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Channel 4 announces major increase to Film4 funding

09 Feb, 2016 Productions
by Film4 Team

Film4 funding has increased to a record £25m in 2016, with major new deals announced with Fox Searchlight and FP Films. Film4 will be backing new work from Lenny Abrahamson, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Haigh, Steve McQueen, Clio Barnard, Bart Layton, Mike Leigh and Chris Morris.

Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham and Director of Film4 David Kosse today announced a major boost to the corporation’s commitment to film, increasing the funding budget of Film4 from £15m to £25m in 2016 …

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The 36th London Film Critics Circle Awards

18 Jan, 2016 Posted in: Actors and Actresses, Awards

The Film4-backed 45 Years takes Best Actor, Best Actress and Best British Film at the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Other prizes for Film4-backed films included Breakthrough Filmmaker for director John Maclean for Slow West, Best Documentary for Amy and a gong for cinematography for Carol’s director of photography Ed Lachman.

Tom Courtenay wins Best Actor

At a black-tie ceremony hosted by comedian Robin Ince, Film4-backed films went home with a total of six prizes. Andrew Haigh’s tender drama 45 Years …

Six Film4 titles score a record 15 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Director for Room

14 Jan, 2016 Productions Posted in: Academy Awards, Awards

Six Film4-backed films received a record 15 Oscar nominations for the 88th annual awards ceremony, which will air live on 28th February 2016, including Best Picture and Best Director nominations for Room.

“We are deeply grateful that the Academy and its members have embraced our films Carol, Room, Ex Machina, 45 Years, Youth and Amy and recognised the extraordinary talent and creativity in bringing them to audiences far and wide. 15 nominations across the films is an amazing validation of our …

Film4-backed films receive a record 22 BAFTA nominations

08 Jan, 2016 Productions Posted in: Awards, Bafta

With a total of 22 nominations in this year’s BAFTAs, Film4 films have received more BAFTA nominations than ever before.

Todd Haynes’ Carol receives nine nominations, joint top of all films nominated in this year’s awards, including nods in the Best Film category as well as for Cate Blanchett for Best Actress and Todd Haynes for Best Director. Rooney Mara also receives a nomination for Best Supporting Actress alongside Phyllis Nagy for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina receives five nominations in …

Lowell Dean on WolfCop

17 Dec, 2015 Posted in: Film4 Channel, Interview

As his lycanthropic comedy-horror WolfCop receives its TV premiere on Film4, writer-director Lowell Dean talks to Film4.com editor Michael Leader about practical effects, making films in Canada, and previously-unseen werewolf anatomy…

What was the starting point for WolfCop? Did the title come first, and everything flowed from there?

As ridiculous as it sounds, WolfCop was born when I was trying to decide between writing a werewolf script… and a cop script. Out of frustration, I smashed the two together and instantly fell …

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