Markets & Festivals

Gutsy Sundance Horror Thriller ‘Piggy’ Broken Down by Director Carlota Pereda

Avoiding the heady and idyllic world of adolescent coming-of-age tales ever-familiar to viewers, Spanish writer-director Carlota Pereda presents a brazen look into the psyches of youth; their faults,…

Björn Runge, Bille August to Pitch Latest Films at Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market

18 works in progress by some of the Nordic region’s biggest names – Bille August, Björn Runge, the multi-prized JP Valkeapää and Malou Reymann will be showcased at…

Javier Fesser to Direct ‘Shared Custody’ for The Immigrant as Company Appoints Claudia Valdez Director of Physical Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Launched by “El Chapo” producer Camila Jiménez and its creator Silvana Aguirre, L.A.-based The Immigrant, in which Fremantle has a 25% stake, has hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Javier Fesser…

Conecta Fiction Moves to Toledo, Incorporates Non-Fiction, Sets Spain as its Focus Country

After two years in Galicia’s Santiago de Compostela and three in Pamplona, Navarre, Conecta Fiction, Europe biggest Europe-Latin America TV co-pro forum, is moving to Toledo, 25 minutes…

Hong Sang-soo’s Third Successive Berlin Competition Title ‘The Novelist’s Film’ Picked up by Finecut

Leading indie sales agent Finecut has picked up international rights to “The Novelist’s Film.” The picture marks the third year in a row that South Korean director Hong…

Netflix LatAm Originals Boss Roberto Stopello and ‘Who Killed Sara’ Creator Chascas Valenzuela Set a Course for Netflix Novelas

Netflix’s ties with Latin America and the region’s much-loved telenovela format go back to the company’s first steps in original production outside of the U.S., when the streamer…

Josh Hartnett Starrer ‘The Fear Index,’ ‘False Flag’ S3 to Screen at Berlinale Series Market Selects

“The Fear Index,” starring Josh Hartnett, and the third season of iconic Israeli series “False Flag” will both screen at the Berlinale Series Market Selects, whose lineup was…

Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama Lineup Unveiled: Alain Guiraudie’s ‘Nobody’s Hero’ Set as Opener

French auteur Alain Guiraudie’s political drama “Nobody’s Hero” has been set as the opener of the 2022 Berlin Film Festival’s multifaceted Panorama strand, which has announced its full…

Sky, Fremantle Unveil Dark Prison Drama ‘The King’ Toplining ‘Montalbano’ Star Luca Zingaretti

Fremantle and pay-TV operator Sky are unveiling Sky original series “The King,” an innovative prison drama toplining Luca Zingaretti, who is best known as the titular character in…

101 Films International Acquires Irish Concert Doc ‘Love Yourself Today,’ Launches Sales on Japanese Dance Feature ‘Dreams on Fire’ (EXCLUSIVE)

​U.K.-based sales company 101 Films has picked up international sales rights to “Love Yourself Today,” a documentary about Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, and it has launched sales on…

HAF Project Market Selection Reflects COVID Impact on Storytelling

Leading indie film project market, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum has revealed a selection of 28 titles for its twentieth edition and confirmed that it will be…

‘Myanmar Diaries’ Picked up by Autlook Filmsales Ahead of Berlin Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Austria-based agency Autlook Filmsales has picked up world sales rights to “Myanmar Diaries,” one of the first films to be selected for the Berlin film festival’s Panorama section.…