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.
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.
Raindance Awards: Film of the Festival [Feature] (Nominated)
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.
Raindance Awards: Best UK Feature (Won)
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.
Raindance Awards: Best Debut Feature (Nominated)
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.
Raindance Awards: N/A
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.
Raindance Awards: Best UK Feature (Nominated)