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Gullane Filmes Ups Brazil’s Ante (EXCLUSIVE)

By John Hopewell

LOCARNO – Talk about raising the bar. At Locarno, Brazil’s Fabiano Gullane, co-founder with brother Caio of Sao Paulo-based Gullane Filmes, is unveiling to sales agents and potential co-producers the biggest, most ambitious and most sophisti...


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Locarno Honor Marks the Latest of Agnes Varda's Lifetime Achievements

By Peter Debruge

2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Agnes Varda. This week, the free-spirited French director will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival, which is just the latest in a series of big events the 86-year-old filmmaker...


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UniFrance Courts Exhibition Sector, Youth, E.U.(EXCLUSIVE)

By John Hopewell

LOCARNO –Designing a brace of novel industry initiatives that may well be taken on board by other major international film powers, Gallic promotion org UniFrance Films is forging ahead with new industry alliances. Banner focuses feature nove...


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Disney Developing New 'Flow Of Time' Frame Rate Variation Technique In Switzerland

By Nick Vivarelli

Disney Research in Zurich is developing a new production and post-production technology known as “The-Flow-of-Time” that allows for use of multiple frame rates, among other new functions. Swiss public broadcaster SRF is also collaborating on...


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Q and A With Swiss Director Fernand Melgar Who Portrays Immigrants' Plight In His Affluent Country

By Nick Vivarelli

Swiss director Fernand Melgar has made the plight of immigrants being pushed out of his wealthy country the central theme of his oeuvre in pluriprized docus “The Fortress,” about a Swiss detention center for asylum seekers, and “The Flight,”...


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Q and A with Syllas Tzoumerkas and Maria Drandaki, Helmer and Producer of “A Blast”

By Emiliano De Pablos

The tough economic times that hit extremely Greece, among other Southern European countries, has inspired Thessaloniki-born helmer Syllas Tzoumerkas, whose sophomore film, “A Blast,” a Greece-Germany-Netherlands co-production on a woman who ...


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Brazil’s TV Zero Greenlights ‘Name of Death’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By John Hopewell

LOCARNO – Expanding Rio de Janeiro production house TV Zero, whose “Lady of Images” screens in Locarno’s pix-in-post section Carte Blanche Monday, will partner with Globo Filmes to produce London-based Henrique Goldman’s psychological thrill...


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Colombian Helmer-Producer Oscar Ruiz Navia Talks About 'Los hongos'

By Emiliano De Pablos

Founder of Colombian outfit Contravia Films, Oscar Ruiz Navia's acclaimed directorial debut, “Crab Trap,” was Colombia's first ever Oscar candidate and won a Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Berlin festival. Ruiz Navia's helming follow-up, coming-...


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‘Turned,’ ‘Fierce,’ ‘Gray Beyond’ Make Austin Fantastic Market Cut

By John Hopewell

LOCARNO – Andres Rosende’s “The Turned,” Francisco Lorite’s “Fierce” and Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ “The Gray Beyond” feature in a mouth-watering selection of Latin American and U.S. genre projects at the Austin Fantastic Fest’s 2nd Fant...


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