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Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop up for Bafta award

Street artist Banksy makes his film debut

Bristol street artist Banksy's film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, has been nominated for a Bafta award.

The film tells the story of a French filmmaker who follows graffiti artists and eventually meets up with the enigmatic Banksy.

Banksy's first film has been nominated in the outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer category.

Both Banksy as the film's director, and producer Jaimie D'Cruz, are nominated for the industry award.

They are up against The Arbor, Chris Morris's Four Lions and Monster.

Banksy's last project was the hugely successful exhibition in his hometown in summer 2009.

The film is named after one of the pieces at that exhibition which saw many hundreds of thousands queue around the block at Bristol Museum.

This year's Bafta ceremony, at London's Royal Opera House on 13 February, will be hosted for a fifth year by Jonathan Ross.

Full list of Bafta nominations

King's Speech leads Bafta field
18 Jan 11 |  Entertainment & Arts
Banksy film to debut at Sundance
21 Jan 10 |  Arts & Culture
Should Banksy remain in Bristol?
20 Aug 09 |  Arts & Culture
In pictures: Banksy's Bristol show
12 Jun 09 |  Arts & Culture
In Pictures: Banksy's Bristol
12 Jun 09 |  Arts & Culture
Banksy's homecoming reviewed
12 Jun 09 |  Arts & Culture
Audio: Banksy speaking in 2000
12 Jun 09 |  Bristol


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