Thursday, August 1, 2019

BIFA Receives Raising Films Ribbon

Today the first recipients of the Raising Film Ribbon Awards were announced… and BIFA’s one of them!   We’re (quite clearly) very excited to announce that BIFA has received one of the first Raising Films ribbon awards. The ribbon awards form part of Raising Films’ on going commitment to address the findings from its industry … Continued

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

BIFA Announces 2019 Programme of Unconscious Bias Training

Training is now open to non-voters Programme supported by Screenskills and Endeavor   BIFA has today announced that its Unconscious Bias Training programme will return in 2019 and will be offered to new BIFA voters and also opened up to any non-voters engaged in judging the work of others within the screen industries. This year’s … Continued

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Friday, June 21, 2019

BIFA 2019 Feature Film Entries Open

We are now accepting feature film entries for our 2019 awards ceremony. There are a few small changes that you need to know about:   Entry deadlines & Fees Starting this year we’ll be charging entry fees for some films, under some conditions. BIFA has grown enormously over the last four years; we now have … Continued

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

BIFA welcomes new Board members Dan Brooke & Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, sets 2019 date

the 2019 ceremony will take place on Sunday 1 December, with nominations to be announced on Wednesday 30 October.   We’re excited to welcome two new appointments to our Board: former Channel 4 Chief Marketing Officer Dan Brooke and Irish film producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. Dan will replace chairperson Laurence Green, Founding Partner of the … Continued

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Big Day – Q&A

Thursday 13th June saw us in Manchester, screening the five films nominated for our Best British Short Film award in 2018 with our partners BFI NETWORK and Film Hub North.   Following the screening, we sat down for a Q&A with the writer and producer from winning short The Big Day, Michelle Stein and Kellie … Continued

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Friday, May 24, 2019

BIFA 2019 Short Film Entries Open

WE ARE now accepting entries for the Best British Short Film award, supported by BFI NETWORK, for THE 2019 awards ceremony.   There are a few small changes that you need to know about:   Entry deadlines & fees Entering a short film to BIFA is still free for the majority of the time that … Continued

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Friday, January 25, 2019


Please read the following information before completing the form at the bottom of the page: We think that it’s important that BIFA is genuinely representative of the film industry and open to new voices and new opinions, so we are constantly expanding our pool of voters. We are inviting film industry professionals who fit any … Continued

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Winners 2018

The Favourite wins 10 including Best British Independent Film Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz win Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Joe Cole and Alessandro Nivola named Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Two BIFAs each for American Animals, You Were Never Really Here and debut Ray & Liz Roma named Best International Independent Film London, … Continued

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Horace Ove

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Horace Ové: Winner of the BIFA Special Jury Prize 2018

Every year, the BIFA jury take a break from their bickering over best director and arguments about the acting categories to identify a figure that they believe is deserving of their Special Jury Prize. This year’s recipient is Horace Ové.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Meet Our Host: Russell Tovey

In anticipation of Sunday night’s award ceremony, Joe Utichi got the chance to catch up with our host for the evening: the lovely Russell Tovey.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

International Outlooks

The best international independent films of this year really captured the sense of doom and foreboding at this moment in time. Interestingly, the themes they explore – such as poverty, injury and totalitarianism – are all viewed through the lens of family, lending each tale a timeless, universal quality.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Here Again: Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay has only made four feature films since her debut with Ratcatcher in 1999, but each one has made a splash at the BIFAs. “I think I went there for the first time probably 20 years ago,” the Scottish director recalls. “It’s always been a really nice evening. I think it’s important to have … Continued

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