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Women’s Films Held Back in Europe by Lower Production and Distribution Support
FEMALE-DIRECTORS-large640 On International Women’s Day, Huw D Jones looks at the data for films directed by women in Europe and argues limited access to production funding and distribution support is holding back the market for female directed European films. Less than one in five (17%) films produced in Europe are solely directed by women (fig.1), according to data taken from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s LUMIERE Pro World database and analysed ...
Why continental Europeans love Ken Loach (more than the British)
loach-europe-flag As Ken Loach’s latest film arrives in European cinemas, Huw D Jones examines why the veteran British director is more popular on the continent than in his own country. Last week saw the release of I, Daniel Blake, the latest film by veteran British director Ken Loach. Despite the intense publicity the film has attracted for its depiction of Britain’s benefits system, the Palme d’Or-winning drama is sure ...
Huw Jones Speaks at Subtitling Event
why-you-shouldnt-avoid-subtitled-movies-header Huw Jones gave a paper on ‘The Market for Foreign Language Films in the UK’ at the Migrating Texts colloquia, Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House, London, on Friday 31 October, 2014. He was speaking as part of a session on role of subtitles in fostering intercultural awareness and promoting the learning of modern foreign languages in the UK. Huw explained in his paper, available here, ...
EU Survey Finds Low Interest in European Film
Image: Sailko. CC-PD-Mark, Cinemas in Florence, GFDL. A landmark report on Current and Future Audiovisual Audiences provides the most comprehensive picture yet of European film habits and preferences, yet raises questions about the circulation of European films, reports Huw D Jones. Only 14% of Europeans regularly watch films from other European countries, according to a new EU report on audience behaviour.
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