Andrew Haigh’s lean on Pete, supported by Creative Europe

28 MEDIA-funded films at London Film Festival 2017

The BFI's London Film Festival returns in October showcasing 242 feature films and 128 shorts from 67 countries.

Among the line-up are 25 features that have received support from Creative Europe, including six from the UK.

Official competition contender, Lean on Pete is Andrew Haigh’s ravishing and mournful fourth feature. UK producers The Bureau Film Company received funding to develop the film in 2016 and the film will go on to receive distribution funding through Creative Europe.

UK/Irish co-production The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos plays one of the three Headline Galas. Irish producers Element Pictures received Slate Funding for the development of the film in 2015. The film has also received support through Creative Europe’s Sales Agent and Automatic Distribution schemes.

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent - the world’s first fully painted feature film – received support both at its development and distribution stages.

Dark River by Clio Barnard and Journeyman by Paddy Considine both received support for their distribution in European countries outside of the UK.

In addition, Rungano Nyoni’a first feature I am Not a Witch received funding through HBF+Europe, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe.

A further 21 MEDIA-funded films feature in the 2017 programme:

  • Abracadabra (Spain/France)
  • Amant Double (France/Belgium)
  • Ana, Mon Amour  (RomainaRomania/Germany/France)
  • Anchor and Hope (Spain/UK)
  • 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute) (France)
  • Custody (Jusqu’à la garde) (France)
  • Félicité (France/Senegal/Belgium/Germany/Lebanon)
  • Happy End (France/Austria/Germany)
  • Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) (Belgium/France)
  • Mademoiselle Paradis (Licht) (Austria/Germany)
  • Nico, 1988 (Italy/ Belgium)
  • Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidele) (France/Belgium)
  • Redoubtable (France)
  • Sicilian Ghost Story (Italy/France/Switzerland)
  • Spoor (Pokot) (Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovakia)
  • Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (Spain)
  • The Day My Father Became a Bush (Toen Mun Vader een Struik Werd) (Netherlands/Belgium/Croatia)
  • The Nile Hilton Incident (Sweden/Denmark/Germany)
  • The Prince of Nothingwood (France/Germany)
  • The Summit (La Cordillera)  (Argentina/Spain/France)
  • Western (Germany/Bulgaria/Austria)

Finally, The Wound  (INXEBA) from South Africa received distribution support through the MEDIA-supported Torino Film Lab Audience Fund

The 61st BFI London film festival runs from 4-15 October. Browse the full programme on the festival website.

Image credit: Lean on Pete via Artificial Eye Curzon. UK producers The Bureau Film Company received Creative Europe funding to develop the film in 2016 .

NB: This list has been updated to reflect new additions to the London Film Festival programme.