British Independent Film Awards Nominations 2014!

Monday, November 3, 2014

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR

17th ANNUAL MOËT
BRITISH
 INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

 

2014 Jury, Chaired by Academy
Award® Winner Tom Hooper & including Stanley Tucci & Luke Treadaway,
also revealed

 

London, Monday 3rd November The nominations for the 17th annual
Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, at St Martins
Lane, London by actor Jared Harris.

 

Joint Directors, The Moët British
Independent Film Awards’ Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “This has been a
record year for MBIFA with over 250 films submitted giving our dedicated
members their toughest challenge to date.  Hugely impressed by the
quality of films and performances across all categories the shortlist demonstrates
how the standard of creativity in British independent filmmaking continues to
flourish year on year.  The decision of who will walk away with one of
the iconic MBIFA trophies* is now in the hands of our distinguished
independent jury announced today. We are looking forward to seeing
as many of the nominees as possible at the Awards on 7th December, to
celebrate their incredible achievements. It will be a very personal
celebration for us also, as the last in a wonderful 9 Award Ceremonies as
Joint Directors of BIFA.”

 

The highest number of nominations
this year goes to ‘71 with nine nominations including Best
British Independent Film; Best Director
 and Debut
Director 
forYann Demange; Best Screenplay for Gregory
Burke; Best Actor 
for Jack O’Connell and Best
Supporting Actor
 for Sean Harris. PRIDE picked
up seven nominations and CATCH ME DADDY, FRANK and MR
TURNER 
picked up five nominations each.

 

Nominations for Best Actress go
to Alicia Vikander for TESTAMENT OF YOUTHCheng
Pei Pei 
for LILTING; Gugu Mbatha-Raw for BELLE;
Keira Knightley
for THE IMITATION GAME and Sameena
Jabeen Ahmed 
for CATCH ME DADDY. Leading men hoping to
take home the Best Actor award include Asa Butterfield for X+Y;
Benedict Cumberbatch
 for THE IMITATION GAME; Brendan Gleeson for CALVARY;
Jack O’Connell
 for ’71 and Timothy
Spall 
for MR TURNER.  

 

Best Supporting Actor nominations
go to Andrew Scott and Ben Schnetzer, both
for PRIDE; Michael Fassbender for FRANK; Rafe Spall
for X+Y 
and Sean Harris for ’71.

 

Dorothy Atkinson for MR TURNER; Imelda
Staunton 
for PRIDE; Maggie Gyllenhaal for FRANK;
Sally Hawkins for X+Y 
and Sienna Guillory for THE
GOOB
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 Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe for CATCH
ME DADDY; Hong Khaou 
for LILTING; Iain Forsyth and Jane
Pollard 
for 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH; Morgan Matthews for X+Y and Yann
Demange 
for ’71.

 

The Raindance Award nominees for
2014 include: FLIM: THE MOVIE; GREGOR; LUNA; KEEPING ROSY and THE
BEAT BENEATH MY FEET. 
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: “The breadth and quality of the
British films selected this year suggests a bumper year for British films.
Raindance congratulates all the talented filmmakers whose wonderful films
make up this year’s MBIFA nominations.”

 

The Pre-Selection Committee of over
70 members viewed a record breaking 250 plus films this year, 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.

 

It was also announced that the
Oscar® and BAFTA – winning Director TOM HOOPER, whose film THE KING’S SPEECH
picked up five awards, including Best British Independent Film at the 2010
Moët British Independent Film Awards, will chair the Jury who will decide the
winners of the 2014 awards.

 

Hooper commented: “I am
honoured to preside over the Moët BIFA jury this year. It has been an
extremely strong year for filmmaking here in Britain and I am looking forward
to helping the very best of this year’s independent films, get the
recognition they deserve.”

 

The Jury for 2014 includes: Jury
Chair – TOM HOOPER (Director), JONATHAN ROMNEY (Writer, Director), JON S
BAIRD (Writer, Director), LUKE TREADAWAY (Actor), MARY BURKE (Producer), SEAN
ELLIS (Writer, Director), SHIRA MACLEOD (Film Programming Consultant),
STANLEY TUCCI (Actor, Director), THEA SHARROCK (Director), TINGE KRISHNAN
(Director) TRACY O’RIORDAN (Producer) and ZAWE ASHTON (Actor, Director).

 

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director
Moët & Chandon, commented: “The pool of talents recognised by the Moët
British Independent Film Awards has continuously inspired us with the
richness it represents. With Moët & Chandon being the champagne of choice
for celebration at international film festivals and award ceremonies, we are
delighted to toast to the success of all nominees, including those for the ‘Best
British Independent Film’ award

sponsored by Moët & Chandon.”

The winners will be announced at
the much anticipated 17th awards ceremony on Sunday 7
December
 at the impressive Old Billingsgate in London.

 

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

’71

Calvary

Mr Turner

Pride

The Imitation Game

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

John Michael McDonagh – Calvary

Lenny Abrahamson – Frank

Matthew Warchus – Pride

Mike Leigh – Mr Turner

Yann Demange  – ’71

 

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – Catch Me Daddy

Hong Khaou – Lilting

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – 20,000 Days on Earth

Morgan Matthews – X+Y

Yann Demange –  ’71

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sponsored by BBC Films

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Gregory Burke  – ’71 

John Michael McDonagh – Calvary

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – Frank

Stephen Beresford – Pride

 

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth

Cheng Pei Pei – Lilting

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

 

BEST ACTOR

Sponsored by Movado

Asa Butterfield  – X+Y

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Brendan Gleeson – Calvary

Jack O’Connell – ’71

Timothy Spall – Mr Turner

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Dorothy Atkinson – Mr Turner

Imelda Staunton – Pride

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Frank

Sally Hawkins – X+Y

Sienna Guillory – The Goob

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sponsored by St Martins Lane

Andrew Scott – Pride

Ben Schnetzer – Pride

Michael Fassbender – Frank

Rafe Spall – X+Y

Sean Harris – ‘71

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Ben Schnetzer – Pride

Cara Delevingne – The Face of An Angel

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

Liam Walpole – The Goob

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

’71

20,000 Days on Earth

Catch Me Daddy

Lilting

The Goob

 

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Chris Wyatt – Editing – ’71

Dick Pope – Cinematography – Mr Turner

Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – Catch Me Daddy

Stephen Rennicks – Music – Frank

Tat Radcliffe – Cinematography – ’71

 

BEST DOCUMENTAR Y

20,000 Days on Earth

Next Goal Wins

Night Will Fall

The Possibilities Are Endless

Virunga

 

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Crocodile

Emotional Fusebox

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Slap

The Kármán Line

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Blue Ruin

Boyhood

Fruitvale Station

Ida

The Babadook

 

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Flim: The Movie…

Gregor

Luna

Keeping Rosy

The Beat Beneath My Feet

 

 

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 7th December

 

Now in its 17th year, the Awards were created by Raindance in 1998
and set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded
British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British films and
filmmaking to a wider public.

 

Previous winners of the prestigious
Best British Independent Film Award include METRO MANILA,
TYRANNOSAUR, THE KING’S SPEECH, MOON, CONTROL, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE
CONSTANT GARDENER 
and THIS IS ENGLAND.

 

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, M.A.C Cosmetics, Movado, Raindance, St
Martins Lane, Soho House, Swarovski, Variety, AllCity, Intermission.

 

Created by Raindance

Notes to the editor:

 

* iconic signature trophy designed by Fredrikson Stallard,
created by Swarovski.

 

In recognition of Moët & Chandon’s generous contribution as
headline sponsor, the 2014 event is referred to as The MOËT British
Independent Film Awards.

 

Moët & Chandon is the champagne
of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for its achievements, firsts and
legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced
champagne to the world. Synonymous with the most venerable of traditions and
the most modern of pleasures, Moët & Chandon has celebrated life’s most
triumphant moments with grandeur and generosity for more than 270 years.

 

The Champagne of Cinema

For nearly a century, Moët &
Chandon has celebrated the glamour and the red carpet magic of international
cinema. The Maison is a strong and long-time supporter of film awards and
ceremonies, such as the Golden Globes, and the International Film Festivals
in Venice and San Sebastian to name a few.

 

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

Images from the 2013 Awards
ceremony are available to download from

http://www.organic-marketing.co.uk/press-centre

 

For press information regarding
Moët & Chandon contact Anna Budel:

abudel@mhuk.co.uk 

+44 (0)20 7808 4458

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Current Rules & Eligibility:

All films must be submitted for
consideration by September 19th 2014. 

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 2013 and 30th November 2014.

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 film that has been accepted as part of the
Official Selection at one of BIFAs recognised film festivals [See bifa.org.uk] OR
has won an award during the eligibility period. Any variations are at the
sole discretion of BIFA. 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.  [See Voting Policy]

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

The 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.

– See more at: http://www.bifa.org.uk/rules-of-eligibility#sthash.MjftRUXf.dpuf

 

 

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

 

 

 



 

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