LONDON -- The British Film Institute has stepped in to help U.K. films premiering at the SXSW Festival attract U.S. theatrical distribution, and reach a wider audience Stateside.
U.K. films having their world premiere at SXSW, which runs March 7-16, include "The Legend of Shorty," "Beyond Clueless," "The Possibilities are Endless," "Pulp" and "Soul Boys of the Western World."
The scheme was launched as a pilot at the Sundance Film Festival. Three films applied to the scheme and all three -- Hong Khaou's "Lilting," Stuart Murdoch's "God Help the Girl" and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's "20,000 Days on Earth" -- secured U.S. theatrical distribution deals.
British Movies at SXSW Come With Sweeteners for U.S. Distribs
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