Apostasy: The Movie - Directed by Daniel Kokotajlo
Interesting that following today's screening of Apostasy for 'press and industry' (Sunday, September 10, 2017), the UK's Daily Mail's Entertainment Columnist, Baz Bamigboye, tweeted to say: "Dan Kokotajlo's super directorial debut Apostasy film makes us confront pertinent moral questions on religious doctrines."
Baz Bamigboye writes a double-page column for the Daily Mail newspaper each Friday - will have to wait and see if he gives the film a mention in the print newspaper next Friday......
will have to wait and see if he gives the film a mention in the print newspaper next Friday
nope, no mention in today's (Friday, September 15, 2017) edition of the Daily Mail - BUT The Children's Act did get a mention..... https://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/5640312363941888/_post/5932694728867840
Tickets for the UK screenings went on sale yesterday (September 14, 2017) - still some tickets available!
Tickets for the Spanish screenings go on sale this coming Sunday (September 17, 2017)
More screenings announced!!......
ASIA PREMIERE of Apostasy
Mumbai Film Festival (12 to 18 October 2017)
Screening dates and times for Apostasy to be announced!
MORE DETAILS: http://www.mumbaifilmfestival.com/programmeDetail/203
FYI - winner to be announced in two weeks time....
BFI announce three finalists for £50k emerging filmmaker bursary
Screen Daily, Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The BFI has announced the three finalists for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award, which comes with a £50,000 grant.
The contenders are: Daniel Kokotajlo, writer, director of Apostasy; Rungano Nyoni, writer, director of I Am Not A Witch and Michael Pearce, writer, director of Beast.
The bursary is for an emerging UK-based writer and/or director premiering their first or second feature at the London Film Festival (LFF).
Pearce’s debut feature Beast and Kokotajilo’s debut feature Apostasy both premiered at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. Nyoni’s debut I Am Not A Witch premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in Directors’ Fortnight.
A jury of director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Amanda Nevill (CEO, BFI) and Christoph Grainger-Herr (CEO of IWC Schaffhausen) will select the winner.
A panel of industry figures including Rose Garnett, director of BBC Films, Sam Lavender, deputy of creative at Film4, Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, Clare Stewart, director of the BFI London Film Festival, and Gaylene Gould, BFI Southbank’s head of cinemas and events, selected the shortlist of filmmakers.
The winner will be announced at the BFI’s 2017 Luminous fundraising gala on 3 October 2017.
Manchester-born Apostasy director Kokotajilo said he was “over the moon” to be shortlisted for the prize.
Apostasy, which was loosely based on his own experiences of growing up as a Jehovah’s witness, was backed by Creative England’s iFeatures initiative. He said that were he to win the £50,000 prize, he would use the money to get the ball rolling on working towards his next feature.