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Pride of British film at the BIFAs

Pride of British film at the BIFAs

A film about young gay activists raising money for striking Welsh miners was the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards. At a ceremony at Old Billingsgate in London, Pride – which tells the unlikely story of the real-life campaign group “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners...

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

The drama ’71, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has picked up the most nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, including nods for Best British Independent Film, Best Director for Yann Demange and Best Actor for Jack O’Connell. Pride, about a group o...

Billy Elliot dances its way to the top in the UK

Billy Elliot dances its way to the top in the UK

For the first time ever, a live event has topped the charts in the form of Billy Elliot the Musical, which took £1,904,098 from more than 500 screens across the UK on September 28th. It was broadcast live from London’s Victoria Palace Theatre and was the widest ever cinema release of a live event...

The Boxtrolls holds off Liam Neeson competition to the top spot

The Boxtrolls holds off Liam Neeson competition to the top spot

The Boxtrolls has continued its run at the top of the UK box office, just beating out strong competition from Liam Neeson’s latest release. The stop motion animation brought in £1,333,137 last weekend and has grossed £3,621,803 so far. The film, which is based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by A...

The Boxtrolls stomps to the top spot in the UK

The Boxtrolls stomps to the top spot in the UK

Stop-motion 3D animation The Boxtrolls has topped the UK box office with takings of £2,000,597 on its opening weekend, making it the only release to make seven figures. The film is based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow and features the voices of an array of actors including Game of Thro...

Pride – Review

Pride – Review

Director: Matthew Warchus - Starring: George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Freddie Fox, Paddy Considine, Joseph Gilgun...

BFI explains diversity requirements for film funding

BFI explains diversity requirements for film funding

BFI bosses have been meeting film producers in London today, to explain its new “Three Ticks” policy that aims to ensure diversity in the British film business. Under the scheme, producers won’t be able to receive funding from Britain’s biggest public film fund unless they me...

Cannes you get the message from film?

Cannes you get the message from film?

Some people call it the film industry, others refer to it as the entertainment business but these terms could be said better to describe the film market at Cannes, than the festival. The likes of Sex Tape, The Expendables 3, and the latest Hunger Games and Transformers films are certain to do a lot ...

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI staff posing in “Pits and Perverts” T-shirts to promote Pride, closing the Directors Fortnight at Cannes 2014 On Monday over lunch, the head of the BFI Film Find, Ben Roberts, proudly boasted to a group of British reviewers about the work the organisation has been doing over the past...

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