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Articles from December 11

BFI Announces Partner for £1M-per-Year Documentary Fund
Organisation, formerly known as BRITDOC, will help deliver National Lottery funding to UK filmmakers.The BFI has announced that Doc Society are the delivery partner for its Documentary Fund, which will award up to £1m of National Lottery money a year...
'Burnout': Dubai Review
Three story strands interweave against the backdrop of contemporary Morocco.BurnoutDir/scr: Nour-Eddine Lakhmari. Mor-Nor. 2017. 113minsA glossy and at times vibrant delve into the contradictory nature of contemporary Moroccan culture, especially when...
'Cactus Flower': Dubai Review
Two Egyptian women find themselves thrown out onto the busy streets of Cairo.Cactus FlowerDir/scr: Hala Elkoussy. Egt-UAE-Nor-Qtr. 2017. 104minsAs two very different Egyptian women find themselves thrown out of their apartment block onto the busy streets...
'Camera': Dubai Review
A video camera found deep in the desert reveals the truth behind a series of mysterious deaths.CameraDir-scr: Abdullah Al Junaibi. UAE. 2017. 74minsViolent Emirati genre films tend to be thin on the ground and while Abdullah Al Junaibi’s debut feature...
Can Palestine Ever Create Its Own Film Industry?
Melanie Goodfellow looks at the impact of several new initiatives that aim to get a better deal for Palestinian filmmakers scattered around the worldWajibPalestinian filmmakers are out in force at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) this year led...
China Box Office: 'Coco' Top Again Ahead of 'Paddington 2'
Pixar animation passes $100m in territory; Paddington 2 already ahead of first film.‘Coco’Animations continued to enchant the Chinese audiences in the week of Dec 4-10, with Coco on top again and Paddington 2 in tow. Disney-Pixar’s Coco maintained well...
Christopher Nolan Explains Why 'Dunkirk' Was a Gamble That Required a "Leap of Faith"
Dunkirk could be the film that finally earns Christopher Nolan an Oscar nomination for directing.Christopher Nolan would be the first name on many studio heads’ director wish-lists. From the streets of Gotham City to the far reaches of space, Nolan doesn’t...
Christopher Plummer Earns Golden Globe Nod after Replacing Kevin Spacey
Actor stepped in at the last minute on All The Money In The World.Christopher Plummer and Kevin Spacey in ‘All The Money In The World’Christopher Plummer earned a best supporting actor Golden Globe nomination for his work on Ridley Scott’s All The Money...
Dubai 2017: Screen's Dailies
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.Click on the pages below to browse the digital editions…Screen Dubai 2017 day 5Screen Dubai 2017 day 4Screen Dubai 2017 day 3Screen Dubai 2017 day 2Screen Dubai...
Dubai Film Festival One on One: Dipesh Jain Talks 'In the Shadows'
Dipesh Jain talks to Liz Shackleton about shooting In The Shadows in the walled city of Old Delhi.In The ShadowsLos Angeles-based filmmaker Dipesh Jain has made his feature debut with psychological drama In The Shadows, starring some of the biggest names...
Dubai Film Festival One on One: Lynne Ramsay Talks 'You Were Never Really Here'
UK writer-director Lynne Ramsay tells Kaleem Aftab about why her first film for six years subverts audience expectations.You Were Never Really Here“I guess this film is about white men in power that are beyond reproach,” says Lynne Ramsay of her adaptation...
Dubai Film Festival One on One: Morgan Spurlock Talks 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!'
The US filmmaker talks to Kaleem Aftab about how the food industry reacted to his award-winning doc Super Size Me.Supersize Me 2: Holy ChickenSuper Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! sees Morgan Spurlock return to fast food restaurants. This time he’s not eating...
Dubai Film Festival One on One: Yaser Al Neyadi Talks 'The Watermelon Club'
Emirati filmmaker talks to William Mullally about shooting on a micro-budget.The Watermelon ClubIn his years as a filmmaker, Yaser Al Neyadi has developed a penchant for the bizarre. In his 2016 short film Shrimp, which competed for the Dubai International...
Golden Globe Nominations 2018: Eight Snubs and Surprises
Darkest Hour, Phantom Thread and women directors missed out this year.Greta Gerwig, BPM, Phantom ThreadThe morning announcement by the Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA) brought a number of surprises and omissions. While some of those that missed out may...
Golden Globes 2018: Full List of Nominations
75th Annual Golden Globe Awards to air on January 7, 2018.The nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced today (Dec 11) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The Shape Of Water is the film to beat after earning seven nominations,...
Kate Winslet to Be Honoured at London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Actress will receive The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.Kate WinsletKate Winslet is set to be honoured at next month’s London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.She will receive the award at the...
Macao Forum: Chinese Audiences Keen to Watch More Indie Films
At the Industry Forum at IFFAM, experts looked at the threat from TV, the future of film festivals and the impact of the Chinese box-office boom.Jonah Greenberg, CAA ChinaThe Industry Forum at the second annual International Film Festival & Awards...
Macao Unveils Project Market Winners
‘Mihara’, ‘The Girl With No Head’ and ‘The Last Savage’ win top awards at IFFAM Project Market.The second International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) has announced its Project Market award winners.As part of the closing of the IFFAM Industry...
Marwan Hamed to Direct Adham Sabri Adaptation (Exclusive)
Adham Sabri: The Man Of The Impossible will be the first entry in a franchise.Marwan Hamed is set to direct Adham Sabri: The Man Of The Impossible, the first film in a franchise based on Egyptian writer Nabil Farouk’s iconic spy series.Cairo-based The...
New Genres and Formats the Way Forward for MENA TV, Say Dubai Panel
The SVoD revolution is coming to the region.Middle East TV producers need to start thinking differently about formats and genres ahead of the coming SVoD revolution, said speakers on a Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Forum panel, ‘The Big Binge...
Pang Ho-Cheung Plans Kung-Fu Film, English-Language Project, TV Series
Speaking in Macao, the Hong Kong filmmaker gave a masterclass advising young filmmakers advising to spend more time observing life.Pang Ho-cheungHong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho-Cheung plans to keep challenging himself with new genres. The prolific director...
Saudi Arabia Lifts Cinema Ban, First Theatres to Open in March 2018
Country to allow commercial cinemas after more than 35 years.Saudi Arabia is set to allow public cinemas in the country for the first time in more than 35 years, it has been confirmed.The first cinemas are expected to open from March 2018 with the aim...
Steve Beeks to Leave Lionsgate at End of Year
Twenty-year veteran shifts to consulting roleLionsgate co-COO and motion picture group co-president Steve Beeks will step down from his position at the end of the year and transition to a consultancy role.The 20-year company veteran announced the move...
Ten Live-Action Shorts Advance in Academy Voting
Short films and feature animation branch members to select five nominees.The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Monday (December 11) announced that 10 live-action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards.Academy...
'The Blessed': Dubai Review
Disillusionment and generational frustrations come to the surface as an Algerian couple celebrate their 20th wedding anniversaryThe BlessedDir/scr: Sofia Diama. Fr-Bel. 2017. 102minsAn impressive cast help give writer-director Sofia Diama’s powerful...
'The Charmer': Dubai Review
An Iranian man seeking a Danish bride finds romance increasingly dark and complex.The CharmerDir: Milad Alami. Den. 2017. 103minsThe title of Danish-based Iranian filmmaker Milas Alami’s debut film may well hint at a genial comedy or drama, but while...
'The Last Recipe': Macao Review
A failing Japanese chef sets out to find a legendary recipe from the 1930sThe Last RecipeDir: Yojiro Takita. Japan. 2017. 126minsA culinary genius who has lost his creative mojo, Mitsuru Sasaki (Kazunari Ninomiya) is commissioned to cook a meal as a...
'The Shape of Water' Leads Golden Globe 2018 Nominations
Fox Searchlight, Twentieth Century Fox lead the field.A terrific showing for Fox Searchlight at Monday’s (December 11) Golden Globe 2018 nominations brought 15 nods overall, including seven for pack leader The Shape Of Water and six for Three Billboards...
Ulrich Thomsen Directing Second Feature 'Willenberger' (Exclusive)
Antony Starr and Ewen Bremner lead cast of comedy.The Willenberger cast, left to right: Pia Mechler, Antony Starr, Chance Kelly, Joshua Harto, Ewen Bremner, Clark Middelton and W Earl Brown.Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen is now shooting his second feature...
Yousry Nasrallah to Lead Arab Entertainment Experience
Arab Format Lab producing script lab.Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah has boarded the Arabic version of user-generated feature film format, Entertainment Experience, produced by Arab Format Lab.Yousry NasrallahDutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven participated...
'Zagros': Dubai Review
Jealousy and bitterness accompany a Kurdish shepherd as he follows his wife to Belgium.ZagrosDir: Sahim Omar Kalifa. Bel. 2017. 102minsThe familiar demons of tradition, familial influence and good old-fashioned jealousy conspire to bring down an essentially...
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