New Talent Long Lists 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Today BIFA announced this year’s long lists in its influential new talent categories for new writers, directors, producers and actors. Discover this year’s batch of extremely talented new British filmmakers and performers below:

Most Promising Newcomer
  • Molly Wright – Apostasy
  • Jessie Buckley – Beast
  • Michaela Coel – Been So Long
  • Hammed Animashaun – The Festival
  • Liv Hill – Jellyfish
  • Marcus Rutherford – Obey
  • David Moorst – Peterloo
  • Esme Creed-Miles – Pond Life
  • Badger Skelton – Two for Joy
  • Connor Swindells – VS.
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) sponsored by Kodak and Pinewood
  • Daniel Kokotajlo – Apostasy
  • Michael Pearce – Beast
  • Matt Palmer – Calibre
  • Jessica Hynes – The Fight
  • Jamie Jones – Obey
  • Toby MacDonald – Old Boys
  • Karen Gillan – The Party’s Just Beginning
  • Leanne Welham – Pili
  • Bill Buckhurst – Pond Life
  • Richard Billingham – Ray & Liz
  • Tom Beard – Two for Joy
  • Ed Lilly – VS.
  • Lauren Mackenzie – We the Kings
Debut Screenwriter
  • Bart Layton – American Animals
  • Daniel Kokotajlo – Apostasy
  • Michael Pearce – Beast
  • Ché Walker – Been So Long
  • Simon Amstell – Benjamin
  • Matt Palmer – Calibre
  • Jessica Hynes – The Fight
  • Tony Pitts – Funny Cow
  • Mitra Tabrizian, Cyrus Massoudi – Gholam
  • Rupert Everett – The Happy Prince
  • James Gardner, Simon Lord – Jellyfish
  • Karen Gillan – The Party’s Just Beginning
  • Richard Cameron – Pond Life
  • Ed Lilly, Daniel Hayes – VS.
Breakthrough Producer supported by Creativity Media
  • Verity Wislocki, Orban Wallace – Another News Story
  • Marcie MacLellan – Apostasy
  • Kristian Brodie – Beast
  • Amanda Jenks – Been So Long
  • Anna Griffin – Calibre
  • Loran Dunn – A Deal With the Universe
  • Rebecca Mark Lawson – Irene’s Ghost
  • Andee Ryder, Ian Bonhôte – McQueen
  • Emily Jones, Ross Williams – Obey
  • Luke Morris – Old Boys
  • Sophie Harman – Pili
  • Jacqui Davies – Ray & Liz
  • Faye Ward – Stan & Ollie
  • Tom Brisley – Under the Wire
  • Eleanor Emptage, Shirine Best – Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

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