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March 19, 2019

Vita & Virginia to open the BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival

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Film is being distributed by Thunderbird Releasing in the UK and Ireland

VANCOUVER / March 19, 2019: Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company”), a global multiplatform entertainment company, is pleased to announce that Chanya Button’s hotly-anticipated Vita & Virginiahas been selected as the opening night film for the BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. The film is being distributed in the UK and Ireland by the Company’s releasing division, Thunderbird Releasing.

When Vita & Virginiaopens the festival on March 21, 2019, it will also mark the film’s official UK premiere. Members of the cast and crew are expected to attend in support of the film. Its official UK theatrical release will then follow on July 12, 2019.

“It’s an honour to be opening BFI Flare with Vita & Virginia,” says Edward Fletcher, Managing Director, Thunderbird Releasing.  “Director Chanya Button is a huge talent and it’s gratifying to see this film, which Thunderbird has backed since script development, premiere in this prestigious slot.”

Starring Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Arterton, the drama details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf (Debicki) and socialite, Vita Sackville-West (Arterton), which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, a bold experiment in art and androgyny- Orlando: A Biography.

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 About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.

Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place.  The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.

About Thunderbird Releasing

Thunderbird Releasing is an all-rights film distribution company based in London and part of the Thunderbird Entertainment Group. Recent releases include the Palme d’Or winning Shoplifters, and Lee Chang-dong’s Burningas well as Toni Erdmann, Paterson, A Quiet Passion, My Life as a Courgette and the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life.

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations Contacts:

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Media Relations Contact:

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Thunderbird Releasing Contact:

Saffeya Shebli

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Email: saffeya.shebli@thunderbirdreleasing.com