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American Animals

Friday, November 30, 2018

Stranger than Fiction: Bart Layton

Bart Layton first crossed Bifa’s radar with The Imposter in 2012. This year American Animals, with 11 Bifa nominations, is the second most nominated film of the night. We speak to Bart about his film.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Fresh Talent

You’d be forgiven for thinking that 2018 might see some sort of natural ebb on the British debut front, and you’d also be wrong. The achievements of the nominees in this year’s New Talent categories are a proud testament to the talent and abilities of Britain’s new generation of filmmakers.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

2018 Jury Announcement

We have a look at who is sitting on the jury for this year’s awards.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

And the Host of the British Independent Film Awards 2018 is…

We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful Russell Tovey will be hosting our awards ceremony 2nd December.

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Felicity Jones

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Star Power

It’s hard to believe that Felicity Jones has been working in the film industry for only a decade. Since her debut in 2008’s Flashbacks Of A Fool, the unassuming 35-year-old has gained incredible momentum over the 20 films she’s made since, effortlessly moving from English period dramas to US indies, studio prestige pics and Hollywood … Continued

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Complex Women

It’s official: ‘strong women’ are out, ‘complex women’ are in. Over the past year, many actresses have been speaking out about their love of roles that are complicated, flawed, messy, human – not necessarily ‘strong’, just relatable. And this year’s BIFA nominations are the perfect example of just that.

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BIFA Craft article

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Crafting Perfection

The introduction of new craft categories in 2017 opened a world of amazing opportunities for film professionals to have their work recognised by BIFA. These categories are just as strong this year, displaying a wealth of talent.

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BIFA Box Office 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Numbers Game

Strong British debuts, word-of-mouth hits and a trio of titles hitting home in the North West – Charles Gant reports on the year in British indie film at the UK box office.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Best Makeup and Hair Design: Nadia Stacey

We speak to Nadia Stacey, winner of our Best Make-Up and Hair Design award for The Favourite, about her work!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Editing at the British Independent Film Awards

Editors are often the unheralded, unheard of dream-fixers working in dingy and damp basements. We remember directors but rarely their editors, so it embodies everything that BIFA stands for to champion these unsung heroes with the very first Best Editor Craft Award

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Monday, November 26, 2018

New Must-Sees

With 34 nominations and eight wins between them already, The Favourite, You Were Never Really Here and American Animals have certainly made a splash at the BIFAs this year. But the BIFAs are renowned for their variety, shining a light on lesser-known gems as well as headline names. Ahead of the ceremony on Sunday December 2, here’s … Continued

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Unassailable: Dame Judi Dench

This year, BIFA’s Richard Harris award goes to a candidate who couldn’t be more deserving: Dame Judi Dench. A former BIFA winner, this remarkable Yorkshire-born actress has been working professionally for over six decades on stage and screen, since she left drama college to play Ophelia in a 1957 production of Hamlet at the Old … Continued

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