Ethel and Ernest award at the Meknès International Animated Film Festival

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Ethel and Ernest has won the best feature film prize at the International Animated Film Festival held at Meknès in Morocco.

Co-producer of the film, Stéphan Roelants from Melusine productions in Luxembourg, was at the festival to accept the award.

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Producer Stéphan Roelants at the Meknès International Animated Film Festival, March 2017

There were five feature films in the category. The other four films in competition were Bill Plympton’s Revengeance (2016)The Red Turtle (2016), Window Horses (2016) by Canadian Ann Marie Fleming, and African Tales by Djilali Beskri.

Le jury de cette manifestation, organisée en partenariat avec la Fondation Aïcha, a décerné le prix du meilleur long-métrage au réalisateur anglais Roger Mainwood pour son film “Ethel et Ernest”.

https://www.medias24.com/map/map-22591-Le-film-coreen-The-Empty-remporte-le-Grand-prix-du-FICAM.html

To mark World Book Day Raymond Briggs appears on BBC Newsnight

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Today, March 2nd, is World Book Day and to mark the occasion Raymond Briggs reflects on some of his most famous creations, The Snowman, Fungus the Bogeyman, and Ethel and Ernest. There is also a rare glimpse of the book he has been working on for a number of years called ‘Time For Lights Out’.

Behind the scenes of Ethel and Ernest

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Interviews with cast members Brenda Blethyn (Ethel), Jim Broadbent (Ernest), Luke Treadaway (adult Raymond Briggs), Harry Collett (young Raymond Briggs)

An in depth interview with composer and conductor Carl Davis. Information about Carl’s music as featured on the Ethel and Ernest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD is here.

Ethel and Ernest to screen in Chicago

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Ethel and Ernest are heading for Chicago ! The film will be representing the UK in the Chicago European Union Film Festival (March 3rd – 30th 2017). It will have two screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Centre.

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/ceuff/2017/festivalfilms

In January Ethel and Ernest was introduced to US audiences at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. See blog report here.

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More interviews with the cast and crew recorded at the premiere

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More interviews from the Ethel and Ernest premiere that was held at The Curzon Mayfair on October 15th 2016 as part of the 60th BFI London Film Festival.

Red Carpet News TV talks to Raymond Briggs, Director Roger Mainwood, Composer Carl Davis, Pam Ferris, Producer Camilla Deakin, and Jim Broadbent, at the BFI London Film Festival 2016.

And another interview, courtesy of Red Carpet News, filmed at a BFI London Film Festival press event held at the Mayfair Hotel.

For more from the premiere see these earlier postings:

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/raymond-briggs-at-the-ethel-and-ernest-the-premiere/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/more-interviews-from-the-ethel-and-ernest-premiere-and-a-great-review/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/brenda-blethyn-at-the-premiere-talking-about-playing-ethel-in-the-film/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/jim-broadbent-talks-about-his-role-playing-ernest-in-the-film/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/more-photos-from-the-ethel-and-ernest-world-premiere/

https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/ethel-and-ernest-world-premiere-with-raymond-briggs-cast-and-crew/

 

 

Milk deliveries still going strong…

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http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-4167082/Think-box-food-delivered.html#ixzz4XG4HJAaR

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“Milk was still hand-pulled on delivery carts up until the 1950s as depicted in the award-winning Ethel & Ernest, the graphic novel and animation film by Raymond Briggs.”

 

Ethel and Ernest showing in upcoming film festivals

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Ethel and Ernest is being entered into a number of film festivals in 2017. The ones coming up in the next couple of months are in Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Hong Kong.

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Hong Kong is organised on behalf of the EU. Every year the European Union Office to Hong Kong, together with the EU Member States and Switzerland, organise this festival for the pleasure of Hong Kong’s film lovers. One film from sixteen countries has been chosen, and the British Council have put forward Ethel and Ernest to represent the UK. Last year’s UK film selection was 45 years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney. Lupus Films will be represented at the festival by producer Camilla Deakin.

Ethel and Ernest will also be at the Holland Animation Film Festival , The Luxembourg Film Festival, and has been chosen as the closing night film of Anima 2017, which is held in Brussels. The film will also be screened in the Sofia International Film Festival/Bulgaria (9-19 March).

UPDATE: Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon, Czech Republic (2nd – 7th May 2017). Ethel and Ernest selected for INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEATURE FILMS FOR GROWN-UPS.

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The poster for The European Film Festival 2017 which is to be held in Hong Kong. Ethel and Ernest are shown bottom right.

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