Magazine article Screen International

Lore Gets First BFI Sleeper Award

Magazine article Screen International

Lore Gets First BFI Sleeper Award

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Artificial Eye scores $60,000 (£40,000) funding to distribute war drama to more UK screens.

Lore, Cate Shortland's Second World War drama, has secured the first financial award from the BFI Distribution Fund's Sleeper strand.

UK distributor Artificial Eye has been awarded $60,000 (£40,000) to take the German-language film to around 10 further screens around the UK.

Lore, in which a German girl is left in charge of her siblings after her Nazi parents are imprisoned, was released in the UK on Feb 22 across 20 sites.

The BFI's funding is primarily intended to help Artificial Eye build on the current momentum of its initial release and crease greater audience awareness of the film through media advertising.

Invitation only

Applications for Sleeper awards can only be made by invitation from the BFI Distribution Fund and the distributor is contacted on the first working day after opening weekend if deemed eligible. …

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