Monday saw the release of our NBCQ 2010 Annual.
A DVD box-set of our first 4 NBCQ titles: 1234, No Greater Love, Skeletons and brilliantlove
NBCQ takes four new films from the selection of British films at either London or Edinburgh Film Festivals and screens them across the UK, starting with our 15 partner venues where a Q&A with director, cast member or technician gives audiences and people interested in filmmaking the opportunity to meet those who have succeeded in doing just that. The first year of the programme has seen some excellent results with NO GREATER LOVE going on to screen in 70 cinemas and SKELETONS winning the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as well as more recently picking up a BAFTA nomination. These films along with both the playful and engaging 1234 and BIFA nominated BRILLIANTLOVE.
Please continue your support in 2011 and see more British independent films in your local cinema. Head to NBCQ for updates of films and screenings in your area. Our first film of NBCQ 2011 is Col Spector’s HONEYMOONER and is currently touring the UK.
2010 was a tumultuous year in the British film industry. Whilst stand out films from established and new directors such as Mike Leigh’s ANOTHER YEAR and Clio Barnard’s THE ARBOR were unveiled at the London Film Festival, the abolition of the UK Film Council has left a great deal of uncertainty in the air.
In spite of this, some entertaining and engaging films continue to be made in the UK (just look at the runaway success of THE KING’S SPEECH), which we can all support at the box office.