You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch for 2018

Variety has unveiled its fourth edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, highlighting 10 talents from across the Continent who are all poised for breakthroughs in 2018. The group will be feted at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

Mehdi and Milad Avaz


The brothers’ debut feature, “While We Live,” is nominated for five Danish Film Academy awards, including best picture. The film was sold at Cannes last year by LevelK and was distributed locally by SF Studios, receiving critical acclaim. Through production shingle Rocket Road Pictures, they are developing a TV series as well as other features.

Laura Bispuri


Bispuri’s transgender-themed “Sworn Virgin” was a 2015 Berlinale competition standout and she returns to the festival competition with “Daughter of Mine,” about a young girl torn between her natural and adoptive mother. Germany’s the Match Factory is on board as co-producer and world sales agent.

Linda Hamback



The founder of LEE Film in Stockholm is behind several animated shorts and her animated feature “Gordon and Paddy” unspools in Generation KPlus at the upcoming Berlin festival.

Louis Hofmann



Hofmann’s resume includes critical hit “Land of Mine,” “Alone in Berlin,” Ralph Fiennes’ “The White Crow” and German Netflix series “Dark.”

Tim Kalkhof



The actor garnered praise in 2017’s critically acclaimed “The Cakemaker,” and is attached to the adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s “The Painted Bird,” directed by Vaclav Marhoul.

Philipp Eichholtz



The filmmaker gained attention with 2014’s “Love Me!” and 2016’s “Dancing Quietly.” His latest feature, “Away You Go” is opening Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale.

Marta Prus



Prus’ documentary feature “Over the Limit,” a look at the world of Russian gymnasts, electrified audiences at the Intl. Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam.

Ella Rumpf



Rumpf starred in one of the most auspicious debuts in recent years, Julia Ducournau’s “Raw.” In 2017, she starred in “The Divine Order” and “Tiger Girl,” with Detlev Buck’s “Gorillas” on deck.

Jan Zabeil



The DP turned director earned critical praise and the Variety Piazza Grande Award at Locarno with 2017’s “Three Peaks.”

Martin Zandvliet



The “Land of Mine” director moves into English-language features with “The Outsider,” starring Jared Leto.



More Film

  • 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' Review: Abdellatif

    Cannes Film Review: 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo'

    A simple but somehow atypical shot opens Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film: a serene closeup of a young woman’s face, as seen through the camera lens of Amir, a budding photographer still finding his perspective. Her expression is ambiguously tranquil, her long hair lightly rustled by a humid breeze, all softly lit by a sinking afternoon [...]

  • Crown Vic

    Thomas Jane's Police Thriller 'Crown Vic' Sells to Screen Media (EXCLUSIVE)

    Screen Media has bought North American rights to writer-director Joel Souza’s police crime-thriller “Crown Vic,” starring Thomas Jane and Luke Kleintank. The distributor closed terms during the Cannes Film Festival amid a competitive bidding situation between seven other suitors. Screen Media plans to release the pic this fall. “Crown Vic” premiered in April at the [...]

  • Colleen Bell

    Colleen Bell Replaces Amy Lemisch as California Film Commission Director

    Veteran entertainment executive and ambassador Colleen Bell will replace Amy Lemisch as director of the California Film Commission. Bell, who was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday, has worked as a consultant since 2017. She was the U.S. ambassador to Hungary from 2014 to 2017. She held several positions at Bell-Phillip Television Productions, including [...]

  • Jon Feltheimer

    Lionsgate Posts Loss, Underperforms Wall Street Expectations

    Lionsgate has posted a quarterly loss and its revenues and operating income have come in under Wall Street projections, despite growth from its premium cable channel, Starz. The studio reported a net loss of $24 million, or 11 cents a share, with adjusted operating income of $103 million for its fourth fiscal quarter ended March [...]

  • Cannes: China's 'Summer of Changsha' Debuts

    Cannes: China's 'Summer of Changsha' Debuts Without Censorship Approval

    Chinese crime drama “Summer of Changsha” screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section despite lacking the necessary approvals from China’s censors. It premiered without its director or creative team in attendance, who blamed “technical reasons” for their absence — marking the third time that Chinese censorship appears to have caused [...]

  • Jane Austin SAG AFTRA

    SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer Jane Austin Running for President

    Jane Austin, the National Secretary-Treasurer of SAG-AFTRA, has become the third candidate for the presidency of the performers union, joining incumbent Gabrielle Carteris and Matthew Modine. Austin is running as an independent for the top post at SAG-AFTRA, which has 160,000 members. Carteris will seek re-election as the head of the ticket for the Unite [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content