Achoura at PIFFF

Talal Selhami’s new film Achoura will be screened at the Paris International Fantastic Film Fest as a Special Presentation on December 8th. The film tells of four kids having fun at frightening one another and deciding to go explore a condemned and presumed haunted house. Then one of them disappears in mysterious circumstances. The three survivors try to forget, until Samir reappears 25 years later. The group will eventually have to face their past. We’re very proud to have served as associate producer on the film.

The Long Walk at the IFFMA in Macao

The Long Walk has been invited to the Works in Progress section of the Macao International Film festival and Awards which takes place beginning of December. The program is designed for projects that are at the later stage of production to introduce their projects to the industry guests. The purpose of the WIP is to help secure funds to complete the film and post-production, as well as to meet with distribution agents, to explore potential opportunity with film festivals and raise awareness with the industry.

More about the IFFAM Industry Hub HERE.

Updates, Festivals and Productions

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.

Family Dinner gets dev support

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.

5 years of Screen Division

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.5years

Berlinale Talents 2018

We’re very happy to share that Mattie Do, the director of our upcoming production The Long Walk, has been selected to attend the Berlinale Talents 2018. The Long Walk recently received the support of the Swiss Fund Visions Sud Est and is planed to shoot in Fall 2018.

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