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DISTRIBUTION UK

U2, Quest, Butterfly benefit from P&A Fund

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The UK Film Council’s Prints & Advertising Fund has granted Revolver Entertainment £150,000 for U2 3D, the first-ever feature length live action film shot and exhibited in breakthrough digital 3D. The film charts the Irish band’s 2006 Buenos Aires concert in the Vertigo tour.

The grant enables the film’s release to widen from 30 to 62 screens. An additional 80 35mm trailer prints will be released and the media campaign will include radio advertising.

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In addition, the UKFC is also hosting special industry screenings of the film with a masterclass from the film’s producers and director.

Soda Pictures receives £150,000 for Michel Ocelot’s animated fable Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest [+see also:
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, enabling release expansion from 25 to 50 screens.

Pathé Distribution received £150,000 for Julian Schnabel’s acclaimed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [+see also:
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doubling the release from 20 to 40 cinemas and Artificial Eye received £4,662 for Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
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Further awards include:

Axiom Films received £5,000 for Wim Wenders’ 1974 film Alice in the Cities, releasing it in the UK for the first time as part of the NFT/Axiom’s Wim Wenders retrospective.

Dogwoof Pictures received £5,000 for Polish film The Wedding; Cinefile received £5,000 for French film Change of Address [+see also:
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; Transmedia International Releasing received £5,000 for Michael Schroeder’s Man in the Chair; Optimum Releasing received £5,000 for Brian de Palma’s Redacted; Diffusion Pictures received £5,000 for Lars von Trier’s The Boss of it All [+see also:
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; Peccadillo Pictures received £5,000 for Chris Kraus’s Four Minutes [+see also:
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; Park Circus received £5,000 for Hitchcock classic The Lady Vanishes; and Spier Distribution received £5,000 for South African film Son of Man.

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