Still from Carol (large)

Eight Creative Europe-supported films receive 22 BAFTA nominations

Congratulations to the eight Creative Europe-supported films that have received a total of 22 British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) nominations:

  • Carol
  • Brooklyn
  • The Lobster
  • 45 Years
  • Amy
  • Force Majeure
  • Timbuktu
  • Shaun the Sheep 

Three of these titles received Slate development funding through the previous MEDIA programme (2007 - 2013):

  • Coming out on top is Carol, receiving nine nominations including Best Film, Best Director (Todd Haynes) and Best Leading Actress (Cate Blanchett). UK production company Number 9 Films received a grant for the project in 2012. 
  • Brooklyn  received six nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Julie Waters). The UK’s Wildgaze Films received development funding for Brooklyn in 2012. 
  • The Lobster, which has been nominated for Outstanding British Film, was supported through Slate funding awarded to Irish production company Element Pictures in 2012. 

Seven of the eight nominated titles - 45 YearsAmyBrooklynThe Lobster and Shaun the Sheep - received support through the Distribution: Automatic scheme for their releases outside of the UK.  

Finally, both Timbuktu and Force Majeure received nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. Their UK distributor Curzon Film World was awarded grants in 2014 through the Distribution: Selective scheme to support the release of both films in the UK.  

The winners are revealed at the EE BAFTA Film Awards ceremony on 14 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

More details and a full list of nominees can be found on the BAFTA website

Photo: Courtesy of Number 9 Films