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Documentary by George Ezra among UK Global Screen Fund award winners

A dozen independent film productions and companies have been recognized as part of the UK Global Screen Fund, it has been announced.

The Global Screen Fund launched a £7million pilot last April to help independent UK films reach international audiences.

In total it has presented 66 awards worth almost £5 million across its three funding streams, international business development, distribution and co-production.

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The BFI’s Southbank cinema in London (Yui Mok/PA)

The program is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and developed in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI).

Included in the latest awards round, worth over half a million pounds, is a documentary about British musician George Ezra entitled ‘End To End’.

The film, directed by Adam Scarborough and Christy Tattershall, follows the singer as he journeys across the country to learn more about British musical tradition.

Written and directed by British filmmaker Dionne Edwards, Pretty Red Dress has won an international distribution award alongside Mark Jenkins’ horror film entitled Enys Men.

Companies receiving the UK Global Screen Fund’s International Business Development Awards include Magic Light Pictures, whose animated specials have become a centerpiece of BBC One’s Christmas Day programming, and Quiddity Films, the company behind Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth’s film Supernova .

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Creative Industries Minister Julia Lopez said: “Our UK Global Screen Fund has made a huge difference for companies across the UK looking to showcase their content on the world stage.”

Last month, DCMS announced that a further £21m would be invested in the Global Screen Fund to help the UK screen sector flourish internationally.

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