“Meeting Gorbachev” fills the square in Bologna

"Meeting Gorbachev" takes centre stage at the Biografilm Festival - playing to a packed crowd in Bologna's historic Piazza Maggiore.

Stars Queue Up to Selfie with Spring

At Sunday's BAFTA's there was a long line of television stars waiting to be photographed with Spring's Lauren and Claire.  Even though it meant staying up until almost dawn, they managed to get through most of them and send their apologies to those that were disappointed.

 

Creative Europe’s TV Programming scheme

Edward Dallal discusses how being a recipient of funding through Creative Europe's TV Programming scheme has helped to enhanced the scale and production value of their latest project with Werner Herzog.

http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/blog-spring-films-ed-dallal-talks-tv-programming-support

 

Cool Daddio at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.

Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore will be playing at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 and even better news it has been nominated for the New Talent Award!  Congratulations to the Directors and Producers Imogen Pulter and Monica Baran for a very well deserved nomination.

He’s been called a genius, a unique talent who has been a key influence on figures such as Albert Hammond Jr, Ariel Pink, Tim Burgess, Mac DeMarco and many many others. Rolling Stone Magazine said he’s made “One of the most significant indie albums of all time”. R Stevie Moore has been a reclusive figure for over 40 years, recording over 400 albums in his bedroom. Musical Legend or Bonkers? Or Both? For the first time, we go on the road to discover the truth behind the myth as we jump inside the crazy, chaotic world of R Stevie Moore.

Screening Times:

The Light Cinema 3

Monday 10 June 2019

11:40:00 AM

The Light Cinema 8

Saturday 08 June 2019

9:45:00 PM

https://www.sheffdocfest.com

I’ve seen you on the beach and I’ve seen you on TV*

Figs Jackman has just returned from Rio. "It was great to reconnect with Rio 2C at what is such an important and creative market place" said a suspiciously bronzed looking Mr Jackman. As well as a plethora of meetings with both Brazilian and international producers he presented a session on Global Narratives and showed clips from 'Meeting Gorbachev' and our upcoming 'Cool Daddio'.

  • With thanks to Duran Duran.

Meeting Gorbachev

'Meeting Gorbachev' is opening next month in 100+ Cinemas across America and Canada - including Los Angeles,  New York,  Hawaii, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Ottawa, San Fransisco and Washington DC.

Distribution is being handled by 1091 Media for A&E Films.

https://www.meetinggorbachev.film/

Moscow Film Festival

If you are in Moscow this week then 'Meeting Gorbachev' is the closing film at this years 41st Moscow International Film Festival.

http://moscowfilmfestival.ru/miff41/eng/films/?id=41002

André’s Masterclass

Last week André appeared at DOCVILLE in Belgium to hold a masterclass and for them to screen three of his films.

"Andre Singer is a monument in the world of documentaries. After his doctorate in anthropology, he started making non-fiction in the 1970s. He produced over 55 documentary films and series, including many award-winning titles and collaborations with well-known names.

He produced Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing (2014) and the worldwide TV series Stephen Fry in America. But his main brother-in-arms is Werner Herzog, for whom he has been producing films for a quarter of a century. In 2014, Singer took place in the director's chair for the memorable WWII documentary Night Will Fall. His last achievement is another collaboration with Herzog, this time as co-director of Meeting Gorbachev. The perfect occasion for DOCVILLE to put the spotlight on him as Artist in Focus.

DOCVILLE ACADEMY

China

Our MD Richard Melman, has just returned from Beijing where he was attending and speaking at the China International Documentary Forum held at CCTV's headquarters.

2019 BAFTAS

Paddy Wivell and Spring Films have been nominated for two BAFTA Television Awards - Best Director and Best Factual Series for PRISON.  We are all proud and thoroughly delighted that this series is getting such terrific recognition. Thank you again, Paddy, Jack, Chris, Josh, and Pat.

http://www.bafta.org/television/awards/tv-2019

We’ve only gone and done it again!

Spring Films is very proud to have to won the 2019 ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD for Best Documentary Series for PRISON. A huge thanks to the team and C4 for their support.

Royal Television Society Nomination

Spring is proud to announce that Spring Film has been nominated for a Royal Television Society 2019 Award for our 'Prison' series.

Congratulations to Kathy, Richard, Pat, Paddy and the team.

 

 

The awards are on the 19th.

https://rts.org.uk/award/rts-programme-awards-2019-partnership-audio-network