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.
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.
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.
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.
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.