Based in London, 198 Films was founded by producer Anna Jancsó in 2014 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.
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.