Zurich Film Festival to screen a retrospective of 12 Working Title Films productions and award Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner the Golden Eye honour.
This year’s Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) Career Achievement Award is to go to producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of British production company Working Title Films.
Co-founder Bevan will accept the award on behalf of his creative workshop, which has been responsible for numerous internationally acclaimed productions over nearly 30 years.
The company has made more than 100 productions grossing more than $6bn worldwide and reaping over 250 Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
The 9th ZFF (Sept 26 - Oct 6) will present a retrospective of 12 Working Title Films productions including:
- My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears/1985)
- Four Weddings And A Funeral (Mike Newell/1994)
- Fargo (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen/1996)
- Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur/1998)
- The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen/1998)
- Notting Hill (Roger Michell/1999)
- High Fidelity (Stephen Frears/2000)
- About A Boy (Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz/2002)
- Atonement (Joe Wright/2007)
- Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard/2008)
- A Serious Man (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen/2009)
- Senna (Asif Kapadia/2010).
Other Working Title features have included Stephen Daldry’s Billy Eilliot, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, Peter Howitt’s Johnny English and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Other features at this year’s ZFF made by Working Title includ opening film Rush, by Ron Howard, and Richard Curtis’ About Time, which will be screened after the awarding of the Golden Eye to Bevan on Oct 2.
Bevan and Fellner, co-chairs of the company since 1992, have previously received honours including the David O. Selznick Achievement Award, the Producers Guild of America’s highest honour, and three of the highest awards given to British filmmakers. Both have been given the Commander of the Order of the British Empire.