As the core principles of copyright are called into question, it is time to find a new way of exhibiting European cinema and redefine how cinema can circulate from one country to the next, writes a group of filmmakers.
When it comes to intellectual property, few debates have been as fierce as the status of film on the Internet. Filmmaker Bernard Tavernier takes to task Commission initiatives to harmonise author rights in the European Union.
The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (11 December).
The European Parliament's 2010 LUX Prize for European cinema was won by German production Die Fremde, which highlights the problem of honour killings through a narrative describing the drama of a Turkish family living in Germany.
By supporting European filmmaking the EU can banish its image as a bureaucratic economic body and get in touch with its emotional side, film director Wim Wenders told a European Parliament hearing yesterday (27 October).
As Cannes prepares to host Europe's most prestigious film festival for the 63rd time, a survey released this month found that cinema audiences across the EU hit record highs last year, driven by surging demand for US blockbusters and 3D films.