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U.K. regional critics rename award

Prizes take Attenborough's name

LONDON — The U.K. Regional Critics Film Awards have been renamed the Richard Attenborough Film Awards for their second edition.

The awards, which were launched last year, will take place Jan. 31.

Prizes will go to film of the year, filmmaker of the year, actor and actress of the year, the U.K. regional critics’ rising star of the year and, for the first time, screenwriter of the year.

Feature films of any genre and from any country of origin are eligible, provided they are released publicly in U.K. cinemas in the year to Feb. 8.

“As three-quarters of U.K. cinema admissions take place outside the London area, I am only too pleased to support the regional critics in their appreciation and celebration of the finest filmmaking,” said Attenborough.

Regional freelance and staff journalists’ voting will open online at http://www.cinemadays.com on Jan. 4 and close Jan. 27.

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