Manivald Selected for Annecy and Zagreb 2017
Chintis Lundgren’s new film will be shown at the Zagreb and Annecy animation festivals.
Almost Heaven Premiers at 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Carol Salters fascinating documentary is nominated for best documentary.
“Almost Heaven draws a vibrant, human story out of seemingly average lives that fit with neither the glamour nor the grime of most screen portraits.”
– Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood reporter
Arrivals and Departures – 2017 UK City of Culture – opening commission
Working closely with Simon Wainwright from experimental theatre group Imitating the Dog and sound designer Rob Turner, Arrivals and Departures was a projection mapped installation onto the side of Hull’s iconic aquarium building The Deep. Made in Hull, curated by artistic director Sean McAllister, which was the city’s opening event for 2017 City of Culture status, attracted in excess of 350,000 visitors from Hull and beyond.
The soundtrack included a rendition of Eternal Father led by choirmaster Mark Keith and recorded in Hull’s Holy Trinity church, featuring massed voices from Hull Freedom choir, Hull Choral Union, Hull University choir and the Holderness deanery choir.
Polish Go Home selected for Docfeed
Elena Andreicheva’s Polish Go Home has been selected for the documentary festival Docfeed in Eindhoven, screening @ 19:15 on Friday 17th of February.
Toby Fell-Holden first British director to win Iris prize for Balcony
The Iris Prize, in its 10th year, is the largest LGBT short film prize in the world and was promoted to Bafta ‘A’ list festival status this year alongside Cannes and Sundance.
Ms Dunye, chairwoman of the Iris Prize judging panel, said: “The film explored a myriad of social justice issues not only relevant to LGBT filmmaking but also with those that intersect with race, class, and gender issues in both the UK and the world today…We felt that the director crafted a powerful film.”
Pixel Ripped nominated for best score and most innovative game at the PROTO awards in Los Angeles
Due to be released for Virtual reality including Oculus Rift and Sony’s Playstation, Pixel Ripped is up for two awards at the VR games awards in LA on the 8th October, including best musical score.
JAMIE, Wins the ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD (LGBTQ) SHORT at Rhode Island Film Festival
Christopher Manning’s beautifully nuanced Jamie, picked up the award at Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival in August.
Royal Television Society awards for Monster Hunters, Group B and Crunchie
Group B picked up the award for best fiction, Monsters Hunters for best Entertainment show and Simon Cartwright took best commercial for Crunchie at the Royal Television Awards on London’s Southbank.
Sick by David Winstone also got a nomination in the fiction category and Lyttanya Shannon was nominated for her powerful Brazilian documentary Esta Vida.
ManOmaN Wins at Midnight Shorts in SXSW
Simon Cartwright’s roller coaster marionette puppet film won the jury award in the midnight short section of the South by South West film festival.
BALCONY wins crystal bear award at Berlin Film Festival
“Provocative and full of strong imagery… that in the end also forces the audience to face their own prejudices”
Crystal Bear Jury
EDMOND Wins BAFTA award for best British short animation
Nina Gantz’s stop frame animated film EDMOND picked up the BAFTA award for best British short animation in a category which included the highly respected Richard Williams and Simon Cartwright with his wonderfully dark film ManoMaN.
BAFTA nominations for A Syrian Love Story, Edmond and ManOmaN.
Sean McAllister’s poignant Feature documentary is nominated for best debut feature by a British director, whilst Edmond and ManOmaN are both nominated for best short animation at the awards which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on the 14th February.
Ari Deelder’s ground-breaking sci-fi sports documentary, premièred on Friday 29th Jan at the Rotterdam film festival where it was attended by the legendary cyclist and subject of the film, Willem Koopman.
Edmond Wins at SUNDANCE
Nina Gantz picked up the Short film Jury award for best short animation at the prestigious Sundance festival in Utah. This award joins a string of previous accolades including the BIFA for best British short film.
Sean McAllister screens A Syrian Love Story to the members of the European Union
After previously having shown the film in the House of Commons for a special parliamentary screening, hosted by Caabu and Nick Herbert MP, Sean presented the film to the European Parliament in Brussels.
Balcony selected for Berlin and wins at Flickerfest in Australia
Toby Fell-Holden and the Balcony team won the prize for best international short at the Academy accredited Flickerfest in Australia. The film will now be screened around Australia. It has also been selected for the Berlin film festival.
EDMOND wins best short at the MOET BIFA’s – Nominations for A Syrian Love Story, ManOmaN & Balcony.
Edmond picked up the award for best British short in a catagory full of excellent films including Balcony and ManOmaN. A Syrian Love Story was nominated for best documentary. The awards show took place at the Old Billingsgate Market and was presented by writer and director Richard Ayoade.
A Syrian Love story nominated for best documentary at the European film awards
In addition to the nomination the film was also voted number 3 in the Guardian’s top 50 films of 2015. See the review here. Guardian review