The 2022 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Springboard class has been announced, and we are delighted to see a number of Film London alumni included.
Serena Armitage's (Producer) short Fog was supported through BFI NETWORK and London Calling in 2020.
Marley Morrison (Director/Writer) worked with Film London on the Microwave-funded feature Sweetheart, a charming queer coming of age tale set in a British holiday camp. Sweetheart is available to watch on BBC iPlayer here.
Benjamin Blaine (Director/Writer) worked with Film London on their first feature, Nina Forever, as well as their short Death of the Revolution (2006). Chris Blaine (Director/Writer) also worked on the film.
Alice Russell (Director) brought If the Streets Were on Fire to the Production Finance Market's New Talent Strand; Carol Salter'sAlmost Heaven was also included in that cohort.
BIFA Springboard is a yearly pioneering programme designed to support writers, directors and producers to continue and develop their careers after producing a first feature.
Over 60% of BIFA longlisted filmmakers do not go on to make a second film and Springboard has been designed in response to a direct need: support for filmmakers beyond first feature success.