Raymond Briggs’ 2017 Christmas Card for Chestnut Tree House (Children’s Hospice Care)

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Raymond Briggs is a patron of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in West Sussex. This year he has produced this ‘Santa and Polar Bear’ Christmas card for them. They can be ordered online at http://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/onlineshop

http://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

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Ethel and Ernest heading for festivals in South Korea, Romania, Argentina, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, and Taiwan

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Ethel and Ernest is screening in six more festivals over the next few weeks.

BIAFF (Bucheon International Animation Film Festival) in South Korea has announced Ethel and Ernest as one of seven feature films in their official selection. The festival is now in its 19th year. In 1999, the Bucheon International Animation Festival(BIAF) was the sole animation festival in Asia. In 2015, BIAF changed to a general competition festival and now has competitions in 5 categories, (Feature/Short/Graduation/TV&Commissioned/Online)

 

Ethel and Ernest will also be screened in Romania. Bucharest is holding the 12th edition of Anim’est International Animated Film Festival from September 29th to October 8th.

The Argentinian animated film festival Anima will be screening Ethel and Ernest. The festival runs from 11th to 13th October in Cordoba.

Ethel and Ernest is in Denmark too, at the Viborg Animation Festival. The festival runs from 25th September to 1st October.

 

Ethel and Ernest is also showing in Finland at the Helsinki International Film Festival. The festival, now in its 30th edition, runs from September 14th–24th.

We are also showing in Luxembourg at the British and Irish Film Season, which runs from 20-30 September.

http://delano.lu/d/detail/news/festival-show-17-movies-10-days/155062

Ethel and Ernest has also been chosen as the closing night film of the Taichung International Animation Festival. The festival is held in the Taiwan city of Taichung from Oct. 13th- 17th.

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http://twtiaf.com/2017/film-content.php?id=3151

 

 

 

Ethel and Ernest at festivals in Switzerland and Germany

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Ethel and Ernest will be screened at the Fantoche festival in Switzerland (5th – 10th of September 2017). It will have three screenings, and animation director Peter Dodd will be at the festival to present the film.

Fantoche is Switzerland’s most prestigious animated film festival and is one of the leading events for the medium in the world. It takes place every year in September over the course of six days in the Swiss town of Baden. The festival, which benefits from broad media coverage, attracts both industry professionals and the general public – over 25,500 ticket sales were recorded in 2015.

http://fantoche.ch/en/film/ethel-ernest

Ethel and Ernest is also heading to Frankfurt as it has  been selected in the official competition at the ‘LUCAS International Film Festival for Young Film Lovers’.  Animation director Peter Dodd will be attending this festival.

http://lucas-filmfestival.de/en/film/ethel-ernest/

This is the 40th year of the festival. It is Germany’s oldest festival for young film lovers and offers a wide spectrum of international fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films.

Ethel and Ernest closes the SCAD AnimationFest in Atlanta

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The Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta held their inaugural SCAD AnimationFest from August 9 -10th.  Ethel and Ernest was chosen to close the festival as their Directors’ Choice film.

The festival has put this interview up on their social media:

https://www.scad.edu/blog/roger-mainwood-delights-animationfest

Ethel and Ernest wins Best Feature Film at Anima Mundi

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Ethel and Ernest has won the prize for Best Feature film at the 25th Anima Mundi festival in São Paulo.

http://www.animamundi.com.br/en/blog/anima-mundi-winners-2017/

345 films were selected for the festival from 45 countries. Over 17 days, more that 35 thousand people visited Anima Mundi in the capitals of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The feature film prizes were awarded by public vote.

http://cebolaverde.com.br/entretenimento/anima-mundi-anuncia-premiados-pelo-juri-popular-no-encerramento-do-festival-em-sp/

 

A new version of the Ethel and Ernest trailer

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Similar to the original pre-release version, but now with added review quotes and star ratings.

Camilla Deakin introduces Ethel and Ernest at the Stony Brook International Film Festival

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Camilla at Stony Brook International Film Festival

Producer Camilla Deakin, from Lupus Films, introduces the East Coast premiere of Ethel and Ernest at the Stony Brook International Film Festival, Long Island, New York. The screening was at the Staller Centre for the Arts, where films are shown on one of the region’s largest screens to audiences of up to 1,000 viewers.

Ethel and Ernest was shown at 4pm on Saturday July 22nd 2017.

And this was the Q & A that followed the screening…

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