The Year in Review – 2016

   The Year in Review – 2016 Who are you? What’s your burning question? Are you motivated and excited about your life? Do you have a pulse? Every second of every day is a resolution and choice: you resolve to be a lover or a hater;  you choose freedom or bondage; you create a new […]

Profile: John Michael McDonagh

The Moët British Independent Film Awards announced this year’s nominees last Monday and John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary received a total of four nominations. With McDonagh himself up for two awards in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories, we thought we’d fill you in on a few facts that you might not already know about […]

BIFA 2013: Best International Independent Film Nominees

This has been a great year for indie films not only here in London but all around the world. Movies that will make you laugh and movies that will make you cry; it has truly been a wonderful and versatile year for independent film. Here are the 5 BIFA 2013: Best International Independent Film nominees. […]

BIFA 2013: The Raindance Award Nominees

Raindance founded BIFA in 1998 to honour and highlight the fresh, bold and new talent in Britain. This year at the 21st Raindance Film Festival we had a plethora of amazing independent films from all around the world. These are the 5 fantastic British indies that screened at this year’s 2013 Raindance Film Festival. They […]

Financing The Machine

  We’d struggled with stepping up to larger budgets on past productions and I knew something in our model had to change. The thing that got our first BIFA nominated film Little White Lies made was doing it on a very low budget. Our ambitions with The Machine were far larger, but it was always […]

British Independent Film Awards Winners 2012

And the winners are…     BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM  Sponsored by Moët & Chandon       Berberian Sound Studio      x Broken      Sightseers      The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel      The Imposter   BEST DIRECTOR Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission Bart Layton – The Imposter Ben Wheatley – Sightseers John Madden – The […]

British Independent Film Awards: Behind the Scenes Prep

 See the Moet British Independent Film Awards livecast from 7:30pm here! Here are a few pictures of what goes on before the lights, cameras and action of BIFA.  There is also a list of the winners, interviews and inside pictures throughout the show here.   Back of Old Billingsgate Fish Market 20 people already lined […]

British Independent Film Awards Sunday 9 December 2012

British Independent Film Awards Winners announced! Look at all the BIFA nominations, spot the winners and zoom in on this years Raindance Awards nominees. Raindance created BIFA in 1998. Elliot Grove Elliot Grove founded Raindance as a thought experiment: Can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience, he asked? When […]

Vertigo picks up Raindance and BIFA Nominated ‘Strings’

Vertigo Films have acquired Rob Savage’s Strings – winner of  the Raindance Award at the BIFAs. Strings was directed when Rob was just 18, and won plaudits, and a nomination, when it played at the Raindance Festival. You can read more about the acquisition here. Congratulations to Rob, and we hope this is the start of […]

BIFA Guide 2012: Nominations for Best Short

The British Independent Film Awards was founded by Raindance in 1998 to honour and celebrate independent films made in Britain. Previous winners have included Billy Elliot, Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech. If you are a fan of independent films of the British persuasion, follow @BIFA on Twitter for useful tips and live updates form […]

BIFA Guide 2012: Nominations for Best Screenplay

The British Independent Film Awards was founded by Raindance in 1998 to honour and celebrate independent films made in Britain. Previous winners have included Billy Elliot, Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech. If you are a fan of independent films of the British persuasion, follow @BIFA on Twitter for useful tips and live updates form […]