Miracle workers

Alas, no prizes (yet) for SAXON, apart from the Trailblazer award. But The Edinburgh International Film Festival and Michael Powell Award nomination are glittering achievements, considering SAXON’s scarce resources and outsider chances. Not to mention how much press coverage the film has received – most of it hugely positive. This year the film awards industry, even the independent sector, has been dominated by a few well-made features with well-upholstered budgets and the occasional big name too. Many film festivals and many cinemas will only accept a 35mm print – which SAXON’s makers can’t afford. There is no official funding scheme in the UK for a 35mm blow-up, even though there is a fund for further copies once one has been made. £25,000 is all it takes. Any miracle-workers out there?

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