IVCA Nominations


Press Release 2 March 2009

Domestic Abuse Drama ‘LEAVING’ receives four nominations for the IVCA awards and is in the final of the Fujifilm Shorts Competition

LEAVING has been nominated for Best drama, Best Script, Best Direction and Charity and Public Welfare at the 2009 IVCA Awards. The IVCA Awards are Europe’s largest and most prestigious celebration of the best in corporate and public sector communication.

Rachel Drummond-hay, Producer of LEAVING said, “Many have judged this year’s IVCA entries to be the strongest ever, so to win even one of the coveted Gold awards would be a huge honour especially as we are up against pretty much all of the biggest names in the communications Industry.”

LEAVING has also been selected as one of 12 finalists in the line up for the 2009 Fujifilm Shorts Competition. Two prizes are awarded - the overall 'Best Film' and a prize for the 'Best Cinematography'.

Richard Penfold, Co-Director of LEAVING said, “Its clearly a very high standard at Fujishorts this year and we are excited about being recognised at such an important level within the film industry.


LEAVING tells the story of one woman’s attempt to leave an abusive relationship. Staring Kierston Wareing (BAFTA Best Actress Nominee– It’s a Free World) and Johnny Harris (London to Brighton). LEAVING aims to offer a glimpse into the long and arduous process of safely leaving an abusive relationship, as well as confront the deep-rooted misconception that those living with domestic violence ‘should just walk away’.

LEAVING was produced under the Social Film Drama Initiative – a collaboration between Omni Productions and Communications Agency Glennie Mackintosh. To find out more about Social Film Drama, visit the new website: www.socialfilmdrama.com

Fujifilm winners will be announced on Thursday 26 March and the IVCA winners will be announced the following evening on Friday 27 March.


Editors Notes:

The LEAVING trailer can be viewed at: www.socialfilmdrama.com

For information on IVCA: www.ivca.org/award-schemes.html 

For information on Fujifilm Shorts: www.fujifilmshorts.com