Friday, October 25, 2019

Best British Short Film Long List 2019

BIFA is proud to announce the long list for the 2019 Best British Short Film award, supported by BFI NETWORK. The 17 films listed below were chosen from over 300 entries. Discover the best new shorts – and most exciting short filmmakers – the UK has to offer!   Anna – Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton, … Continued

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Raindance Discovery Award Long List 2019

For the first time this year, BIFA and Raindance are proud to announce the long list for the Raindance Discovery Award. This award showcases innovation, uniqueness of vision and maverick filmmaking in films with budgets under £500,000.  Discover these gems for yourself below: A Bump Along the Way – Shelly Love Bait – Mark Jenkin Children … Continued

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Best International Independent Film Long List 2019

Today BIFA announced this year’s long lists in its highly-competitive Best International Independent Film category, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. Discover the 17 best new independent films from around the world:   Apollo 11 Ash Is Purest White Atlantics Eighth Grade I Lost My Body Marriage Story Monos Pain and Glory Parasite Portrait of a Lady … Continued

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New Talent Long Lists 2019

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:   The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director), sponsored by kodak & pinewood Shelly Love – A Bump Along the Way Will Becher, … Continued

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Monday, October 14, 2019


BIFA exists to promote the best British independent films For over 20 years it has done that through the Awards, which have grown in stature and consequence in the UK and internationally. But we believe that BIFA has the potential to do more to help the British films and talent it celebrates to connect with … Continued

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

BIFA Receives Raising Films Ribbon

Today the first recipients of the Raising Film Ribbon Awards were announced… and BIFA’s one of them!   We’re (quite clearly) very excited to announce that BIFA has received one of the first Raising Films ribbon awards. The ribbon awards form part of Raising Films’ on going commitment to address the findings from its industry … Continued

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

BIFA Announces 2019 Programme of Unconscious Bias Training

Training is now open to non-voters Programme supported by Screenskills and Endeavor   BIFA has today announced that its Unconscious Bias Training programme will return in 2019 and will be offered to new BIFA voters and also opened up to any non-voters engaged in judging the work of others within the screen industries. This year’s … Continued

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Friday, June 21, 2019

BIFA 2019 Feature Film Entries Open

We are now accepting feature film entries for our 2019 awards ceremony. There are a few small changes that you need to know about:   Entry deadlines & Fees Starting this year we’ll be charging entry fees for some films, under some conditions. BIFA has grown enormously over the last four years; we now have … Continued

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

BIFA welcomes new Board members Dan Brooke & Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, sets 2019 date

the 2019 ceremony will take place on Sunday 1 December, with nominations to be announced on Wednesday 30 October.   We’re excited to welcome two new appointments to our Board: former Channel 4 Chief Marketing Officer Dan Brooke and Irish film producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. Dan will replace chairperson Laurence Green, Founding Partner of the … Continued

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Big Day – Q&A

Thursday 13th June saw us in Manchester, screening the five films nominated for our Best British Short Film award in 2018 with our partners BFI NETWORK and Film Hub North.   Following the screening, we sat down for a Q&A with the writer and producer from winning short The Big Day, Michelle Stein and Kellie … Continued

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Friday, May 24, 2019

BIFA 2019 Short Film Entries Open

WE ARE now accepting entries for the Best British Short Film award, supported by BFI NETWORK, for THE 2019 awards ceremony.   There are a few small changes that you need to know about:   Entry deadlines & fees Entering a short film to BIFA is still free for the majority of the time that … Continued

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Winners 2018

The Favourite wins 10 including Best British Independent Film Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz win Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Joe Cole and Alessandro Nivola named Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Two BIFAs each for American Animals, You Were Never Really Here and debut Ray & Liz Roma named Best International Independent Film London, … Continued

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