About Us

Picturehouse Entertainment is the award-winning film distribution arm of Picturehouse. Our releases serve audiences across the UK in all cinemas nationwide. Since 2010, we've been releasing outstanding films from around the world which connect to a wide and under-served audience in a unique and visionary way.

We've been dedicated to finding truly independent films since our first release of My Afternoons With Margueritte in November 2010. Our bustling roster of films over the last nine years have introduced exciting new auteurs, placed women front and centre or simply upheld the magic and integrity of the cinematic experience.

Releasing titles ranging from Werner Herzog's groundbreaking satellite broadcast, 3D documentary Cave Of Forgotten Dreams; Bart Layton's sensational The Imposter; Todd Solondz fiercely independent Weiner Dog; Yorgos Lanthimos strikingly original The Lobster and Paul Verhovan's critically-acclaimed Elle starring Isabelle Huppert.

Our more recent slate includes the Woody Harrelson's one-take wonder, Lost In London; David Lowery's mesmerising A Ghost Story; the multi BIFA award-winning debut from British filmmaker Francis Lee, God's Own Country; the razor-sharp comedy The Party from iconic director Sally Potter and a 50th-anniversary revival of The Beatles Yellow Submarine.

We have great taste in films and have the expertise and confidence to see them through to award-winning success. French director Xavier Legrand's astonishing debut Custody received ten 2019 Cesar nominations, including Best Film; distinguished auteur Paul Schrader's First Reformed was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and In Bjorn Runge's affecting drama The Wife, Glenn Close delivers a career-defining performance which saw her earn 2019 BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

In 2019 alone we've released visionary British director Carol Morley's Out Of Blue starring Patricia Clarkson; Benedikt Erlingsson's wry Icelandic drama Woman At War, the outstanding BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Capernaum from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki and Sophie Hyde's Sundance hit Animals, adapted by Emma Jane Unsworth's acclaimed novel starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat.

Adding to a busy year of releasing the work of peerless British filmmakers, we're bringing Shola Amoo's stunning sophomore feature The Last Tree and Peter Webber's vibrant Inna De Yard reggae documentary to the big screen where they belong.

There's plenty more on the slate in the year ahead for Picturehouse Entertainment. After successful trips to Sundance, Berlinale and Cannes Film Festival, the team returned with UK distribution rights for Alejandro Landes' compelling Monos; Mirrah Foulkes' sharp and subversive Judy & Punch; Ira Sachs' mesmerising Frankie and Quentin Dupieux's wry comedy Deerskin.

It is our lifeblood to ensure great film, that might otherwise go undiscovered, finds its big-screen audience. With plenty more film festivals on the horizon, we're keeping our eyes peeled for the work of fresh and accomplished filmmakers and are excited for what we can bring home to UK audiences.

Picking a great film is one thing, seeing it through to opening weekend is another which is why we're proud of the multiple award-winning success and critical acclaim including five films that have exceeded £1m box office.

Great cinema has the power to change lives but should always have entertainment as an essence. We are proud of the variety of films that we have put our name to and are excited to be part of the journey of many more to come.

To contact the Picturehouse Entertainment distribution team please email [email protected].

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