It's hard to believe 2011 is already at an end, but as we gear up for 2012, we are happy to announce an exciting restructuring for the United Film Festivals that will continue our effort to provide more opportunities for filmmakers and grow deeper roots in each community.
The New York and London United Film Festivals have been rescheduled and will take place in May 2012 shortly after our Los Angeles United Film Festival. Our San Francisco, Chicago, and Tulsa United Film Festivals will take place in September and October 2012.
This is a permanent change for future United Film Festival seasons. All 2011 New York and London submitters are in consideration for these festivals along with all applicable United packages. Additionally, deadlines for our 2012 season have not changed, and the official festival dates and new notification dates will be updated by the beginning of the new year.
We are looking forward to a great 2012 and thank everyone for their continued support!
2010 London United Film Festival Award Winners
United Film Festivals is pleased to announce the 2010 London United Film Festival Jury award winners.
Feature Length Narrative - Forget Me Not
Feature Length Documentary - The Elephant In The Living Room
Short Film - Sis
Feature Length Narrative - The Drummond Will
Feature Length Documentary - Special When Lit
Short Film - Winter In The Garden
Congratulations to all of our winners and we would like to thank all of the filmmakers, attendees, staff, volunteers, and sponsors for making our second year in London a great one! Special thanks to Prince Charles Cinema, management, and staff for their continued support.
We regret to announce that due to inclement weather, our film courier was delayed and The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of Jaws screening has been cancelled. As an alternative, we will be showing the classic film Jaws at 5:15pm today. The short film Mr. Foley will now screen before The Elephant in the Living Room on Saturday, December 4th at 2:45pm.
All tickets purchased for The Shark is Still Working will be honored.
All other films in our lineup will screen as scheduled, and we're looking forward to a great second year at the Prince Charles cinema with a fresh lineup of great features, documentaries, and short films.
Our opening night includes the nostalgic documentary Special When Lit. UK-based filmmakers go inside the rise and fall of pinball, the lost pop icon that made more money than Hollywood through the 50s and 60s. This is the definitive story as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. Another film from UK filmmakers, Forget Me Not is a moving, modern day love story set against a gorgeous London backdrop.
Our Saturday lineup includes the London premiere of I Do, I Don't, which explores what happens when biblical ideals collide with the modern realities of young Christian newlyweds, and The Elephant in the Living Room, a moving look inside the world of raising exotic and deadly animals as household pets. The Drummond Will, a black comedy that follows estranged brothers on a surprisingly dangerous journey to solve the mystery behind their father's unlikely wealth, will be having its London premiere at our festival, as will The Rock'n'Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher, which follows the awkward son of a rock star who works through his famous father's suicide by navigating the brutal underground world of karaoke.
We will be closing our 2nd annual London United Film Festival with a very special 50th Anniversary screening of Hitchcock's Psycho.
This year is full of excellent London premieres and is sure to be a festival you can't miss!
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