Thursday 22 February 2018

Made In Dagenham's awards hat-trick

Sally Hawkins stars in Made In Dagenham
Sally Hawkins stars in Made In Dagenham

Sally Hawkins' Made In Dagenham scored a hat-trick of gongs at the Dinard British Film Festival in France.

The feel-good film - directed by Calendar Girls' Nigel Cole, which tells the true story of a protest which snowballed and led to a revolution in equal pay for women - was joint winner of the Grand Jury Prize, and also scooped the Audience Award and Best Screenplay.

Sienna Miller was on the jury this year, along with director Nick Moran and French actress Anne Consigny, who appeared in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Made In Dagenham producer Stephen Woolley told Screen Daily: "We're delighted to have won three awards.

"It's a great acknowledgement of the film's potential in France. We were turning away hundreds at each screening. The distributors are incredibly pleased.

"They wanted the campaign to start here, not in Cannes, and they were right because this is a unique festival. It's a people's festival; the Toronto of northern Europe."

The 21st annual British Film Festival in Dinard opened with Sam Taylor Wood's Nowhere Boy and closed with Peter Mullan's Neds.

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