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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 …

UK release poster unveiled for uplifting Film4-backed drama Room

03 Dec, 2015 Productions Posted in:

Ahead of the film’s release in January, here’s a first look at the UK poster for Film4-backed drama Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and based on the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue…

 

Room is released in UK cinemas on 15th January 2016. Watch the trailer on our YouTube channel, and read more about the film here.

BIFA brings 2015 nominated films to cinemas

16 Nov, 2015 Posted in: BIFA

BIFA-nominated films including the Film4-backed 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event.

The British Independent Film Awards announced today that through a unique screenings programme it will be offering film fans across the country the opportunity to see a selection of contenders for awards at this year’s Moët BIFAs on 6th December. With the backing of major cinemas, BIFA will introduce this year’s top …

Film4-backed films receive 41 nominations at the BIFAs

03 Nov, 2015 Productions Posted in: Actors and Actresses, Awards, BIFA

Film4 has received a total of 41 nominations for the films it has backed at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with the nomination lists for the Best British Film and Best Director awards consisting entirely of Film4-backed talent and films.

The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster tops the list with seven nominations. Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth each receive six nominations while Alex Garland’s Ex Machina and Asif Kapadia’s Amy garnered five nominations each. Sarah Gavron’s …