BIFA-nominated films including the Film4-backed 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event.
The British Independent Film Awards announced today that through a unique screenings programme it will be offering film fans across the country the opportunity to see a selection of contenders for awards at this year’s Moët BIFAs on 6th December. With the backing of major cinemas, BIFA will introduce this year’s top British independent films to mainstream audiences who may have missed the chance to see them on prior release. Audiences will also get the chance to see previews of some of the nominated films yet to hit cinemas.
20 cinemas in 17 towns will be participating in the series from 23rd November to 3rd December. Vue cinemas will be showing four of the films nominated for Best British Independent Film – 45 Years; Amy; The Lobster and Macbeth. Showcase and Curzon cinemas will also be hosting previews and films that haven’t previously played at their cinemas.
BIFA chairman Laurence Green said: “BIFA is delighted to be making it possible for the public to see these films before the winners are announced, bringing them to cinemas right across the UK and so giving audiences the chance to discover the very best of British film for themselves. The BFI has long been a supporter of BIFA and we are grateful for their backing in bringing this ambitious programme to fruition.”