IFC Films Buys ‘John and the Hole,’ Plans August Release (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films Buys ‘John and the Hole Plans August Release

IFC Films has nabbed North American rights to “John and the Hole,” an unorthodox coming-of-age story that had its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by visual artist Pascual Sisto, the film follows 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) who decides to drug his well-to-do parents (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Ehle) and older sister … Read more

Execs from Neon, IFC Films, Pops, Struum, and Vuulr Join Panel on State of Independent Film in the Streaming Era

Execs from Neon IFC Films Pops Struum and Vuulr Join

The panelists will discuss how audiences’ move to streaming is impacting distribution and the new opportunities in buying and selling indie film. IndieWire and Variety announced today a planned virtual panel discussion about the state of independent film in the streaming era, featuring executives from specialty distributors and streaming services. The online panel, titled “The … Read more

IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco Discusses the Company’s Big Presence at Cannes 2021

IFC Films Arianna Bocco Discusses the Companys Big Presence at

IFC Films will be out in force at the Cannes Film Festival with three highly-anticipated films set for the competition: Jacques Audiard’s black-and-white drama “Paris, 13th District,” Mia Hansen-Løve’s English-language melodrama “Bergman Island” and Paul Verhoeven’s subversive period drama “Benedetta.” This comeback Cannes edition will also mark Arianna Bocco’s first year on the ground as … Read more

IFC Films, Bankside Films Backing Peter Strickland’s ‘Flux Gourmet’ Starring Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films Bankside Films Backing Peter Stricklands ‘Flux Gourmet Starring

“Flux Gourmet,” the new film from Peter Strickland, will be released by IFC Films in North America. The movie, which is backed by IFC Films, Bankside Films, and Head Gear/Metrol Technology, quietly wrapped production. The cast, which has not previously been announced, includes Asa Butterfield of “Sex Education” fame and “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline … Read more

Execs from Neon, IFC Films, Pops, Struum, and Vuulr Talk Indie Film’s International Landscape

Execs from Neon IFC Films Pops Struum and Vuulr Talk

The fast-evolving entertainment landscape is creating new strategies in the independent film space, changes only accelerated by the pandemic. During the Variety & IndieWire Streaming Room presented by Vuulr, executives from Neon, IFC Films, Pops, Struum, and Vuulr agreed that one way to understand those changes is to embrace the fact that the entertainment business, … Read more

IFC Films and FilmNation Win Bidding War for Venice Prize-Winning Abortion Drama ‘Happening’

IFC Films and FilmNation Win Bidding War for Venice Prize Winning

IFC Films and FilmNation have emerged victorious in a bidding war for U.S. distribution rights to “Happening,” a French drama that won the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival. IFC Films plans to release the movie in theaters in early 2022, but the company has not set an exact date yet. “Happening” is … Read more

IFC Films Hires Scott Shooman For Head Of Acquisitions Post

IFC Films Hires Scott Shooman For Head Of Acquisitions Post

EXCLUSIVE: Just in time for Sundance, IFC Films has hired Scott Shooman to be Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, reporting directly to IFC Films president Arianna Bocco. A seasoned hand in the acquisitions game who is leaving a senior exec post at Endeavor Content, Shooman has been an acquisitions exec at CBS Films, Sony Pictures’ … Read more

IFC Films Picks Up Andrea Arnold’s Buzzy Cannes Doc ‘Cow’

IFC Films Picks Up Andrea Arnolds Buzzy Cannes Doc ‘Cow

EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has taken North American rights to Andrea Arnold’s well-received Cannes Film Festival documentary Cow. Cow, which made its world premiere earlier this month in the newly created Cannes Premiere section, reps IFC and Arnold’s second teaming together after her award-winning Fish Tank, which starred Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender. U.S. sales rep … Read more

‘Happening’ Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films’ President Arianna Bocco Discuss the Shot to Represent France at the Oscars

‘Happening Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films President Arianna Bocco

Since winning the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival just over a month ago, French-Lebanese filmmaker Audrey Diwan has emerged as one of the most exciting and relevant new voices of contemporary world cinema with her sophomore outing, “Happening.” Working with a tight budget, a fairly unknown lead actress (Anamaria Vartolomei) and a … Read more

IFC Films & FilmNation Team On U.S. Rights Deal For Audrey Diwan’s Timely Venice Film Festival Golden Lion-Winning Abortion Drama ‘Happening’

IFC Films FilmNation Team On US Rights Deal For

EXCLUSIVE: After a bidding battle, IFC Films president Arianna Bocco and FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner won U.S. rights to the Audrey Diwan-directed drama Happening. Diwan wrote the script with Marcia Romano based on Annie Emaux’s semi-autobiographical novel about a young woman whose future is threatened after she becomes pregnant at a time before abortion … Read more