2013 Nominations Announced for the 16th Annual British Independent Film Awards

Sunday, November 10, 2013


EWAN MCGREGOR ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR 16th 

ANNUAL MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT
FILM AWARDS

2013 JURY ALSO REVEALED

 

London, Monday 11th November The nominations for the 16th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards
were announced today, at St Martins Lane, London by actor, BIFA Patron and
previous winner, Ewan McGregor.

 

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards’ Johanna von Fischer &
Tessa Collinson said: “This year the standard is
so high. We would like to thank our dedicated members who viewed over 200
films. Now our wonderful independent jury, announced today, will have the
unenviable task of choosing the winners who will be the first to receive the
newly launched iconic signature trophy designed by Fredrikson Stallard, created
by Swarovski.”

 

The highest number of nominations this year goes to
Starred Up
with 8 nominations
including Best British Independent Film, Best Director for David Mackenzie, Best Screenplay for Jonathan Asser, Best Actor for Jack
O’Connell
, and two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Rupert Friend and Ben Mendelsohn. The Selfish
Giant
picked up 7 nominations and Filth,
Metro Manila
and Le Week-end all
picked up 5 nominations each.

 

Nominations for Best Actress go to Judi Dench for Philomena, Lindsay Duncan for Le Week-end, Scarlett Johansson for Under The Skin, Felicity Jones for The Invisible Woman
and Saoirse Ronan for How I Live
Now. 
Along with Jack O’Connell for
Starred Up, leading men hoping to take home the Best Actor award include Jim Broadbent for Le Week-end, Steve Coogan for Philomena, Tom Hardy for Locke and James McAvoy for Filth.

 

Best Supporting Actor nominations go to John Arcilla for Metro Manila, Jeff Goldblum for Le Week-end, Eddie Marsan for Filth and the two
Starred Up actors Rupert Friend and Ben Mendelsohn.

 

Siobhan Finneran for The Selfish Giant, Shirley Henderson for Filth, Imogen
Poots
for The Look of Love, Kristin
Scott Thomas
for The Invisible Woman and Mia Wasikowska for The Double are all nominated for the Best
Supporting Actress Award.

 

Directors who have delivered dynamic debuts this
year and are fighting for the Douglas Hickox Award are Charlie Cattrall for Titus, Tina
Gharavi
for I Am Nasrine, Jeremy
Lovering
for In Fear, Omid Nooshin for
Last Passenger and Paul Wright for For
Those in Peril.

 

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director Moët &
Chandon: ‘Every year the talent pool
recognised by the Moët British Independent Awards continues to inspire us with
the depth and richness it represents. With a century-long history supporting
the stars of the silver screen, Moët & Chandon is looking forward to
celebrating the British film industry’s achievements in a fittingly glamorous
way at the Awards on December 8th’.


Ben Roberts,
Director of the BFI Film Fund comments:
“Where other awards sometimes fear to tread, the MBIFAs puts the wild
creativity of British independent filmmaking front and centre. This year
we have witnessed a renewed confidence in bold UK filmmaking which has been
recognised around the world and will inspire a new generation of talent. The
BFI NET.WORK has been established to support extraordinary new voices who need
a platform like the BIFAs to showcase their talent to the industry, and that’s
why we are so pleased to support the Best British Short award this year.”
   

 

The Raindance Award nominees for 2013
include: Everyone’s Going to Die, The Machine, The Patrol, Sleeping Dogs and
Titus. This award honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working
against the odds, often with little or no industry support.  Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film
Festival and Moët British Independent Film Awards added: “
Its
a delight to see how In just a few years the BIFA nominations have become one
of the most eagerly anticipated film events of the calendar year.
Congratulations to all the nominees.

 

The Pre-Selection Committee of 70 members viewed
over 200 films, out of which they selected the nominations, which were decided
by ballot.

 

The winners of The Moët British Independent Film Awards are decided by an independent
jury comprised of leading professionals and talent from the British film
industry.

 

The Jury for 2013 includes: Jury Chair – Penny Woolcock (Director), Antonia
Campbell-Hughes (Actress), Art Malik (Actor), Ate de Jong (Director), Bart
Layton (Director), James Floyd (Actor), 
Jill McCullough (Dialect Coach), Julien Temple (Director), Liza Marshall
(Producer), MyAnna Buring (Actress), Natascha McElhone (Actress), Pippa Harris
(Producer), Roland Gift (Musician), Sally El Hosaini (Director), Sandy Powell
(Costume Designer), Steve Hamilton Shaw (Producer).

 

The winners will be announced at the much
anticipated 16th awards ceremony which will be hosted by actor and
BIFA Patron, James Nesbitt, who returns for his eighth year on Sunday 8 December at the impressive Old
Billingsgate in London.

 

The awards ceremony will be streamed exclusively live on www.film3sixty.com/moetbifa from 8.00pm

 

The Moët British Independent Film Awards is
proud to announce the following nominees for this year’s awards:

 

BEST
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored
by Moët & Chandon

Metro Manila

Philomena

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

Le Week-end

 

BEST
DIRECTOR

Sponsored
by AllCity & Intermission

Jon S Baird – Filth

Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant

Sean Ellis – Metro Manila

Jonathan Glazer – Under the Skin

David Mackenzie – Starred Up

 

THE
DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored
by 3 Mills Studios

Charlie Cattrall – Titus

Tina Gharavi – I Am Nasrine

Jeremy Lovering – In Fear

Omid Nooshin – Last Passenger

Paul Wright – For Those in Peril

 

BEST
SCREENPLAY

Jonathan Asser – Starred Up

Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant

Steven Knight – Locke

Hanif Kureishi – Le Week-end

Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan – Philomena

 

BEST
ACTRESS

Sponsored
by M.A.C Cosmetics

Judi Dench – Philomena

Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-end

Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin

Felicity Jones – The Invisible Woman

Saoirse Ronan – How I Live Now

 

BEST
ACTOR

Sponsored
by BBC Films

Jim Broadbent – Le Week-end

Steve Coogan – Philomena

Tom Hardy – Locke

Jack O’Connell – Starred Up

James McAvoy – Filth

 

BEST
SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Siobhan Finneran – The Selfish Giant

Shirley Henderson – Filth

Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love

Kristin Scott Thomas – The Invisible
Woman

Mia Wasikowska – The Double

 

BEST
SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sponsored
by Sanderson & St Martins Lane

John Arcilla – Metro Manila

Rupert Friend – Starred Up

Jeff Goldblum – Le Week-end

Eddie Marsan – Filth

Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up

 

MOST
PROMISING NEWCOMER

Sponsored
by Studiocanal

Harley Bird – How I Live Now

Conner Chapman / Shaun Thomas – The
Selfish Giant

Caity Lotz – The Machine

Jake Macapagal – Metro Manila

Chloe Pirrie – Shell

 

BEST
ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Sponsored
by Company3

A Field in England

Filth

Metro Manila

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

 

BEST
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Sponsored
by LightBrigade Media

Shaheen Baig – Casting – Starred Up

Johnnie Burn – Sound Design – Under the
Skin

Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish
Giant

Mica Levi – Music – Under the Skin

Justine Wright – Editing – Locke

 

BEST
DOCUMENTARY

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

The Moo Man

The Spirit of ’45

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

 

BEST
BRITISH SHORT

Supported by BFI NET.WORK

L’Assenza

Dr Easy

Dylan’s
Room

Jonah

Z1

 

BEST
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue Jasmine

Frances Ha

The Great Beauty

Wadjda

 

THE
RAINDANCE AWARD

Sponsored
by Wentworth Media and Arts

Everyone’s Going to Die

The Machine

The Patrol

Sleeping Dogs

Titus

 

THE
RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
(for outstanding contribution by
an actor to British Film)

To Be Announced

 

THE
VARIETY AWARD

To Be Announced

 

THE
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Announced at the Moët British Independent Film
Awards on Sunday 8th December

 

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, BFI NET.WORK, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, Company 3, M.A.C
Cosmetics, Raindance, Sanderson & St Martins Lane – Morgans Hotel Group,
Soho House, Studiocanal, Swarovski, Variety, LightBrigade, AllCity and
Intermission.

 

Created by
Raindance

Notes to the editor:

 

In recognition of Moët & Chandon’s generous
contribution as headline sponsor, the 2013 event is referred to as The MOËT
British Independent Film Awards.

 

Recognised for its quality and
prestige, Moët & Chandon is the champagne of choice for celebration at
international film festivals. The venerable house has captured the attention of
Hollywood’s brightest stars since the birth of the film industry. Generations
of legendary actors, actresses, producers and directors have celebrated their
achievements with Moët & Chandon at the most significant and exclusive
cinema events, including the OscarsÒ & Golden GlobesÒ
celebrations. 

 

For further
information on MBIFA, visit
www.bifa.org.uk

 

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

emma.mccorkell@organic-marketing.co.uk  caragh.cook@organic-marketing.co.uk

+44 (0)
203 372 0976

Images from the
event can be downloaded from

www.organic-marketing.co.uk/press.php

 

For press information regarding Moët &
Chandon contact:

Alexandra
King. 
Alexandra.king@mhuk.co.uk 020 7808 4458

 

For further
information on Moët & Chandon, visit
http://moet.com

 

Current Rules & Eligibility:

All films must be submitted for consideration by
September 20th 2013. 

A feature film will be eligible for an Award
if:  

It is intended for theatrical release, AND has had
a public screening to a paying audience either on general release in the UK OR
has screened at a British-based film festival between 1st
December 2012 and 30th November 2013

Where there is any major studio substantially
funding a film, the total budget must not exceed $20M. Films are not defined as
“independent” strictly on the terms of financing.

It has been produced or majority co-produced by a
British company OR is in receipt of at least 51% of its budget from a British
source or sources OR it qualifies as a British Film under
the DCMS guidelines AND includes sufficient creative elements from
the UK

A feature film must be no less than 70 minutes in
length.

Films that have been entered previously are not
eligible. Re-issues of previously released films are not eligible.

Best British Feature Documentary. In 2003 the
British Independent Film Awards introduced this new award. Eligible films
must be non-fiction. They should be photographed in actual occurrence, or
employ partial re-enactment, stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion or
other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction.
(Further eligibility criteria as with other feature films above).

Best International Independent Film. BIFA also
consider foreign independent films. Foreign films must have a British
theatrical release during the eligibility period stated above

The Douglas Hickox Award is to be given a
British director for their debut feature film. The estate of
Douglas Hickox shall present a cheque for £500 to
the winner. 

British Short Film Award submissions: Any British
short films that have won an award between the 10th October
2012 and 9th October 2013 are eligible for consideration. Any
variations are at the sole discretion and recommendation of the film committee.
A short film must be no longer than 40 minutes (including credits).

All eligible films submitted for consideration will
be viewed by the BIFA Pre-Selection Committee.  Members vote by
secret ballot firstly to draw up a long list then again to determine the
nominations. All nominated films are then viewed by an independent Jury
appointed each year. The winners are announced during the evening of the Awards
Ceremony.

The Special Jury Prize will be decided entirely at
the Jury’s discretion.

Variety Award recognises an actor, director,
writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the
UK 

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding
Contribution to British Film by an Actor (male/female) to be decided by the
Advisory Committee with the input of the Harris family.

Under exceptional circumstances, inclusion and
consideration of films which do not strictly comply with the above criteria
will be subject to the discretion of the British Independent Film Awards
Advisory Committee.

All decisions made
by BIFA and its members are final and no correspondence will be entered into as

to why particular entries were or were not
nominated

 

 

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