This year’s Cannes festival is set to be a particularly good vintage for British film and british Film Talent alike. Six British films have their premier at the film festival this year: Mr Turner, Jimmy’s Hall, Pride, Catch me Daddy, Queen and Country and Snow in Paradise.
Five of the six films have been supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) film fund. The BFI was established to encourage the development of creative arts, including the film industry throughout the United Kingdom. The BFI are the largest public film fund in the UK, each year they invest around £26 million worth of lottery funds to support film development, production and distribution activity in the UK.
The BFI hosted a ‘send-off’ launch in London earlier this month to celebrate the UK talent heading to the Cannes festival. The event was attended by a number of British actors including: Dominic West and Andrew Scott.
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