The Competition section of the 62nd Berlin Film Festival is almost complete, with seven titles having been added to the programme, so that the Berlinale’s most important section currently includes 22 selections, of which 18 premieres. Of these 22 films, 17 are in the running for the Bears, the others will be screened out of competition.
The Euro-noir series Babylon – the first pan-European TV drama about fraud and corruption within the EU, backed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)– will be staged by Denmark’s Zentropa Entertainments.
Writer/Director Jon S. Baird (Cass) has commenced principal photography in Glasgow for Filth, based on the best-selling novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting). The film will also shoot at other Scottish locations as well as in Sweden, Belgium and Hamburg.
After the pre-Christmas announcement of the first five titles selected in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (news) and the announcement, on January 4, of the Golden Bear contender set to open the event – Benoît Jacquot’s French/Spanish co-production Farewell, My Queen, adapted from a novel by Chantal Thomas, in which Diane Kruger plays Marie-Antoinette at the dawn of the
They are young, gifted and promise to offer European film their flourishing talent. For the 15th year, the European Film Promotion turns the spotlight to ten new Shooting Stars, and will introduce them to the industry and international press at the forthcoming Berlin Film Festival (February 9-19, 2012).
The 34th edition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (January 27- February 4 2012), one the biggest events of its kind in Europe, will be featuring several German titles.
Three of them are to run in the International Competition, Philipp Käßbohrer's Armadingen, Isabel Prahl's Ausreichend (Adequate) and Olaf Held's Daheim (Home).
Film London has announced the appointment of Sir Robin Young, Sally Caplan, Kevin Price and Liz Meek to its Board of Directors, which is Chaired by producer David Parfitt.
Sir Robin Young was formerly Permanent Secretary at the Department of Culture Media and Sport. His expertise will be used in Film London’s national remit for inward investment.
One of the first Norwegian-German co-productions in 34 years, German director Georg Maas’s drama-thriller Two Lives, began principal photography on location in Bergen this week (December 6). Norwegian producer Axel Helgeland has worked with Mass for eight years to prepare the film, which will shoot in Norway until Christmas, then in Germany until January 31.
When Denmark takes over the EU Presidency on January 1 for a six-month period, the Danish Film Institute (DFI) will launch a promotion campaign for Danish cinema in the EU countries, which aims to go behind the usual headlines of Lars von Trier's European Film Awards for Melancholia and Susanne Bier's Best Foreign-Language Feature Oscar for In a Better World.
It was a glittering Sunday night at London’s Old Billingsgate and it shone brightest for actor turned director Paddy Considine as his Tyrannosaur walked away with three of the top awards at the 14th British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).