Nine new Craft categories for BIFA 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nine new award categories announced including Cinematography, Editing and Casting

Ceremony set for Sunday 10 December

We are excited to announce nine new award categories dedicated exclusively to craft and technical disciplines in British filmmaking:

  • Best Casting
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Editing
  • Best Effects
  • Best Make-Up & Hair Design
  • Best Music
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound

The nominees in these categories will be decided by a specially-convened ‘Craft’ subgroup of BIFA voters, with film professionals of all disciplines having a say alongside craftspeople. The nominees will be announced alongside the other BIFA nominations in early November, and the winners will be announced a short while before the BIFA ceremony in early December.

With nine new craft categories, we believe that we are much better-placed to recognize the wealth of exceptional British talent behind the camera, and many more craftspeople will benefit from the boost that a BIFA nomination or win can give to their career.

You can see the article that Screen International published about this announcement here.

Entries for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards are now open and will close on 1 September 2017.

To enter a film to BIFA, users must create a free entrant account, or log in to their existing account, here.

BIFA is open for entries of British feature films, British short films and International feature films. Before entering a film, entrants must read the Rules & Eligibility guidelines here.

Nominations will be announced in early November. The BIFA ceremony will take place on 10 December 2017.

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