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2024 OFFICIAL SELECTION IS HERE!

NEXT EVENT · MAY 11TH, 2024
THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON

SHORT FILM SCREENING

The exterior of the British Museum at sunset

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 took place at the British Museum in May, 2024. Have a look at the lineup below!

In a world where men can get pregnant, we follow the morning after of 27 year old Owen, who wakes up with more than a hangover to fix.

DOES YOUR CONDOM MAKE YOU FAT?

10m | Sophie King

This ‘one of a kind’ music video features of over 500 acrylic hand painted frames by over 20 different artists.

The paintings and editing style represent the many faces of an inner voice. Visualising the artists growing turmoil and internal conversations about the potential of a love lost.

SAY IT AGAIN (by Joe Little)

3m | Isaac Crutchley

A love song about a knight in white armour, riding an Italian steel steed, arriving at an idyllic village and capturing hearts of local ladies.

VESPA (by Pesto)

3m | Pawel Stokajlo & Piotr Smolenski

When a prison guard is murdered on the job, his replacement and an inmate form an unlikely relationship with life-altering ramifications.

This film is based on the real life story of Philadelphia native Terrance Lewis who served 21 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

INFRACTION

21m | Timothy Blackwood

Over the course of a week, experienced NHS district nurse Flora mentors final year student Kev. As they visit patient after patient, neither of them is sure Kev will see it through as the work is challenging and the career is tough. 

PATIENCE

14m | Louis Chan

THREAD TENSION

14m | Ruby Mastrodimos

A tense workplace drama set in a sweatshop in Thatcher’s Britain. The seamstresses are overworked, underpaid, and prone to full-body possessions. With a mixture of social realism and the supernatural, "Thread Tension" is a film about women, workers’ rights, and the power of collective action.

Set in the Southwest of England, 'BLUE' delves into the story of two fishermen, John Winter and his son, Charlie, as they grapple with the hardships of sustaining their livelihood on a small commercial fishing boat. Their relationship undergoes profound challenges, and both must navigate obstacles in their own distinct ways.

WRITER

David Smith

DIRECTOR

David Smith

PRODUCERS

David Smith & Paul Breen

CAST

Paul Breen, Alfie Noble & Diane Lukins

Blue

1hr 10m

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

BEST FEATURE FILM

BLUE

BEST SHORT FILM

DOES YOUR CONDOM MAKE YOU FAT?

INFRACTION

PATIENCE

PESTO - VESPA

BEST DIRECTOR

LOUIS CHAN   |  PATIENCE

RUBY MASTRODIMOS  |  THREAD TENSION

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

JOE LITTLE - SAY IT AGAIN

PESTO - VESPA

THE DOUG MILSOME AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

DOES YOUR CONDOM MAKE YOU FAT?

THREAD TENSION

BEST ACTOR

ANGUS IMRIE  |  DOES YOUR CONDOM MAKE YOU FAT?

ANGUS ROUGHLEY  |  PATIENCE

PERCY DAGGS III  |  INFRACTION

BEST ACTRESS

ABIGAIL RICHARDSON  |  THREAD TENSION

HAYLEY CALLEIA  |  PATIENCE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

ADAM SMETHURST  |  THREAD TENSION

PRESTON CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE  |  INFRACTION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HANNAH WALTER RUSSELL  |  THREAD TENSION

JULIET COWAN  |  DOES YOUR CONDOM MAKE YOU FAT?

THE BRITISH LION AWARD

BLUE

BEST STUDENT FILM

THREAD TENSION

THE RISING STAR AWARD

JOE LITTLE & ISAAC CRUTCHLEY

BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY WINNER

TEA LEAVES  |  JAN MALCOLM JANURBERG

BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY COMMENDATIONS

I'LL GET ALONG  |  RAPHAEL KING

FRIDGE  |  EMMA ZADOW

DON'T STEAL GRANDMA  |  SAM ROSE

HEY JUDE  |  SAM CAULFIELD

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