The BFI Film Fund: a year in film

As 2012 draws to a close, we glance back over a year of releases backed by the BFI Film Fund.

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The Iron Lady

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Produced by Damian Jones

Notable awards:

  • 2012 Academy Awards: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
  • 2012 Academy Awards: Best Makeup
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Leading Actress (Meryl Streep)
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Makeup and Hair

Shame

Directed by Steve McQueen
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman

Notable awards:

  • 2011 Venice Festival, FIPRESCI Prize


The Nine Muses

Directed by John Akomfrah
Produced by Lina Gopaul, David Lawson


Patience (After Sebald)

Directed by Grant Gee
Produced by Sarah Caddy, Gareth Evans, Di Robson


The Woman in Black

Directed by James Watkins
Produced by Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver


The Woman in the Fifth

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Produced by Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta


Trishna

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Produced by Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom


StreetDance 2

Directed by Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Produced by James Richardson, Allan Niblo


Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Directed by Lasse Hallström
Produced by Paul Webster


All in Good Time

Directed by Nigel Cole
Produced by Suzanne Mackie, Andy Harries


The Angels’ Share

Directed by Ken Loach
Produced by Rebecca O’Brien

Notable awards:

  • 2012 Cannes Festival: Jury Prize


Fast Girls

Directed by Regan Hall
Produced by Damian Jones


London – The Modern Babylon

Directed by Julien Temple
Produced by Julien Temple, Amanda Temple, Stephen Malit


360

Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Produced by Andrew Eaton, Chris Hanley, Danny Krausz, David Linde, Emanuel Michael

Notable festivals:

  • 2011 BFI London Film Festival


Shadow Dancer

Directed by James Marsh
Produced by Chris Coen, Andrew Lowev, Ed Guiney

Notable festivals and awards

  • 2012 British Independent Film Awards: Best Actress (Andrea Riseborough)
  • 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival


Berberian Sound Studio

Directed by Peter Strickland
Produced by Keith Griffiths, Mary Burke

Notable festivals and awards:

  • 2012 British Independent Film Awards: Best Director, Best Actor (Toby Jones), Best Achievement in Production, Best Technical Achievement
  • 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • 2012 Toronto International Film Festival


Now Is Good

Directed by Ol Parker
Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin


Ginger & Rosa

Directed by Sally Potter
Produced by Christopher Sheppard, Andrew Litvin

Notable festivals:

  • 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2012 BFI London Film Festival


Sightseers

Directed by Ben Wheatley
Produced by Nira Park, Claire Jones, Andy Starke

Notable festivals and awards:

  • 2012 British Independent Film Awards: Best Screenplay (Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump)
  • 2012 Cannes Film Festival
  • 2012 Toronto International Film Festival


Great Expectations

Directed by Mike Newell
Produced by Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen, Emanuel Michael, David Faigenblum

Notable festivals:

  • 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2012 BFI London Film Festival


Seven Psychopaths

Directed by Martin McDonagh
Produced by Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh

Notable festivals and awards:

  • 2012 Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award
  • 2012 BFI London Film Festival


Grabbers

Directed by Jon Wright
Produced by Martina Niland, Piers Tempest, Eduardo Levy, James Martin

Notable festivals:

  • 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival

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