Tuesday, July 7, 2020

BIFA Announce Innovative Springboard Programme for Emerging Filmmakers

#BIFASpringboard Open to all filmmakers longlisted in the BIFA Debut categories Participants offered free online and in-person training and peer-to-peer support Programme generously supported by ScreenSkills and Netflix We’re thrilled to announced our pioneering Springboard Programme for filmmakers longlisted in the BIFA debut categories of Debut Director, Debut Screenwriter, Breakthrough Producer and Discovery Award between 2018 … Continued

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Job Opportunity: Community and Communications Manager

BIFA is developing, testing and launching a programme of always-on digital marketing for independent film, in collaboration with exhibition, distribution and streaming platforms. The aim of the campaign will be to increase younger audiences’ engagement with independent film, both in cinemas and at home. This first phase of this programme will be to spearhead a … Continued

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Rules & Eligibility Updates 2020

entries to the british independent film awards 2020 ARE NOW OPEN. Here are key changes and updates to our rules and eligibility criteria that entrants should know about.   BIFA and COVID-19 We are committed to ensuring that we continue to support the British independent film community. We have adapted the way we work to … Continued

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Monday, March 30, 2020

#Lockdown: Where to Watch 200 BIFA-winning films online

Since 1998, 204 feature films have been awarded a BIFA. Here’s Where you can watch (nearly) all of them:   Tile Year Genre BFI Player Other platforms Amazon Prime Video iTunes Sky Google Play For Sama 2019 Doc 4OD Amazon Prime Video iTunes The Personal History of David Copperfield 2019 Only You 2019 Curzon Home … Continued

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Monday, March 30, 2020

#Lockdown: Watch BIFA-nominated shorts here

Check out some of the best British short films of the last 10 years:   THE DEVIL’S HARMONY Dir/Wri. Dylan Holmes Williams  –  Wri. Jess O’Kane  –  Prod. Nathan Craig NOMINEE – Best British Short Film, supported by BFI NETWORK, 2019 SERIOUS TINGZ Dir/Wri. Abdou Cissé  –  Wri. Kieran Kenlock  –  Prod. Matt Ellingham NOMINEE … Continued

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Job Opportunity: Awards & Events Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION BIFA is recruiting a full time member of staff to join its team. The Awards & Events Coordinator manages the viewing and voting process for the Awards and is responsible for all communications with entrants, voters and committees, as well as helping coordinate and manage other aspects of BIFA’s day-to-day activities and broader … Continued

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Monday, January 20, 2020


WORKING TITLE AMONGST RECIPIENTS OF 2020 EUROPEAN ARTIOS AWARDS JASON ISAACS TO HOST DINNER FOR BIFA-LONGLISTED NEW TALENT AND KEY INDUSTRY FIGURES   We are delighted to announce that we are once again partnering with the Casting Society of America (CSA) to celebrate their European Artios Awards in London. Guests at the event, hosted at … Continued

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Monday, January 13, 2020


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 2, 2019

Winners 2019

For Sama wins 4 awards including Best British Independent Film 5 BIFAs for The Personal History of David Copperfield Renée Zellweger wins Best Actress Ruthxjiah Bellenea wins Best Supporting Actress Josh O’Connor and Hugh Laurie named Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Two awards each for Judy, The Last Tree and Only You   Documentary … Continued

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Friday, November 29, 2019

State of the Nation

By Damon Wise   The great French New Wave director François Truffaut once dismissed British cinema with an airy wave of the hand, opining snootily that the idea was “a contradiction in terms”. Truffaut passed away 35 years ago, in 1984, presumably with Vangelis’s synth score to Hugh Hudson’s 1981 tasteful heritage-cinema Oscar-winner Chariots Of … Continued

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Thursday, November 28, 2019


This year’s Best British Independent film BIFA nominees include a surprise breakout hit and two directors achieving career bests for cinema admissions. Charles Gant reports on the year in British indie film at the UK box office      In 2018, the total UK and Ireland box office was pretty much level with the … Continued

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

OK with boomer: how the BIFAs are winning the generation game

by Ben Dalton  We live in divided times. Politically, regionally, socially – and across generations. There is no phrase that better expresses the current generational divide than ‘OK boomer’. For millennials and Gen Z-ers, it is a wryly expressed frustration at an age group aided by free education, home ownership, and increasing wealth, while … Continued

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