BAFTA Brings Out The Nominees
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced their nominees for the 2000 BAFTA Awards. The British Academy has one prize for animation in the Best Short category. The nominated films are: the pirate adventure JOLLY ROGER directed by Mark Baker; Jonathan Hodgson's THE MAN WITH THE BEAUTIFUL EYES, an adaptation of Charles Bukowski's poem about a bunch of kids who play in the overgrown lawn of a house owned by mysterious man; Alexander Petrov's Oscar nominated THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, an IMAX-formatted rendition of Ernest Hemmingway's novelette; and Steffen Schàffler's THE PERWIG-MAKER, a tale of a plague-fearing hermit, who opens up his home to an ill little girl. The awards will be handed out on Sunday, April 9, 2000.