Here’s our annual rundown of the 10 largest awards given out by the British Film Institute’s Film Fund throughout 2021. Backed by National Lottery cash, the grants are a key supporter of indie cinema within the UK.
This 12 months additionally noticed long-time Film Fund chief Ben Roberts, now BFI CEO, hand over the keys to the fund to new director Mia Bays.
Top of the checklist is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, an adaptation of Rachel Joyce’s standard novel a few man who embarks on a 450-mile stroll throughout the UK within the perception that his journey will save the lifetime of an outdated pal. Jim Broadbent is starring within the pic, which Joyce is adapting herself. Hettie Macdonald, who helmed Normal People with Lenny Abrahamson, is directing. Producers are Kevin Loader with Juliet Dowling and Marilyn Milgrom.
Second on the checklist is Typist Artist Pirate King, the newest movie from Out Of Blue and The Falling director Carol Morley, which has been taking pictures the again finish of this 12 months with Monica Dolan and Kelly Macdonald within the forged. Producing is Morley’s common collaborator Cairo Cannon.
Check out the total checklist under. Many of the funding choices additionally embrace further ‘Step-up’ awards, that are particular grants particularly designed to encourage the hiring of numerous crews.
The BFI’s 10 manufacturing awards 2021:
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (£1,109,000 + £27,500 Step-up)
Writer Rachel Joyce; Director Hettie Macdonald; Producer Juliet Dowling
Typist Artist Pirate King (£1,057,000 + £27,500 Step-up)
Writer/Director Carol Morley; Producer Cairo Cannon
Tuesday (£940,000 + £20,000 Step-up)
Writer/Director Daina Oniunas-Pusic; Producer Ivana MacKinnon
Scrapper (£930,000 + £25,000 Step-p)
Writer/Director Charlotte Regan; Producer Theo Barrowclough
Aftersun (£900,000 + £20,000 Step-up)
Writer/Director Charlotte Wells; Producer Amy Jackson
Girl (£850,000 + £27,500 Step-up)
Writer/Director Adura Onashile; Producers Rosie Crerar, Ciara Barry
Birchanger Green (£850,000 + £35,000 Step-up)
Writer/Director Moin Hussain; Producer Michelle Stein
Silent Roar (£835,000 + £27,500 Step-up)
Writer/Director Johnny Barrington; Producer Chris Young
A House In Jerusalem (£616,000)
Writer Rami Alayan; Director Muayad Alayan; Producer Rachel Robey
Writer/Directors Brothers Quay; Producer Lucie Conrad