Submissions are now open for this year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards, which will be held on December 8. Nominations will be announced on November 11.
In 2012 Bart Layton picked up the The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director for The Imposter, Broken took home the coveted Best British Independent Film, Andrea Riseborogh won Best Actress for Shadow Dancer, while Toby Jones (Best Actor) and Peter Strickland (Best Director) won for their work on Berberian Sound Studio.
Olivia Colman also collected her second BIFA in two years, this time for Best Supporting Actress for Hyde Park On Hudson and Rory Kinnear took home Best Supporting Actor for Broken.
Now in its 16th year, the awards were created by Raindance in 1998 and set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honor new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public.
Previous winners of the Best British Independent Film award include Tyrannosaur, The King’s Speech, Moon, Control, Slumdog Millionaire, The Constant Gardener and This Is England.