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