The Awards 2016


BBC Films

BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around 15 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.
Current BBC Films releases include Judy directed by Rupert Goold and starring Renée Zellweger as the iconic Judy Garland; Blue Story, the debut feature from Andrew ‘Rapman’ Onwubolu and starring newcomers Stephen Odubola and Michael Ward (Top Boy); Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You, written by regular collaborator Paul Laverty; and Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, which won the International Grand Jury Prize at Sundance film festival in January.
BBC Films titles released earlier in 2019 have included Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow, which premiered at Telluride; Peter Strickland’s In Fabric starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste; Out of Blue directed by Carol Morley and starring Patricia Clarkson; Mari the debut feature from writer/director Georgia Parris; Yuli, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Iciar Bollain; James Kent’s The Aftermath with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård; and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
Upcoming BBC Films titles include Sean Durkin’s highly anticipated The Nest, starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon; Jane Campion’s first feature film for 10 years, The Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss; Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always the third film from acclaimed director, Eliza Hittman and produced by PASTEL; Ammonite, written and directed by Francis Lee, starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet; Mughal Mowgli directed by Bassam Tariq and co-written, produced by and starring Riz Ahmed; The Souvenir: Part II, Joanna Hogg’s sequel to her Sundance award-winner;  Misbehaviour from Philippa Lowthorpe starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley; Herself directed by Phyllida Lloyd from a script by Clare Dunne and Malcolm Campbell; His House by first-time UK writer/director, Remi Weekes; Lynn + Lucy, the debut feature from Fyzal Boulifa; Monsoon written and directed by Hong Khaou and starring Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians); Perfect 10, the feature debut from Eva Riley; and Make Up, the debut feature from Claire Oakley starring Molly Windsor.
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Champagne Taittinger

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.

Taittinger's champagnes are matured in its 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.



Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.

Film4’s recent releases include Rose Glass's Saint Maud, Sarah Gavron's Rocks, Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield, Coky Giedroyc's adaptation of Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl, Nick Rowland's Calm With Horses, Micheal Winterbottom's Greed, Justin Kurzel's The True History of the Kelly Gang and Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona. Forthcoming releases include Jonathan Butterell's Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse, Florian Zeller’s The Father, Ben Sharrock’s Limbo and Cathy Brady’s Wildfire. Films in production include Eva Husson's Mothering Sunday, Michael Pearce's Invasion, Prano Bailey-Bond's Censor, Will Sharpe's Louis Wain, Rebecca Hall's Passing and Chasing Chaplin from Peter Middleton and James Spinney.

For further information please visit www.film4productions.com

The London EDITION

Next Generation of Luxury Lifestyle

The London EDITION blends groundbreaking innovation, great design, outstanding dining and entertainment with personal, friendly, modern service. Located in Fitzrovia on the edge of London’s Soho neighborhood, this luxury boutique hotel preserves the finest aspects of an iconic landmark building, but reinvents the spaces within to create a dynamic fusion of old and new, past and present.

EDITION Hotels is Ian Schrager's refreshing collection of one-of-a-kind modern luxury hotels, created in collaboration with Marriott International as an evolutionary response to the desire for a sophisticated experience from the guest with a contemporary lifestyle.


M.A.C Cosmetics

M·A·C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics is part of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Since its creation in Toronto, Canada over 30 years ago, the brand’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M·A·C is now sold in over 100 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M·A·C on Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest @MACcosmetics, become a M·A·C fan on Facebook (facebook.com/maccosmetics), follow M·A·C on Instagram (instagram.com/maccosmetics), watch M·A·C videos on YouTube (youtube.com/maccosmetics). For a M·A·C location visit maccosmetics.com.


NOWNESS is a global channel premiering the very best in short form storytelling.

Launched in 2010, NOWNESS's creative excellence in commissioning and unique curation strategy has established it as the go-to source of inspiration and influence right across culture including art, design, film, fashion, music, food, and travel.

We commission and premiere new films that celebrate the extraordinary in bold cinematic, innovative and engaging ways.

NOWNESS works with exceptional talent, both established and emerging filmmakers, including Barnaby Roper, Ana Lily Amirpour, Kibwe Tavares, Miranda July, Nitin Sawhney, Frances Bodomo, Shynola and Nicolas Winding Refn. We work with these talents to make films that immerse our audience in stories that are extraordinary, emotional, inspirational and provoke debate.



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.



Swarovski collaborated with acclaimed British designers Fredrikson Stallard to create the stunning crystal trophy, which will be presented to award winners in 2019 for the seventh 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 Rocketman, The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge! 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.


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


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.



Audi is one of the leading premium car brands in the UK. Its consistent sales success has been driven by a comprehensive portfolio of over 50 models ranging from subcompact hatchbacks to 205mph supercars. To sustain this success and exemplify its philosophy of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ or ‘Advancement through Technology’, the brand has embarked on a major investment programme that will channel a total of €24 billion into innovative products and new models by 2019. With the benefit of this significant investment the range will extend to over 60 model types, including a rapidly expanding line of electric cars, by 2020.

European Film Bonds

EFB provides completion guarantees ('bonds') to film and TV producers, financiers, distributors and government support agencies to guarantee the professional production, completion and delivery of feature films, TV productions, documentaries and computer games.

With offices in Copenhagen, London, Stockholm and Melbourne, and affiliated offices in Cape Town and Madrid, we have bonded over 200 productions that have been shot and financed in over 40 different countries including Cuba, China, Morocco, Kenya, Canada and the USA.

EFB's bonds are underwritten by DFG Deutsche Filmversicherungs Gemeinschaft on behalf of our insurers and re-insurers. The lead insurer in our insurance scheme is AXA Gruppe - AXA Versicherungs A.G. with the scheme re-insured by Swiss Re.


A web development and visual design 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. hypergram.co

Intermission Film

Intermission Film is 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.
London. Amsterdam. New York

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.



3 Mills Studios


Film House Germany

Film London


Lionsgate UK Ltd

Pinewood Group

United Agents



Creative Skillset


Lee & Thompson

Wizzo & Co