If there was any ounce of nagging doubt concerning the health of modern British cinema, it was completely irradiated today with the announcement of the Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominees for 2011. Amongst the names were some of the UK’s finest directorial talent including Lynne Ramsay and Steve McQueen, mixing it up alongside breakthrough filmmakers such as Paddy Considine and Richard Ayoade.
Leading the field in terms of films are Shame, Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Considine’s dark debut Tyrannosaur. Full details of the nominations can be found below (follow the links to read each film review). Winners will be announced at the Moët BIFA ceremony on 4 December 2011 at Old Billingsgate in London.
The winners of the ‘Richard Harris Award’ for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, ‘Variety Award’ and ‘Special Jury Prize’ will be announced at the ceremony.
Best Technical Achievement
Chris King, Gregers Sall – Editing (Senna)
Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography (Shame)
Joe Walker – Editing (Shame)
Maria Djurkovic – Production Design (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Seamus McGarvey – Cinematography (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Best British Short
Love at First Sight
The Raindance Award
Acts of Godfey
A Thousand Kisses Deep