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Friday, June 21, 2019

BIFA 2019 Feature Film Entries Open

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING FEATURE FILMS 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

Job Opportunity: BIFA Admin Assistant

We are looking for a passionate and hard-working individual to join our small team at one of our busiest points of the year and help us deliver the BIFA voting process, announcements, events and award ceremony. The successful candidate will work directly with the BIFA team from our office in central London. Job description: Application … 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

REGISTER TO VOTE FOR BIFA

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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American Animals

Friday, November 30, 2018

Stranger than Fiction: Bart Layton

Bart Layton first crossed Bifa’s radar with The Imposter in 2012. This year American Animals, with 11 Bifa nominations, is the second most nominated film of the night. We speak to Bart about his film.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Fresh Talent

You’d be forgiven for thinking that 2018 might see some sort of natural ebb on the British debut front, and you’d also be wrong. The achievements of the nominees in this year’s New Talent categories are a proud testament to the talent and abilities of Britain’s new generation of filmmakers.

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