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A thrillingly romantic story about a young Yorkshire farmer who finds love with a Romanian migrant labourer.

Written and directed by Francis Lee, produced by Manon Ardisson and Jack Tarling, the film was financed by the BFI and Creative England, sold internationally by Protagonist, and distributed in the UK by Picturehouse. After a Sundance premiere in 2017 and a stellar festival run, "God's Own Country" went on to win four BIFAs and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film. 

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In this essay film, musician and writer Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present and future of romantic comedies, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers.

Produced by Chiara Ventura, Oskar Pimlott and Jeremy Warmsley,  "Romantic Comedy" premiered at IFFR and SXSW in 2019, played at over 30 festivals all over the world and was released in the UK by MUBI.

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A comedy pilot about a young woman who wakes up from a heart transplant surgery only to discover that her failing heart is determined to get her a girlfriend - before they both die. 

Written by IR Bell-Webb, directed by Lilah Vandenburgh, and produced by Manon Ardisson and Chiara Ventura, "Heart to Heart' was commissioned by Sky Studios and was due to premiere at SXSW in 2020. The show stars Fern Deacon, Siena Kelly and David Tennant.

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An intense, personal drama about a recovering alcoholic who attempts to turn his life around by rebuilding an abandoned touriste lodge in the Amazon, but the allure of illegal gold mining derail his dreams.

Directed by Jorge Thielen Armand, "La Fortaleza" premiered in IFFR in the Tiger Competition in 2020. The film is sold by Reel Suspects, and was financed by Breaker, the World Cinema Fund, Colombia's FDC, and Nouvelle Aquitaine's Film Fund as an international coproduction between Venezuela, France, Colombia and the Netherlands.

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A father and son return to the Amazon jungle to shoot a deeply personal film. Fiction and reality clash as father plays himself.

Director Mo Scarpelli's third feature documentary follows director Jorge Thielen Armand and his father as they make "La Fortaleza". The film premiered at Visions du Réel in 2020 and was the one of only 3 projects to be supported by the Torino Film Lab Audience Design Fund. The film is released in the Netherlands by Picl and in North America by Grasshopper.

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A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

Developed and financed with the support of the Biennale College Cinema programme, Jorge Thielen Armand's debut, a hybrid between documentary and fiction, premiered in Venice in 2016 and went on to screen in over 50 festivals internationally, winning half a dozen awards. The film was released by MUBI and the ICA in the UK. 

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The inspirational true story of Emilia Bassano Lanier, the first British woman to become professionally published as a poet. Based on the Olivier-winning Shakespeare’s Globe’s and West End hit play. Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and directed by Annetta Laufer (pictured).

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The debut film from deaf artist/filmmaker Louise Stern (pictured), "A Hand Rises" is a thrilling drama set in an isolated deaf community, currently in development with BBC Film.

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A heart-warming sport film about a British Chinese girl reconciling both sides of her heritage thanks to her passion for table tennis. Written by Iain Weatherby and directed by Jenny Lu (pictured). Developed by BFI in conjunction with Clipper Media.

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The debut feature from award-winning writer/director Nichola Wong (pictured), "Carousel" is a deeply personal film, telling the story of two sisters who go on a journey of self-discovery and emotional awakening after taking up dancing in a London strip club. 

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"Lavender" will be the debut feature from trans male activist and actor Jake Graf. A character-driven drama about a trans man’s journey to accept the impending birth of his child, "Lavender" was listed as one of Screen International’s 25 hot projects in development. A co-production with Misfits Entertainment.

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