Lupus Films’ Ethel & Ernest gets four British Animation Awards nominations.

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The nominations for the 2018 British Animation Awards have been announced.

Ethel and Ernest has received nominations in four categories.

Best Long Form Animation – For animated films or programmes 23 minutes or longer e.g. TV specials, feature films & animated documentaries.

Best Voice – Brenda Blethyn for her role as Ethel.

Best Craft – for the animation team, led by director Roger Mainwood, animation director Peter Dodd and art director Robin Shaw.

Best Sound – Sound: Adrian Rhodes — Music: Carl Davis with an original song, In the Blink of an Eye, by Sir Paul McCartney

The awards ceremony, now in its 22nd year, will be held at London’s BFI Southbank on 15 March 2018.

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Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent recording the voices of Ethel and Ernest Briggs. Brenda is nominated in the Best Voice category at the British Animation Awards.                                           (photo: Jessica Bassett)

 

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Brenda Blethyn (Ethel), Jim Broadbent (Ernest), with director Roger Mainwood during the recording at Goldcrest Films. (photo: Jessica Bassett)

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http://www.ukscreenalliance.co.uk/news/article/5210

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/brenda-blethyn-and-bake-offs-singing-cakes-nominated-for-animation-awards-36497007.html

http://www.televisual.com/news-detail/Finalists-announced-for-2018-British-Animation-Awards_nid-6924.html

http://www.animationmagazine.net/events/ethel-ernest-leads-british-animation-award-nominations/

http://www.skwigly.co.uk/finalists-announced-2018-british-animation-awards/

 

Ethel and Ernest in Slovakia

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ETHEL & ERNEST has been invited to screen at the 25th edition of International Film Festival ART FILM FEST  Košice which will take place from June 16th – 24th, 2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia.  It will be shown with Slovak subtitles

The Artfilm Film Festival was first held in 1993, the year the Slovak Republic was established. It is the longest continuously running international film festival in Slovakia. While 1993’s Artfilm was attended by a modest 300 viewers, by 2009 attendance levels had reached 25,000 film fans, and in recent years this number has approached 30,000.

Ethel and Ernest will be screened on the 23rd and 24th of June.

Ethel and Ernest heading to Long Island in July

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The 22nd Stony Brook Film Festival will be showing Ethel and Ernest in July. The festival is held at Stony Brook University, the State University of New York. The producer of Ethel and Ernest, Camilla Deakin from Lupus Films, will be introducing the film at the festival.

Ethel and Ernest will be one of 36 films that were chosen out of over 2,000 entries for this year’s festival. The Stony Brook Film Festival is a sought-after venue for filmmakers, sales agents, and distributors from around the world, who enjoy having their films shown on one of the region’s largest screens to audiences of up to 1,000 viewers.

“The festival’s recent turn toward international films will continue with screenings of “The King’s Choice,” a Norwegian drama set during the Nazi occupation of Oslo; the Finnish coming-of-age story “Little Wing,” about a 12-year-old girl searching for the father she has never met; and “Ethel & Ernest,” a British animated film based on Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel about his parents’ relationship from the 1920s through the 1970s.”Rafer Guzman, Newsday.

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“The story is not the only appealing aspect here; this beautifully animated film is also visually captivating.” – Long Island Pulse Magazine

Ethel and Ernest in Turkey

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Ethel and Ernest is showing this week in Turkey as part of the Eskisehir Film Festival. Held at the Anadolu University the festival is now in its 19th year.

(screening times, 12th May at 15:00 hrs, and 13th May at 12:00 hrs)

Two other animated feature films are being shown at the festival. Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’, and ‘Window Horses’ directed by Ann Marie Fleming.

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Ethel and Ernest are going to Seattle

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Ethel and Ernest has been selected for the Seattle International Film Festival (May 18th to June 11th).

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SIFF is the largest film festival in the United States, and will be presentimg more than 450 films from 90 countries. Feature films, documentaries and short films are shown to an audience of over 150,000 each year. Now in its 43rd year SIFF is consistently ranked as one of the top festivals in North America.
Ethel & Ernest will have two screenings in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the festival. They will be on Friday May 19th at 13:30 in the Pacific Place Cinemas
and on Sunday May 21st at 12:00 PM in the SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater.
Seattle International Film Festival

Ethel and Ernest selected for Annecy International Animated Film Festival

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‘Ethel and Ernest’ is heading to France and the world’s premier animated film festival. The film has been selected for this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival (12th to 17th June) and will be shown in competition with nine other films in the Animated Feature Film category.

Annecy Official Selection

The festival received a record 2,850 films (short and feature films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films), and from those more than 200 films have been shortlisted to take part in the official selections.

The Annecy festival is held in a stunning location surrounded by the French Alps. It was a favourite haunt of the late producer John Coates, who got the ball rolling on Ethel and Ernest back in 2007. At that year’s festival John celebrated 50 years at the helm of the TVC animation studio by throwing a memorable party for colleagues and friends at a hotel in Talloires, on the shore of Lake Annecy.  The TVC studio made the film adaptations of Raymond Briggs’ books ‘The Snowman’, ‘Father Christmas’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘When the Wind Blows’. For more on John please see https://ethelandernestmovie.wordpress.com/john-coates-1927-2012/ .

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John Coates with his sister, Academy Award winning film editor Anne V Coates, at the Annecy International Film Festival in 2007. ( photo:Loraine Marshall )

Annecy 2017 line-up:

FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION

  • In This Corner of the World, Sunao Katabuchi (Japan)
  • Ethel and Ernest, Roger Mainwood (UK)
  • Big Fish & Begonia, Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang (China)
  • Have a Nice Day, Jian Liu (China)
  • Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman (Poland, UK)
  • A Silent Voice, Naoko Yamada (Japan)
  • Lu Over the Wall, Masaaki Yuasa (Japan)
  • Zombillenium, Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord (Belgium, France)
  • Animal Crackers, Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava, Jaime Maestro (US)
  • Tehran Taboo, Ali Soozandeh (Germany)

Ethel and Ernest in Azerbaijan

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The next stop on Ethel and Ernest’s world tour is in Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku.

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Ethel and Ernest will be shown at the Nizami Cinema Centre in Baku as part of the British Film Spring festival organised by The British Council.

The Third British Film Spring – organised in cooperation with the British Embassy Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre – will bring the best and brightest new UK films to an Azerbaijan audience between 28 April and 4 May 2017

The film will be shown with Russian subtitles.

http://film.britishcouncil.org/calendar/2017-current/british-film-spring

Ethel and Ernest win at Cartoons on the Bay, Turin.

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The winners of the Cartoons on the Bay animated film festival 2017 have been announced. This is the first year that animated feature films have been in competition.

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The Italian/French co-production  Iqbal: bambini senza paura won the category.

Ethel and Ernest won Best Animation and Best Score in the category.

The Japanese film Your Name won Best Screenplay.

http://www.afnews.info/wordpress/2017/04/09/cartoons-on-the-bay-ecco-chi-ha-vinto/

More festival appearances for Ethel and Ernest

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Ethel and Ernest will be featured in these upcoming festivals:

Cartoons on the Bay, Turin, Italy. 6 th – 8 th April 2017. Ethel and Ernest is in the category for Best Animated Feature Film 2017.http://www.cartoonsbay.rai.it/en/movie-category/best-animated-feature-film-2017-en/

The Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival: April 13 – 29Ethel & Ernest  page is here  http://bit.ly/2nPSYSR . MSPIFF is Minnesota’s largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 350 bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.

Trebon, Czech Republic: 2nd to 7th May 2017. “Ethel and Ernest” will be screened in the official competition of the International Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM.  http://www.anifilm.cz/en/festival/films-in-competition/#list1

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films: 2nd to 7th May 2017. http://www.itfs.de/event/animovie-1-ethel-ernest-3/

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

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