'Long Distance Information' is shortlisted for the best of Borough Film Award
Long Distance Information, a film made by Wandsworth’s Douglas Hart and starring Peter Mullan has been shortlisted for the Best of Borough Film Awards (The BoBs).
The annual competition, which is run by Film London with support from the Mayor and Skillset, aims to discover and celebrate the capital’s film-making talent of tomorrow.
Each year The BoBs seek out the best shorts produced through the London Borough Film Fund Challenge (LBFFC). Two cash prizes of £2,000 are available for the winner of the Jury Award and the Audience Award. Both will be presented at an event at BAFTA in September.
The shortlisted films can be viewed at www.filmlondon.org.uk/bobs – watch them now and cast your vote for the winner of the Audience category. Voting closes on Wednesday 31 August.
Set one Christmas Day, between East Kilbride and London, Long Distance Information is a black comedy that explores the strained relationship between a father and his 20 year old son. Alex has lived away from home for several years now and he and his father are as distant emotionally as they are in miles. In the waning light of the afternoon Alex phones home.
The film was made through the Shorts Film Fund – a grant scheme run in partnership by Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea Councils as part of the London Borough Film Fund Challenge.
The initiative helps to fund for the production of short films and to provide joint training session to a wide network of London based film-makers.
For more information on the support available to the local film-making industry visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/film.
July 25, 2011