The British film industry at the Oscars 2010.

As part of our mission to bring British cinema closer to enthusiasts and fans across India, we’ve decided to create a little blog-collage of how the British were represented in the Oscars from all over the web.

As you may know already, we sent a whole contingent of nominees out to LA, and we came back with two big wins – not quite as good as other years – but we are satisfied nonetheless.

Our British Oscar Winners this year:

Sandy Powell for costume design on The Young Victoria and Ray Beckett for sound editing on ‘The Hurt Locker’. Here’s a report on the winners from Times Online.

Those who were nominated

Here’s a video of (our favourite) Colin Firth on the red carpet.

Here’s a video snippet of Carey Mulligan at the post-oscars party.

This is an insightful interview with Dame Helen Mirren on her endearing and deeply moving role in The Last Station.

Barry Ackroyd the Cinematographer on ‘The Hurt Locker’ on winning his BAFTA (at least).

Nick Park on the competition for his Fifth Oscar for his work on Wallace and Gromit.

Nick Hornby, the writer, for his screenplay An Education - a video interview with ITN.

Armando Iannucci talking about his ‘rude’ oscar nomination in an LA hotel.

Jenny Shircore’s history the expert at royal makeup artistry.

We hope that’s given you enough to be going on – don’t forget you can see BAFTA award winning Colin Firth in Easy Virtue tomorrow night, Friday March the 12th and Monday March the 15th in the film ‘Genova’. Check out the schedule to find out which cinema is showing it – and buy tickets in person!

There’s also an opportunity to get up close and personal with the famously rude writer Armando Iannucci (In the Loop) on the 16th March via live webcast into your cinema. Ask him a question by  sending an SMS text message to 0091 98 2083 2445*

*(network charges will apply. Please note you are texting an Indian mobile number so International charges may apply)

Sally Potter in Conversation

Sally Potter had her in conversation last night with the renowned film critic Rajeev Masand. Many people came to see Sally live at PVR Juhu and she provided an interesting insight into her latest feature “Rage”. We then had the priviliedge of seeing the film – its second screening in India!

Don’t miss the next live in conversation on 16th March with Armando Iannucci, BAFTA and Oscar nominated director of In The Loop, who will be interviewed by Ayeasha Dharker

Change of Schedule

*Please note that tonight’s advertised schedule of Genova will now be replaced by Easy Virtue – apologies for any inconvenience caused*

Text your questions to Sally Potter for TONIGHT

Don’t forget to text your questions to for the Sally Potter in conversation tonight! +91 98 208 32 445

Delegates in town!

We do hope that you are enjoying the programme and that you are seeing lots of films! The delegates arrived in Mumbai on Saturday so it really feels like From Blighty With Love has kicked off.

Don’t forget that Sally Potter is doing a live in conversation tonight at 10pm for her film Rage. Don’t miss it!

Ticket information

Due to delays in certifying the films in the programme, it has not been possible to make tickets available online until now.
This is how you can book tickets:

IN PERSON:
- in person at each of the venues

ONLINE:
- tickets will become available online as the films are certified.

To book tickets for the PVR cinema venues, please go direct their website.
To book tickets for the FAME cinema in Bangalore, please go direct to their website.
Tickets for all other venues are available through Book My Show here:
http://in.bookmyshow.com/promos/fbwl/

FBWL Ticket update

Due to delays in certifying films, tickets are not yet available online. However, you can purchase them directly at the venues at the time of the screenings. Apologies for the inconvenience, we wil let you know as soon as the situation changes!

A full schedule of screenings with times and venues is available in the “About” section of the website www.fromblightywithlove.org/about

Ayesha Darkher and Rajeev Massand fixed for in-conversation events!

We’re totally excited about having the famous actress Ayesha Darkher and renowned film critic Rajeev Massand on board for the in webcast in conversation events with our three A-list British directors. The finalised schedule and details for the screenings and in conversations have just been posted on the site (check the press section for your downloadable schedule), and you can get a sneak preview of the page here: http://fromblightywithlove.org/in-conversation/

Now, it’s just down to the wire to get the technical side of things sorted in the cinemas! Whatever happens, whether you get a ticket for the show or not, you’ll be able to view the in conversation live on our webcast, and participate by putting questions through to the directors using your mobile phone. So there’s no excuse for not getting stuck in!

Where to go for a Good Dose of British Film

If you’re in India and you’re a film enthusiast, you probably rarely get the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the British film industry. This week sees the beginning of the From Blighty with Love British film season.

Check out the participating cinemas on this map.

Mumbai/Bombay – Fame Adlabs, Andheri; Fame Inorbit, Malad;Metro Big Cinema; Big Vashi; Big R-City Ghatkopar; PVR Juhu; and
PVR Phoenix, Lower Parel

Bangalore – the Fame Lido

Delhi – Big Cinemas, TGIP Mall, Noida.

Just turn up or book a ticket in advance from bookmyshow.com

Looking forward to seeing you there. Feel free to let all your film loving friends know!

3 High Profile British Directors in Conversation

Clear your diary for March and get ready for 3 weeks of great British film indulgence and live chats with big-name directors.

The chats will be hosted at top cinemas in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. (Watch out for our next post on where to find the films).

Who’s going to be chatting live with Indian audiences?

  • 5th March: Stephen Poliakoff, director of Glorious 39
  • 8th March: Sally Potter, director of Rage.
  • 16th March: Armando Iannucci, BAFTA and Oscar nominated director of In the Loop.

Haven’t you heard?
Starting this coming week you’ll be able to see and hear great British directors, speaking and answering your questions live on screen in Indian cinemas.

How?
1. Armando, Sally and Stephen are all going to be based in our London studio with a live feed directly into our Indian venues.
2. You can text in a question using the number +44 7858 354 734
3. Our interviewer will select the questions from the pool that come in and put them to the directors.
4. You’ll be able to hear these great British directors answer your questions live.

Watch this space to find out when the tickets are released! From 1st March you’ll be able to book by  calling 39895050 or online at bookmyshow.com.