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.

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Read all the 2012 BIFA nominations here.
The winner will be announced on Sunday 9 December 2012.

 

These are the nominations for 2012 The Raindance Award, a selection of some of the best films from this year’s festival.

 

Frank

Director: Richard Heslop

Writer: Richard Heslop

Cast: Con O’Neill, Kellie Shirley, Darren Beaumont

Synopsis: An obsessive compulsive social misfit brings home a living corpse (literally) and befriends him only to get into trouble with his mean landlady who has long since been looking for an excuse to throw him out.

Country: UK

Raindance Awards: Film of the Festival [Feature] (Nominated)

FRANK TRAILER from I Like Films, Me on Vimeo.

Love Tomorrow

Director: Christopher Payne

Writer: Christopher Payne

Cast: Cindy Jourdain, Arionel Vargas, Max Brown

Synopsis: A tentative friendship grows into something more when two dancers meet by chance on the streets of London.

Country: UK

Raindance Awards: Best UK Feature (Won)

Strings

Director: Rob Savage

Writer: Rob Savage

Cast: Philine Lembeck, Oliver Malam, Hannah Wilder, Sid Akbar Ali

Synopsis: A German exchange student begins an impulsive and ultimately destructive relationship with a shy British boy in her final weeks before returning home to her warring family.

Country: UK

Raindance Awards: Best Debut Feature (Nominated)

Strings (2012) – Teaser Trailer from Rob Savage on Vimeo.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Director: Jesse Vile

Cast: Jason Becker, Gary Becker, Pat Becker

Synopsis: When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with ALS, they said he’d never make music again. 22 years later, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Country: UK/USA

Raindance Awards: N/A

‘Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet’ [Trailer – Extended Cut] from Opus Pocus Films on Vimeo.

City Slacker

Director: James Larkin

Writer: Michael Mueller

Cast: Fiona Gillies, Geoffrey Streatfield, Tom Conti

Synopsis: A highflying City Executive searches for an unambitious slacker to father a baby and be a stay at home dad while she continues her career.

Country: UK

Raindance Awards: Best UK Feature (Nominated)