Sponsors

The Awards 2013

Sponsors

Wentworth Media and Arts

M.A.C Cosmetics

M•A•C Cosmetics is proud to be the official make-up sponsor of BIFA and delighted to be supporting the Best Actress Award at this year's ceremony. M•A•C has become known as the premiere make-up brand by providing products to Makeup Artists creating the on-screen looks for top talent, working on-set at photo shoots and backstage at the international fashion shows. M•A•C can be found behind the scenes at award nights offering 'on-call' services to VIPs, directors, and film talent attending world film festivals.

maccosmetics.co.uk

3 Mills Studios

3 Mills Studios is an iconic production destination in the heart of East London and home to the independent filmmaker.

Situated on an attractive island oasis, this versatile and inspiring studio has hosted some of the most successful names in independent cinema including Andrea Arnold, Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry, Wes Anderson, David Cronenberg, Tim Burton and many more.

It is one of the most accessible Studios in the UK. Located just 30 minutes from Soho and within easy reach of rural locations in the South, it is an ideal base for any production.

With 11 stages (totalling 79,000 sq. ft.), ancillary space and professional services, 3 Mills’ have the facilities to fit the bill and help create outstanding results.

3 Mills Studios – your place to create.

3mills.com

Variety

Variety has been the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for 113 years and counting. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded content, events and summits. In 2015  and 2016 Variety’s Actors on Actors on PBS was awarded the Emmy for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 67th and 68th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards. Actors on Actors, an interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft, was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC. Follow Variety on Facebook facebook.com/variety; Twitter, @variety; Instagram, @Variety The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, Indiewire, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. variety.com

Soho House

Soho House was founded in London, in 1995, as a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries. We have since expanded to include Houses across Europe and North America, as well as restaurants, cinemas, spas and hotels. The company's public cinemas comprise of the Electric Cinema Portobello, one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the UK, and the Electric Cinema Shoreditch.

sohohouse.com

STUDIOCANAL

Established in May 1999, STUDIOCANAL theatrical UK has established a reputation for an innovative approach to distribution. A passion for film and commitment to creativity is central to STUDIOCANAL's activity in the UK market together with the desire to work collaboratively with our filmmakers to achieve the best possible results.
STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio operating simultaneously in three main territories across Europe: France, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company distributes a total of more than 50 films a year throughout Europe. Additionally, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important libraries in the world, with more than 5,000 international titles.STUDIOCANAL’s Production ambitions to date have included Rowan Joffe's debut feature BRIGHTON ROCK starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough and Helen Mirren; Joe Cornish's critically acclaimed ATTACK THE BLOCK, the first project to emerge from a partnership with Big Talk, Nick Murphy's debut feature THE AWAKENING starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton and the company's highest grossing theatrical release ever - Tomas Alfredson's award winning cold war thriller TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley with Colin Firth, John Hurt, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Roger Lloyd Pack, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay and Mark Strong rounding out a powerhouse cast. Future projects include Ben Wheatley’s SIGHTSEERS recently selected for Cannes, Jeremy Lovering’s IN FEAR, Michael Winterbottom’s KING OF SOHO, the Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Susanne Bier’s SERNEA and Dan Mazer’s hotly anticipated comedy I GIVE IT A YEAR currently shooting at Ealing Studios

Company3

Company3 provides high-end post production services to feature film, commercial, music video and television clients. Our services include all aspect of post including online conform, color correction and VFX compositing. We are home to one of the largest and most talented pools of colorists and visual effects artists in the industry.

Morgans Hotel Group

At Morgans Hotel Group, we are the global leader and innovator of the lifestyle hospitality sector, dedicated to building a differentiated brand portfolio and establishing our properties in 24 hour urban and select resort markets. We create a vibe that encourages our guests, who we call the Creative Class, to live every moment more intensely. Morgans Hotel Group is immersive, transformative and deeply engaging; embracing irony and style, elegance and luxury, with strong and daring vision. We bring together the creative power of many – designers, artists, musicians – to bend the rules, stretch the realm of possibility and constantly push the boundaries of what a hotel can be. We lead, where others follow.

BBC Films

BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around 12 films a year. In 2015 BBC Films was awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Rose Garnett is the Director of BBC Films. BBC Films’ upcoming slate includes eight films which recently screened at the BFI London Film Festival including the closing night film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly; Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, a unique collaboration between BBC Films, BBC Comedy and BBC Two; Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow, which premiered at Telluride; plus two films which premiered at Toronto: Peter Strickland’s ghost story In Fabric starring Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, which won Best Director at Fantastic Fest; and Out of Blue, directed by Carol Morley and starring Patricia Clarkson. Two further films had their world premieres at the BFI London Film Festival include Mari, the debut feature for writer/director Georgia Parris, VS. starring up-and-coming Connor Swindells, which is currently in cinemas and Evelyn, from Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Orlando von Einsiedel. Currently in post-production is Sean Durkin’s highly anticipated The Nest, starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon; Judy, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Renee Zellweger as the iconic Judy Garland; and Sorry We Missed You, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach. Other titles on the slate include Yuli, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Iciar Bollain; Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir starring Tilda Swinton and executive produced by Martin Scorsese; James Kent’s The Aftermath with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård; Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; His House by first-time UK writer/director Remi Weekes; Monsoon written/directed by Hong Khaou and starring Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians); Love, a partnership between BBC Arts and BBC Films, based on the play of the same name directed by Rufus Norris and executive produced by David Schwimmer to TX on BBC Two as part of BBC Arts’ Performance Strand.

bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

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Intermission Film

We are an award-winning creative agency specialising in audio-visual and design with the single ambition to create the best work possible. We work with the world’s leading distributors, broadcasters, sales agents and production companies to create iconic campaigns for movies, games and shows that capture the hearts and imagination of audiences across the world. We believe that storytelling is not just something we do, it is who we are. intermissionfilm.com

AllCity

Established in 2000, AllCity is an award winning London based creative agency specialised in delivering campaigns for the UK and International film markets. From script to screen we provide a variety of services for film, whether it be originating artwork, localising existing creative, or delivering full print, outdoor and online campaigns. Our highly experienced team bring knowledge and understanding from all corners of the industry, driving our collaboration with film-makers and marketing teams in order to deliver memorable campaigns.

allcitymedia.com

Swarovski

Swarovski collaborated with acclaimed British designers Fredrikson Stallard to create the stunning crystal trophy, which will be presented to award winners in 2018 for the sixth year running. The company’s longstanding partnership with the British Independent Film Awards is part of its mission to support and promote culture and creativity. Swarovski’s heritage on the silver screen goes back more than 85 years to the early days of Hollywood. Its signature sparkle has illuminated the set and costume design of many of cinema’s most memorable moments, including Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus, Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. More recently, Swarovski crystals have brought light, glamour and magic to a host of award-winning films, including The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge!, Black Swan and Disney’s adaptations of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. In addition, Atelier Swarovski brings glamour to red carpet events around the globe, adorning the film industry’s most notable talents with luxurious jewellery and accessories. swarovskigroup.com

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon is the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for its achievements, firsts and legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world. Synonymous with the most venerable of traditions and the most modern of pleasures, Moët & Chandon has celebrated life’s most triumphant moments with grandeur and generosity for more than 270 years.

The Champagne of Cinema

For nearly a century, Moët & Chandon has celebrated the glamour and the red carpet magic of international cinema. The Maison is a strong and long-time supporter of film awards and ceremonies, such as the Golden Globes, and the International Film Festivals in Venice and San Sebastian to name a few. 2014 will mark the 5th anniversary of Moët & Chandon's involvement in the Moët British Independent Film Awards. Moët & Chandon is delighted to toast the achievements of the British Film Industry and continue to support its most talented members.

moet.com

Raindance

Raindance is unique. Founded in 1992, it has become Britain's leading independent film organisation, hosting training courses on all aspects of film production, and organising the Raindance Film Festival each October. By combining both training and exhibition directly, Raindance sets out to promote both independent films and filmmaking to a wider public. We are proud to be the founding sponsors of the British Independent Film Awards.

raindance.co.uk

LightBrigade Media

LightBrigade Media is enabling the delivery of the British Independent Film Awards 2012 through printed media and graphics.

LightBrigade defines a new approach to brand communications and visual media. With a carefully assembled team of experts from disciplines including PR, events, creative, 3D and digital - all supported by our own production facility for graphics, build, litho and finishing - we’re a truly integrated proposition with a uniquely joined-up approach to visual media.

Sponsor of the Award for Best Technical Achievement, LightBrigade is proud to be working alongside BIFA to deliver the Awards in 2012.