The UK Film Council's Prints and Advertising Fund has announced funding to support the distribution of 13 films. The P&A funding is aimed at promoting art-house, foreign and classic films to give audiences more choice.
Revolver Films received $312,314 (£170,000) for The Wackness, Jonathan Levine's offbeat drama starring Ben Kingsley.
The funding has doubled screen numbers from 50 to 100, with additional 35mm prints and digital copies, and will increase publicity and advertising around the film's release on 29 August.
Optimum Releasing received $257,200 (£140,000) for Shane Meadows' Somers Town. The award widened the film to 60 screens and enabled an enhanced advertising campaign in the lead up to its release Aug 22.
Metrodome received $79,765 (£43,418) for The Chaser, a Korean serial-killer thriller from director Hong-jin Na, to pay for additional prints, digital distribution and advertising costs.
Metrodome received a further $9,185 (£5,000) to widen the distribution of Santosh Sivan's Before The Rains, about an English spice merchant who settles in Kerala during British colonial rule in 1937.
Awards were also made to broaden the availability of the following films:
- Hope Eternal, dir. Karl Francis, dist. Bloom Street Productions, $9,185 (£5,000);
- The Banishment, dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev, dist. Artificial Eye, $9,185 (£5,000);
- Times And Winds, dir. Reha Erdem, dist, Artificial Eye, $9,185 (£5,000);
- Romance Of Astrea And Celadon, dir. Eric Rohmer, dist. Artificial Eye, $9,142 (£4,976);
- Ben X, dir. Nic Balthazar, dist. Momentum Pictures, $9,185 (£5,000);
- Angel, dir. Francois Ozon, dist. Lions Gate UK, $9,185 (£5,000);
- Import/Export, dir. Ulrich Seidl, dist. Trinity Filmed Entertainment, $9,185 (£5,000);
- Jar City, dir. Baltasar Kormakur, dist. The Works, $9,185 (£5,000);
- Heavy Metal In Baghdad, dir. Suroosh Alvi and Eddy Moretti, dist. Slingshot Productions $9,185 (£5,000).