British films In the Loop and Is Anybody There? received Prints and Advertising funding from the UKFilm Council.
Optimum Releasing received $305,000 (£210,000) to widen the distribution of Armando Iannucci’s political satire In the Loop and $262,000 (£180,0000) for Is Anybody There? directed by Jon Crowley. The money was given by the UKFC through its Prints and Advertising funding scheme.
The Prints and Advertising funding went towards publicity and advertising costs and is facilitating a wider release of both films from 50 to 100 screens. In The Loop opened last Friday (April 17), while Is There Anybody There will open on May 1.
Metrodome Distribution received funding to enhance advertising and widen the release of two of its films. The distributor received $364,000 (£250,000) to increase distribution of Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking which opened earlier this month. The distributor also received ($227,000) £156,000 to widen distribution of Eran Creevy’s debut feature Shifty, which opens on Friday (April 24).
Awards were also made to widen distribution of the following films:
- Let the Right One In, Momentum Pictures - $291,000 (£200,000)
- The Age of Stupid, Dogwoof- $146,000 (£100,000)
- Genova, Metrodome – $7280 (£5,000)
- Il Divo, Artificial Eye - $7280 (£5,000)
- The End, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment - $7280 (£5,000)
- Encounters at the End of the World, Revolver Entertainment - $7280 (£5,000)
- Tyson, Revolver Entertainment - $7280 (£5,000)
- Beyond the Fire, Met Film - $7280 (£5,000)
- Helen, New Wave - $7280 (£5,000)
- New Town Killers, High Fliers Films - $7280 (£5,000)
- In the City of Sylvia, Axiom Films International - $7280 (£5,000)
- This Sporting Life, Park Circus - $7280 (£5,000)
- Modern Life, Soda Pictures - $7280 (£5,000)
- Cherry Blossoms, Dogwoof - $6466 (£4,440)