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Nominations Announced for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

Nominations Announced for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

The nominations for the 17th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced recently, at St Martins Lane, London by actor Jared Harris .

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards’ Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “This has
been a record year for MBIFA with over 250 films submitted giving our dedicated members their toughest challenge to date. Hugely impressed by the quality
of films and performances across all categories the shortlist demonstrates how the standard of creativity in British independent filmmaking continues to
flourish year on year. The decision of who will walk away with one of the iconic MBIFA trophies* is now in the hands of our distinguished independent jury
announced today. We are looking forward to seeing as many of the nominees as possible at the Awards on 7th December, to celebrate their incredible
achievements. It will be a very personal celebration for us also, as the last in a wonderful 9 Award Ceremonies as Joint Directors of BIFA.”

The highest number of nominations this year goes to ‘71 with nine nominations including Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Debut Director for Yann Demange; Best Screenplay for Gregory Burke; Best Actor for Jack O’Connell and Best Supporting Actor for Sean Harris. “Pridepicked up seven nominations andCatch me Daddy,””Frank,” and “Mr Turnerpicked up five nominations
each.

Nominations for Best Actress go to Alicia Vikander for “Testament of Youth;” Cheng Pei Pei for “Lilting;” Gugu Mbatha-Raw for “Belle;” Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game” and Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for “Catch Me Daddy.” Leading men hoping to take home the Best Actor award include Asa Butterfield for X+Y;” Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game“; Brendan Gleeson for “Calvary“; Jack O’Connell for “’71” and Timothy Spall for “Mr Turner.”

Best Supporting Actor nominations go to Andrew Scott and Ben Schnetzer, both for “Pride;” Michael Fassbender for “Frank;” Rafe Spall for “X+Y” and Sean Harris for”’71.”

Dorothy Atkinson
for “Mr Turner;” Imelda Staunton for “Pride;” Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Frank;” Sally Hawkins for “X+Y“and Sienna Guillory for “The Goob” are all nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award.

Directors who have delivered dynamic debuts this year and are fighting for the Douglas Hickox Award are Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe for “Catch Me Daddy;” Hong Khaou for “Lilting;” Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for “20,000 Days on Earth;” Morgan Matthews for “X+Y” and Yann Demange for “’71.”

The Raindance Award nominees for 2014 include: “Flim: The Movie;” “Gregor;” “Luna;” “Keeping Rosy”and “The Beat Beneath My Feet.”
This award honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working against the odds, often with little or no industry support. Elliot Grove, Founder of
Raindance Film Festival and Moët British Independent Film Awards added: “The breadth and quality of the British films selected this year suggests a bumper
year for British films. Raindance congratulates all the talented filmmakers whose wonderful films make up this year’s MBIFA nominations.”

The Pre-Selection Committee of over 70 members viewed a record breaking 250 plus films this year, out of which they selected the nominations, which were
decided by ballot.

The winners of The Moët British Independent Film Awards are decided by an independent jury comprised of leading professionals and talent from the British
film industry.

It was also announced that the Oscar® and BAFTA – winning Director Tom Hopper, whose film “The King’s Speech” picked up five awards, including Best British
Independent Film at the 2010 Moët British Independent Film Awards, will chair the Jury who will decide the winners of the 2014 awards.

Hooper commented: “I am honoured to preside over the Moët BIFA jury this year. It has been an extremely strong year for filmmaking here in Britain and I am
looking forward to helping the very best of this year’s independent films, get the recognition they deserve.”

The Jury for 2014 includes: Jury Chair – Tom Hooper (Director), Jonathan Romney (Writer, Director), Jon S. Baird (Writer, Director), Luke Treadaway (Actor),
Mary Burke (Producer), Sean Ellis (Writer, Director), Shira Macleod (Film Programming Consultant), Stanley Tucci (Actor, Director), Thea Sharrock
(Director), Tinge Krishnan (Director) Tracy O’Riordan (Producer) and Zawe Ashton (Actor, Director).

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director Moët & Chandon, commented: “The pool of talents recognized by the Moët British Independent Film Awards has
continuously inspired us with the richness it represents. With Moët & Chandon being the champagne of choice for celebration at international film
festivals and award ceremonies, we are delighted to toast to the success of all nominees, including those for the ‘Best British Independent Film’ award
sponsored by Moët & Chandon.”

The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 17th awards ceremony on Sunday 7 December at the impressive Old
Billingsgate in London.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards is proud to announce the following nominees for this year’s awards:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

“’71”

Calvary

“Mr Turner”

“Pride”

“The Imitation Game”

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

John Michael McDonagh – “Calvary”

Lenny Abrahamson – “Frank”

Matthew Warchus – “Pride”

Mike Leigh – “Mr Turner”

Yann Demange – “’71”

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – “Catch Me Daddy”

Hong Khaou – “Lilting”

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – “20,000 Days on Earth”

Morgan Matthews – “X+Y”

Yann Demange – “’71”

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sponsored by BBC Films

Graham Moore – “The Imitation Game”

Gregory Burke – “’71”

John Michael McDonagh – “Calvary”

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – “Frank”

Stephen Beresford – “Pride”

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Alicia Vikander – “Testament of Youth”

Cheng Pei Pei – “Lilting”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle”

Keira Knightley – “The Imitation Game”

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – “Catch Me Daddy”

BEST ACTOR

Sponsored by Movado

Asa Butterfield – “X+Y”

Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game”

Brendan Gleeson – “Calvary”

Jack O’Connell – “’71”

Timothy Spall – “Mr Turner”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Dorothy Atkinson – “Mr Turner”

Imelda Staunton – “Pride”

Maggie Gyllenhaal – “Frank”

Sally Hawkins –”X+Y”

Sienna Guillory – “The Goob”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sponsored by St Martins Lane

Andrew Scott – “Pride”

Ben Schnetzer – “Pride”

Michael Fassbender – “Frank”

Rafe Spall – “X+Y”

Sean Harris – “‘71”

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Ben Schnetzer – “Pride”

Cara Delevingne – “The Face of An Angel”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle”

Liam Walpole – “The Goob”

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – “Catch Me Daddy”

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

“’71”

“20,000 Days on Earth”

“Catch Me Daddy”

“Lilting”

“The Goob”

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Chris Wyatt – Editing – “’71”

Dick Pope – Cinematography -“Mr Turner”

Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – “Catch Me Daddy”

Stephen Rennicks – Music – “Frank”

Tat Radcliffe – Cinematography – “’71”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“20,000 Days on Earth”

“Next Goal Wins”

“Night Will Fall”

“The Possibilities Are Endless”

“Virunga”

BEST BRITISH SHORT

“Crocodile”

“Emotional Fusebox”

“Keeping Up With The Joneses”

“Slap”

“The Kármán Line”

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

“Blue Ruin”

“Boyhood”

“Fruitvale Station”

“Ida”

“The Badadook”

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

“Flim: The Movie..”.

“Gregor”

“Luna”

“Keeping Rosy”

“The Beat Beneath My Feet”

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
(for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)

To Be Announced

THE VARIETY AWARD

To Be Announced

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Announced at the Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 7th December

Now in its 17th year, the Awards were created by Raindance in 1998 and set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded
British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public.



Previous winners of the prestigious Best British Independent Film Award include “Metro Manila,” “Tyrannosaur,” “The King’s Speech,” “Moon,” “Control,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Constant Gardener” and “This is England” 

Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët British Independent Film Awards include

Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, James Nesbitt, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda
Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone

and Michael Winterbottom.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards would like to thank all its supporters, especially:

Moët & Chandon, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, M.A.C Cosmetics, Movado, Raindance, St Martins Lane, Soho House, Swarovski, Variety, AllCity,
Intermission.

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