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Berlin: Rai Com Launches Sales on Ginevra Elkann’s ‘If Only’ (Exclusive)

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Rai Com is kicking off sales in Berlin on Italian producer Ginevra Elkann’s directorial debut, “Magari” (If Only), which stars Brett Gelman (“Fleabag”), Alba Rohrwacher (“Happy as Lazzaro”), Riccardo Scamarcio (“Loro”) and France’s Céline Sallette (“Les Revenants”).

The multi-language pic is currently shooting in the seaside town of Sabaudia, outside Rome.

Produced by Wildside and Rai Cinema, “Magari” is a sentimental comedy about three kids of divorced parents who, while living in Paris with their bourgeois Russian-Orthodox mother, are suddenly packed off and sent to stay with their unconventional and broke Italian father, Carlo.

Elkann wrote the screenplay with writer Chiara Barzini, author of English-language novel “Things That Happened Before the Earthquake.”

Elkann previously directed the short “Vado a Messa,” which screened at Venice. As a producer she’s shepherded several standout festival titles, including Noaz Deshe’s Swahili-language drama “White Shadow,” which won the 2013 Venice Film Festival’s Lion of the Future.
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Momentum Pictures Acquires North American Rights to Voice From The Stone, Starring Emilia Clarke

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Set at a castle in the 1950s and starring Emilia Clarke, Voice From the Stone has been acquired by Momentum Pictures for North American distribution early next year.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Nov. 1, 2016 – Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the anticipated thriller Voice From The Stone. Eric D. Howell (Ana's Playground) makes his directorial debut with the screenplay written by Andrew Shaw based on the Italian novel “La Voce Della Pietra” by Silvio Raffo. It stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Caterina Murino (Casino Royale), Remo Girone (Heaven), Lisa Gastoni (Sacred Heart) and Edward Dring (Nella Tasca del Cappotto). Voice From The Stone will be released in theaters and On Demand in the first quarter of 2017. Momentum Pictures’ Senior Vice President of Content Ian Goggins made the announcement today.

"We’re excited
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Sarajevo: 18 projects head to Co-Production Market

Projects previously presented at the market include Laszlo Nemes’s Oscar-winning Son Of Saul.

The 14th CineLink Co-Production Market (Aug 18-20), the backbone of Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry section, will this year present 15 projects from South-East Europe, and three guest projects from Qatar and Mexico.

CineLink boasts an impressive track record. An average of 60% of the projects that have taken part at the market in the last 13 years went all the way from development to production.

The most recent success is Laszlo Nemes’ Son Of Saul which won the Grand Prix at Cannes 2015 and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Films.

Other titles developed at the market include two winners of Venice’s Lion of the Future: White Shadow by Noaz Deshe, and Mold by Ali Aydin; two Berlinale Silver Bear winners: Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin and If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle by Florin Serban; and Semih Kaplanoglu’s 2010 Golden Bear winner Honey.

The
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Sarajevo: strong female presence and austerity trend at CineLink

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CineLink head Amra Baksic Camo discusses the trends around this year’s edition.

The Sarajevo Film Festival is preparing to host the 13th edition of CineLink (Aug 19-22), a development and financing platform that provides the backbone of its industry section, featuring around 25 projects suited for co-production.

The selection - split between a co-production market and work in progress event - has traditionally focused on Southeast Europe but has opened up in recent years to projects from the Caucasus region, while this year will see two projects from Doha and one from Russia.

Ahead of today’s start of this year’s edition, Amra Baksic Camo, head of CineLink, told ScreenDaily she was proud of the mix on offer this year.

“We have an exciting combination of experienced filmmakers and first-timers,” she said. “That is the role of every CineLink: to combine recognisable faces where you know in advance there is quality with fresh discoveries that people
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Adrian Sitaru in Sarajevo's Work In Progess

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Adrian Sitaru in Sarajevo's Work In Progess
The Fixer among five projects selected for the CineLink Work in Progress sessions.

The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 14-22) has unveiled five projects selected for this year’s CineLink Work in Progress sessions - an industry preview of upcoming films from Southeast Europe.

The presentations are open for invited guests who may engage in the projects completion or distribution, and will run Aug 19-20.

Scheduled to attend are representatives from Wild Bunch, The Match Factory, Pyramide, Memento, Fortissimo as well as the Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Rotterdam film festivals.

The 2015 project line-up consists of three fiction projects, one animation and one documentary, selected from the festival’s documentary workshop Docu Rough Cut Boutique.

They include The Fixer (Fixeur) from Adrian Sitaru, the Romanian filmmaker who won best director at Locarno in 2011 with Best Intentions and the Daad Short Film Award at the 2010 Berlinale with The Cage (Colivia).

The Fixer is inspired by true events and centres on a young
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Adrian Sitaru in Sarajevo's Works In Progess

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Adrian Sitaru in Sarajevo's Works In Progess
The Fixer among five projects selected for the CineLink Work in Progress sessions.

The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 14-22) has unveiled five projects selected for this year’s CineLink Work in Progress sessions - an industry preview of upcoming films from Southeast Europe.

The presentations are open for invited guests who may engage in the projects completion or distribution and will run Aug 19-20. Scheduled to attend are representatives from Wild Bunch, The Match Factory, Pyramide, Memento, Fortissimo as well as the Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Rotterdam film festivals.

The 2015 project line-up consists of three fiction projects, one animation and one documentary, selected from the festival’s documentary workshop Docu Rough Cut Boutique.

They include The Fixer (Fixeur) from Adrian Sitaru, the Romanian filmmaker who won best director at Locarno in 2011 with Best Intentions and the Daad Short Film Award at the 2010 Berlinale with The Cage (Colivia).

The Fixer is inspired by true events and centres on a young
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'Lucifer' wins Wroclaw Grand Prix

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'Lucifer' wins Wroclaw Grand Prix
Miguel GomesArabian Nights wins Fipresci Jury prize at New Horizons festival.

Belgian director Gust Van den Berghe’s third feature Lucifer has won the $22,000 (€20,000) Grand Prix in the International Competition at the 15th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (July 23 - Aug 2) in Poland’s Wroclaw.

Set in a Mexican village at the base of a volcano, Lucifer is the third instalment in Van den Berghe’s triptych about the emergence of human consciousness after Little Baby Jesus of Flandr and Blue Bird, previously shown in Wroclaw in 2012.

Lucifer received its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival last October and won the Grand Prix at the Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia’s Tallinn in November.

The International Competition Jury, which included filmmakers Anna Sosnal, Reha Erdem, and Noaz Deshe and festival programmer Diane Henderson, also gave a special mention to Carlos M. Quintela’s Rotterdam winner The Project Of The Century.

Other awards
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'Ivy' wins best film at East End fest

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'Ivy' wins best film at East End fest
Other winners include documentary Welcome To Leith.

Tolga Karaçelik’s Turkish drama Ivy has won the best feature award at the East End Film Festival (July 1-12) in London.

It marks Karaçelik’s second film, after 2010 feature Tollbooth, and was shot by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Dop, Gökhan Tiryaki.

Set onboard a hulking cargo ship moored off the coast of Egypt, the film follows a skeleton crew of misfit sailors, forced to stay onboard after their paymasters go bust. But it isn’t long before power structures dissolve, leading to tension, threats of violence, and strange apparitions.

Ivy will receive its UK premiere at London’s Rio Cinema tomorrow (July 11).

It was chosen by a jury comprising Eeff’s 2015 Director-in-Residence Noaz Deshe (White Shadow); writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting); director Amma Asante (Belle); artist Viv Albertine; and director Ross Clarke (Dermaphoria).

Karaçelik will be invited back to the festival in 2016 as Director-in-Residence.

Jury member
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Ryan Gosling-Produced 'White Shadow' Acquired by IndiePix

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Ryan Gosling-Produced 'White Shadow' Acquired by IndiePix
Independent distributor IndiePix announced this morning its acquisition of "White Shadow," the first feature from Israeli director Noaz Deshe and an official selection at the Sundance, Venice and Munich film festivals. Executive produced by Ryan Gosling, "White Shadow" is a surreal take on a real-life issue: the albino body part market in Tanzania. From the official synopsis: "Witch doctors offer thousands of dollars for albino body parts which are believed to bring good fortune, prosperity and the ability to cure any illness. As a result, Tanzanian albinos, including children, have been murdered by gangs of men who hack off arms, legs or genitals. Some will pay from $500 to $5000 for an albino limb while the average annual income in Tanzania is $442. There is a saying in East Africa, 'Albinos don't die, they just disappear'" "White Shadow" is the story of Alias (Hamisi Bazili), a young albino boy on the run. After witnessing his father's.
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'Voice from the Stone' Moves Forward with Emilia Clarke

'Voice from the Stone' Moves Forward with Emilia Clarke
Leading international sales and finance company, 13 Films, has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone starring Emilia Clarke (HBO's Game of Thrones, upcoming Terminator Genisys) which is being produced by Dean Zanuck (Road To Perdition, Get Low) and Stefano Gallini-Durante (White Shadow, En La Caliente) and will be directed by Eric D. Howell (Ana's Playground), it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.

Veteran sales agent Anisi will also executive produce the project which is set to start principal photography in November in Italy.

Marton Csokas (The Equalizer, The Debt, The Bourne Supremacy) has also joined the cast alongside Clarke.

13 Films will introduce the hot title to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market next week. Producers will retain Us rights.

Here's what 13 Films' Tannaz Anisi had to say about Voice from the Stone in a statement.

"I
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Supernatural Thriller Voice from the Stone, Starring Emilia Clarke, Moving Forward

The long in development Voice from the Stone is finally moving forward. International sales and finance company 13 Films has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone, starring Emilia Clarke (HBO's "Game of Thrones," upcoming Terminator Genisys) which is being produced by Dean Zanuck (Road to Perdition, Get Low) and Stefano Gallini-Durante (White Shadow, En La Client) and will be directed by Eric D. Howell (Ana's Playground), it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.

The post Supernatural Thriller Voice from the Stone, Starring Emilia Clarke, Moving Forward appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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Supernatural Thriller Voice from the Stone, Starring Emilia Clarke, Moving Forward

International sales and finance company 13 Films has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone, starring Emilia Clarke (HBO's "Game of Thrones," upcoming Terminator Genisys) which is being produced by Dean Zanuck (Road to Perdition, Get Low) and Stefano Gallini-Durante (White Shadow, En La Client) and will be directed by Eric D. Howell (Ana's Playground), it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.
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Lineup for SpectreFest 2014 Includes Tusk & World Premiere of Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut

From screenings of retro favorites to anticipated new releases, from live radio horror play performance to a Gremlins 30th anniversary Q&A, the 2nd SpectreFest is looking to celebrate the Halloween season in Hollywood on an even bigger scale than it did last year. Fright fans will have the chance to attend events spanning two months at this L.A.-based festival, including an appearance by Clive Barker.

From SpectreVision, the company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, the 2nd SpectreFest has events scheduled beginning September 4th and ending on October 31st at the Cinefamily movie theatre in Los Angeles.

Highlighting SpectreFest is the world premiere of Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, with writer/director Clive Barker in attendance to give a special “Show and Tell” presentation. A double feature of Dead Snow and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is also on the calendar,
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Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision Shingle Unveils 2nd La Horror Festival

Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision Shingle Unveils 2nd La Horror Festival
Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller’s SpectreVision will host its second annual SpectreFest, expanding the neophyte L.A. horror festival’s run from two weeks in 2013 to two months starting this September. The first annual SpectreFest was inaugurated last year as an offshoot of the then-newly launched film and music label. This year, partnered again with L.A.’s specialty theater Cinefamily, SpectreFest will screen anticipated genre titles including opening film The Guest, closing pic The Babadook, Open Windows, Tusk, and Housebound along with special events anchored by horror icons Cliver Barker presenting his Nightbreed director’s cut, Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid, and Joe Dante presenting the 30th anniversary of Gremlins. Here’s the full lineup of film and music events, which start September 4 and run through October:

9/4 Opening Night Event – The Guest (dir. Adam Wingard) Scheduled to attend: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett

9/16 Tusk (dir. Kevin Smith
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Efp launches new producer initiative

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Efp launches new producer initiative
European Film Promotion (Efp) has launched a new initiative, Producers Lab Hamburg (Plh), bringing producers from across Europe to meet with their Hamburg-based opposite numbers.

The event’s two-day programme (Oct 1-2) during this year’s Filmfest Hamburg will include seminars, pitching sessions, one-to-one meetings and a Hamburg location tour.

The ten European producers coming to Hamburg are drawn from the pool of Efp’s former Producers on the Move, including the UK’s Isabelle Stead (Human Films), Luxembourg’s Donata Rotunno (Tarantula), Norway’s Silje Hopland Eik (Cinenord Kidstory) and Spain’s Antonio Saura (Zampa Audiovisual).

Stead will be coming to Hamburg after having taken part in the fifth edition of the Producers Lab Toronto, while Rotunno is now developing Yilmaz Arslan’s new project Raqs after producing his last film Fratricide and is also looking for German partners for his own third feature film Sara Sarà.

Eik has produced and co-produced more than 20 feature films and
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Sarajevo readies Industry Days

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Sarajevo readies Industry Days
Screen previews the Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry events, which includes a UK focus, the annual Regional Forum and highlights of the Work in Progress and CineLink projects.

Over the last ten years, Southeast Europe’s most important film event Sarajevo Film Festival has also become its main industry hub.

What started in 2003 with CineLink, a co-production market initially modeled after Rotterdam’s CineMart, has developed into an increasingly wide array of industry events, simultaneously expanding from the region towards Caucasus countries, and in recent years aiming to spread its activities and networking overseas, in partnerships with the Doha Film Institute, the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture, and from this year, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (Imcine).

While the Industry Days peak in the final part of the festival, from August 20-23, its activities started on Sunday [17], with the presentation of the newly established Sarajevo City of Film Fund.

In addition to CineLink, the heart of
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White Shadow wins in Wroclaw

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White Shadow wins in Wroclaw
Noaz Deshe’s feature debut White Shadow was the big winner at this year’s T-Mobile New Horizons in Poland’s Wroclaw.

The International Jury - including Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski, the Austrian Film Commission’s managing director Martin Schweighofer and Cannes Film Festival’s Christian Jeune - presented the €20,000 ($27,000) Grand Prix to the Tanzanian-German-Italian co-production, which was also voted by New Horizons’ festival-goers as the recipient of the Audience Award.

Berlin-based Deshe’s tale of albinos in Tanzania was premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival, where it received the Luigi de Laurentis Award for the best debut.

It has since won the best director award at the Tarkovsky ¨Zerkalo¨ festival and the best feature film at London’s East End Film Festival as well as a special mention at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

White Shadow is handled internationally by Premium Films.

The Fipresci International Critics Prize went to another feature debut by Argentinian
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Award-winner pulled due to Russian obscenity law

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Award-winner pulled due to Russian obscenity law
Exclusive: Festival screening of Yes and Yes [pictured] pulled due to Russia’s new anti-obscenity law.

Russia’s new anti-obscenity law - in effect since July 1 - has forced Vologda’s Voices Film Festival (July 4-8) to pull its screening of Valeria Gai Germanika’s Yes and Yes, which had been planned for Monday evening [July 7].

The film, which had its European premiere at last week’s Moscow International Film Festival and won four awards including best director and the Fipresci Prize, would have had its first screening in Russia outside of Moscow at the Vologda festival.

However, the extensive use of swear words - especially in the opening scenes - mean that the film’s producers at Art Pictures Studio have not been able to obtain a distribution certificate to release the film in Russian cinemas from July 1.

In a last minute decision, a limited release was organised in five Moscow cinemas in the three days leading up to the
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Award-winner pulled due to obscenity law

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Award-winner pulled due to obscenity law
Exclusive: Festival screening of Yes and Yes [pictured] pulled due to Russia’s new anti-obscenity law.

Russia’s new anti-obscenity law - in effect since July 1 - has forced Vologda’s Voices Film Festival (July 4-8) to pull its screening of Valeria Gai Germanika’s Yes and Yes, which had been planned for Monday evening [July 7].

The film, which had its European premiere at last week’s Moscow International Film Festival and won four awards including best director and the Fipresci Prize, would have had its first screening in Russia outside of Moscow at the Vologda festival.

However, the extensive use of swear words - especially in the opening scenes - mean that the film’s producers at Art Pictures Studio have not been able to obtain a distribution certificate to release the film in Russian cinemas from July 1.

In a last minute decision, a limited release was organised in five Moscow cinemas in the three days leading up to the
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White Shadow wins at Eeff

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White Shadow wins at Eeff
East End Film Festival has unveiled its 2014 award winners, bringing 13th edition to a close.

White Shadow has won the Best Feature award at this year’s East End Film Festival (Eeff).

Noaz Deshe’s debut feature is set in Tanzania and, focusing on a young albino, is an exploration of folk religion.

The film was chosen by a jury comprising of Eeff’s director-in-residence Sebastian Hofmann, Screen International chief film critic Mark Adams, BFI director of partnerships Eddie Berg, English photographer and video artist Gillian Wearing and screenwriter Peter Straughan.

Deshe will be invited to the festival in 2015 as director-in-residence.

In addition, Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers was named Best Documentary by a jury comprising British film-makers Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard, director Emad Burnat, documentary film-maker Tristan Anderson and BBC Storyville’s Shanida Scotland.

The inaugural Accession Award, championing the art of cinematography, was judged by Barry Ackroyd and awarded to Jonathan Fairburn’s [link
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