Film London alumni nominated for BIFA awards
Date posted: 03.11.2015
We are pleased to congratulate today's British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominees, which include alumni from Film London funding and training schemes.
Now in its 18th year, BIFA aims to identify and support emerging talent, and celebrate and promote independent British films and filmmakers to the public. The awards recognise the most innovative and creative independent filmmakers in the UK, with awards across 15 categories.
- Balcony, a graduate of our London Calling scheme, has been nominated for Best British Short. The film was also selected as the London Calling Plus award winner for 2015.
- Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine have been nominated for The Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director for their feature film Nina Forever. They went through our Build Your Audience scheme with the film, and previously made Death of the Revolution with us in 2006 as part of the Best of Borough Film Fund (now London Calling).
- Paul Katis has been nominated for The Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director for his feature Kajaki: The True Story. The film benefitted from going through our Build Your Audience scheme.
- A Syrian Love Story has been nominated for Best Documentary, and was also a graduate of our Build Your Audience scheme.
- Stephen Fingleton has been nominated for The Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director for The Survivalist. He made his first short, Drive, with us in 2009 as part of our Best of Borough Film Fund.
Supporting filmmakers of the future
We are proud of our role in identifying new talent and encouraging the growth of filmmakers in their careers, and thank the BFI and Creative Skillset for their support, without whom this wouldn't be possible.
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