The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) 2016 Long List

Friday, October 21, 2016

Last but not least in our series of newcomer long list announcements, we present the BIFA Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) long list!

This award is given to a first-time feature film director for an exceptional achievement, but also for promise and potential. Previous documentary and television credits do not exclude an individual from consideration. 

17 debut directors are featured on the long list this year for their work on 16 outstanding debut feature films. The five nominees in this category will be announced on Tuesday 1 November. The winner will be announced at the BIFA ceremony on Sunday 4 December.

 The long listed screenwriters and films are listed below. More information can be found in our piece in The Hollywood Reporter.

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) 2016 Long List

Adult Life Skills : Rachel Tunnard

Gozo : Miranda Bowen

Mindhorn : Sean Foley

Moon Dogs : Philip John

My Feral Heart : Jane Gull

Notes on Blindness : James Spinney, Peter Middleton

Prevenge : Alice Lowe

Swallows and Amazons : Philippa Lowthorpe

The Hard Stop : George Amponsah

The Levelling : Hope Dickson Leach

The Man from Mo’Wax  : Matthew Jones

The Pass : Ben A. Williams

Trespass Against Us : Adam Smith

Under the Shadow  : Babak Anvari

Undocument : Kyla Simone Bruce

Yr Ymadawiad : Gareth Bryn

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