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British Independent Film Awards 10th Anniversary Approaches


British Independent Film AwardsRecognisably one of the best channels for recognising and promoting British indie film talent, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) are about to celebrate their 10th year championing the best new indie films and the talents of those creating them, on both sides of the camera. On Wednesday 28 November 2007, the 10th anniversary a special awards ceremony will be hosted by James Nesbitt, at the Roundhouse in London. Nominations and this year's jury will be announced on Tuesday 23 October at the Haymarket Hotel in central London.


One of the most important awards ceremonies in the UK film calendar, BIFA honours the best and brightest film talent, rewarding excellence in independent films. Throughout the past decade BIFA has established itself as a stamp of quality for British independent film, acknowledging cinematic masterpieces including My Name is Joe, which won Best Film and Best Director for Ken Loach in BIFA's inaugural year 1998, followed by: Wonderland, Billy Elliot, Sexy Beast, Sweet Sixteen, Dirty Pretty Things, Vera Drake, The Constant Gardener and This is England; all past winners of the Best British Independent Film Award.

BIFA continues to celebrate British acting talent including Sir Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton, Emily Watson, Helen Mirren, Ewan McGregor, Ray Winstone and Tilda Swinton as well as recognising exciting new talent early in their careers including Daniel Craig (Some Voices), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Ben Whishaw (My Brother Tom) and Emily Barclay (In My Father's Den).