Optimum Releasinghas received a $400,000(£200,000) boost for its release of Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane from the UK Film Council's Prints & Advertising Fund.

The adaptation of Monica Ali's bestseller about a Bangladeshi woman's experiences in East London is one of a number of titles to benefit from the fund aimed at widening UK audiences for specialist film.

The media campaign was increased to include national media advertising ahead of the film's November 16 release.

Other recipients of $10,000 awards include:

  • Lionsgate Film Distributionfor Krisztina Goda's Children of Glory for release in 2008
  • Dogwoof Picturesfor Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack's A Crude Awakening ,
  • Yume Picturesfor Rigoberto Castaneda's Mexican horror KM 31
  • Little Birdfor Liz Mermin's Shot in Bombay
  • Vertigo Films for David Sington's In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Soda Picturesfor Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9
  • The BFI received just under $10,000 (£4,1940 for its re-release of Terence Fisher's classic Dracula.