BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around twelve films a year. In 2015 BBC Films was awarded the Michael Balcon BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. BBC Films is currently headed up by Acting Head Joe Oppenheimer.
Recent releases include Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, Ricky Gervais’ David Brent: Life on the Road, Phillipa Lowthorpe’s Swallows and Amazons along with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie all currently in cinemas.
Upcoming releases include Ken Loach’s winner of the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake (in cinemas 21st October), Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom (released 25th November), Mick Jackson’s Denial, Ritesh Batra’s The Sense of an Ending, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, and James Marsh’s The Mercy.
BBC Films’ eclectic back catalogue includes Brooklyn, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Lady in the Van, Mr Holmes, Far from the Madding Crowd, Pride, Saving Mr. Banks, Philomena, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, My Week with Marilyn, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Jane Eyre, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Made in Dagenham, An Education, In the Loop, Fish Tank, My Summer of Love, Truly Madly Deeply, and Billy Elliot.
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.
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, whether new or established.
Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and David Mackenzie’s Starred Up.
Film4’s recent releases include Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Susanna White’s Our Kind of Traitor, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth. Forthcoming releases include Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Benedict Andrews’ Una, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us, Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath and Danny Boyle’s T2. Films in production include Clio Barnard’s Dark River, Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Michael Pearce’s Beast, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Paddy Considine’s Journeyman, John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties and Toby MacDonald’s Old Boys.
For further information visit www.film4.com/productions
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 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.
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.
A long-time supporter of the British Independent Film Awards, Swarovski collaborated with acclaimed British designers Fredrikson Stallard to create the stunning trophy as part of its mission to nurture creative talents both on and off screen.
Swarovski made its sparkling debut on the silver screen in the earliest days of Hollywood 85 years ago, when cinematic designers drew upon the brilliance of crystal to adorn their sets and add glamour to their stars. Sparkle became the magic ingredient used to imbue its wearer with a powerfully attractive talisman – light. Soon Swarovski began working hand-in-hand with costume, jewellery and production designers, and the results were spellbinding – its crystals has played a supporting role in some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments, from Audrey Hepburn’s tiara in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Marilyn Monroe’s dazzling jewels in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to numerous Bond films and Disney’s 2015 live-action fairy-tale Cinderella, for which they collaborated with Sandy Powell to create the shimmering solid crystal slipper.
However as cinema, stage and performance technology continues to evolve, the purpose of costume design remains the same: to provide each story with that unforgettable moment. Swarovski crystals continue to be in the centre of the frame, encircling our stars, making magic and helping filmmakers tell their most compelling stories.
Variety and Variety.com provide the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world, Variety marries its historic coverage of the entertainment business with a technologically advanced website and new weekly print edition, offering readers the in-depth news coverage needed to remain competitive in the ever-changing entertainment industry. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.
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 unparalleled sales success has been driven by a comprehensive portfolio of almost 50 models ranging from subcompact hatchbacks to 205mph supercars. To sustain this lead and exemplify its philosophy of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ or ‘Progress through Technology’, the brand will channel a €24 billion investment by 2019 into sustainable technologies and new products, such as the all-new A8, the Q8 and the rapid expansion of its e-tron line-up. This significant investment will have spawned a range extending to over 60 model types 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.
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.
To cut a long story short Intermission create award-winning film trailers. Established with a desire to do things differently and not just chase the bright lights, explosions and Hollywood happy endings they work closely with producers, filmmakers and marketeers to create diverse and distinctive audio-visual film campaigns that sell and entertain with equal skill. Theirs is a form of cinematic utopia, where every film is perfect, if only for a couple of minutes.
Soho House opened in 1995 as an exclusive private members’ club for those in the film, media and creative industries. Since then, we have expanded with an additional five Houses in the UK. This includes Babington House in Somerset, Electric House in Notting Hill, Little House in Mayfair, High Road House in Chiswick and Shoreditch House in East London. Soho House Berlin is our first European outpost, located in the Mitte district. In the US Soho House New York is in New York's meatpacking district, Soho Beach House on Miami Beach front and Soho House West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. Our newest club, Soho House Toronto, launched in September 2012.