Cinema Extreme

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Cinema Extreme was a major UK short film funding awards scheme, created in 2002. The scheme was funded by the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund and Film4 and managed by The Bureau with the aim "to seek out and develop filmmakers with a distinctive directorial voice and cinematic flair". The fund was awarded on an annual basis, offering funding to a slate of around four short films.

Nineteen films were commissioned. They have been shown at festivals around the world and won numerous awards including Best Short at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for Duane HopkinsLove Me or Leave Me Alone and the Oscar for Best Short Film for Andrea Arnold’s Wasp.

The scheme has catapulted many of the commissioned filmmakers to their first feature:

2010[edit]

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Writer(s) Recipient Date Award
Baby Daniel Mulloy Ohna Falby Daniel Mulloy 5/10/10 £25,000
Native Son Scott Graham David Smith Scott Graham Broken Spectre Ltd 22/11/09 £25,000
Gymnasts Martina Amati Gavin Emerson 20/5/10 £25,000
The Pizza Miracle Tony Grisoni Mike Elliot Tony Grisoni Emu Films Ltd 24/3/10 £25,000

2006[edit]

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Writer(s) Recipient Date Award
Hallo Panda Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine Quinny Sacks, Barrington Paul Robinson Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine Charlie Productions Ltd 5/4//06 £25,000
Soft Simon Ellis Jane Hooks Simon Ellis Bub Ltd 22/3/06 £25,000
Dog's Mercury Martin Radich Jane Hooks Warp Films Ltd 4/5/06 £25,000
Honeymoon Miranda Bowen Lisa Trnovski, Miranda Bowen Miranda Bowen 2am Films Ltd 15/3/06 £25,000
After the Rain Gaelle Dennis Gaelle Dennis, Sibel Armutcu Passion Pictures 14/6/6 £25,000

2004/2005[edit]

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Writer(s) Recipient Date Award
Monsters Rob Morgan Sylvie Bringas Rob Morgan Animus Films Ltd 21/4/04 £25,000
Strange Little Girls Savina Dellicour Josie Law Savina Dellicour Lunar Productions Ltd 31/04/04 £25,000
One Minute Past Midnight Celia alan Julve Paola Minazzato Celia Galan Julve Intrepido Ltd 17/03/04 £25,000
Get the Picture Rupert Wyatt Adrian Sturges Rupert Wyatt Picture Farm Ltd 12/11/03 £28,152
Floating Mark Walker Lachlan Mackinnon Mark Walker Intrepido Ltd 13/01/04 £25,000

2003[edit]

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Writer(s) Recipient Date Award
The Bypass Amit Kumar Trevor Ingman Amit Kumar Yaffle Films Ltd 15/5/03 £25,043
Wasp Andrea Arnold Lisa Bryer Andrea Arnold Cowboy Films Ltd 15/5/03 £25,000
Love Me or Leave Me a Alone Duane Hopkins Samm Haillay Duane Hopkins Third Films Ltd 29/01/03 £25,000
A Changed Man Jens Jonsson Robert Herman Jens Jonsson Stink Ltd 11/12/02 £25,000