Raymond Briggs interview in the ‘i’

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https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/television/raymond-briggs-snowman-christmas/

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An extract from an article in the ‘i’ _ Monday 4th December 2017

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European Film Awards interview

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An interview given ahead of the European Film Awards which takes place in Berlin on the 9th December.

https://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/interview-with-roger-mainwood-on-ethel-ernest

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For this year’s ceremony, guests will include EFA founder and president Wim Wenders, chairwoman Agnieszka Holland, honorary award recipients Aleksandr Sokurov and Julie Delpy, and the nominees, among them Claes BangJuliette BinocheIldikó EnyediJosef HaderYorgos LanthimosSergei LoznitsaRuben ÖstlundFrançois Ozon and Andrey Zvyagintsev.

http://www.cineuropa.org/vd.aspx?t=video&l=en&did=342975

The European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. Voted for by the members of the European Film Academy, over 3,000 filmmakers from across Europe, the awards are presented in a total of 20 categories.

First celebrated in 1988, the Awards Ceremony takes place in Berlin every second year. In the other years, the Awards travel: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Valletta, Riga, …

 

 

Ethel and Ernest shown at the Tabakalera in San Sebastián

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The Tabakalera cultural centre in San Sebastián showed Ethel and Ernest on 11th Nov 2017.  As well as the screening of the feature film they also showed Roger Mainwood’s short film ‘Autobahn’ (1979), which was the first film he made while at the Halas and Batchelor studio.

The Halas and Batchelor studio was “Britain’s biggest and most influential animation studio of the 20th century.”Jez Stewart, curator at the BFI National Archive, responsible for the animation collection.

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Roger Mainwood introduces the screening of Autobahn and Ethel and Ernest at the Tabakalera in San Sebastián. The event was hosted by Audiovisual Program Coordinator Lur Olaizola.

Ethel and Ernest starts its US cinema release in Los Angeles

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Ethel and Ernest starts its US cinema release in December. Dates have been confirmed for screenings in Los Angeles at The Nuart Theatre. The screenings start on 15th of December.

Ethel and Ernest first met in 1928, and The Nuart was built around that time! It was one of the first cinemas bought by Landmark Theatres in 1974.  Landmark Theatres is now the United States’ largest theater chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent and foreign films.

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Raymond Briggs to give Q&A at Ethel and Ernest screening in Lewes

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A special screening of Raymond Briggs’ Ethel and Ernest will be held at the Lewes Depot cinema on December 10th at 3pm. Raymond Briggs and director Roger Mainwood will be present to take part in a Q and A after the screening.

https://lewesdepot.org/film/ethel-and-ernest

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The Lewes Depot is a three screen independent cinema opened in May 2017. The building is an £8 million refurbishment of the former Harvey’s Brewery Depot warehouse adjacent to the railway station in Lewes, East Sussex. 

 

 

Ethel and Ernest wins two awards at Espinho animation festival

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CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival was held in Espinho, Portugal (6 -12 Nov 2017). Ethel and Ernest won two awards in the feature film category, Best Feature and the Audience Award.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/events/ethel-ernest-scores-double-romanian-short-takes-grand-prize-at-cinanima/

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Producer Camilla Deakin (Lupus Films) receives one of two awards for Ethel and Ernest at the Cinanima 2017 festival in Espinho, Portugal.

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Ethel and Ernest wins the Jury Prize at South Korean festival

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Last night the Bucheon International Animated Film Festival awarded Ethel and Ernest the Jury Prize in the feature film category.

The Jury was:

Jin Kim– a well-known character designer creating characters such as Rapunzel in Tangled(2010), Anna and Elsa in Frozen(2013), Hiro in Big Hero 6(2014) and Moana in Moana(2016). He worked as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios from 1995. He is also the first Korean Animator to be working for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Sébastien Laudenbach – His first feature debut, The Girl without Hands screened at Cannes ACID and won BIAF2016 Grand Prize as well as Jury distinction Prize at Annecy.

Doris Cleven –  Director of Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA. Belgium. She also writes articles on animation film and lectures History of Animation at various high schools of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Koboyashi Osamu – directed many famous animated films such as Paradise Kiss, BECK, Gurren Lagann, Lupine the Third and Naruto Shippuden. He is regarded as an irreplaceable outstanding individual in the Japanese animation industry.

 

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