Israeli film Waltz with Bashir is one of the latest films to benefit from the UK Film Council's Prints and Advertising Fund.
Artificial Eye was awarded $ 371,195 to broaden the release of Ari Folman's film from 25 to 60 screens. The money will pay for national advertising and an online PR and marketing campaign in the lead-up to its UK release on 21 November.
Icon Film Distribution was awarded $ 236,388 for Toa Fraser's UK-New Zealand co-production Dean Spanley, an Edwardian comedy drama, starring Peter O'Toole, Jeremy Northam and Sam Neill. The award will also widen the film's release from 25 to 60 screens and pay for a national media advertising campaign.
A number of smaller awards of $ 7,426 for promotion were made to: Artificial Eye for Erick Zonca and Camille Natta's thriller Julia; Vertigo Films for Kenny Glenaan's Summer ; Park Circus for Bicycle Thieves; Drakes Avenue Pictures for Steven Sebring's Patti Smith: Dream of Life ; to Revolver Entertainment for Steven Sheil's horror film Mum & Dad ; to Metrodome Distribution for Philipp Stölzl's North Face; and to Mumia Ltd for Marc Evans' documentary In Prison My Whole Life .
Awards between $ 5,943- $ 7,426 went to: Artificial Eye for Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri's French comedy Let's Talk About the Rain ,Verve Pictures for Raymond De Felitta's 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris ; Cinefile Ltd for Jean Becker's Conversations With My Gardener ; Unanimous (formerly Halcyon) for Jonás Cuaron's Año Uñ; and ICA Films for Shin-yeon Won's A Bloody Aria .
Vertigo received $ 10,780 for White Christmas , the classic 1954 Christmas film starring Bing Crosby.
The BFI was awarded funding towards the cost of soft subtitling and audio description for the following films: $ 3,717 for Terence Davies' Of Time and the City (previously awarded $ 71,957 to widen the film's release and boost publicity); $ 1,116 for Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's Winstanley and Pat Holden's Awaydays.