BAFTA Assembles Feature-Length Package Of Shorts For Cinemas
BAFTA is putting together a feature-length package of films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards. The pics will be screened in UK cinemas from February 28 and also tour in 110 countries internationally. Selected screenings will be followed by Q&As with nominated filmmakers. BAFTA is repeating the initiative after an inaugural run in 2013. The org is partnered with specialist distributor the Independent Cinema Office and the British Council. Interviews with the nominated filmmakers and other additional content will be available in March on BAFTA Guru. The BAFTAs will be held February 16 in London. All the nominees can be found here.
Turkey Is Latest Territory Set To Anoint A ‘Rising Star’
Add Turkey to the growing list of territories who’ve acquired Keshet International’s singing talent show format Rising Star. Acun Medya, which produces local versions of The Voice, Survivor and Got Talent, will produce Rising Star in-house. The interactive format has now been acquired by more than 20 broadcasters and several international series are now in production. ABC in the U.S. committed to Rising Star before the series had finished its original run in Israel. It will air its version this summer.
Dogwoof Nabs Most Foreign Rights To Sundance Opener ‘Dinosaur 13’
Submarine Entertainment has sold foreign rights to Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary Dinosaur 13 to Dogwoof Global. Madman International picked up rights to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The pic, which opened the Sundance Film Festival last week, is about the U.S. government’s 1992 seizure of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found. Lionsgate/CNN Films took North American rights.
Kinology Buys International Rights To ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’
Kinology has picked up international rights to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, billed as Iran’s first vampire Western. The pic, which screened in the Next section at Sundance, is set in an Iranian ghost town where a lonely vampire stalks its hookers, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, until he falls for a local girl. Cinetic Media is handling North American sales on the film written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and starring Sheila Vand and Arash Marandi.