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BIFA / BAFTA: Watch the 7 British films nominated for both ceremonies

BIFA / BAFTA: Watch the 7 British films nominated for both ceremonies

The BAFTA nominations were released just over a week ago, highlighting some of the best films from the UK and around the world. Amongst the 12 British features nominated for the BAFTAs this year are seven films that also received BIFA nominations – and some of them BIFA trophies – in December 2016.

Discover the BIFA/BAFTA ‘Best of British’ list below!

 

Under the Shadow

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Best British Independent Film
Best Director 
Best Screenplay *
Best Debut Director *
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress *

Best British Film 
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer


BIFA voters say:
“I couldn’t fault this film: compelling, gripping, genuinely creepy – one of the best horrors I’ve seen for a while.”

How to watch:

 

American Honey

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Best British Independent Film *
Best Director *
Best Screenplay
Best Actress *
Outstanding Achievement in Craft *

Best British Film 

BIFA voters say:
"Sublimely shot, great casting, soundtrack and performances. Felt a bit devastated when it ended as it really pulls you in - I was totally emotionally invested in the story. Loved it.”

How to watch:


Pre-order on iTunes (release 6th Feb)
Pre-order on Amazon

 

I, Daniel Blake

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Best British Independent Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor *
Best Actress
Most Promising Newcomer *

Best Film
Best British Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Supporting Actress

BIFA voters say:
“I was blown away by this film, an incredibly moving, powerful drama, well acted, well directed.”

How to watch:


Pre-order on iTunes (release 13th Feb)
Pre-order on Amazon Instant

 

Notes on Blindness

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Best British Independent Film
Best Documentary *
Best Director
Best Debut Director
Breakthrough Producer
Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Best British Film
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

BIFA voters say:
"Outstanding. Just brave and committed through out, well told and cinematic. Exhibits a deep understanding of how to tell a story with a camera."

How to watch:


Rent it on the BFI Player
Rent or buy on iTunes
Rent or buy on Amazon Instant

 

The Girl with All the Gifts

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Breakthrough Producer *

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer 

BIFA voters say:
"This is a phenomenal debut by writer,director and producer. What they have achieved on a sub £5m budget and with a strong story is exceptional."

How to watch:


Buy it on iTunes
Buy it on Amazon Instant

 

The Hard Stop

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Best Documentary
Breakthrough Producer

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

BIFA voters say:
"Definitely one of the best films I have seen this year, very powerful and hugely affecting, couldn't stop thinking about it. It's not just important, but really well made."

How to watch:


Rent it on the BFI Player
Rent or buy on iTunes
Rent or buy on Amazon Instant

 

The Pass

BIFA nominations
(*signifies win)

BAFTA nominations

Best Supporting Actor

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

BIFA voters say:
"Very assured original writing. Totally believable. You actually cared about the characters and their many layers. Brilliant acting."

How to watch:


Pre-order on Amazon