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743 articles available in total starting from 12/09/2017. Last article published on 23/09/2021.

John Andreas Andersen’s The North Sea sells big while finalising post-production

John Andreas Andersen’s The North Sea sells big while finalising post-production

The Norwegian disaster flick, staged by Fantefilm, was recently sold to key territories in Europe, Asia and America  

23/09 | Production | Funding | Norway/Denmark

The Film and TV Charity’s latest report discloses what is not working in the UK’s creative diversity agenda

The Film and TV Charity’s latest report discloses what is not working in the UK’s creative diversity agenda

The study highlights the existence of a “lost generation” of talents who cannot benefit from the current diversity initiatives, as these mostly focus on nurturing young talent  

23/09 | Institutions | Legislation | UK

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

The Nordic platform is due to launch in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aiming to reach 12 million subscribers by the end of 2025  

22/09 | Distribution | Releases | Exhibitors | Sweden

Lucía de la Torre • Festival programmer, Calvert Journal Film Festival

Interview: Lucía de la Torre • Festival programmer, Calvert Journal Film Festival

“Our main goal is to give a platform to independent filmmakers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia”

We took the opportunity to speak to the programmer of the Calvert Journal Film Festival about this year’s line-up, the gathering's side initiatives and its mission  

22/09 | /UK

British hit The Crown triumphs at the 73rd Emmy Awards

British hit The Crown triumphs at the 73rd Emmy Awards

The popular series won 7 accolades out of its 11 nominations, whilst Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You was awarded for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie  

21/09 | Festivals | Awards | UK/USA

The Nordisk Film & TV Fond supports nine new projects

The Nordisk Film & TV Fond supports nine new projects

On this occasion, the Nordic body will back the making of two fiction features, three TV series and four documentary features  

20/09 | Production | Funding | Iceland/Norway/Sweden/Denmark

Veiko Õunpuu’s The Last Ones wins big at the Estonian Film and Television Awards

Veiko Õunpuu’s The Last Ones wins big at the Estonian Film and Television Awards

Young Colombian director Carlos Lesmes’ documentary A Loss of Something Ever Felt has scooped the Awards for Best Documentary and Best Editing  

20/09 | Festivals | Awards | Estonia

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Warsaw title I Am Fine, Thanks

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Warsaw title I Am Fine, Thanks

Ernestas Jankauskas’ second feature, sold worldwide by Italy’s TVCO, centres on a neuroscientist who checks herself out of an anxiety clinic and tries to get back her position as a lead researcher  

17/09 | Warsaw 2021

Butheina Kazim  • Founder, Cinema Akil

Interview: Butheina Kazim • Founder, Cinema Akil

“It’s been challenging since Day 1”

We spoke about the programming strategies of the only independent arthouse cinema in the Gulf region, focusing on its curatorial approach to European films and its work on engaging audiences  

16/09 | /United Arab Emirates

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

Interview: Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

“We have open doors to any films and no limitations”

The Executive Director of the Arizona-based theatre discussed its main initiatives, the reception of classics and new titles by the audience, and programming European films  

16/09 | /US

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