Rotterdam Film Festival’s VoD Platform Reveals Early Data

IFFR Unleashed, the streaming service launched by International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in January during its 2018 edition, has published initial statistics from the platform’s first six months of operation.

Yad Vashem has online ambitions for Holocaust film library

The growing Visual Center of Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, hopes to one day offer a platform for films in its extensive library of 12,000 videos and films to be viewed online globally.

Sarajevo’s CineLink Selects 10 Projects for Work in Progress Showcase

Sarajevo’s CineLink Selects 10 Projects for Work in Progress Showcase

Moviepass Crashed Because It Ran Out of Money – and Future Looks Uncertain

The US subscription-based cinema tickets had to get an emergency loan of $5m just to continue offering the service

Five VR, AR projects Receive Funding From Arts Council England Scheme

Five UK virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects have been awarded funding through CreativeXR, an initiative from Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

Disney, Fox Shareholders Approve Merger Deal

The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox announced on Friday that stockholders of both companies have separately approved the proposed acquisition by Disney of the latter’s entertainment assets.

Actress Vaness Redgrave Calls For Change To Visa Rules To Aid Kosovan Film Industry

Vanessa Redgrave has called for the international film community to support a change in visa requirements for Kosovan citizens to travel abroad, describing the current situation as “absurdly wrong”.

Ukrainian Filmmaker Enters 57th Day of Hunger Strike in Russian Prison Camp

The European Film Academy is planning a vigil for detained Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov opposite the Russian Embassy in Berlin on Tuesday (July 10)

Netflix Sets Up First European Production Hub In Madrid

Netflix has announced its first European production hub in Madrid.

Toronto Film Festival Line-up to Include World Premieres Of ‘Widows’, ‘High Life’, ‘Beautiful Boy’

As the shock of Sunday’s fatal city shootings hung in the air, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) hierarchy cancelled Tuesday’s opening press conference in favour of a more modest platform to unveil a Galas and Special Presentations line-up that includes world premieres for Steve McQueen’s thriller Widows and Claire Denis’ first English-language film, High Life.

China Digital Adoption Outstripping International Market

The adoption of streaming sites in home entertainment spend by Chinese consumers is significantly ahead of the international market and by 2022 will reach around $8.3bn, nearly three times as much as the next highest country.

China Box Office: ‘Dying To Survive’ Stays Top But ‘Skyscraper’ Takes Weekend Crown

Dying To Survive performed a hat trick as the weekly champion in the period of July 16-22, but lost the weekend to new opener Skyscraper.