On 12 February 2017 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts recognised Curzon with an award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon, said: “I’m delighted that Curzon's contribution to film has been recognised by BAFTA. Curzon has a long and proud history in the British film industry and many talented and passionate people have contributed to its success story over the years. We think of ourselves as champions of bold and visionary filmmaking from around the world supported by our growing network of cinemas and home cinema digital platforms.”
Dame Pippa Harris, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, said: “For over 80 years, Curzon has provided the British public with unforgettable cinema experiences, while championing independent, art house and foreign language film making. I would like to thank everyone at Curzon for their extraordinary contribution to our industry, and for their unwavering commitment to bringing the very best in film to audiences across the UK.”
Curzon is an iconic UK cinema brand with a history stretching back to 1934 with the opening of their first cinema Curzon Mayfair. More than 80 years on, this steadfast independent includes a nationwide network of fifteen cinemas, film distribution label Curzon Artificial Eye and video-on-demand platform Curzon Home Cinema.Back to My account