Really pleased to announce or partnership with award winning Curzon Home Cinema who like us here at CBFF are an advocate of independent film and cinema.
Here is a brief back ground of Curzon Cinema Curzon Home Cinema is a video-on-demand streaming service available in the UK and Ireland, part of the Curzon World group which has roots going back to 1934. Films on this service are curated by the Curzon Cinemas team, focusing on independent, art house and foreign language titles. Initially launched as Curzon on Demand in 2010, and rebranded in 2013, it was the first service in the UK to show selected new cinema releases at home, the same date they were available to watch in cinemas ("day-and-date"). UK film distributor Curzon Artificial Eye, founded in 1976, is also part of the same business, providing day-and-date releases to the platform, as well as a catalogue of classic titles, including a significant number of Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winners. In 2015 more than 60 European films were given day-and-date releases, including Curzon's release of Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, the first such UK title to make over £1 million at the box office. In November 2016, Curzon Home Cinema won 'OTT TV Initiative of the Year' at the second annual Content Innovation Awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) presented the Curzon group, which includes Curzon Home Cinema, with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award at the EE British Academy Film Awards in February 2017.