'Possum' shortlisted for CAMEO Award for Book to Film adaptation

Earlier today, the shortlists for the Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO) awards 2020 were announced.

Produced by the London Book Fair (LBF), the CAMEO awards recognise book adaptations across film, TV, theatre and audio and mark the start of London Book & Screen Week (9th–15th March 2020), a seven-day event series.

The Book to Film Award shortlist includes the screenplay adaptations Little Women by Greta Gerwig, Dean DeBois’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Hodder Children's Books) and Matthew Holness’ Possum. The latter was adapated from a short story of the same name, written by Holness for the award-winning Comma anthology, The New Uncannythen adapted into a screenplay by Holness, and released as a film starring Sean Harris in 2018.

Judges base decisions on which book adaptations made the most impact in the most recent calendar year, including box office sales, review coverage, critical acclaim, social media profile and industry prize nominations. 

Last year saw Call Me by Your NameKilling EveLa Belle Sauvage and Toast come top of their catagories.

This year’s judges from across the entertainment industry, chaired by Helen Macaleer, are Philippa Donovan (Smart Quill), Philippa Milnes Smith (Soho Agency), Katrien Roos (Harbottle & Lewis), John Lomas (Bullivant/Kickback Media), Hayley Steed (Madeleine Milburn Agency), Colin Williams (Sixteen South), Videl Bar Kar (Bookwire), Jessica Maslen (Blair Partnership), Tamsin Collison, Julia Posen, Charlotte Longstaff (Ambassador Group) and Rina Gill (RGM Productions).

The ceremony takes place on 9th March 2020.

Our heartfelt congratulations to Matthew Holness, and everyone involved in making the film. 


The Bookseller