Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#THISISOURCINEMA Ticket Competition

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN CINEMA TICKETS   Missing films on the big screen? Tell us why you love your local cinema, for the chance to win a pair of cinema tickets. Lockdown won’t last forever, and the big screen will be ready to welcome you back! 1. Like/follow @BIFA_film on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook 2. Share a photo or … Continued

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Monday, November 23, 2020


BIFA and Raindance are proud to announce the long list for this year’s Raindance Discovery Award. This award showcases innovation, uniqueness of vision and maverick filmmaking in films with budgets under £500,000.  Discover the full list of brilliant films below: Body of Water – Lucy Brydon, Dan Cleland, Jeannette Sutton Justine – Jamie Patterson, Jeff Murphy, … Continued

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Friday, November 20, 2020


Today BIFA is thrilled to announce the long list for its Best Documentary category, celebrating the finest independent non-fiction films of the year. Take a look at the full list below. The Art of Political Murder – Teddy Leifer, Paul Taylor, Regina K Scully The Australian Dream – Daniel Gordon, Stan Grant, Sarah Thomson, Nick … Continued

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Thursday, November 19, 2020


Today BIFA announced this year’s long list in its highly-competitive Best International Independent Film category, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. Discover the 17 best new independent films from around the world: About Endlessness – Roy Andersson, Johan Carlsson, Pernilla Sandström Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Kasper Dissing The Assistant – Kitty … Continued

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Today BIFA announced this year’s Most Promising Newcomer long list, one of its influential new talent categories, for up-and-coming on screen talent. Discover this year’s batch of outstanding new British performers.  Alfie Deegan – Perfect 10 Amir El-Masry – Limbo Bukky Bakray – Rocks Charley Palmer Rothwell – Looted Conrad Khan – County Lines D’angelou … Continued

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Today BIFA announced this year’s long lists in its influential new talent categories for new writers, directors and producers. Discover this year’s cohort of highly talented and exciting new British filmmakers.   THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (DEBUT DIRECTOR), SPONSORED BY KODAK & PINEWOOD Romola Garai – Amulet Fred Scott – Being A Human Person Nick … Continued

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Friday, November 13, 2020


BIFA is proud to announce the long list for the 2020 Best British Short Film award, supported by BFI NETWORK. The 16 films listed below were chosen from over 300 entries. Discover the best new shorts – and most exciting new filmmakers – the UK has to offer! 3 Logical Exits – Mahdi Fleifel An … Continued

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Monday, October 5, 2020

The Story Behind The Story: Rocks | Music

#ThisIsOurCinema We sat down with the team behind Rocks’ diverse soundtrack, Connie Farr (Music Supervisor) and Dom Farley (Assistant Music Supervisor) to learn about their process and some of their favourite tracks. “Abusey Junction” – KOKOROKO We have worked with Brownswood for many years and loved this track since it first appeared on the “We … Continued

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Story Behind The Story: Rocks | Costume Design

#ThisIsOurCinema We sat down and had a chat with Rocks’ Costume Designer Ruka Johnson, to learn how the looks for the young cast were chosen. BIFA: What are your favourite looks from the film? Why did you choose them? RJ: I have so many looks from the film that I love – one of them … Continued

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Friday, September 25, 2020

The Story Behind the Story: Rocks | Production Design

#ThisIsourCinema BIFA caught up with Production Designer Alice Normington to explore the look and feel of Rocks’ East London setting with some exclusive images from set. BIFA: What are your favourite locations or sets in the film, why did you choose them? THE ROOFTOP ON THE COUNCIL ESTATE This is where the girls meet. This … Continued

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Story Behind the Story: Rocks | Casting

#ThisIsOurCinema BIFA takes a look behind the scenes of the Rocks casting process with Casting Director Lucy Pardee and Casting Associate Jessica Straker. The film follows teenager Rocks (Bukky Bakray) who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With … Continued

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Monday, September 14, 2020

BIFA launches marketing campaign for British independent film

CAMPAIGN STARTS WITH SUPPORT FOR CINEMAS RE-OPENING IN 10 KEY LOCATIONS ALWAYS-ON PROMOTION WILL RUN UNTIL MARCH 2021, SUPPORTED BY THE BFI WITH FUNDS FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY Today, BIFA has launched an always-on campaign to support British independent film. The campaign will begin with advertisements on social channels aimed at encouraging young audiences to … Continued

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