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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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You were never really here still 1

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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Thursday, November 29, 2018

2018 Jury Announcement

We have a look at who is sitting on the jury for this year’s awards.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

And the Host of the British Independent Film Awards 2018 is…

We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful Russell Tovey will be hosting our awards ceremony 2nd December.

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Felicity Jones

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Star Power

It’s hard to believe that Felicity Jones has been working in the film industry for only a decade. Since her debut in 2008’s Flashbacks Of A Fool, the unassuming 35-year-old has gained incredible momentum over the 20 films she’s made since, effortlessly moving from English period dramas to US indies, studio prestige pics and Hollywood … Continued

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Complex Women

It’s official: ‘strong women’ are out, ‘complex women’ are in. Over the past year, many actresses have been speaking out about their love of roles that are complicated, flawed, messy, human – not necessarily ‘strong’, just relatable. And this year’s BIFA nominations are the perfect example of just that.

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BIFA Craft article

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Crafting Perfection

The introduction of new craft categories in 2017 opened a world of amazing opportunities for film professionals to have their work recognised by BIFA. These categories are just as strong this year, displaying a wealth of talent.

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