2013 Iconic New Trophy

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ICONIC
NEW TROPHY UNVEILED BY NADJA SWAROVSKI FOR MOET BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
2013

 

London Tuesday 8th October – The Moët
British Independent Film Awards and Nadja Swarovski today unveiled the new
BIFA Trophy, which was designed by
Fredrikson Stallard and created by Swarovski.

 

Swarovski has commissioned acclaimed
British based designers Fredrikson Stallard to design an iconic signature
trophy that captures the spirit of the MBIFAs and will represent the rich
talent that illuminates Britain’s independent filmmaking landscape for years to
come.

 

The new trophy will be awarded for the
first time to the winners at the 16th Moët British Independent Film Awards on
8th December at Old Billingsgate.

 

BIFA Trophy,
designed by Fredrikson & Stallard, created by Swarovski  

 

 

 

Swarovski is a longstanding partner of
the MBIFAs, and for the past three years has supplied the Swarovski Tokujin
Yoshioka Eternal Object as the trophy awarded to dozens of winners, including
Colin Firth (Best Actor, THE KING’S
SPEECH
2010), Jude Law (Variety Award 2012) and Olivia Colman (Best Supporting
Actress, TYRANNOSAUR 2011, Best
Supporting Actress, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON 2012).

 

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski
Executive Board,
commented:
“Fredrikson Stallard are amongst the
most talented designers working in Britain today and their work is always
artistic and highly impactful.
The
sculptural beauty of this stunning trophy for BIFA shines with the light of a
golden crystal at its heart. It’s like a beacon of inspiration and it’s sure to
become an iconic prize in British film making.”

 

Ian Stallard said: “We
wanted to create a signature trophy for BIFA that will be instantly
recognisable and act as a beacon to the extraordinary talent that is so
plentiful within British independent film making today.”

 

Patrik Fredrikson added: “We
imagined the trophy as an uplifting golden light, and we achieved this by
framing a crystal centre stage within the structure, allowing the surrounding
light and air to become a part of the piece like a creative aura.”

 

The unveiling, which took place this
morning at London’s Soho House, was attended by actor James Nesbitt, who will return to host the 16th Moët British
Independent Film Awards for the eighth time and will be handing out the
stunning trophies to this year’s lucky recipients.

 

Last year Best British Independent Film
was won by BROKEN, with Peter Strickland picking up Best
Director for BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO;
Andrea Riseborough won Best Actress for SHADOW DANCER; and
Toby Jones won Best Actor for BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO. Olivia Colman collected her second BIFA in
two years, this time for Best Supporting Actress for HYDE PARK ON HUDSON and Rory Kinnear took home
Best Supporting Actor for BROKEN.

 

Joint
Directors of the Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer and
Tessa Collinson commented
: “We
are thrilled to present our winners with this stunning trophy, reflecting the
creativity at the heart of design and film, created for them by our friends at
Swarovski and designed by such talented artists as Fredrikson Stallard. It is wonderful that this iconic trophy
will be a symbol of the best in British independent filmmaking.”

 

Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët
British Independent Film Awards include Mike
Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren,
Samantha Morton, James Nesbitt, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton,
Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone
and Michael Winterbottom.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards
would like to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët & Chandon, 3
Mills Studios, BBC Films, Company3, M.A.C, Raindance, Sanderson & St
Martins Lane – Morgans Hotel Group, Soho House, Swarovski, Variety, AllCity,
Intermission and LightBrigade Media.

 

Created
by Raindance

 

For
press information regarding The Moët British Independent Film Awards contact
Emma McCorkell or Caragh Cook at Organic:

emma.mccorkell@organic-publicity.co.uk

caragh.cook@organic-publicity.co.uk

+44 (0) 203 372 0976 / +44 (0) 203 372
0986

 

For
press information regarding Moët & Chandon contact:

Alexandra King.  Alexandra.king@mhuk.co.uk +44(0) 20 7808 4458

 

For
press information regarding Swarovski (including images and film) contact:
Genevieve Litterick. genevieve.litterick@swarovski.com.
+44 (0) 20 7255 8400

 

For further information on Raindance,
visit
www.raindance.org

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

 

About The Moët British Independent Film Awards

Created in 1998, The British
Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in
independently funded British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote
British filmmaking and British talent to a wider public.

 

In recognition of Moët
& Chandon’s generous contribution as headline sponsor, the 2013 event is
referred to as The Moët British Independent Film Awards
. www.bifa.org.uk, http://moet.com

 

About Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality,
craftsmanship, and creativity that goes beyond the manufacturing of crystal.
Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures, and markets
high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones, and finished
products such as jewelry, accessories, and lighting. In addition, Swarovski
Crystal Worlds was established as a unique venue dedicated to showcasing
artistic interpretations of crystal. Swarovski Entertainment collaborates with
established industry partners and exceptional talent to produce international
feature films, while the Swarovski Foundation supports creativity and culture,
promotes wellbeing, and conserves natural resources. Now run by the fifth
generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach
with over 2,350 stores in around 170 countries, more than 25,000 employees, and
revenue of about 2.4 billion euros in 2012. Together with its sister companies
Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In
2012, the Group generated revenue of about 3.1 billion euros and employed more
than 30,000 people.
www.brand.swarovski.com

 

 

About Swarovski and The Moët British Independent Film Awards

Swarovski has supported BIFA since
2010. For the past three years, it has provided trophies designed by Tokujin
Yoshioka for the awards, and in 2013, the crystal house commissioned Fredrikson
Stallard to design an iconic signature trophy for BIFA, to celebrate British
film talent, for years to come.

 

About Swarovski and Film

Swarovski’s history on the silver
screen goes back 80 years, and sparkles with unforgettable moments such as
Dorothy tapping her crystal-encrusted ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz,
Marilyn Monroe wriggling in a series of breathtaking Swarovski-embellished
gowns for Some Like it Hot and Audrey Hepburn accessorising her Little Black
Dresses with chic jewellery pieces in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Having worked hand in hand with
countless costume, jewellery and set designers on some of Hollywood’s most
iconic productions, it was a natural evolution for Swarovski to move into film
production. Established in 2008,
Swarovski Entertainment
collaborates with industry partners and exceptional
talent to develop, finance and produce original and artistically accomplished
feature films with international box office appeal. Its films aim to express
Swarovski’s philosophy and creative essence through moving images to enchant
and inspire audiences around the world. Swarovski Entertainment’s first feature
film, Romeo & Juliet,
based on a script by Julian Fellowes and starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas
Booth, was released in October.

 

About Swarovski and Fredrikson Stallard

Award-winning
design duo Fredrikson Stallard are leading lights of the British avant-
garde and long-term Swarovski
collaborators. Nadja Swarovski first approached Patrik Fredrikson and Ian
Stallard to create a lighting piece for her experimental design platform
Swarovski Crystal Palace. The resulting chandelier, Pandora, was launched at
Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 2007. The following year the Cavern collection was
launched at Milan, followed by the Fossil collection in 2009 at Cannes boat
show. The monumental Iris collection wowed audiences at Design Miami Basel in
2011, and last year Fredrikson Stallard reworked their Pandora light for the
landmark Digital Crystal exhibition at London’s Design Museum. Earlier this
year Fredrikson Stallard launched their first jewellery collection, entitled
‘Space Flower’ for Atelier Swarovski.

 

 

 

 

 

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