Curzon Cinemas, the pioneering champion of independent and international cinema which opened a new 101-seat venue on the Goldsmiths, University of London campus in January 2016 has received a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. And Goldsmiths Media and Modern Literature graduate Elena Ruscombe-King's film A Love Story was victorious in the British Short Animation category.
The outstanding contribution award celebrates Curzon's success in bringing challenging and innovative cinema to audiences around the country. Previous recipients of this award include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt, Tessa Ross and BBC Films.
Patrick Loughrey, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London said:
“For over 80 years, Curzon has provided the British public with unforgettable cinema experiences, while championing independent, art house and foreign language film making. I would like to thank everyone at Curzon for their extraordinary contribution to our industry, and for their unwavering commitment to bringing the very best in film to audiences across the UK.”
Programming at the 104-seat Goldsmiths venue, located in the Richard Hoggart Building, follows Curzon’s mix of the best in cinema from across the globe as well as documentary and special director Q&As.
Ticket prices at Curzon Goldsmiths range from £5 to £12 with students paying £7. The cinema includes a Sony 4k projector and 7.1 sound. The facilities also include a hearing support system which delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired and amplified sound for the hearing impaired.
The EE British Academy Film Awards took place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award is presented annually in honour of Michael Balcon, the British film producer known for his work with Ealing Studios.