UK-based Black cinema distributor and supporter We Are Parable will obtain the honorary Particular Jury Prize at this yr’s British Unbiased Movie Awards (Bifas).
Anthony Andrews and Teanne Andrews, founders and administrators of We Are Parable, will settle for the award on the ceremony on Sunday, December 3.
The duo launched We Are Parable in 2013, as a way of giving audiences an opportunity to expertise Black cinema and tv. Throughout the previous decade, they’ve hosted screenings and occasions for movies together with Black Panther and its sequel; The Lady King; Rocks; and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller. The organisation commonly programmes movie seasons, together with 2017’s Spike Is 60, for the birthday of Spike Lee.
Earlier this yr We Are Parable expanded into UK-Eire distribution; the corporate will launch Savanah Leaf’s Sundance title Earth Mama on Friday, December 8; and has acquired Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Cannes Competitors entry Banel & Adama for launch subsequent yr.
The award was chosen by a Bifa jury with members together with Paapa Essiedu, Sheila Atim, Daisy Edgar Jones, J Blakeson and Nick Frost. Earlier recipients of the award embrace Elevating Movies, Open Door, Horace Ove, Jenne Casarotto and Ken Loach.
“A decade in the past we have been screening our favorite movies in our native cinema and now we’ve got the privilege of supporting filmmakers by way of our Momentum programme, and creating cinematic occasions all around the globe,” mentioned a press release from Anthony and Teanne. “Group, collaboration and expertise have at all times been so vital to us and with our transfer into distribution this yr, we stay devoted to creating alternatives for audiences to expertise and reply to Black Cinema in culturally related methods.”
Final week Stephen Graham was introduced because the recipient of the honorary Richard Harris award at this yr’s Bifas. We Are Parable additionally not too long ago received the award for Huge Display screen occasion of the yr on the Huge Display screen Awards, for the Imax screening of The Lady King.