Win a private screening of a Studio Ghibli film of your choice

Enter our competition to mark the release of When Marnie Was There and the Studio Ghibli Forever season.

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To celebrate the UK release of When Marnie Was There on 10 June and Studio Ghibli Forever, a celebratory retrospective season bringing some of the Japanese animation giant’s most beloved titles back to the big screen until 28 July, we’re giving you the chance to win an exclusive private screening.

The winner will be able to choose any Studio Ghibli film from the catalogue to watch with friends at their local Picturehouse Cinema. To enter simply head to Twitter and tell us your favourite Ghibli film using hashtag #LWLiesGhibli. Good luck!

About When Marnie Was There

From the legendary Academy Award-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Arrietty, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), comes the haunting and touching tale When Marnie Was There. A beautiful story about ever-lasting friendship based on the beloved young adult novel of the same name by Joan G Robinson. When Marnie Was There is another superb addition to Ghibli’s well-loved catalogue, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature this year.

When Marnie Was There is the story of an emotionally distant adolescent girl, who upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion, and infatuated with a girl who lives there; a girl who may or may not be real. When Marnie Was There is released on June 10th playing in original Japanese with English subtitles, as well as an English-language dubbed version.

About Studio Ghibli Forever

Studio Ghibli Forever is a celebration of the many wonderful films – for children and adults alike – from one of the most acclaimed animation studios in the world. The films of directors such as Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata have long been celebrated as beautifully hand-drawn works of art that transport audiences of all ages to fantastical worlds filled with unforgettable characters.

The season runs at cinemas across the country including 20 Picturehouse cinemas until 28 July. Each cinema will show the same film in the same week, although exact show times will vary by site. For more information visit

Terms & Conditions

1. Competition closes at 00:00 GMT on Thursday 16 June 2016.
2. Competition open to UK residents only.
3. Prize for one winner is one screening of a Studio Ghibli film of their choice from the following list:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
My Neighbour Totoro
Grave of the Fireflies
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Only Yesterday
Porco Rosso
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbours the Yamadas
Spirited Away
The Cat Returns
Howl’s Moving Castle
Tales from Earthsea
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

4. Prize must be claimed for between 28 July and 31 August 2016.
5. The winner will be picked at random from all entries via the Little White Lies Twitter page.
6. The winner will be required to liaise with third party to organise screening date and Picturehouse UK location.
7. Prize only valid for Sunday morning screening slot. Amount of attendees will be dependent on size of screening room at chosen venue.
8. Date subject to availability.
9. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.
10. The winner must respond accepting the prize within 24 hours of notification otherwise the Promoter reserves the right to redraw the prize from the remaining eligible entries up to five times before the competition is then declared void.
11. There is no cash alternative to prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale.
12. The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
13. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. The Promoter is The Church of London, 71a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS.

Published 9 Jun 2016

Tags: 2D Animation Japanese cinema Studio Ghibli

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