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Screen International
editorMatt Mueller
Former editorsWendy Mitchell
CategoriesTrade journal
Frequency10 issues per year
PublisherMedia Business Insight
First issue1889; 135 years ago (1889)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon, England
LanguageEnglish Edit this at Wikidata

Screen International is a British film magazine covering the international film business. It is published by Media Business Insight, a British B2B media company.

The magazine is primarily aimed at those involved in the global film business. The magazine in its current form was founded in 1975,[1] and its website,, was added in 2001.

Screen International also produces daily publications at film festivals and markets in Berlin, Germany; Cannes, France; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California; and Hong Kong.


Screen International traces its history back to 1889 with the publication of Optical Magic Lantern and Photographic Enlarger.[2] At the turn of the 20th century, the name changed to Cinematographic Journal and in 1907 it was renamed Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly.

Kinematograph Weekly

Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly contained trade news, advertisements, reviews, exhibition advice, and reports of regional and national meetings of trade organisations such as the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association and the Kinema Renters' Society. It was first published by pioneering film enthusiast, industrialist and printing entrepreneur E. T. Heron. In 1919 it was renamed Kinematograph Weekly which was further shortened in 1959 to Kine Weekly.

The title was sold to British and American Film Holdings Ltd in September 1971, which merged it with rival film-trade paper Today's Cinema.[3][4] It was later renamed CinemaTV Today.

Launch of Screen International

In 1975, Peter King purchased the struggling CinemaTV Today from Sir John Woolf for £50,000 (equivalent to £446,000 in 2021) and relaunched the publication as Screen International.[3][5] The first issue of Screen International was published on 6 September 1975. King sold the publication in 1989 to the International Thomson Organization.[3]

Many Screen International journalists have gone on to become major industry figures, including Colin Vaines, who ran production for companies such as Miramax and GK Films, and who has produced many award-winning film and television projects.[5]

Screen Daily

In addition to its print magazine, Screen International maintains Screen Daily, a website providing a real-time view of the film industry.[6]


The editors of Screen International include:


Screen International has offices in London.

It has a network of more than forty correspondents around the world. It hosts conferences, including the annual European Film Finance Summit in Berlin and the UK Film Finance Conference in London.

Oscar Moore Foundation

A former editor in chief, Oscar Moore—who was also a columnist for The Guardian and a novelist—died of an AIDS-related illness in 1996. The Oscar Moore Foundation was established in 1997 as a charitable foundation administered by Screen International. The foundation's aim is to foster new European screenwriting talent by awarding an annual prize of £10,000 to the best first draft screenplay in a genre which changes each year. A foundation patron, Emma Thompson, is an actress and screenwriter who has won an Academy Award for both disciplines.

Screen International Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International produces an annual list of up and coming international talent, under its Stars of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Screen Stars of Tomorrow) brand. A special edition of the magazine to highlight up-and-coming talent was established in 2004 in the UK. Since 2010, Stars of Tomorrow has been curated by Fionnuala Halligan, who – as of 2023 – is the magazine's executive editor for reviews and new talent.[8]


Year Category List
2004 Actors
2005 Actors
  • Alastair Clark
  • Rachel Robey
  • Mia Bays
2006 Actors
2007 Actors
  • Anna Higgs
  • Gavin Humphries
2008 Actors
2009 Actors


Year Category List
2010 Actors
2011[9] Filmmakers
  • Rowan Athale
  • Jay Basu
  • Charles Henri Belleville
  • Sebastian Foster
  • Stefan Georgiou
  • Scott Graham
  • Corin Hardy
  • Colin Kennedy
  • Frances Lea
  • John Maclean
  • Robert McKillop
  • Michael Pearce
  • Arjun Rose
  • Adam Wimpenny
2012[10] Actors
  • Jessica and Henrietta Ashworth screenwriters
  • Mahalia Belo writer-director
  • Fyzal Boulifa writer-director
  • Dominic Buchanan producer
  • Henry Darke writer-director
  • Stuart Earl composer
  • Ruth Fowler writer
  • Mustapha Kseibati writer-director
  • Annemarie Lean-Vercoe cinematographer
  • David Leon actor-writer-director
  • William McGregor writer-director
  • Jamie Stone writer-director
  • Kibwe Tavares writer-director
  • Daniel Wolfe writer-director
2013 Actors
2014 Actors
2015 Actors
2016 Actors
2017[11] Actors
2018[12] Actors
2019[13] Actors


Year Category List
2020[14] Actors
  • Rienkje Attoh (producer)
  • Akinola Davies Jr (writer-director)
  • Colum Eastwood (writer-director)
  • Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (producer)
  • Ella Glendining (writer-director-actor)
  • Matilda Ibini (writer)
  • Naqqash Khalid (writer-director)
  • Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson (writer-directors)
  • Courttia Newland (writer)
  • Jayisha Patel (writer-director)
  • Charlotte Regan (writer-director)
  • Tom Wood (producer)
2021 Actors
Actors and filmmakers
Heads of department
  • Heather Basten
  • Olan Collardy
  • Gini Godwin
  • Grace Snell
  • Claire Anne Williams
2022 Actors
Heads of department
  • Rufai Ajala
  • Lara Manwaring
  • Susanne Salavati
  • Lucie Red
  • Anna Rhodes
  • Cobbie Yates
2023 Actors
  • Tasha Back
  • Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia
  • Joseph Charlton
  • Clare-Louise English and Jo Sargeant
  • Nadia Fall
  • Jack Benjamin Gill
  • Danielle Goff
  • Claire McCabe
  • Adeyemi Michael
  • Nathalie Pitters
  • Sandhya Suri
  • Nour Wazzi
Actors and filmmakers


The magazine's international competitors include its American counterparts Variety,The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

See also


  1. ^ "About Screen International".
  2. ^ "The Optical Magic Lantern Journal (September 1889)" (PDF). 21 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Falk, Quentin (21 December 2015). "Screen at 40: From cinema to Screen". Screen International. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  4. ^ "The Kine is sold". Kine Weekly. 11 September 1971. p. 3.
  5. ^ a b c d e McNab, Geoffrey (29 October 2018). "Trailblazing former Screen International publisher Peter King dies aged 90". Screen International. Archived from the original on 2023-03-25. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Screen media pack 2011" (PDF). Screen Daily.
  7. ^ Farrow, Boyd (20 September 1996). "Oscar Moore 1960–1996". Screen International. p. 12.
  8. ^ "Fionnuala Halligan". Archived from the original on 2023-08-06. Retrieved 2023-11-22.
  9. ^ "Screen unveils 2011 Stars of Tomorrow". Screen.
  10. ^ "Screen unveils 2012 UK Stars of Tomorrow | News | Screen". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  11. ^ "Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2017 with BFI London Film Festival". Screen International. 2 October 2017. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018". Screen. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2019". Screen International. 8 July 2019. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow". Screen International. 28 September 2020.