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/

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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

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/

 

 

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