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Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson Among Britannia Awards Honorees

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench will be given Britannia Awards at BAFTA Los Angeles ceremonies Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton.

The prize salutes “individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., U.K. and beyond,” according to the org.

Rob Brydon will reprise his role as host, after his successful stint last year. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC America on Nov. 2. The prizes, which are officially called the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, are  presented by BBC America and United Airlines. In BAFTA’s award season, the Britannias are followed by the Award Season Tea Party in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, and the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday, Feb. 8.

“There is a long and prolific history of collaboration between the entertainment industries of the United States and United Kingdom, »

- Tim Gray

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Britannia Awards to Honor Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Mike Leigh

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Judge's lead actor Robert Downey, Jr., Foxcatcher's supporting actor Mark Ruffalo, Mr. Turner's writer-director Mike Leigh and two beloved British actresses of different generations, Dame Judi Dench and Emma Watson, will be this year's honorees at BAFTA Los Angeles' 23rd annual Britannia Awards on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton, the organization announced Thursday. The gala dinner and ceremony, which raises funds for BAFTA-la's education, preservation and philanthropic efforts, is an early and high-profile stop on the annual awards circuit that fetes Brits and non-Brits alike "who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art

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Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mike Leigh to Receive Britannia Awards

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actors Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judi Dench and director Mike Leigh will be the recipients of this year's Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced on Thursday. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony hosted by comic and actor Rob Brydon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 30. The show will be broadcast on BBC America on Nov. 2. Robert Downey Jr., who currently stars in “The Judge” after a lucrative run in the “Iron Man” and “Avengers” movies, will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award »

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Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Emma Watson Among 2014 Britannia Awards Recipients

3 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced that Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench are among the first honorees of this year’s Jaguar Britannia Awards ceremony. Each year, BAFTA Los Angeles honors "individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., U.K. and beyond." Hosted by Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Italy"), who returns for his second consecutive year, the award ceremony will take place on Oct. 30, 2014 and air on BBC America the evening of Sunday, Nov. 2. Folks might remember last year's broadcast, when Sacha Baron Cohen caused a stir after pushing a wheelchair-bound old lady off stage as he accepted the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy: Since 1989, when James Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli earned the first Britannia award, BAFTA »

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Reykjavik unveils competition line-up

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Titles include Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear and Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma [pictured]; guests include Mike Leigh and Ruben Ostlund.

The Reykjavik International Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5) has unveiled the 12 features in competition for the Golden Puffin award, reserved for first or second time directors.

They include Us drama Before I Disappear, from director Shawn Christensen, which picked up the audience audience at SXSW, where it received its world premiere.

Also in the running is family drama Villa Touma, from Palestinian/Israeli director Suha Arraf, which played at Venice and Toronto; and Grzegorz Jaroszuk’s Kebab and Horoscope, which debuted at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

The competition line-up includes:

Villa Touma,Suha ArrafThe Lack, Masbedo (It)Age of Cannibals, Johannes Naber (Ger)Before I Disappear, Shawn Christensen (Us-uk)Bonobo, Matthew Hammett Knott (UK)Heimurinn, Iris Elezi, Thomas LogorrheicThe Council of Birds, Timm Kröger (Ger)I Can Quit Whenever I Want,Sydney Sibilia (It)Kebab »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mumbai Film Fest Lineup Revealed, Catherine Deneuve Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

17 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Only days away from financial collapse late last month, the 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will get under way next month (Oct. 14-21). It will feature 185 films from around the world.

Prominent selections include Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy,” Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall,” Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language.” Films will vie for cash prizes totaling $200,000.

The festival’s continued existence is thanks to a rallying cry led by celebrity film critic (and former Variety correspondent) Anupama Chopra. Her agitation caused several sizeable financial donations to be made by celebrities including filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, industrialist Anand Mahindra and actor Aamir Khan, among others.

This year, iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve will be given the festival’s lifetime achievement award. Masterclasses with cinematographer Christopher Doyle and filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun have also been announced.

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- Naman Ramachandran

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Revived Mumbai fest unveils programme

17 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21), recently saved by public donations following a funding crunch, unveiled its line-up today including the India Gold Competition and International Competition for first features.

The festival also announced that Catherine Deneuve will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, while master classes will be held by DoP Christopher Doyle and director Mahamat Saleh Haroun.

The International Competition includes Benjamin Naishtat’s History Of Fear, Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo and Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, fresh from its Venice success. The India Gold competition includes Bikas Mishra’s Chauranga, Avinash Arun’s The Fort (Killa) and Ms Prakash Babu’s Fig Fruit And The Wasps (see full list below).

Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic will head the India Gold jury, while the Dimensions Mumbai short film competition jury comprises directors Gauri Shinde  and Homi Adajania, actors Satish Kaushik and Huma Qureshi and critic Rajeev Masand.

Key films outside the competition sections include Xavier Dolan’s [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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European Film Awards: Vogt, Östlund, Pawlikowski, Zvyagintsev
, Glazer & Ceylan Among 50 Contenders

16 September 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

This year’s European Film Awards are officially out of the gates with a not so lean 50 film submissions to select from. The 27th edition collects titles that date back to last year’s Venice and Toronto Int. Film Festivals moving into Sundance-Rotterdam-Berlin and finally Cannes of ’14. Among the 31 European countries represented, we’ve got likes of the Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan leading the huge pack of contenders including Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. Here’s the complete list of 50!:

Alienation

ОТЧУЖДЕНИЕ (Otchujdenie)

Bulgaria

Directed By: Milko Lazarov

Written By: Milko Lazarov, Kitodar Todorov & Georgi Tenev

Produced By: Veselka Kiryakova

Amour Fou

Austria/Luxembourg/Germany 


Written & Directed By: Jessica Hausner

Produced By: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Philippe Bober

Beautiful Youth

Hermosa Juventud

Spain/France

Directed By: Jaime Rosales

Written By: Jaime Rosales & Enric Rufas

Produced By: Jaime Rosales, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Efa unveils 50-strong selection

16 September 2014 6:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than 30 European countries represented in the line-up.Scroll down for list in full

The 50 films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards (EFAs) have been unveiled.

The European Film Academy and Efa Productions revealed the titles at a press conference in Riga, Latvia where this year’s 27th EFAs will take place on Dec 13.

A total of 31 European countries are represented. In the 20 countries with the most Efa members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list.

To complete the list, a selection committee consisting of Efa Board Members and invited experts have included further films. Those experts include Screen International chief film critic and reviews editor Mark Adams (UK), Marit Kapla (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov (Bulgaria), Paz Lázaro (Spain), Christophe Leparc (France) and Elma Tataragic (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

In the coming weeks, more than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Festival Do Rio unveils full roster

15 September 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than 350 films from 60 countries will screen over the course of the festival, set to run in Brazil from September 24–October 8.

Selections include Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (pictured), Sebastian Del Amo’s Mexican foreign language Oscar submission Cantinflas, Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Moshen Makhmalbaf’s The President, Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner and The Princess Of France by Matías Piñeiro.

The festival’s 16th edition will open with Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s Un Certain Regard special prize-winner The Salt Of The Earth, while Stephen Daldry’s Trash closes the event.

In partnership with the British Council, the Hitchcock Classics section will screen five of the director’s silent features accompanied by live music by pianist Cadu Pereira.

Organisers will present a restored version of A Hard Day’s Night by Richard Lester as well as the original restored version of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Programmes include »

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Fall Festival Verdict: Who’s In, Who’s Out As The 2014 Oscar Race Gets Its First Real Shot Of Adrenaline

12 September 2014 6:53 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

With the last gasp of the Toronto International Film Festival now upon us (it officially closes Sunday,) the Oscar race has become further defined, particularly with input from Venice and Telluride. Until that fall fest trifecta, only IFC’s summer phenomenon Boyhood and perhaps Sony Pictures Classics’ Foxcatcher  could realistically be thought to be in serious contention for Best Picture consideration. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has been mentioned in some quarters, but that movie came out in March, and when was the last time a March release made the list of Best Picture nominees?

Related: ‘Theory Of Everything’ Sends Oscar Race Into Early Overdrive As Tiff World Premieres Keep On Coming

But with these early fall fests, Hollywood has trotted out at least three additional films that seem like sure shots to add to the list: Focus FeaturesStephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything, with certain »

- Pete Hammond

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Toronto: Smaller Deals Show Tough Market for Indie Film Business

12 September 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self — a wild game of “Let’s Make a Deal.” After Chris Rock’s “Top Five” premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios entered a horse race to scoop up the comedy. The bidding ballooned to $12.5 million for worldwide distribution, and Paramount Pictures landed the prize. But after the dust settled, Toronto went back to business as usual: small deals where the studios kicked tires and looked more like picky homebuyers in a slow economic market.

In the process, the festival illustrated just how difficult the indie business has become in a blockbuster-obsessed Hollywood. Being gunshy may turn out to make more financial sense. Last year’s cluster of big deals, a group that included “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley and “What If” with Daniel Radcliffe, never fully ignited at the »

- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang

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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

12 September 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...

Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future. 

12 September 2014

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.

Jack To A King - The Swansea Story

Director: Marc Evans

Cast: Tbc

Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.

19 September 2014

Night Will Fall

Director: Andre Singer

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein

Details: A documentary »

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Cannes Winner Timothy Spall Joins Haunted House Drama ‘Enfield Haunting’

11 September 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Timothy Spall, who won the best actor prize at Cannes for Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” has joined the cast of haunted house TV drama “The Enfield Haunting.”

U.K. satcaster BSkyB has commissioned the three-part dramatization of real events that are alleged to have taken place at a North London house in 1977. Series is adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House Is Haunted.”

Spall will play Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher. After a recent personal tragedy, he is drawn to the house on Green Street after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorized by malevolent unseen forces.

He will be joined in the cast by Juliet Stevenson (“Emma,” “Truly Madly Deeply”) as his wife Betty, and Matthew Macfadyen (“Ripper Street”) as Guy Lyon Playfair, an experienced investigator who approaches the case with skepticism.

Kristoffer Nyholm, who directed Danish drama “The Killing,” will helm from a »

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BSkyB Taps Cannes Winner Timothy Spall, 'The Killing' Director for Thriller

11 September 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB has unveiled a new drama for its Sky Living channel that will star big-name British talent and be directed by one of the driving forces behind Danish hit series The Killing. Timothy Spall, who triumphed at this year's Cannes by winning the best actor award for Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, will take the lead in The Enfield Haunting, a three-part poltergeist drama based on real events that took place in a house in North London in 1977. Spall will play Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher, while Oliver Award-wining actress and

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Watch: Nyff Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day

10 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The New York Film Festival does at least one thing better than every other festival out there. Each year they cut together a trailer highlighting their line-up, and it’s always a pretty enthralling watch. This year's trailer is no different, and Nyff's 2014 line-up is rather terrific. It’s chalk full of auteurs delivering their latest, including Mike Leigh (“Mr. Turner”), Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”), David Fincher (the world premiere of “Gone Girl”), Alejandor Innaritu (“Birdman”), Olivier Assayas (“Clouds Of Sils Maria”), David Cronenberg (“Maps To The Stars”) and many, many more. But of course, there’s also the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Benico del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin and others. We’re as excited as the next person, but man, if your Twitter feed is anything like ours, someone is asking, “So where’s the ‘Inherent Vice’ trailer already? »

- Edward Davis

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Ben Schnetzer and Faye Marsay interview: Pride

10 September 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Two of the stars of Pride chat to us about the film, Imelda Staunton, and asking Andrew Scott for a wee...

There's a big cast at work in Matthew Warchus' Pride, which finally makes its way into cinemas at the end of this week. Two of the younger stars of the film are Ben Schnetzer and Faye Marsay. Both are terrific in the movie, and both were full of beans when we sat down with them for a chat about it, on the eve of the film's premiere.

After chatting, for reasons we don't recall, about the town of Bury ("I know where I'm going this weekend", grinned New Yorker Schnetzer. "Bury's world famous market!"), we settled down for a natter about the film itself...

Let's start with the predictable question, then. Can you talk about how it came to you both?

FM: I auditioned for it in July of last year. »

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Timothy Spall ('Mr. Turner') tumbles in our Oscar predictions, but can he rally?

10 September 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Timothy Spall ranks fifth in our experts' Best Actor predictions for playing British painter J.M.W. Turner in the biographical drama "Mr. Turner." On one hand, that's good news for the veteran actor, who is in a strong position to receive his first-ever Oscar nomination. But it's not so good news when you consider where he stood just a few weeks ago. His odds have fallen sharply. Can he regain his momentum when the film is released in December? -Break- Will Cannes champ 'Mr. Turner' be an Oscar winner for Mike Leigh? Back in August, our experts collectively ranked Spall second in the race with 5/1 odds, right behind Steve Carell ("Foxcatcher"). Spall was likely bolstered by his Best Actor win at the Cannes Film Festival in May. But as other actors have risen on the festival circuit – including Michael Keaton ("Birdman") and Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game") – the ent. »

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Eight Reasons Why 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything' Are Oscar Rivals

10 September 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

How many British biopics will fit into this year's Oscar race? The Toronto Film Festival revealed not only Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," but Eddie Redmayne as cosmologist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." (Oddly, Cumberbatch played Hawking in rather similar 2004 BBC flick "Hawking." Full movie and trailers are below.) Who's going to win this particular match-up? It's close, and will depend on the usual factors: reviews, box office and year-end support from critics groups and guilds. Both are exquisitely crafted period pieces, which the Academy crafts branches tend to admire.  A third Brit biopic, Mike Leigh's gorgeously precise "Mr. Turner," which won best actor for Timothy Spall in the title role at Cannes, may be shoved to the side as the result of this sexier match-up, even though its period visuals are even more sublime. Sony Pictures Classics will campaign for it, »

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Big Game Review [Tiff 2014]

9 September 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Big Game may be the most unlikely film to earn a premiere berth at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Fortunately, its inclusion – as part of the Midnight Madness programme – is not a total waste. The sophomore feature from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander is just not your typical film festival fare. It is a farfetched, sub-90 minute, action-packed adventure, smothered with cheese and featuring some of the most gleefully lunatic dialogue you can expect from a title where Samuel L. Jackson plays the President of the United States. Despite its silliness and reliance on genre tropes, you can’t deny that it is unabashed fun from the first frame.

Jackson plays President William Moore, who is considered a “lame duck” by the presses and has such little notoriety that a bunch of Finnish hunters don’t even recognize him. He is en route to Helsinki for a pre-G »

- Jordan Adler

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