Published on: 04 April 2024 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 5 April 2024

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This week, the opening film for the 77th edition of Cannes Film Festival is announced, the first permanent VP studio is set to open in Bristol and more. Read all about it in this week’s digest below.


Cannes Film Festival announces that the opening film for the 77th edition of the annual event will be Quentin Dupieux’s The Second Act. (Screen Daily). 

Distortion Studios opens Bristol’s first permanent Virtual Production studio – find out more in Televisual


Why is there such a lack of working-class directors?Far Out explores the class disparities in the film industry.

As the industry prepares to meet filmmakers’ demands for bigger, more flexible production facilities, the RIBA Journal explores what goes into the design of film studios.

Screen Daily looks at the organisations helping UK audiences to form an emotional connection with cinema.

Director Interviews

As his new film Close Your Eyes hits UK screens this month, The Guardian speaks to legendary Spanish director Víctor Erice about his approach to his craft. 

Academy Award-winning documentary maker Morgan Neville talks to IndieWire’s Screen Talk podcast about the making of his new two-part documentary Steve!, about comedian Steve Martinfind out more.

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