SHORT FILM SCREENING
The BIFF aims to promote and support independent filmmaking from around the world and provide opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their work screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public.
Our 15th anniversary will take place at the British Museum this May, 2024. Until the, have a look at last year's Official Selection below. This year's lineup will be announced in early April.
Two men work in rival car parks in a city that's quickly changing around them. They learn the news that their jobs no longer exist, and have one final week to say a proper goodbye.
SHORT STAY, LONG STAY
15m | Danny Carter
11-year-old Sean lives with his mother, a single parent with young-onset dementia. When the birthday boy returns home from school one afternoon, frustration and resentment rise to the surface, resulting in harsh realities being faced.
15m | Paul Riordan
follows a businessman as he navigates incoming deadlines, his boss’s wrath and struggles to maintain a relationship with his girlfriend, before impending disaster for the world around him suddenly puts all his petty power-plays into perspective.
BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
4m | Maya Yenn
A successful Scottish Chef in New York City harbours a dark secret.
18m | Ethan Tomás Race
Exploring the hidden deeper meaning of the secrets of mental health in young black african boys, untangling stereotypes and revealing answers presenting the origin of violence and anger.
4m | Teni Gideon Ayankoya
3m | Alexandra Gascón
Show your feathers.
Inspired by true events which took place in 1978 when Italy became the first country in the world to abolish mental asylums. Upon a closure of a “lunatic asylum” in Florence Anja returns home into the care of her brother Ettore and his wife Lisa. For her family Anja is a difficult woman with mental health problems, who spent most of her life coming in and out of mental institutions. With the help and a great sensitivity from her newly appointed psychiatrist Anja slowly starts to adapt to her new life beyond the asylum. She meets Libero, a local man who delivers vegetables to people in the village. Libero, just like Anja, suffers from mental disorder and learning disabilities. He lives with his mother and is known in the local community as “a crazy murderer”. Years earlier he accidentally killed his father trying to defend his mother. He was arrested and sent to a criminal asylum where he spent a prolonged period of time in isolation.
Marco Della Fonte
Marco Della Fonte & Pietro Ragusa
Kiera Morgan, Pietro Ragusa, Evita Ciri, Rinat Khismautoline, Giusi Merli & Fausto Maria Sciarappa
DREAMS LIVE IN TREES
FEATURE FILM SCREENING
The British Independent Film Festival Gold List is for screenplays of outstanding quality. These projects are up for the title of Best Unproduced Screenplay.
THE GOLD LIST
AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
THE MILSOME AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST STUDENT FILM
PAUL RIORDAN | HIDDEN
MARCO DELLA FONTE | DREAMS LIVE IN TREES
ETHAN TOMAS RACE | BITTER TASTE
NITIN GANATRA | SHORT STAY, LONG STAY
PIETRO RAGUSA | DREAMS LIVE IN TREES
ALEXIS TROLF | BITTER TASTE
EMMA DAVIES | HIDDEN
KERIA MORGAN | DREAMS LIVE IN TREES
AUDREY JENKINSON | BITTER TASTE
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
SAM KENNEDY | BITTER TASTE
HARLAN PATTERSON | BITTER TASTE
FAUSTO MARIA SCIARAPPA | DREAMS LIVE IN TREES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
EVITA CIRI | DREAMS LIVE IN TREES
HELEN MONKS | SHORT STAY, LONG STAY
CLAUDIA SERSANTI | BITTER TASTE
THE BRITISH LION AWARD
THE RISING STAR AWARD
MAYA YENN | BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY
LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER | JOHN ELLIS
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