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Film4 celebrates 9 award wins at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards including Outstanding British Film, Film Not in the English Language and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

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This evening Film4, the feature film division of Channel 4, celebrates nine award wins for Film4-backed features at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards including Outstanding British Film and Film Not in the English Language for THE ZONE OF INTEREST and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for EARTH MAMA (Savanah Leaf).

This news follows a run of recent accolades including the Un Certain Regard (HOW TO HAVE SEX) at Cannes and the top prize at Venice, the Golden Lion (POOR THINGS).  Film4 backed films also won 14 British Independent Film Awards in December including Best British Independent Film for ALL OF US STRANGERS, two Golden Globes for POOR THINGS, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress Emma Stone. Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS and Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST also collectively secured 16 Oscar nominations, a record-breaking haul for Film4, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best International Feature Film, with the winners announced on 10th March.

Daniel Battsek, Chairman of Film4 and Ollie Madden Director of Film4 said:

“In an electric year for British cinema, all of us at Film4 are so proud that Yorgos Lanthimos’s POOR THINGS, Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST and Savanah Leaf’s EARTH MAMA have been recognised at this evening’s BAFTA Film Awards.  These films are proving to be award winners by virtue of their originality, their singularity and creative excellence.  Congratulations to all the winners.”

Yorgos Lanthimos’s POOR THINGS won a total of awards including:

  • Leading Actress (Emma Stone)
  • Costume Design (Holly Waddington)
  • Make Up & Hair (Nadia Stacey, Mark Couler and Josh Weston)
  • Production Design (Shona Heath, James Price and Zsuzsa Mihalek)
  • Special Visual Effects (Tim Barter, Simon Hughes, Dean Koonjul and Jane Paton)

Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST won a total of 3 awards including:

  • Outstanding British Film (Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson)
  • Film Not in the English Language (Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson)
  • Sound (Johnnie Burn, Tarn Willers)

Savanah Leaf’s EARTH MAMA won 1 award for:

  • Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Savanah Leaf – Writer/Director, Shirley O’Connor – Producer and Medb Riordan - Producer)

Plus, lead actress from HOW TO HAVE SEX, Mia Mckenna-Bruce has received the EE Rising Star Award which is the only award voted for by the public.

Congratulations to all the winners!


For further information please contact:

Mark Pitchford

Lisa Earnshaw                                                                                            

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Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Florian Zeller’s The Father, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.

Film4’s recent releases include Molly Manning Walker’s Un Certain Regard prize-winning How to Have Sex, Martin McDonagh’s BAFTA winning The Banshees of Inisherin, Oliver Hermanus’ Living, Florian Zeller’s The Son, Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men and Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning Titane. , Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day, Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday, Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, and Jim Archer’s Brian & Charles. Forthcoming titles include Yorgos Lanthimos’ Venice Golden Lion winner Poor Things, Jonathan Glazer’s Cannes Grand Prix winner The Zone of Interest, Steve McQueen’s Occupied City, Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers and Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding.