BIFA 2022 Nominations
The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have announced the 2022 nominees and the team at Cinelab are delighted and very proud to see so many nominations for productions we have supported.
Those include Georgia Oakley’s debut film BLUE JEAN – with 13 nominations, including Best British Independent Film and Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Debut Director, and Best Debut Screenwriter for Oakley, Breakthrough Producer for Hélène Sifre, Best Lead Performance and Breakthrough Performance nominations for Rosy McEwen, Best Supporting Performance nominations for Kerrie Hayes and Lucy Halliday and a Best Ensemble Performance nomination for the film. And for craft, a Best Editing and Best Casting nomination.
Another Cinelab supported production THE WONDER follows with 12 nominations. Also up for the Best British Independent Film award, THE WONDER received a BIFA Best Screenplay nomination for Sebastián Lelio, Alice Birch and Emma Donoghue, on whose book the screenplay is based. Lelio also adds a Best Director nod. 2017 Best Actress winner Florence Pugh is nominated for Best Lead Performance, Kíla Lord Cassidy is nominated for Breakthrough Performance, with additional cast members joining them in a Best Ensemble Performance nomination and craft nominations include Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up & Hair Design, Best Original Music, Best Production Design and Best Sound. Cinelab are thrilled to see director of photography Ari Wegner receive a nod for her excellent cinematography on the production, which following digital acquisition, went through Cinelab’s analogue intermediate DFD process – getting transferred to Kodak negative film, then processed and scanned back to digital. With picture finishing at Dirty Looks with grade by Vanessa Taylor.
An adaptation of Kurosawa’s IKIRU, LIVING received 9 nominations, including Best Director for Oliver Hermanus and a Best Screenplay nomination. Bill Nighy scores a Best Lead Performance nomination, along with several craft nominations, LIVING is also up for Best British Independent Film.
Film4 ‘s GOD’S CREATURES receives five nominations and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN also receives a nod in today’s shortlist announcement. THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD has been nominated for Best International Independent Film and HONESTY is included in the Best British Short Film shortlist. All shot on film with processing and scanning at Cinelab.
This year’s nominees highlight the wealth of talent within the British film industry, and we look forward to recognising and celebrating that talent at the BIFA’s next month.