Sterling Cinema’s Observance gets BFI London Film Festival nod
Australian feature film Observance has been selected for the BFI London Film Festival in October as part of the famed ‘Cult’ series.
The Joseph Sims-Dennett directed film, by Sterling Cinema, had its world premiere at Montreal’s 19th Fantasia International Film Festival in July.
Sims-Dennett said he couldn't be happier with the response out of North America.
"Which has subsequently generated enormous international interest in this independent Aussie film with the London Film Festival taking Observance to a whole new level, signifying that this small, personal film is truly connecting with a big audience,” he said.
The next stop for the film in the festival circuit will be Germany’s Oldenburg International Film Festival (September 16-20) followed by the renowned Vancouver International Film Festival (September 24 to October 8), with the film featuring as part of the ‘Altered States’ genre series, which last year screened acclaimed films ‘It Follows’, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ and Australia’s ‘Infinite Man’.
Observance will have its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Monday October 12.
The film stars Lindsay Farris in the lead role opposite Stephanie King, with Benedict Hardie, Tom O’Sullivan, John Jarratt and Brendan Cowell in the supporting cast.
Sterling Cinema’s Sims-Dennett and Josh Zammit wrote and produced the film with Shoreline Entertainment managing international sales.