Servants produced as an Irish Co-production by Fame Ireland screens in Official Selection Berlinale 2020

// 4th of June, 2020

"Servants," which unspooled in Berlin’s new Encounters section, tells the story of 17-year-old best friends Michal and Juraj, who leave their home village of Spis in communist Slovakia to join a Catholic seminary in Bratislava. FAME (Ireland) produced the film with Ostrochovsky’s Bratislava-based Punkchart Films. Laurent Danielou’s Loco Films is selling "Servants" internationally; the pic has already sold to France’s ARP, and is a candidate for the European Film Awards.

Mike Downey and Agnieszka Holland Berlinale Press Conference 2020 Highlights for Fame Ireland’s Charlatan

// 4th of June, 2020

Fame Ireland on the Red Carpet at the Berlinale 2020

// 4th of June, 2020

Fame Ireland Present the World Premiere of Charlatan by Agnieszka Holland at the 2020 Berlinale

// 4th of June, 2020

The film was produced in Irish-Czech-Polish-Slovak co-production, by Mike Downey (Chairman of European Film Academy) and Sam Taylor - both from Film & Music Entertainment Ltd (Ireland), Sarka Cimbalova - Marlene Film Production (Czech Republic) and Kevan Van Thompson.

Fame Ireland Unveils its new slate and celebrates its 20th Anniversary Berlinale

// 26th of February, 2020

U.K.-Irish production company Film and Music Entertainment (FAME), in Berlin with Agnieszka Holland’s "Charlatan" and Ivan Ostrochovsky’s "Servants," has unveiled five new film projects from its Irish division, including new films by Georgian helmer Mariam Khatchvani and Albanian director Fatmir Koci.

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F&ME completes shooting in Agnieszka Holland’s new film Charlatan

// 3rd of July, 2019
F&ME completes shooting in Agnieszka Holland’s new film Charlatan

After 38 days of filming, the final clapperboard has been snapped shut on "Charlatan," Oscar-nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s latest film "Charlatan" was shot in several locations in the Czech Rep. in April and June. The film is produced by Sarka Cimbalova of Czech Rep.’s Marlene Film Production and Mike Downey and Sam Taylor of Film and Music Entertainment (IRE) and Madants in Poland.

Feature Documentary Fighting for Life a Dutch-Irish-South African partnership picks up the Peace, Sport and Documentary Award at the SPORTEL Awards in Monaco

// 24th of October, 2018
Feature Documentary Fighting for Life a Dutch-Irish-South African partnership picks up the Peace, Sport and Documentary Award at the SPORTEL Awards in Monaco

Directed by Dutch Jamillah van der Hulst and South-African Ian Greyvensteyn the film is Exec produced by Film and Music Entertainment (IRE)’ Mike Downey and Cape Town’s Mark Dornford May of the Isango Company.

Jumpman wins Jury Special Mention

// 7th of July, 2018
Jumpman wins Jury Special Mention

The Russian film about Putin’s generation won a special jury mention at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2018 which took place last week.

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Screendaily: 'Jumpman': Karlovy Vary Review

// 5th of July, 2018
Screendaily: 'Jumpman': Karlovy Vary Review

Karlovy Vary favourite Ivan I. Tverdovskiy follows up Zoology with a very different animal, a lean and mean thriller that offers a potent indictment of the endemic corruption in Russian society. With Tverdovskiy’s growing reputation and some saleable thriller tropes, Jumpman could build upon Zoology’s theatrical showing, with healthy festival attention a given.

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Variety: Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Jumpman’

// 4th of July, 2018
Variety: Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Jumpman’

A kid throws himself in front of passing cars in Russian director Ivan I. Tverdovsky's biting look at a society where corruption permeates all corners.

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Karlovy Vary Competition Lineup Features ‘Jumpman’ Premiere

// 29th of June, 2018
Karlovy Vary Competition Lineup Features ‘Jumpman’ Premiere

Ten world premieres are among the 12 films competing for the Crystal Globe at Central and Eastern Europe’s premier film festival, Karlovy Vary, which runs June 29-July 7. […] Two filmmakers returning to Karlovy Vary present "noticeably more poetic new films": Russia’s Ivan Tverdovsky ("Zoology") will screen "Jumpman," while Israeli director Joseph Madmony brings his third premiere to West Bohemia, the drama "Redemption," co-directed by cinematographer Boaz Y. Yakov.

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First trailer for Karlovy Vary competition title 'Jumpman'

// 28th of June, 2018
First trailer for Karlovy Vary competition title 'Jumpman'

Screendaily.com has revealed the first trailer for Jumpman, the latest film from Zoology director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy.

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