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Brits to Watch: The Screenings is a series of showcase events, in partnership with British Council, launched in 2013.
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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA Los Angeles Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant was shown in BAFTA branches in Los Angeles and New York, as the first 'Brits to Watch: The Screenings' showcase event.
© Clio Barnard 'Brits to Watch: The Screenings' is a series of showcase events, in partnership with British Council, that will introduce outstanding British film talent to the US film industry. The series builds on the legacy of BAFTA’s 2011 'Brits to Watch' initiative supported by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at which BAFTA introduced 42 promising British newcomers to leading figures in the US film, television and games industries at a black-tie gala event in Los Angeles.
The first evening of the series, in July, will feature director Clio Barnard, one of the most talked-about filmmakers at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival with her second film The Selfish Giant, which screened in Directors’ Fortnight and was acquired by Sundance Selects. An established fine artist, Barnard burst onto the independent film scene in 2010 with her debut film, The Arbor, for which she was recognised in 2011 with a BAFTA nomination for 'Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer'.
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: "'Brits to Watch: The Screenings' is an exciting new chapter in our 'Brits to Watch' initiative, following the gala reception in 2011 attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and enables us to offer US film professionals a closer acquaintance with individual British rising stars. We are in a unique position to offer unrivalled opportunities to help British talent make connections with those who have the power to shape and enhance their careers."
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