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The film, which centres on a family who flee the rice fields of the Philippines to start a new life in Manila, won Best Director, Best Achievement in Production and Best British Independent Film.
The Best Actor prize went to James McAvoy for Filth, while Le Week-End's Lindsay Duncan took home the Best Actress award. Imogen Poots collected the Supporting Actress gong for The Look of Love and Ben Mendelsohn won Best Supporting Actor for Starred Up.
Special awards on the night were handed to Julie Walters, who took the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film, and Paul Greengrass, recipient of the Variety Award for helping to shine the world spotlight on the UK.
The Bifa winners in full are as follows:
Best British Independent Film
Metro Manila - »
Low-budget thriller set in the Philippines is standout winner at 2013 Bifas, with director Sean Ellis also named best director
• Interview: Sean Ellis
A shoestring-budget heist thriller set in the Philippines – partly because its Brighton-born director couldn't get a film made in the UK – was on Sunday night named British independent film of the year.
In an interview with the Guardian Metro Manila director Sean Ellis said he decided to make a film in the Philippines because he could not drum up any interest in making what is his third film in the UK. "In this country our favourite word is no," he said.
Ellis drew up a script, remortgaged his house and headed to Manila with a tiny »
- Mark Brown
It’s a very important night for British film. Celebrating, in a way the BAFTAs can’t, the vital new talents emerging in this country. The British Independent Film Awards is one of our favourite nights of the year, as much a routemap for the people to watch over the next year as it is a celebration of them.
The sheer variety of films nominated is evidence of the potent creative landscape of Britain. From the crowd pleasing and inspirational journey of Steve Coogan and Judi Dench in Philomena, through the haunted and surreal discovery of Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, to the barren urban clash of Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant this country has an independent film industry to be proud of.
There was a great swell of support for one film in particular but the awards point to many successes here. It’s great to see »
- Jon Lyus
Newbie independent label A24 has tapped Heath Shapiro to run its distribution efforts. He will be based in the company’s New York headquarters.
Shapiro comes from the Weinstein Co.’s alternative distribution brand Radius-twc. Prior to that he was a veteran employee at Samuel Goldwyn Films.
“A24 has done such a fantastic job with their films up to this point,” Shapiro said. ”I’m incredibly excited to join the team and help bring these movies to the widest audience possible.”
Shapiro will transition into his new role at A24, beginning with distribution and marketing of the company’s 2014 slate, including Jonathan Glazer’s Scarlett Johansson sci-fier “Under the Skin” and “Prisoners” helmer Denis Villeneuve’s newest collaboration with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Enemy.”
- Andrew Stewart
Have British critics gone soft for local films?
On Dec. 8, the U.K. film biz gathers at the British Independent Film Awards to toast the year’s achievements, and Blighty’s film reviewers will be among those cheering.
Wind the clock back 10 or so years, and you’d have found that British movie releases were generally greeted with loud groans from the local press.
This has changed. Look back at the critical reception for the Bifa-nominated films, and you’ll find widespread praise for the efforts of the filmmakers.
The film with the mostnominations, David Mackenzie’s “Starred Up,” was described as the “finest British-made prison drama for a long time” by David Sexton of the Evening Standard. The pic received four stars out of a possible five from Sexton, while his colleague Charlotte O’Sullivan gives the second most nominated film, Clio Barnard’s “The Selfish Giant,” five stars. »
- Leo Barraclough
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...
The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.
From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.
As ever, we've travelled far outside the »
Scarlett Johansson is turning 29 today! It's the end of a major year for the star, who stayed busy promoting her latest films - Her, Don Jon, and Under the Skin - and worked hard on a handful of new projects, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Scarlett also celebrated a major personal milestone: her engagement to Romain Dauriac. To honor Scarlett's big day, we're taking a look back at some of her sweetest - and sexiest - snaps from over the years. Scarlett has been a fixture in the film industry since the age of 10 with her 1994 debut in the movie North. She's among Hollywood's most beautiful stars, and was even named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2006. Click through to see all of Scarlett's best moments! View Slideshow › »
- Brittney Stephens
Amazon has reached a multiyear deal to serve as the exclusive premium subscription home for indie studio A24's movies. The site's Prime Instant Video subscribers will be able to watch current and future A24 titles -- including Spring Breakers, The Spectacular Now, the upcoming The Rover, starring Robert Pattinson, and Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson -- after those films are released on DVD and Blu-ray. Photos: 'Spring Breakers' L.A. Premiere “We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love,” Amazon director of
- Hilary Lewis
Amazon.com today announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for cutting-edge commercial hits such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This groundbreaking multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Here's what Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon had to say in a statement.
"We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love. As always, we monitor DVD and digital sales very closely and A24 movies such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring are exceptionally popular among our customers. This new deal with A24 allows us to offer those same titles to our Prime Instant Video customers soon after they are released »
Seattle–Nov. 21, 2013– (Nasdaq: Amzn)—Amazon.com today announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for cutting-edge commercial hits such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This groundbreaking multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-Ray. “We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “As always, we monitor DVD and digital sales very closely and A24 movies such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring are exceptionally popular among our customers. This new deal with A24 allows us to offer those same titles to our Prime Instant Video customers soon after they are released on DVD and »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Today's batch of MPAA ratings brings R-ratings for Wes Anderson's next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel and a strong R for Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin, which features a naked Scarlett Johansson, though I'm not sure the description of "graphic nudity" is entirely accurate. The film doesn't yet have a domestic release date, but it will land in Germany on March 6 and in the UK on March 14. You can read my review from Toronto right here. In less "seedy" news, Akiva Goldsman's Winter's Tale starring Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay scored a PG-13 and Fox's 3D animated feature Walking With Dinosaurs gets a PG. We also have a film changing ratings on appeal as the Weinsteins won their case with the appeals board and the R-rating "for language" for Stephen Frears' Philomena (read my review here) has been changed to a PG-13, though »
- Brad Brevet
- Ryan Adams
Scarlett's Johansson's Under the Skin has announced its UK release.
Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi drama will arrive in cinemas on March 14, 2014.
Johansson plays an alien who ensnares hitchhikers for experimentation.
As the film progresses she begins to feel remorse for what she is doing to the unsuspecting humans.
The movie, which filmed in Scotland in 2011, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival.
Under the Skin is yet to announce a Us release date.
Watch a trailer for the film below: »
How much do we love Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin"? Let us count the ways. It was one of our 5 Favourite Films At Venice and simply put, one of the best movies we watched all year. Our fascinating talk with Jonathan Glazer in Toronto only further solidified our passion for the film, and this story of sexy manhunting alien (played by Scarlett Johansson) goes far, far beyond what that logline suggests. All this to say that a U.K. release date of March 14, 2014 has been set for the movie. A24 is distributing in the U.S. but haven't set date just yet, hopefully we'll know more soon. Until then, check out the great trailer for the movie. [Entertainment Focus] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson: 2013 British Independent Film Awards nominations (photo: Judi Dench in ‘Philomena’) Since the likes of Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson, James McAvoy, and Tom Hardy are in the running for the 2013 British Independent Film Awards, expect at least a little overlapping between the determinedly indie-oriented BIFAs and other awards season nominees and/or winners elsewhere. (See also: “Judi Dench Sole Bifa Nominee Surely to Get BAFTA, Oscar Nominations.”) Judi Dench and Scarlett Johansson are competing in the Best Actress category; Dench for Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Johansson for Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Tom Hardy and James McAvoy are in the running for the Best Actor British Independent Film Award; Hardy for Steven Knight’s Locke, McAvoy for Jon S. Baird’s Filth. The top Bifa 2013 movie, however, is David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, with a total of eight nominations including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, »
- Zac Gille
20th Century Fox has played around with its 2015 film schedule today, shifting various major movies by a good few months.
Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot was to open on March 6th, but has now moved to a mid-Summer bow on June 19th 2015. That puts it up against "Jurassic World" and "Ted 2" which are both slated to open the same day.
- Garth Franklin
Now in its whooping 16th year, Bifa recognise the best and brightest talent that Independent cinema has to offer, and this year is definitely no different. Ewan McGregor did the honours of announcing the nominees, some with a little bit of struggle, but got through it in the end.
The big nominations of the event went to Starred Up, which got a deservingly eight nominations, while The Selfish Giant picked up seven. Filth, Metro Manila and Le Week-end all received five nominations each. You can check out the full nominees here.
But the big question is, what makes the 2013 awards so different? The first being the shiny new award that all the winners will get. Keeping the flag flying for the brits, »
- Lucy Cave
The nominations for the 2013 British Independent Film Awards have been announced today with Starred Up leading the way with eight nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and two Best Supporting Actor nods.
I'm yet to see the film but with Jack O'Connell (Skins), Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Rupert Friend (Homeland) all getting nominations, it sounds like a must watch. Also nominated is the exceptional The Selfish Giant, Philomena and Le Week-End. The full nominations are below…
Best British Independent Film
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Jon S Baird – Filth
The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]
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- Gary Collinson
StudioCanal has announced when it will open the alien drama starring Scarlett Johansson.
Critically acclaimed at the Venice, Toronto and London film festivals, the film was shot in London and extensively on location in Scotland.
Under the Skin is a Film4 and BFI presentation, in association with Silver Reel, Creative Scotland and FilmNation Entertainment. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Next month, this year’s British Independent Film Awards will be handed out. And because that can’t happen if no one has been nominated for them, the nominations were announced today via the medium of Ewan McGregor.The nominees include a sprinkling of films already getting plenty of attention, including Philomena, Filth and Under The Skin, plus a few that have yet to see the inside of cinemas, including Tonight You’re Mine, and director David Mackenzie’s latest, prison drama Starred Up, which played at the Toronto and London Film festivals, but will not be out here until next March.Actors under consideration for the awards include Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson, Felicity Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Jim Broadbent, Tom Hardy, Steve Coogan and James McAvoy.December 8 is the date to pencil into your diary for the awards themselves, and the full list of nominees is below.Best British Independent »
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