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. Rose Garnett is the Director of BBC Films.
Upcoming films include Stephen Frears’ Victoria and Abdul to be released via Universal Pictures on 15th September and Andy Serkis’ directorial debut, Breathe starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, which is the opening night film of this year’s BFI London Film Festival and will be released in the UK by STX Entertainment on 27th October.
Recent and current releases include Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin, William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth starring rising star Florence Pugh, Sean Foley’s Mindhorn co-written by and starring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson and Steve Cantor’s documentary Dancer.
Their latest award-winning and nominated films include Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, which won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film and was the winner of the 2016 Cannes Palme d’Or, Mick Jackson’s Denial, BAFTA Award nominee for Outstanding British Film and Florence Foster Jenkins starring Oscar and BAFTA Award nominee Meryl Streep and BAFTA Award nominee Hugh Grant.
Their films in post-production include Yardie, Idris Elba’s directorial debut and Stan & Ollie starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the iconic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
BBC Films’ eclectic back catalogue includes Brooklyn, 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 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.
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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.