We have launched our 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 the Isha and 198 Films social media accounts.

Visit our Kickstarter campaign to pledge and be part of the making of the film!


198 Films starts prep on 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 2017.

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 by 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”.


Join us on Saturday 27th of June 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.

Tickets available on the Curzon Aldgate website.


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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