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Articles from October 2014

Alessandra Priante on Emirati Cinema Scene
Former Italian cultural attaché says cinema scene has evolved considerably in the last five years.Alessandra Priante was Italy's cultural attaché to the United Arab Emirates for four years until her term expired in September. Still in the Gulf, and hoping...
Celluloid Launches New Audiard
EXCLUSIVE: Company to co-sell the title with Wild Bunch in Santa Monica. Ahead of the AFM, Celluloid Dreams has launched sales on Jacques Audiard's upcoming untitled film, revolving around Sri Lankan Tamil exiles trying to build a life in Paris.The company...
Cinema and the City
Duncan Speakman from production company Circumstance, which creates cinematic experiences in unexpected environments, on the future of cinema in the city.There's that moment in a film where the sound drops away to be replaced by a haunting piece of music...
Creative England Launches International Markets Scheme
12 participants will be selected in the programme backed by Creative Skillset.Creative England is launching a new development programme, Market Trader, to teach better understanding of international markets to ilm producers, distributors and sales agents...
Garbus to Direct Niederhoffer Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest to bring comedy Taxonomy to AFM.Oscar-nominated documentary producer and director Liz Garbus is to direct feature comedy Taxonomy, an adaptation of the Galt Niederhoffer novel, with Goldcrest bringing the project to the AFM.Written...
Image Nation Ramps Up Local Doc Production
Image Nation has revealed plans to create more locally-produced documentaries following the premiere of its first factual feature at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.As One, a film chronicling the challenges faced by a group of autistic children in the UAE...
Indie Sales Boards What We Become
EXCLUSIVE: Picture marks Danish Bo Mikkelsen's feature debut after critically acclaimed short Tabu.Paris-based Indie Sales has acquired international rights to Danish director Bo Mikkelsen's upcoming horror thriller What We Become ahead of the AFM.The...
Javier Fuentes-Léon, the Vanished Elephant
The LA-based writer-director came to attention outside his native Peru in 2010 when Undertow (Contracorriente) scooped an audience award at Sundance. Now he's back with another meditation on reality, albeit one that inhabits the noir milieu.In his second...
Making a Film Is a Series of Problems to Solve
Film producer Iain Smith OBE on forging a career in film production and the importance of continuing to develop your skills in the industryThe big turning point in my early film producing career was hearing Bertrand Tavernier on the radio. He had visited...
Of Horses and Men Wins Nordic Council Film Prize
Icelandic writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson and producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson have won lucrative The Nordic Council Film Prize for Of Horses and Men.The prize, worth about $59,000 (DKK350,000) was presented at Stockholm City Hall last night.The...
Portugal's Tocha Wins Action4Climate Doc Award
Other winners come from Bulgaria and US.Portuguese film maker Gonçalo Tocha's The Trail of a Tale (pictured) has won the $15,000 top prize in the Action4Climate documentary competition's 18 -35 age category.The film was made in collaboration with Imagine2020...
Script Contest to Highlight UAE Social Issues
Twofour54 and the Family Development Foundation launch films screenplay contest.The UAE's Family Development Foundation has launched its first contest hunting screenplays of short social films, in partnership with twofour54.The competition has been put...
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