Film London is excited to announce the list of titles to be shown at this month’s London Screenings. The line-up includes Bankside Films title Kensuke’s Kingdom screening as an industry premiere and Chuck Chuck Baby from The Yellow Affair.
Also premiering at this year’s London Screenings will be comedy drama Sweet Sue from HanWay Films, shark thriller The Last Breath from Metro International, A Million Days from Signature Entertainment, In Camera from Together Films, Miss the Kiss from Phoenix, Clearmind from Filmseekers, AMP’s horror Puppetman, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race from Moviehouse and true crime documentary The Rev and Time Addicts from Kaleidoscope.
The Breakthrough strand at this year will see six titles all hoping to secure a sales company and festival exposure. They are: Black Cab, directed by Bertie and Samantha Speirs, Between the Lights with Michael Groom directing, supported by Creative England and the Market Trader scheme, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, directed by Hope Dickson Leach, Look the Other Way & Run from Executive Producer Bennett McGhee, Tyger, directed by Alexander Milo Bischof and starring Laura Haddock, Shaun Dooley and Ben Aldridge, and documentary, Helen David's 37 Seasons.
London Screenings provides a platform to celebrate and promote UK films to the international market. Buyers from all over the world come to see an exciting selection of new titles, meet UK sales companies, and negotiate international distribution deals.
I’m goose bumpy and quite giddy with this year’s line up at the London Screenings. What is particularly thrilling is the a number of incredible animation features we have this year and leading that charge is the stunning Kensuke’s Kingdom, as well as OZI: Voice of the Forest produced by Leonardo de Caprio, Mike Medavoy, Adam Stanhope and Graham Appleby will also screen. Modern-day musical love story Chuck Chuck Baby from The Yellow Affair comes hot off the heels of its Great 8 profile at Cannes and the comedy drama Sweet Sue from Hanway Films are both premiering. Screening 12 industry premieres, 6 Breakthrough films, and a shark thriller - the newest genre which I’m sure will have the Buyers gnashing their teeth - there really is something for everyone this year.
Helena Mackenzie, Head of Inward Investment and Business Development at Film London
We are delighted to present Kensuke’s Kingdom to invited distributors at the forthcoming London Screenings. The film is set to become a family favourite with its exquisite, hand drawn animation and a story which speaks to all ages. Adapted from the beloved novel by revered author Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, the film transports audiences to Kensuke’s magical kingdom whilst exploring themes such as preservation of the planet and embracing difference through the eyes of its young protagonist, Michael.
Stephen Kelliher, MD of Bankside Films
London Screenings also continues its partnership with Doc Society this year, with Foundation Director Sandra Whipham and her team from Sheffield showcasing a special presentation of Doc Society titles. In addition, Mia Bays, Director of the BFI Film Fund, will present BFI’s Coming Soon showcase.
This year’s London Screenings takes place at Picturehouse Central from 19 to 21 June 2023, with thanks to funders Department for Business and Trade (DBT), the Mayor of London, and the BFI; and with continuing support from Film Export UK. The 2023 edition also welcomes new partner hotel, The Dilly.