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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

“The greatest actress of our time”

By James Mottram   Every winner of the BIFA’s prestigious Richard Harris Award is special. Yet this year’s recipient, Vanessa Redgrave, is particularly so. Fifty years ago, she worked with Harris on the Oscar-winning 1967 musical-comedy Camelot, playing Guinevere to his King Arthur. “She is almost dazzling at times,” wrote the New York Times, in … Continued

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Craft Nominee Quiz

We believe that filmmaking is, above all, our most collaborative art form, and it is just as important to celebrate casting directors, editors, effect specialists and musicians as it is to celebrate writers, actors and directors. We hope that our new categories will shine a light on some of the lesser-known aspects of making films, … Continued

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Meet the Nominees: Best British Short Film, supported by BFI NETWORK

Meet the Nominees: Best British Short Film, supported by BFI NETWORK

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Vanessa Redgrave to receive Richard Harris Award

Vanessa Redgrave to receive Richard Harris Award

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Nominations Announced for BIFA 2017

Nominations Announced for BIFA 2017

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gary Oldman to Receive 2017 BIFA Variety Award

Gary Oldman to Receive 2017 BIFA Variety Award

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New Talent Longlists 2017

New Talent Longlists Revealed

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