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MOON Features in Top UK Films of 2009

UK Film Council - Top UK Films 2009
UK Film Council - Top UK Films 2009

Figures released this morning by the UK Film Council put the Best British Independent Film of 2009, MOON, in the top 20 box office for both UK Films, and UK Independent Film.

MOON comes in at #19 with a £1.32 Million Gross in the Top 20 UK Films, and #14 in the Top 20 UK Independent Films.

Fantastic for a little British Sci-Fi, with limited release, and limited promotion. Despite this, MOON has continued to perform well in theatres around the world, currently on general release in Germany (1 year after original UK release) and approaching $10 Million gross worldwide (src Box Office Mojo)

A lot of MOON’s success has been down to incredibly good word of mouth, and support from movie sites, and the movie blogging community. Thanks to everyone who went out and bought a ticket 🙂

If you missed MOON at the cinema last year, you can catch it at the Prince Charles Cinema, and the BFI Southbank in August.

Thanks to Pinewood Studios for the heads up (follow them on Twitter)

Duncan Jones To Judge Virgin Media Shorts

Highlighting, and supporting new talent in UK Film, Virgin Media Shorts, supported by the UK Film Council have revealed their judges for the 2010 competition, one being our own, BAFTA Award winning Director, Duncan Jones.

Image by Rodene Ronquillo

You gotta be in it to win it folks, so if you fancy seeing your short film up on the silver screen, here are the details:

Virgin Media Shorts is a short film competition that champions undiscovered talent.

Virgin Media Shorts gives you the chance to show your work in cinemas, on TVonline and on mobiles(via the mobile internet).

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • 12 film makers win a chance to show their work on 214 cinema screens nationwide
  • 1 lucky winner lands £30,000 to make their next film.
  • 1 People’s Choice winner takes home thousands of pounds worth of new film kit.
  • Plus, we reward the college or school with the most entrants with loads of shiny new kit, too.

Entering is easy. Just check out the film spec. Then upload your film. The competition closes on 28 June 2010.

Duncan will be joined by actress Thandie Newton, film maker Mike Newell, film critic James King, and executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media Cindy Rose.