BIFA-nominated films including 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event
London, Monday 16 November: The British Independent Film Awards announced today it will be offering film fans across the country the opportunity to see a selection of films that will be contending for awards at this year’s Moët BIFAs on 6 December, through a unique screenings programme.
With the backing of major cinema chains, BIFA will introduce this year’s most outstanding British independent films to mainstream audiences who may have missed the chance to see them when they were on general release. The special programme will also offer audiences the opportunity to see exclusive previews of some of the nominated films yet to hit cinemas.
20 cinemas in 17 towns will be participating in this landmark series of public screenings from 23 November to 3 December. Vue cinemas will be showing four of the films nominated for Best British Independent Film – 45 Years; Amy; The Lobster and Macbeth. Showcase and Curzon cinemas will also be hosting previews and films that haven’t previously played at their cinemas.
www.bifa.film will also be directing film fans to the nominated films that are currently available on VOD, DVD and in cinemas so that as many as possible of the films shortlisted for this year’s Awards are available to the general public.
BIFA chairman Laurence Green said: “BIFA is delighted to be making it possible for the public to see these films before the winners are announced, bringing them to cinemas right across the UK and so giving audiences the chance to discover the very best of British film for themselves. The BFI has long been a supporter of BIFA and we are grateful for their backing in bringing this ambitious programme to fruition.”
Ben Luxford, the BFI’s Head of UK Audiences said: “Audiences love British films and being able to support the film industry and BIFA in creating opportunities for more people to enjoy the best of independent British filmmaking is vital to ensuring to the UK has a vibrant film culture. We look forward to film fans being able to discover and enjoy the best of British cinema through this new programme.”
Distributors Lionsgate, Universal, Altitude, Curzon, Picturehouse, and StudioCanal are all participating and cinema chains Vue, Curzon, and Showcase are supporting the programme. Further support comes from the BFI, Motion Picture Solutions, Pearl and Dean and Powster.
For full programme and to buy tickets, visit www.discover.bifa.film