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We are delighted to announce our involvement with Children's Cinema Club, a new partnership between Soda Pictures and BFI that aims to broaden the range and diversity of children's films getting commercial releases in UK cinemas.
Moira McVean from our films team will be working with programmers from cinemas, festivals and distributors including Barbican, Birds Eye View Festival, Cinemagic and Picturehouses to select four new films for distribution across commercial and independent exhibition circuits. Also involved are Discovery Film Festival, Showcomotion, Zoom Cymru, Flatpack Film Festival and the Independent Cinema Office.
Eddie Berg, director of partnerships at the BFI, spoke of the new partnership's potential to allow children to broaden their horizons through film: "We want to ensure young film fans everywhere have the opportunity to enjoy new film experiences."
Soda Pictures have an excellent track record when it comes to releasing children's films. A Cat In Paris was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2012, while live action French comedy Le Petit Nicolas has been enjoyed by many of our film club members.
The film was extremely funny, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good laugh!Aimee, 14-year-old
Another member, Sarah, also reviewed the film on the Into Film Clubs website, saying it helped with her French studies: "It surprised me how much French I know, I was able to pick up on words without even realising."
We are excited to see this partnership move forward and be able to introduce a whole new generation of young people to exciting, inspiring independent cinema.