BIFA is generously supported through the year by a range of partners who are as passionate about independent British film as we are. Some support us financially to deliver our screenings events, some give their time entirely for free, others take a very significant cut in their rate - all to make sure that BIFA can keep celebrating the best in British independent film. We are proud to call them our partners.
Our generous partners
BFI NETWORK is a UK-wide partnership of film agencies which supports new and emerging filmmakers. Every year, the partnership invests around £2.5 million of National Lottery funding in new and emerging filmmakers, helping develop and produce over 300 shorts and 60 first features.
NETWORK involves Creative England, Film Cymru Wales, Norther Ireland Screen, Scottish Film Talent Network and Film London, with backing from the BFI.
Filmmakers can apply for funding, submit a screenplay or send a short film the BFI NETWORK team.
Find out more and get in touch here: network.bfi.org.uk
Champagne Taittinger is very much the Champagne for the independently minded making it the perfect partner to the British Independent Film Awards. It remains the only top Champagne house to be owned and actively run by the family named on the label. As Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, grandson of the founder says 'The family aspect is crucial. It is a philosophy, and a guarantee. We sign all our bottles – a great responsibility'. He and his family are fiercely passionate about their independence and are avid supporters of the arts and culture.
Our Champagnes are matured in our own 4th Century UNESCO status cellars and the hallmark of these wines is the high percentage of Chardonnay used, which ultimately gives them delicacy and finesse making them the perfect celebratory toast.
At this year’s awards we will celebrate success with Taittinger Nocturne. With its touch of sweetness, this elegant, soft Champagne is perfect to enjoy late into the evening… the After Dark Champagne.
Digital Cinema Media (DCM) is the market leader in UK cinema advertising, providing 3,107 screens at 485 sites for advertisers. DCM sells 81% of the cinema advertising market through exhibitors including Cineworld, ODEON, Vue, Picturehouse Cinemas, Curzon and many other leading independent cinemas.
The power of cinema is its ability to reach and engage audiences with no distractions. The biggest screen, a dark room, the best sound and impactful content means cinemagoers are engaged and ready to be told stories, so that brands have an unrivalled opportunity to entertain and connect with them. In the last few years, cinema advertising has also become easier to plan and buy, with greater flexibility and more affordable rates, shorter production lead times and improved sound and picture quality.
Electric Robin is a creative independent production company producing impactful and arresting content for broadcast and online. As part of the Endemol Shine Group, we frequently work with high profile brands, broadcasters and independents across a diverse range of genres spanning fashion, beauty, food, comedy and sport to name a handful.
We house a wealth of experience, including commercial directors for TV and online campaigns, producers for high profile terrestrial broadcast and events, editors and graphic designers.
At the heart of our work is engaging, compelling human stories that will intrigue and captivate.
Our projects vary in scale, from TVCs to more complex / intimate campaigns for brands including Superdry, Microsoft, BBC iPlayer, Money Supermarket, Doritos plus music for Charlie XCX, McFly and many more.
Electric Robin’s work also features regularly on TV, having produced content for BBC, ITV, C4 and SKY One.
GSP Events Ltd
GSP have created and managed bespoke events since 1997. We are widely regarded as a market-leading boutique events agency with an outstanding reputation and we pride ourselves on our creativity, attention to detail and passion for delivering amazing experiences. From large scale film premiere productions & perfectly produced charity fundraisers to creative corporate events & intimate private parties, each event is designed to achieve maximum impact & is bespoke to every client.
We produce events globally, with an unrivalled network of partners, enabling us to create truly exciting, innovative and memorable events all over the world. Driven by a desire which constantly strives to astonish and surprise, showing complete commitment, style and impact on every level.
Aand company based in Leeds, Hypergram are a tight knit, hard working and experienced team of designers, developers and strategists. Providing a wide range of both digital and print services for clients in a wide range of industries, Hypergram pride themselves on their stop-at-nothing approach to any client relationship.
RSM is a leading mid-tier provider of accountancy and business services. Our clients include growing entrepreneurial companies, owner-managed businesses, listed companies and high net-worth individuals.
We have a strong regional office network, with major offices in most key cities throughout the UK, which enables us to provide a consistent national service in all our local markets.We are represented internationally through our independent membership of RSM International - the 6th largest worldwide network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.
Wiggin is recognised as one of the leading practices for film worldwide. The firm has the largest team of dedicated film lawyers in the UK and our unrivalled commercial and legal expertise enables us to help from the moment a project is conceived, right through to its development, financing, production and ultimate distribution.
In addition to advising the leading independent production companies, we represent many new independent producers, using our knowledge and relationships to help grow them into sustainable, successful businesses. We also advise the world’s biggest film studios, banks, financiers, funds and distributors.
Our traditional entertainment practice is complemented by our lawyers’ all-round media expertise, which means we can give our clients specialist guild, clearance, music, employment, property, tax and corporate advice relating directly to their film projects and other ventures. We have great strength in depth, helping our clients to source finance and distribution for their projects as well as connecting them with the industry’s key players and decision makers.