STOCKHOLM, Sweden – 07 November 2017 – Edgeware, the pioneer of TV-specific content delivery networks, will sponsor the UK Film Festival Awards for the second year in a row. As part of its involvement, Edgeware will put forward a cash prize for the festival’s awards ceremony which recognises excellence among content creators. The festival will return to London from 22-26 November, 2017.
The festival’s multiple accolades will be awarded at the end of the week to celebrate short and feature films as well as documentaries and animations. Run by director Murray Woodfield, the UK Film Festival was set up by a group of filmmakers with a passion for quality and creativity.
The 2017 film festival will kick off at The BFI (British Film Institute) in London’s Soho on November 22 at 5:30pm, where a selection of competing films will be screened to invited guests.
The awards will take place on the final night of the festival – Sunday 26 November at the Warner Bros studio in London, where Edgeware will present the prize for Best Short Film.
Previous winners at the UK Film Festival include films from Hollywood legends Judi Dench and Timothy Spall.
“We’re thrilled to continue our association with the UK Film Festival for the second year running. It gives us the opportunity to support some of 2017’s best emerging talent, from directors to producers and actors,” says Edgeware CMO, Richard Brandon. “Filmmakers have more platforms than ever before to deliver their projects, and we’re delighted to be able to support and help them communicate with even more audiences”.
“The UK Film Festival is one of the most highly regarded festivals in the UK, and is attended by filmmakers, editors, actors, content owners, distributors, journalists and film critics from around the world,” says festival director Murray Woodfield. “It’s great to have Edgeware’s support for another year.”
The UK Film Festival has given a platform to films that have gone on to become Oscar winners such as The Phone Call, The Broken Circle Breakdown and Ida.
Edgeware offers leading operators and content providers the solutions to deliver modern TV services on a huge scale and at a low cost. Edgeware’s unique technology gives control and insight back to the content provider with an outstanding viewing experience. In recent years, Edgeware has experienced rapid growth, reaching sales of SEK 252 million in 2016.
Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a subsidiary in the US and offices in Hong Kong and Mexico. Edgeware also has sales and technical sales support staff in several locations in Europe, Asia and North and Latin America.
About the UK Film Festival
The UK Film Festival aims to champion great films and seeks work from those filmmakers who might not yet have had the chance for a prestigious public screening of their work. Screening in the heart of London, we celebrate the cultural diversity of films made in the UK and welcome films from all over the World. Within 5 years UKFF has established a tradition of promoting films that later have gone onto to be Oscar nominees and winners.
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