Based in London, 198 Films was founded by producer Anna Jancsó in 2015 to develop a slate of feature films and shorts, and to produce commercially successful films with a strong directorial vision from a UK base. 198 Films actively seeks out and nurtures new and emerging talent amongst directors, writers and actors.
ISHA GETS PROJECTS WE LOVE LABEL ON KICKSTARTER
We have launched our upcoming short film ISHA on Kickstarter and within a few minutes, we were awarded the much coveted Projects We Love sticker, together with these words:
Congratulations! We’re huge fans of your project and it’s now being featured as a Project We Love on Kickstarter.
ISHA is 2017 #FourFilms4Freedom director Christopher Manning’s next project. We are working with some fantastic creatives and will be announcing top cast attachments from Europe very soon. Follow for more news here, and on the Isha and 198 Films social media accounts.
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PREP STARTS ON SHORT FILM ISHA
We are happy to announce our upcoming short film production ISHA, by London-based US director Christopher Manning.
Manning’s previous short film, JAMIE, has been recently released by Peccadillo Pictures through their acclaimed DVD label Boys On Film. Jamie was also part of the BFI and British Council’s first global digital LGBT short-film programme #FiveFilms4Freedom.
ISHA will be a co-production with the London Film School. The project is part of a longer-term cooperation between Manning and 198 Films, in preparation of the director’s feature debut.
ISHA is scheduled to be released in early 2018.
FLURRIED PRESS REACTION TO FORGOTTEN MAN LONDON PREMIERE
There has been a flurry of articles in the British press following the European premiere of Forgotten Man, produced by 198 Films’s Anna Jancsó.
The film is the first feature of Canadian director Arran Shearing, and paints the portrait of social and class division in contemporary London through the tale of a homeless actor, who falls for a wealthy girl.
Jerry Hall, who has a part in the film, was accompanied to the East End Film Festival Premiere by her husband Rupert Murdoch, to the shock and surprise of the festival and the filmmakers. Murdoch was greeted with what the Guardian’s Marina Hyde calls a “good old-fashioned East End welcome”.
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Little Soldier launched by VIMEO Staff Picks
Stella Corradi’s Little Soldier, produced by Anna Jancsó as part of an all-female production team, has been launched today to audiences under the Vimeo Staff Pick label. The film was picked up by the video sharing and hosting service at New York’s Athena Film Festival, where Little Soldier played earlier this year.
JUNE 16: Forgotten Man European Premiere at East End Film Festival
Another film by Anna Jancsó is on the big screen in London this summer: Arran Shearing’s Forgotten Man will be premiering to European audiences at the East End Film Festival on June 16th. Join the filmmakers, cast and crew at the Hackney Picturehouse on June 16 @ 21:00
The film is described as a “thoughtful Cassavetes-esque drama” by Hackney Picturehouse.
For tickets, visit the Hackney Picturehouse website
May 27: Bechdel Fest&Curzon screen LITTLE SOLDIER
Join us on Saturday 27th of May 2017 at London’s Curzon Aldgate, for a screening of Little Soldier, produced by 198 Films’s Anna Jancsó.
The event is a double bill with Sally Potter’s Ginger& Rosa, hosted by The Bechdel Test Fest. An extended Q&A with director Stella Corradi and actress Zawe Ashton and drinks will follow the screening. Little Soldier will be launched to the public by Vimeo Staff after the event.
Tickets available on the Curzon Aldgate website.
Anna Jancsó joins BFI NETWORKxBAFTA CREW
We are very pleased that 198 Films founder/producer Anna Jancsó is joining the prestigious BAFTA Crew programme this year.
Anna Jancsó amongst 2017 Berlinale Talents
198 Films’s Anna Jancsó is one of the UK’s 2017 Berlinale Talents. According to the programme, ‘the international selection committee chose the 250 Talents out of 2,711 applicants from 127 nations based on their prior achievements and the impact and relevance of their artistic work in their home countries. The Talents are usually five to ten years into their careers and have extensive professional expertise, considerable festival exposure and, often times, award-winning films under their belts.’
Anna Jancsó at Producers Lab Toronto
198 Films founder Anna Jancsó is among 10 European producers selected for the 2016 Producers Lab Toronto. The event takes place during TIFF between September 6-9.
Now in its seventh year, the initiative for emerging producers is run by European Film Promotion in collaboration with Ontario Media Development Corporation and Toronto International Film Festival.
Anna will be at the event presenting the Librecine-198 Films family film project Island Blue.
Island Blue in Cannes Best Seller Pitch
Anna Jancsó will be presenting the upcoming adaptation of Magda Szabó’s classic childrens novel ‘Island Blue’ to potential co-producers, talent agents and buyers on May 15 at 11:00 AM at the Literary Adaptation Pavilion (Village International Pantiero – Pavillon 220), as part of the Best-Seller-to-Box-Office international co-production pitching session.
Anna will be present on behalf of Hungary’s Librecine and the UK’s 198 Films, co-producers of Island Blue.
Author Magda Szabó heads The New York Times Book list for 2015
Magda Szabó’s seminal novel, ‘The Door’, ranks first amongst 2015’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Island Blue secures MEDIA Development funding
Island Blue, an ambitious family film project by Hungary’s Librecine Bt and the UK’s 198 Films has secured MEDIA development funding from the EU’s Culture & Audiovisual programme, Creative Europe.
The film project is based on a children’s classic written by Magda Szabó, author of ‘The Door’ and ‘Iza’s Ballad’. The development is led by producers Krisztina Endrényi and Anna Jancsó.