.4bn to acquire a...
Doc & Film Boards Adina Pintilie's Berlin Competition Title 'Touch Me Not' (Exclusive)
Films features ensemble cast that mixes actors and non-professionals - including Laura Benson, Tomas Lemarquis and Irmena Chichikova.‘Touch Me Not’Paris-based Doc & Film International has boarded world sales on Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s...
Michael Haneke to Create First TV Project
‘After ten TV-movies and twelve films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once.’Michael HanekeMultiple Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke is lining up his first TV series, partnering with FremantleMedia’s UFA Fiction on the 10-part drama Kelvin’s Book.The...
Orwa Nyrabia Appointed New Artistic Director of IDFA (Exclusive)
Syrian filmmaker signs four-year contract with Dutch documentary festival.Orwa NyrabiaSyrian documentary maker Orwa Nyrabia has been appointed on a four-year contract as the new artistic director of International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. His appointment...
Picture Tree Reveals EFM Trailers, Promotes Yuanyuan Rothbauer (Exclusive)
International trailers revealed for Hot Dog, Fack Ju Goethe 3, Dark Almost Night.Hot DogGerman sales outfit Picture Tree International has revealed key international marketing material for titles including German box office smash Fack ju Göhte 3 (aka...
'Piercing': Rotterdam Review
Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott star in this great, if grisly, genre outing from Nicolas PesceDir: Nicolas Pesce. US. 2018. 81 minsCrackling with cruelty, the sophomore film from Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother) is a psycho-sexual horror show...
Pink Parrot Media Sales Agency Launches with Family Focus (Exclusive)
Sales agency will focus on CGI animated features, animation TV series, live action family features and live action family series.In the run-up to the EFM next month, Marie Claude Beauchamp (pictured) has launched sales agency Pink Parrot Media to focus...
Rotterdam Conference Suggests Film Festival Code of Conduct for Diversity
Other ideas include government-subsidised tickets for youngsters and an ‘online film festival’.Four working groups at Rotterdam’s Reality Check conference came up with a list of actions that can improve content and audience diversity and engagement.The...
Sky Calls for Lower-Budget 'Made in Britain' Dramas
Sky head of drama Anne Mensah said that the broadcaster was looking to develop smaller-budget, “more heartfelt” shows that “tap into British values”.‘Save Me’Sky is calling for contemporary shows that it will badge internally as ‘Made in Britain’ (reports...
Sundance Director of Programming Trevor Groth Joins 30WEST
Festival director John Cooper salutes ‘bright mind and instinctual understanding of our filmmaker community.’30WEST has scored a coup and hired longtime independent film champion and Sundance Film Festival director of programming Trevor Groth, who will...
'The Return': Goteborg Review
Malene Choi plays with fact and fiction in this arresting portrait of adoptees who return to South KoreaDir. Malene Choi. Denmark/South Korea. 2018. 87 min.Pushing fact and fiction to the point where one is unsure just what is scripted and what, for...
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