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Saturday, February 20, 2021

AROUND THE WORLD IN FIVE FILMS

Amon Warmann takes a look at the nominees of this year’s Best International Independent Film category, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. It’s been yet another fantastic year for international independent cinema. If you needed any convincing that filmmaking beyond our shores is still thriving, then feast your eyes and ears on these five films which interrogate … Continued

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

PRESENTING…THE #BIFA2020 WINNERS

Rocks wins 5 awards including Best British Independent Film 4 BIFAs for His House Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor amongst 3 wins for The Father Two awards each for Saint Maud, Mogul Mowgli, Misbehaviour and The Reason I Jump In an online ceremony hosted by Tom Felton, the winners of the 2020 British Independent Film … Continued

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

AWARD PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR BIFA 2020

HOST TOM FELTON TO BE JOINED BY AN ARRAY OF INCREDIBLE NAMES TO ANNOUNCE BIFA WINNERS Zendaya, Regé-Jean Page, Riz Ahmed, Emma Corrin and many others to present on the night   Winners will be announced live on Thursday 18 February from 8pm on Facebook and YouTube   The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) has … Continued

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Monday, February 15, 2021

STATE OF THE NATION

By Dave Calhoun How are you doing…? You doing okay? Fine? Or just okay? Fine? You sure? Fine? Unease runs through all the main nominees at this year’s BIFAs. Or is the unease running through us and we’re just projecting our fears and anxieties onto the screen? Almost a year into a pandemic, I’d say … Continued

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Monday, February 15, 2021

BIFA LAUNCH THIS IS MY CINEMA | THE BIFA PODCAST

STARTING ON MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY HOSTED BY RHIANNA DHILLON AND MICHAEL LEADER This Is My Cinema is an audio exploration into the cinematic haunts, memories and experiences of some of the very best talent in the British film community and the cinema experiences that made them who they are today. Guests include Morfydd Clark (Saint … Continued

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Monday, February 1, 2021

TOM FELTON TO HOST ONLINE BIFA CEREMONY

Winners will be announced on 18th February Ceremony will be livestreamed   The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced that Tom Felton will be hosting the presentation of the winners on Thursday 18th February 8pm. The winners will be announced during a fun and freewheeling 45 minute programme hosted by Tom live from Wales … Continued

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Monday, January 25, 2021

CRAFT WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR BIFA 2020

Winners of nine craft categories announced Two wins each for His House and Misbehaviour Awards for The Father, Mogul Mowgli, The Reason I Jump, Rocks, Saint Maud The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced the first of this year’s award winners for its nine film craft categories. Remi Weekes’ chilling debut His House, which … Continued

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Monday, December 21, 2020

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS JURIES ANNOUNCED

Filmmakers Sarah Brocklehurst, Tom Harper, Peter Mackie Burns, actors Samuel Adewunmi, RuhtxjiaÏh Bèllènéa and presenters Reggie Yates and Yinka Bokinni will serve on the 23rd British Independent Film Awards juries, whose full line-ups were unveiled today. Under the direction of producer Sarah Brocklehurst, whose film Animals was BIFA-nominated in 2018, the Main Jury this year … Continued

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR BIFA 2020

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM OF THE NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT HERE Saint Maud leads with 17 nominations His House follows with 16 nominations, Rocks has 15 Calm With Horses receives 10 nominations, Mogul Mowgli has 7, The Father has 6 27 British feature films nominated Winners will be announced in early February 2021 London, Wednesday 9 December: Saint … Continued

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#THISISOURCINEMA Ticket Competition

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN CINEMA TICKETS   Missing films on the big screen? Tell us why you love your local cinema, for the chance to win a pair of cinema tickets. Lockdown won’t last forever, and the big screen will be ready to welcome you back! 1. Like/follow @BIFA_film on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook 2. Share a photo or … Continued

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Monday, November 23, 2020

RAINDANCE DISCOVERY AWARD LONG LIST 2020

BIFA and Raindance are proud to announce the long list for this year’s Raindance Discovery Award. This award showcases innovation, uniqueness of vision and maverick filmmaking in films with budgets under £500,000.  Discover the full list of brilliant films below: Body of Water – Lucy Brydon, Dan Cleland, Jeannette Sutton Justine – Jamie Patterson, Jeff Murphy, … Continued

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Friday, November 20, 2020

BEST DOCUMENTARY LONG LIST 2020

Today BIFA is thrilled to announce the long list for its Best Documentary category, celebrating the finest independent non-fiction films of the year. Take a look at the full list below. The Art of Political Murder – Teddy Leifer, Paul Taylor, Regina K Scully The Australian Dream – Daniel Gordon, Stan Grant, Sarah Thomson, Nick … Continued

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