Sam Neill sci-fi ‘DxM’ to world premiere at Grimmfest | News | Screen

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Grimmfest (Oct 1-4), Manchester’s horror and cult film festival, has revealed its line-up for 2015.

The festival will feature the world premiere of DxM, which stars Sam Neill alongside two former Screen Stars of Tomorrow, Tom Payne and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. Read more.

Locarno: Bridging the Dragon Initiative to Forge Europe/China Ties Gains Traction

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One year after Bridging the Dragon launched at Locarno, the groundbreaking initiative to forge closer ties between the European and Chinese film industries is back at the fest with directors and producer delegations from both sides to attend a first-of-its kind writing and production packaging workshop, which segues from its first session in Shanghai and comprises high-profile projects from both sides deemed suitable for co-production or co-financing.

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Venice Film Festival marks 72nd edition with star lineup

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The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded lineup for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday with top Hollywood names center stage in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. Read more.

Destiny Ekaragha on Gone Too Far | Film4 Blog

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As her South London-set comedy-drama Gone Too Far premieres on Film4, director Destiny Ekaragha recounts the films and formative experiences that led up to her feature debut… – See more here.

Cannes: Bridging the Dragon Unveils Projects | Variety

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Bridging the Dragon, the platform seeking to forge closer strategic ties between film industries in Europe and China, has announced the first batch of 10 projects selected to participate in its Sino-European content lab.

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Exclusive: Sam Neill Gets His Mad Scientist On in First Trailer for ‘DxM’

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Check out the first trailer for “DxM,” in an Indiewire exclusive. “DxM” is the latest film from writer/director Andrew Goth (“Gallow Walkers,” B.U.S.T.E.D.,” “Cold and Dark”) and producers Walter Köhler and Joanne Reay from Red Bull’s cinema label Terra Mater Film Studios.

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TIES THAT BIND 2015

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We are delighted to announce this year’s selection for TIES THAT BIND! Out of 65 applications from Europe and Asia, 10 producers with their feature films in development have been selected to participate along with 5 other European professionals interested in working with Asia.

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