(note the hashtags)
here is the complete list of films in and out of competition for the upcoming ( October) British Film Festival ( BFI).
What a disappointment to me that Urban and the Shed Crew will not be shown at all. I worry that if it didn’t make the British festival, what chance is there for some other, unless it obtains at least some financial partners before hand. Here’s hoping that Candida Brady and Blenheim can get it released on its own, independently.
I haven’t conducted any sort of study about the details of other, less well known films that will have the benefit of screenings, even if not competing.
This is the BFI’s own description of the festivals goals, excerpted:
BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes.
It clear ‘s from Candida Brady’s recent tweets, the release of the official trailer, tweets form the twitter Urban and the Shed Crew Account, that the producers are making strong efforts to get some buzz on the film, and the fact that it is set in Leeds, U.K, perhaps hoping for some support from that quarter.
This is one of those of those times when I hope fan support and signal boosting for the film will add some needed buzz for those decision makers who don’t yet know that Richard Armitage featuring prominently in a film comes attendant with lots of social media exposure and bums in seats. If we want to enhance our chances of seeing this film – or at least some of you seeing this film, a little buzz on social media platforms can’t hurt.
Oish. I say this as I prepare a post analyzing the two trailers.