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Features and documentaries selected for Build Your Audience

Date posted: 31.05.2016

We are pleased to announce that 12 exciting new projects have been selected to take part in this year's edition of Build Your Audience (BYA), our innovative film distribution and marketing training scheme.

This year's films cover a diverse range of genres, including action, crime, comedy, drama and romance. We are also pleased that five documentary teams will be included in the scheme. This is only the second year that BYA has been open to this genre, and having documentaries account for almost half of the selected projects indicates the sheer quality of non-fiction films being made by filmmakers across the UK.

Several of the teams had previously refined their projects through our Microschool training scheme, while artist filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman was a nominee for Film London's Jarman Award last year.

The selection comes in the same week as three previous Build Your Audience graduates were announced as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival line-up. Adult Life Skills will screen during the festival, while Moon Dogs will receive its world premiere and Tiger Raid its UK premiere.

Successful graduates of BYA in previous years include Nina Forever, Appropriate Behaviour, Hector and A Syrian Love Story. Other alumni include Atul Malhotra's Amar Akbar & Tony, and Justin Trefgarne's sci-fi thriller Narcopolis.

Selected projects

Amsterdam
Director: Tara FitzGerald
Producer: Georgina French
Writer: Lisa Jacobs

Barefaced
Director: Chester Yang
Producer: Bayo Awolaja
Writer: David Cornwall

Chubby Funny
Writer-Director: Harry Michell
Producer: Helen Simmons

Dragnet for Parasites
Writer-Director and Producer: Anton Califano

Hot Property
Writer Director: Max McGill
Producer: Campbell Beaton

Irene's Ghost
Writer-Director: Iain Cunningham
Producer: Rebecca Mark-Lawson

Minute Bodies
Writer-Director: Stuart A. Staples
Writer-Producer: David Reeve

Kiss of Life
Writer-Director and Producer: Carolyn Salter

Army of One
Writer-Director and Producer: Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Producers: Taina Galis and Ameenah Ayub Allen

The Marker
Writer-Director: Justin Edgar
Producer: Rebecca Joerin-Sharp

Treading Water
Director: Samuel de Ceccatty
Producers: Chiara Ventura and Manon Ardisson
Writer: Lee Mattinson

Winterlong
Writer-Director: David Jackson
Producer: Flossie Catling

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