Magazine article Screen International

This Way Up Awards £50,000 to Innovative Exhibition Projects

Magazine article Screen International

This Way Up Awards £50,000 to Innovative Exhibition Projects

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Film exhibition conference This Way Up has announced the four winners of its Exhibition Innovation Awards, who will share a fund of $67,000 (£50,000).

Dogwoof, Live Cinema UK, Sheffield Doc/Fest & Curzon Artificial Eye and Cinema Nation will each use their share to entice audiences across the UK to specialised films.

Dogwoof will use the fund to support the release of documentary Life, Animated, the story of an autistic child who navigates life through his love of Disney films

Working alongside popup cinema partners throughout the UK and Ireland, and organisations specialising in Autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger's Syndrome, Dogwoof is planning preview screenings of the film from September to December, followed by panel discussions exploring the film's sensitive content.

Live Cinema will dedicate its share of the fund to The Unfilmables, which takes abandoned film ideas such as Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune and Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon, and recreating them through newly commissioned live soundtracks and artistic interpretations. …

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