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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Best British Independent Film Panel: God’s Own Country

  Francis Lee’s emotional Yorkshire-set drama God’s Own Country took cinemas by storm earlier this year. Our panel, comprising of Variety UK Chief Critic Guy Lodge, director Chanya Button, producer Rienkje Attoh, actress Chloe Pirrie and casting director Amy Hubbard.    Like what you see? Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get more of these videos as … Continued

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Monday, December 4, 2017

BIFA 2017: Meet the Leads

  The nominees for Best Actor and Actress at BIFA 2017 are an exciting and diverse group of talents. Performing in nine different films, we have fighters, peacemakers, lovers and avengers, of ages ranging from 9 to 60 years old. In the time of Brexit and Trump-induced xenophobia, it’s pleasing to see four different nationalities … Continued

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Best British Independent Film Panel: The Death of Stalin

  The Death of Stalin is a roaringly funny take on a brutal time in history. Watch as BIFA voters Chanya Button, Rienkje Attoh, Chloe Pirrie, Amy Hubbard and host Guy Lodge discuss Armando Iannucci’s 13-time BIFA-nominated comedy.     Like what you see? Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get more of these videos … Continued

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Friday, December 1, 2017

BIFA 2017: Supporting Performers

What constitutes a supporting performance is a point of contention in film conversations. Is it screen time? Effect on the narrative? Perspective? At BIFA we believe supporting performances are fully-fledged characters in their own right, that do not take centre stage for the majority of the film but still give us an understanding of a … Continued

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Making Lady Macbeth

Damon Wise speaks to William Oldroyd, director of this year’s most-nominated film, Lady Macbeth.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BIFA 2017: Female Representation in Numbers

The BFI’s Filmography online app is an amazing resource for film and data nerds alike (have a look here, if you’re not sure what we’re talking about). It catalogues over 10,000 films, 600,000 roles and 250,000 film professionals to build a comprehensive overview of the history, obsessions and, more importantly, diversity of the British film … Continued

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BIFA 2017: International Films

  Zachary Boren takes a look at the five films nominated for Best International Independent Film, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger.   In an especially strong year for independent cinema the world over, five non-British films have stood out enough to make BIFA’s Best International Independent Film shortlist. With one category dedicated to all non-British indie … Continued

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BIFA 2017: Documentaries

Documentary subgroup chair Elhum Shakerifar explores the nominees for this year’s Best Documentary BIFA.   As the UK landscape for both documentary production and distribution continues to shift and transform – representing both a level of uncertainty as well as potential avenues for British independent filmmakers – this year’s documentary shortlist is a good indicator … Continued

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Independent Wonder Women

It’s been quite a year for women in film. Discover those nominated for the British Independent Film Awards.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Meet the Host: Mark Gatiss

Damon Wise speaks to BIFA 2017 host Mark Gatiss ahead of the big night.   What were your first thoughts when you were asked to host the 2017 British Independent Film Awards?  Nausea. [Laughs] No, I was delighted. I haven’t done many presenting gigs like this, but it’s a very good one to do, I … Continued

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Monday, November 27, 2017

How Does BIFA Voting Work?

When it comes to BIFA, you might well know the ‘what’ (an awards body promoting British independent film), the ‘where’ (Old Billingsgate Market) and the ‘when’ (December 10). But do you want to know ‘how’? You’re in luck. Here follows an explanation of the BIFA voting process, from submissions to viewings, nominations to juries and … Continued

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

First Winners Announced for BIFA 2017

The winners of the nine newly created craft award categories were announced this morning:   Best Casting SARAH CROWE for The Death of Stalin   Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design ARI WEGNER for Lady Macbeth   Best Costume Design HOLLY WADDINGTON for Lady Macbeth   Best Editing JON GREGORY for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   … Continued

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