The fall has been pretty busy and wild for Screen Division so far. In September we traveled to the Toronto International Film Festival where we helped Raven Banner Entertainment launch the sales of Issa Lopez’s fantastic tale Tigers are not afraid. Right before attending the Fantastic Film in Austin, we started the shoot of The Long Walk, Mattie Do’s new SciFi film. We are finishing post production on Memory: The Origins of Alien, the new doc by Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52), produced by Exhibit A in the US and we joined the programming team of the Sitges Film Fest in Spain.
Fantastic Fest has just announced the first wave of titles. We’re really proud to be part of this amazing and growing fest. Check out the list of films HERE.
We’re thrilled to announce that Family Dinner, a Genre film project on which Screen Division served as script consultant, received development support from the Austrian Film Institute. The story evolves around a British teenage girl who spends her Easter holidays at the remote farm of her Austrian aunt and uncle. During her stay, she observes the strange behavior of her relatives towards their two children, which soon hints towards a rather special Easter meal…
Family Dinner is written and directed by Peter Hengl and produced by Lola Basara-Hengl for Capra Film.
We’re thrilled to announce that Zeno Pictures in Belgium will be releasing our film Dearest Sister on DVD shortly with French and Dutch subtitles. You may pre-order your copy by clicking HERE.
Today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Screen Division. When we created the company, our concept was a simple one: help other companies to acquire films at film festivals and markets. Since then, our portfolio has evolved and we transformed Screen Division into a Swiss Army Knife of competences, ranging from acquisitions to film production. Many thanks to all the partners and individuals who helped us shape the company.
Our coproduction 78/52 was nominated for Best Documentary at the Critic’s Film Awards in the UK. We’re thrilled to be part of such a great lineup.
The Long Walk, Mattie Do’s new film, has received the support of the Visions Sud Est fund. The Long Walk was selected as one of five projects, out of 194 submissions.
Visions Sud Est is a Swiss fund initiated in 2005 by the Foundation trigon-film Baden and the Fribourg Film Festival, with the collaboration of Nyon’s Visions du Reel and the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. In 2011, the Festival del film Locarno joined the fund as new partner. The fund supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, aims at making them visible worldwide and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.
The Long Walk will go into production in 2018.
The European Genre Forum, which is co-organized by Screen Division, has come to an end for the 2017 season. Eight projects were presented and pitched at the labs in Amsterdam, Zagreb and Tallinn and the filmmakers participated at masterclasses and beneficiated from the input of various film industry players. We thanks them for their availability, for their dedication and bid them farewell.