Co-host: FOCUS ON UK FILM
Actress, Producer, Environmentalist
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, New York (BAFTA New York) is proud to partner with HIFF to present FOCUS ON UK FILM, an exciting line-up of new UK productions, featuring a wide-range of British talent both in front of and behind the cameras. In addition to their roles as co-hosts of the FOCUS ON UK FILM, Michael Apted, one of the most prolific British film directors of his generation, directs 56 UP, the latest installment of his groundbreaking social documentary series; and Trudie Styler, actress, film producer, director, human rights activist, and UNICEF Ambassador, serves as a member of the 2012 GSA Narrative jury.
Beyond the British-produced films featured in the UK Focus, festival-goers can experience the depth and breadth of British talent throughout the Festival’s films. HIFF’s 20th anniversary poster is designed by British artist Cecily Brown, and the illustrious Scotsman Alan Cumming—star of stage, screen, and television—will host the Golden Starfish Awards.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts was formed in London in 1947. In 2012, BAFTA has 6,500 voting members worldwide. The Academy supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image, including film, television, and games, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners, and benefitting the public. BAFTA New York was established in 1996 to raise awareness of, and in support of, BAFTA ’s goals on the East Coast, with members comprised of all branches of the industries.
FOCUS ON UK FILM is ready for its close-up . . . . Welcome to the Hamptons!
56 UP, directed by Michael Apted
EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 007, Directed by Stevan Riley
THE GIRL, directed by Julian Jarrold
JASON BECKER: NOT DEAD YET, directed by Jesse Vile
LAY THE FAVORITE , directed by Stephen Frears
LONDON : THE MODERN BABYLON , directed by Julien Temple
MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, directed by Sally El Hosani
QUARTET, directed by Dustin Hoffman
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS , directed by Martin McDonagh
SHADOW DANCER , directed by James Marsh
WHOLE LOTTA SOLE, directed by Terry George
WILD IN THE STREETS , directed by Peter Baxter
BUY BUY BABY , directed by Gervais Merryweather
CALLUM , directed by Michael van der Put
THE CURSE, directed by Fyzal Boulifa
EIGHTY EIGHT, directed by Sebastian Feehan, Josh Bamford
FRIEND REQUEST PENDING, directed by Chris Foggin
HEAD OVER HEELS, directed by Timothy Reckart
JIMMY, directed by Martin Smith
LONG DISTANCE INFORMATION , directed by Douglas Hart
MECONIUM, directed by Roseanne Flynn
PERFECT FIT, directed by Tali Yankelevich