Anna Jancsó amongst 2017 Berlinale Talents

198 Films’s Anna Jancsó has been invited to take part in the 2017 edition of 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 EFP’s 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.

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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.

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Island Blue secures MEDIA Development funding

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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.


Little Soldier wins Film London award


Last night Little Soldier received Film London’s 2015 London Calling Jury Award Special Mention at the British Film Institute, where emerging talent from all over the capital was on showcase. 21 short films were screened for the prestigious London Calling and London Calling Plus Awards.
The Jury said: “This film has been carefully-rendered, with strong direction and superb acting throughout. It was refreshing to see a short which captured its council estate setting’s sense of community, rather than viewing it through a negative lens.”
Congratulations to all cast and crew and thanks to all funders and backers!

Anna Jancsó’s The Flicker showing in Mexico theatres

El destello (The Flicker), a feature documentary produced by 198 Film’s Anna Jancsó, shot on locations in Uruguay and the DR Congo has its commercial theatrical release in Mexico between May 27 and June 4 2015.  The film’s director is FIPA D’Or winner Gabriel Szollosy.
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