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:

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.

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.


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…

Melbourne screenings announced for Ethel and Ernest

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The Australian premiere of Ethel and Ernest will take place at the Melbourne International Film Festival on the 6th of August. Further showings will be on the 13th and 19th, and the showing on the 13th will be captioned for deaf and low hearing audience members.

MIFF has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. None of the feature films in the festival are in competition with each other. The competition section is only for short films.

“First-time director Roger Mainwood joins forces with Raymond Briggs, one of the world’s most beloved illustrators, for Ethel and Ernest, a deeply affectionate and very British adaptation of Briggs’ testament to his mother and father, and the lost England they represented. Beautifully animated and almost unbearably poignant, Ethel and Ernest is a gentle, thoughtful portrait of two lives so ordinary they cannot help but be extraordinary in every way.”

D/S Roger Mainwood P Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding Dist Universal Pictures TD DCP/2016

More details here.


New Zealand International Film Festival to screen Ethel and Ernest

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Ethel and Ernest is to be screened in the World Strand section of the upcoming New Zealand International Film Festival. (Wellington, 28th July – 13th August)

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From Wellington Scoop:

World Strand films are selected throughout the year by NZIFF’s programmers. The 10 films announced today range from Irish comedy A Date for Mad Mary, Inuit drama Maliglutit (Searchers), French drama The Midwife, to Sofia Coppola’s US drama The Beguiled, direct from Cannes and starring Nicole Kidman.

“21 countries are represented in the largest section in the catalogue. France, the UK and the US are strong as always, but Catalan cinema has delivered one of the year’s unexpected gems in Summer 1993. Our selections always pays close attention to films lavished with praise or box office success from their countries of origin, as well as films that premiered at Cannes only four weeks ago,” says NZIFF Director Bill Gosden.



Raymond Briggs awarded CBE

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It has been announced that Raymond Briggs has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017.

Sir Paul McCartney, knighted 20 years ago, has now become a Companion of Honour in the same list. Sir Paul McCartney wrote and performed the song In The Blink Of An Eye which is played over the end credits of Ethel and Ernest.


Raymond Briggs examining a mural of his work when he visited the Komedia cinema in Brighton. He was there for a Q&A and screening of Ethel and Ernest. The mural was made by cinema staff member Nina Cornwall.

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