Ethel and Ernest wins at Chilemonos 2018


Ethel and Ernest has won the Best Feature Film prize at the International Animation Festival Chilemonos 2018.

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The other films in the competition were Loving Vincent (Dir: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman – Poland/UK),  Early Man (Dir: Nick Park – UK), and Petztronauta La Pelicula (Dir: Célia Catunda, Kiko Mistrorigo, Rodrigo Eba – Brasil).

Established in 2012 the animation festival is the biggest in Chile and includes exhibitions and master classes with renowned international guests, including this year Lupus Films producer Camilla Deakin who was there to pick up the prize.


Camilla Deakin with the Best Feature prize at the International Animation Festival Chilemonos 2018, Santiago, Chile.



Ethel and Ernest in Chile

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The International Animation Festival Chilemonos 2018 starts today in Santiago. Ethel and Ernest will get its Chilean premiere at the festival on the 10th May and will be presented by Lupus Films producer Camilla Deakin.

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Ethel and Ernest gets South Korean cinema release


Ethel and Ernest will get a cinema release in South Korea from the 10th May. Here are two of the posters that have been especially designed for the run. An exhibition of artwork from the film is also being planned to coincide with the films release.

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Ethel and Ernest nominated for the Cameo awards

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The nominees for the Cameo awards have been announced and Ethel and Ernest is in the Book to Film category.

The nominees in the Book to Film category are:

  • Ethel & Ernest – Book original by Raymond Briggs (Jonathan Cape). Adapted by Lupus Films
  • Lion – Book original by Saroo Brierley (As A Long Way Home, Penguin Books). Adapted by See-Saw Films.
  • Sense of an Ending – Book original by Julian Barnes (Vintage). Adapted by Origin Pictures.

Cameo Shortlist Social 2018 (3)

This is the second annual Creativity Across Media: Entertainment and Originality Awards (CAMEOs). Celebrating books at the heart of the creative industries, the awards recognise the best adaptations across TV, Film, Stage and Game, including the new category for Book to Audio.

The awards ceremony will take place in the Electric Cinema, Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London on Monday 9 April.

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The front page of the script signed by Raymond Briggs and the lead players Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent , and Luke Treadaway.


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The International Confederation of Art Cinemas is proud to announce that the ART CINEMA AWARD at the 28th Ciné Junior went to ETHEL AND ERNEST.

Jury’s decision:

A touching movie that seduces by the fluidity of its narration, the charm and elegance of its animation, the balance found between lightness and seriousness and its capacity to mix personal history and History with capital H.
The movie also shows an infinite tenderness for its two characters, a modest and rather ordinary English couple whose life we follow, from their first encounter to their last breath, while crossing the 20th century and its lot of technological upheaval, murderous conflicts and lost illusions.

Ethel and Ernest now available in USA and Canada

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From today Ethel & Ernest is available online in the USA and Canada on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft and Fandango. The film will also be out on DVD on the 6th March. For full details and to pre-order the DVD, go to:

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Happy 84th birthday to Raymond Briggs

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Raymond Briggs was born on the 18th January 1934. Happy birthday Raymond on your 84th birthday !

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A young Raymond Briggs

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Celebrating Raymond Briggs’ 84th birthday at the Half Moon pub, Plumpton, East Sussex. From left to right _Camilla Deakin (Lupus Films Producer), Roger Mainwood (director), Ruth Fielding (Lupus Films producer), and Raymond Briggs.

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Visitors to the Half Moon Pub in Plumpton will notice this painting showing many of the regulars to the pub. Raymond Briggs is depicted raising a glass at the bar.

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Raymond Briggs depicted in the painting at the Half Moon pub in Plumpton.  His Father Christmas book, which was also made into an animated film, is shown in front of him.

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Raymond Briggs examining a print of all the costumes worn by Ethel in the Ethel and Ernest film. (Photo by Roger Mainwood. Plumpton, East Sussex_January 2018)

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