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Sundance 2014: preview

17 Jan, 2014 Productions Posted in: Festivals, Film4 staff, Opinion, Sundance

With films like The Blair Witch Project, Napoleon Dynamite and Little Miss Sunshine all having launched here, the Sundance Film Festival has long been the go-to destination for ambitious indie films determined to break out of the art-house ghetto and find a place on a global platform. Catherine Bray rounds up some likely highlights from Salt Lake City in 2014

20000 Days On Earth

Robert Redford may have been snubbed this week by Oscar voters who outrageously failed to nominate him …

Film4-backed 12 Years A Slave nominated for 9 Oscars

16 Jan, 2014 Productions Posted in: Academy Awards, Awards

12 Years A Slave

Film4’s third collaboration with acclaimed director Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave,  has been nominated for 9 Oscars, including for; Best Picture, Best Actor in a leading role, both Best Actor and Best Actress in a supporting role and Best Achievement in Directing.

This incredible recognition for 12 Years A Slave comes a few days after the film took the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and was nominated for …

Film4-backed 12 Years A Slave wins Golden Globe

13 Jan, 2014 Productions Posted in: Awards

12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, backed by Film4, won the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture (Drama) at last night’s awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Tessa Ross, Controller of Film and Drama at Channel 4, says: “We’re immensely proud of Steve and the team behind his extraordinary film, which is so deserving of this wonderful recognition on the international stage. We’re privileged to have been a part of his journey – our warmest congratulations from …

Film4 receives 12 Bafta nominations

We’re delighted to announce that Film4 films have garnered an impressive 12 nominations for this year’s Baftas, with ten for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, an Outstanding British Film nomination for Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Paul Wright and Polly Stokes for For Those In Peril.

12 Years A Slave

12 Years a Slave is nominated for ten awards, including in the major award categories of Best Film, Director …

The Film4-backed 12 Years A Slave receives 9 nominations at the London Critics’ Circle Awards

The Film4-backed 12 Years A Slave receives 9 nominations at the London Critics’ Circle Awards

12 Years A Slave is nominated in 9 categories at The London Film Critics’ Circle Awards

We’re delighted to announce that the London Film Critics’ Circle have continued their longstanding support of Steve McQueen’s work with nine nominations for the Film4-backed 12 Years A Slave, including Film of The Year, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Director (Steve McQueen), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), …