We are excited to announce the long list for the BIFA Best Debut Screenwriter 2016 award.
This new award at BIFA highlights promising British screenwriting talent by celebrating their debut screenplays and recognising their future potential. There are 21 first-time feature film screenwriters long listed in this category for their work on 16 of this year’s top British independent films.
The five nominees in this category will be announced on Tuesday 1 November. The winner will be announced at the BIFA ceremony on Sunday 4 December.
The long listed screenwriters and films are listed below. More information can be found in our piece in The Hollywood Reporter.
2016 LONG LIST: BEST DEBUT SCREENWRITER
A Patch of Fog : John Cairns, Michael McCartney
Adult Life Skills : Rachel Tunnard
Away : Roger Hadfield
Florence Foster Jenkins : Nicholas Martin
K-Shop : Dan Pringle
Mindhorn : Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby
My Feral Heart : Duncan Paveling
The Chamber : Ben Parker
The Ghoul : Gareth Tunley
The Girl With All the Gifts : Mike Carey
The Greasy Strangler : Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard
The Levelling : Hope Dickson Leach
The Library Suicides : Fflur Dafydd
The Pass : John Donnelly
Tiger Raid : Gareth Coulam Evans, Mick Donnellan, Simon Dixon
Yr Ymadawiad : Ed Talfan