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Harold’s Going Stiff

Yorkshire based filmmakers Keith Wright and Richard Guy won the audience award for Harold’s Going Stiff at Edinburgh’s Dead by Dawn back in May. Thoroughly deserved for this excellent low budget ‘zom-com-rom’. HGS played to a very appreciative audience at the Bradford Film Festival in March and is starting to create a bit of buzz on the festival circuit. Look out for it.

Posted in Film Festivals, Production by / June 6th, 2011 / No Comments »

2010 BAF Award winners announced

This year’s winners of the BAF awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by Barry Purves on Saturday night at a packed Pictureville Cinema. Now in its 17th year, the awards are the climax of the Bradford Animation Festival. For full details of the award winners click here.

Posted in Events, Film Festivals, News, Production by / November 15th, 2010 / No Comments »

BAF Awards 2010

The 17th edition of one of Europe’s biggest animation festivals is now on and the awards for the best animation work of the past year will be presented at an awards ceremony on Saturday 13 November at 7:30pm, hosted by the great animator Barry Purves. The nominated films are being screened throughout the week in each category. For more details and the shortlist go to
BAF Awards. It’s a great night, and don’t miss the reception at 7pm.

Posted in Events, Film Festivals, Production by / November 10th, 2010 / No Comments »

The Arbor wins London Awards

The Arbor, based on the life of Bradford born Andrea Dunbar, won the award for Best British Newcomer for director Clio Barnard at the London Film Festival last night. Jury member, screenwriter, Tony Grisoni commented: “This film, which touched all of us, both challenges conventional filmmaking and at the same time engages with real lives. A stunning debut.” Barnard also won the Sutherland Award for most original and imaginative feature. Andrea Dunbar shot to fame with her play Rita, Sue and Bob Too! that launched at the Royal Court and subsequently made as a film directed by Alan Clarke. Andrea died aged 27 in 1990.

Posted in Film Festivals, General, Production by / October 28th, 2010 / No Comments »

Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion at Venice

Sofia Coppola won the Golden Lion this weekend for her latest film, Somewhere. Jury President Quentin Tarantino said “This film won the prize unanimously  – it enchanted us from our first screening and it was even a situation where we would be talking about another film and arguing for another film and we’d start talking about that film again. It had the artistry we were looking for in a golden lion. I have to say that is my tremendous… momento…I have to say it is my tremendous honor to give the golden lion of the 67th Venice film festival to Sofia Coppola for Somewhere.”

Sofia Coppola: “After Marie Antoinette, which had so many costumes and extras, it was liberating to have a smaller crew and so something closer to my experience with Lost in Translation. This was the most low-stress, pleasant shoot I’ve ever had.

For me, this was a good experiment; centering a movie around just two characters, focusing on their intimate story and also spending a lot of time with one [of them] alone. I didn’t want [anyone watching the movie] to be aware of the filmmaking, so you can just be there with the character.”

Posted in Film Festivals, General by / September 12th, 2010 / No Comments »

Opening Night at Cambridge Film Festival

The 30th Cambridge Film Festival opens on 16th September with The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec a lavish new fantasy costume drama starring Louise Bourgoin and Mattieu Amalric and directed by Luc Besson. The festival runs until 26th September and will close with Made in Dagenham starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike and Jaime Winstone and directed by Nigel Cole.

Posted in Film Festivals, General by / August 23rd, 2010 / No Comments »

Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours to Close London Film Festival

Danny Boyle’s follow up to Slumdog Millionaire will close the London Film Festival on October 28th. Scripted by Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours is inspired by true story of  mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was trapped under a boulder in Utah for five days and has to resort to desperate measures to survive.

Posted in Film Festivals, News by / August 19th, 2010 / No Comments »
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