Maurice Sweeney’s drama-documentary Saving the Titanic has been nominated for four awards at the British Independent Film Festival. The film, which was shortlisted for the festival last month, was nominated in the categories Best Director ( Sweeney), Best Supporting Actor (Ciaran McMenamin), Best Cinematography (Richard Kendrick) and Best Feature Film (Stephen Rooke for Tile Films).
The British Independent Film Festival showcases independent films from around the world with a focus on British and Irish talent. The festival gives independent filmmakers the opportunity to have their films screened at red carpet-style venues in front of a passionate audience of film professionals, journalists, film students and the general public.
Saving the Titanic will receive this treatment when it is screened at The Empire Cinema, Leicester Street and The Tricyle Theatre in London on 4th May 2013. The film will also be shown in selected cinemas across the UK.
Saving the Titanic was produced by Tile Films in Dublin and is a co-production with Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion in Germany, produced in association with Bord Scannán Na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, RTÉ, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – Sound and Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme, Windmill Lane Pictures Ltd., Section 481 – Ireland’s Film Investment Scheme, AETN/History UK, ZDF and ZDFE Enterprises.