British Independent Film Awards Ceremony Moved to February

British Independent Film Award
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British Independent Film Award

Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) organizers said on Tuesday that their annual ceremony will happen in February instead of its traditional early December slot.

"The BIFA ceremony and winner announcements will take place in early February 2021," organizers said, adding that nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The statement didn't directly mention the coronavirus pandemic, which has been affecting the scheduling of festivals and awards events across the film industry.

The news came as the longlists of nominees for three award categories were unveiled on Tuesday.

The longlists of nominations for these categories are as follows.

The Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director
Romola Garai – Amulet
Fred Scott – Being A Human Person
Nick Rowland – Calm With Horses
Henry Blake – County Lines
Remi Weekes – His House
Rene van Pannevis – Looted
Claire Oakley – Make Up
Catherine Linstrum – Nuclear
Eva Riley – Perfect 10
Billie Piper – Rare Beasts
Aki Omoshaybi – REAL
Jennifer Sheridan – Rose: A Love Story
Rose Glass – Saint Maud
Aniel Karia – Surge
Rubika Shah – White Riot

Debut Screenwriter Award
Lucy Brydon – Body of Water
Joseph Murtagh – Calm With Horses
Henry Blake – County Lines
Remi Weekes – His House
Jed Shepherd, Gemma Hurley – Host
Caitlin Moran – How To Build A Girl
Rene van Pannevis, Kefi Chadwick – Looted
Claire Oakley – Make Up
Riz Ahmed – Mogul Mowgli
Eva Riley – Perfect 10
Billie Piper – Rare Beasts
Aki Omoshaybi – REAL
Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson – Rocks
Matt Stokoe – Rose: A Love Story
Rose Glass – Saint Maud

Breakthrough Producer Award
Philip Herd, Theo James – Archive
Daniel Emmerson – Calm With Horses
Victoria Bavister, David Broder – County Lines
Edward King, Martin Gentles – His House
Douglas Cox – Host
Irune Gurtubai – Limbo
Jennifer Eriksson, Jessie Mangum – Looted
Rajita Shah – Love Sarah
Will Thorne – One Man and His Shoes
Jacob Thomas – Perfect 10
Ciara Barry, Rosie Crerar – Run
Oliver Kassman – Saint Maud
Helen Simmons – Say Your Prayers
Sophie Vickers – Surge
Sophie Venner – Undergods
Ed Gibbs – White Riot

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