New Nordic Film @ Haugesund

Screen Divison attended the International Film Festival in Haugesund, participating at the New Nordic Film Market. The market, which showcases the best of Nordic Film, also hosted the second round of the Nordic Genre Boost, which consisted in pitching the projects in front of film industry professionals and buyers. The Nordic Genre Boost will open their new call for projects later this year.

The list of the awarded films, works in progress and pitches can be found HERE.

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SD joins Guachicolero

Screen Division has joined the projet Guachicolero as coproducer. The film, directed by Mexican upcoming director Edgar Nito, tells the story of a teenager whose life turns into a nightmare after a succession of bad decisions made for the love of a girl.

Nito, a graduate of the famous Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico, previously directed two shorts films (Y volveré & Masacre en San José) that earned him several awards at festivals around the world as well as the segment Jarral de Berrios on the mexican anthology Mexico Barbaro.

Guachicolero is coproduced by Josh Sobel for F LLC in Los Angeles, whose latest production Are We Not Cats is the closing film of The Critic’s Week at the Venice Film Festival this year.

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Festival Selection – Dearest Sister

Dearest Sister, the film produced by Screen Division in collaboration with Orée Films in Estonia and Lao Art Media in Laos, will be part of the Official Selection of the Fantastic Fest 2016.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The Festival is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas.

Directed by Mattie Do, Dearest Sister tells of a village girl who travels to the Lao capital, Vientiane, to care for her rich cousin who has lost her sight and gained the ability to communicate with the dead. Mattie Do’s first feature, Chanthaly, played at the Fantastic Fest in 2013.

The film is repped by XYZ Films for the USA and by Raven Banner Entertainment for the rest of the world.

More about the Fantastic Fest HERE.

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Frontières / BIFAN Market 2016

On July 20th, Screen Division traveled to the Frontières Coproduction market in Montréal where the 8th edition of the market was taking place. 20 Projects from NA and Europe have been presented to buyers and producers from all around the world.

On the 24th, SD flew to South Korea to participate at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) in capacity of Jury. In total, 24 projects from Asia and Europe will be pitched. The NAFF offers 7 different awards, including a postproduction award in the form of a support for edit, sound and D.I.

BIFAN, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, offering a range of 320 films to watch, with a showcase of Gaumont films, who is celebrating 120 years of existence. More about BIFAN HERE.

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SD@Fantastic Zagreb

Screen Division will be traveling to Zagreb on July 7th to participate at the European Genre Forum. We will be presenting our coproduction 78/52, the new documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe about the iconic shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho, and we will also be giving a Keynote about the Genre Film Industry. More info about the festival HERE.

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Development starts on Long Walk

Screen Division and Lao Art Media have started development on The Long Walk, Mattie Do’s third feature film. Both companies collaborated on Do’s second film DEAREST SISTER, which will start its festival run in the fall. Penned by Chris Larsen, The Long Walk will tap into the SciFi genre.

SD adds Festival Strategies to slate

More and more Genre filmmakers are reaching out to us asking for advice regarding their film and the festivals they should register to. Following up with these demands, Screen Division is please to announce that Festival Strategies for indie Genre filmmakers has been added to its slate of services. Contact us for more information!

SD Keynote @ Imagine, NL

Last Thursday, Screen Division was invited to Amsterdam to the Imagine Film Festival to talk to Dutch filmmakers about the Genre film industry.

In a presentation called If Only I had Known, we discussed subjects such as Festival Strategies, dealing with Sales Agents, what Co-Production markets are and how to navigate the Funding waters.

More information about the Imagine Film Festival HERE.

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