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    BIFF | 2012    

Empire Cinema, Leicester Square & Four Other Locations Across the UK!

BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BIFF Venue | Empire Cinema

The British Independent Film Festival is in its second year and what an incredible line up it has! Organised by the Film Festival Guild it therefore has links to festivals around the world and is fast becoming the number one UK festival on the indie scene!

The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. The Festival aims to promote and support independent filmmaking.

There are a number of awards up for grabs at the Festival, including the prestigious British Lion Award for Achievement in Film on a Low Budget.

Every year the festival screens simultaneously at a variety of venues across the UK, increasing exposure for your film and giving new audiences the chance to enjoy

your movie.

    The Official Selection    

Short Films
BIFF Short | The Extraordinary Life of Rocky
BIFF Short | Babysitting

The Extraordinary Life of Rocky

(Kevin Meul, 14m)


Rocky grows up surrounded by death: everyone around him dies in a freak accident and each time he's at the center of it all. A modern tale about a lot of bad luck and a
tiny bit of bliss.


(Sam Hoare, 20m)


We all have baggage. Maggie's is worse than most.
Starring: Romola Garai, Imogen Stubbs.

BIFF Short | The Anorak Brigade

The Anorak Brigade

(James Copson, 7m)

With such stigma attached the misunderstood pastime of train spotting, this documentary investigates the reality of the life of
a train spotter.

BIFF Short | Callum


(Michael van der Put, 10m)


When his first love is killed at a local train station, average school boy Callum struggles to cope. Finding himself increasingly isolated & with the police starting to ask questions, Callum must look for the courage to do

what's right.

BIFF Short | The Uncertainty Principle

The Uncertainty Principle

(Oliver Smyth, 8m)


Simone's quiet day out with a good book takes an unexpected turn when she is joined by a peculiar gent with a lot on his mind.

BIFF Short | A Love Story in Milk

A Love Story In Milk

(Danann Breathnack, 3m)


It's a love story... in milk...

BIFF Short | The Firing Squad
BIFF Short | Lab Rats

Lab Rats

(Sam Washington, 20m)

The story of Zac, a desperately single and desperately penniless student who signs up for a bizarre psychological experiment for cash, where he meets the love of his life... Or does he?

The Firing Squad

(Erik Sandoval, 6m)


A man is destined to die by the firing squad... if only they'd do their job...

BIFF Short | The Stand In

The Stand In

(Ricky Lloyd George, 14m)


 The stand-in on a big budget Hollywood film is given a chance to shine on the set, and this could turn out to be his lucky day.

Feature FIlms
BIFF Feature | Airborne



Director: Alexander Williams

Writer: Paul Chronnell

Producer: Dominic Burns

Cast: Mark Hamill, Sebastian Street, Simon Phillips & Billy Murray

A plane mysteriously starts to go out of control, causing the passengers to turn on each other.

BIFF Feature | Airborne
BIFF Feature | Jump



Director: Bindu De Stoppani

Writer: Bindu De Stoppani

Producer: Emily Man

Cast: Claire Price & Enzo Scanzi

A romantic drama set in a stunning village in Italian Switzerland. Alice is a beautiful and troubled twenty-something who is on the run from a life that is out of control. When her estranged father dies she returns to the village of her childhood to execute his will.

BIFF Feature | Jump
BIFF Feature | Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy


Director: Rob Heydon

Writers: Rob Heydon, Ben Tucker

Producer: Rob Heydon

Cast: Billy Boyd, Kristin Kreuk, Adam Sinclair, Carlo Rota & Natalie Brown

Ecstasy is a dark romantic comedy, based on the controversial book, "Ecstasy", by Irvine Welsh.

BIFF Feature | Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
BIFF Feature | Flutter



Director: Giles Borg

Writer: Stephen Leslie

Producer: Sarah Boote

Cast: Billy Zane, Joe Anderson, Anna Anissimova, Luke Evans & Max Brown

This film will have you discussing it long after you’ve left the cinema. The performances, cinematography and soundtrack are awesome, but the story is what will keep you riveted to your seat. How much would it cost to make you do something?

BIFF Feature | Flutter
BIFF Feature | Bashm



Director: Rikki Beadle Blair

Writer: Rikki Beadle Blair

Producer: Rikki Beadle Blair

Cast: Nathan Clough, Ludvig Bonin, Phoenix James, Ambur Khan, Arnie Hewitt, Duncan MacInnes & Edd Muruako

After a brutal gay bash attack at a reggae dance hall competition, a group of thuggish performers defend their actions as being provoked by the victim.

BIFF Feature | Bashment

    The Awards    

Category Judging

Best Feature

Jump (Dir. by Bindu de Stoppani)

Best Short

The Extraordinary Life of Rocky

(Dir. by Kevin Meul)

Best Cinematography

Jump (Dir. by Bindu de Stoppani)

Best Music

Bashment (Rikki Beadle-Blair)

Best Actor

Nathan Clough (Bashment)

Best Actress

Claire Price (Jump)

Best Supporting Actor

Enzo Scanzi (Jump)

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Daley (Bashment)

Best Director

Bindu de Stoppani (Jump)

British Lion Award

(Best achievement on a low budget)

Airborne (Dir. by Alexander Williams)

Best Screenplay

Flutter (Written by Stephen Leslie)

Best New Screenplay

The Poisoned Mind of Walter Halfpenny

(Written by Miranda Sen​)

BIFF Afterparty | Cafe De Paris

The After Parties for the Film Festival Guild events are legendary and this one will be no less! The evening will be hosted by Cafe De Paris, just off Leicester Square, where the audience will be able to rub shoulders with the stars in an exclusive VIP section of the night club and dance and party until the early hours of the morning!

    The After-Party    

Cafe De Paris | Coventry, London

BIFF Afterparty | Cafe De Paris



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