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DISTRIBUTION UK

Optimum, Metrodome get UKFC P&A boost

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Optimum Releasing and Metrodome Distribution are the biggest beneficiaries in the latest round of funding announced by the UK Film Council’s Prints and Advertising Fund.

Optimum received £210,000 for Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop [+see also:
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and £180,000 for John Crowley’s Is There Anybody There? [+see also:
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, enabling the releases to double from 50 screens each to a 100.

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Metrodome received £156,000 for Eran Creevy’s Shifty [+see also:
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and £250,000 for Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking [+see also:
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, enabling wider releases from 25-50 and from 50-100 screens respectively. Metrodome also received £5000 towards Michael Winterbottom’s Genova [+see also:
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£100,000 was awarded to Dogwoof for Franny Armstrong’s The Age of Stupid, which helped with the live satellite transmission of the film’s premiere and Q&A session in London to more than 60 cinemas across the UK. Dogwoof also received £4,440 for Dorris Dörrie’s Cherry Blossoms [+see also:
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In other awards, Artificial Eye received £5,000 for Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo [+see also:
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; Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment £5,000 for Nicola CollinsThe End; Revolver Entertainment £5,000 for Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World, and £5,000 for James Toback’s Tyson; Met Film £5,000 for Maeve Murphy’s Beyond the Fire; New Wave £5,000 for Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy’s Helen [+see also:
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; High Fliers Films £5,000 for Richard Jobson’s New Town Killers [+see also:
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; Axiom Films International £5,000 for José Luis Guerín’s In the City of Sylvia [+see also:
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; Park Circus £5,000 for Lindsay Anderson’s This Sporting Life (1963); and Soda Pictures £5,000 for Raymond Depardon’s Modern Life [+see also:
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