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American Honey triumphs at the British Independent Film Awards 2016

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, starring Sasha Lane, triumphed at the British Independent Film Awards 2016

Sasha Lane in American Honey

Film4-backed AMERICAN HONEY took home four awards from six nominations at last night’s BIFAs, including top prize Best British Independent Film, Best Director for Andrea Arnold, Best Actress for star Sasha Lane, and Outstanding Achievement in Craft for cinematographer Robbie Ryan. 

Film4’s Head of Creative Rose Garnett commented: “We are thrilled that BIFA’s jury saw fit to award American …

Sally Wainwright awarded the prestigious Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship

23 Nov, 2016 Posted in: Awards

British multi award-winning screenwriter Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & Bailey) receives the 2016 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, in partnership with BFI and Film4.


The Fellowship carries an award of £30,000 together with a year-long tailored experience including unparalleled access to some of the most exciting scientific and humanities research in the world.

Selected from over 100 names nominated by the film and television industries, the award was made in recognition of Wainwright’s distinct voice and clear commitment to …

Filming completes on Film4-backed drama I Am Not A Witch

14 Nov, 2016 Productions Posted in:

Shooting wraps on debut feature from BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Rungano Nyoni

Principal photography wraps this week on I Am Not A Witch, the debut feature film from BAFTA-nominated Welsh-Zambian filmmaker Rungano Nyoni.

I Am Not A Witch has been shooting for six weeks in Zambia’s capital Lusaka and the rural areas around it, and features a cast of non-professional actors from across the country, led by 9 year-old Maggie Mulubwa in the lead role of Shula, pictured here in …

Bart Layton to write and direct American Animals, starring Evan Peters

01 Nov, 2016 Productions Posted in:

Bart Layton will write and direct the heist film American Animals starring Evan Peters.

The Imposter

Co-financed and developed by Film4 and AI Film, the film, which is based on a true story, will be a Raw production, produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Mary Jane Skalski. Executive Producers of the project are Aviv Giladi and Len Blavatnik via the AI Film banner; David Kosse; Film4’s Sam Lavender and Daniel Battsek; and Tory Metzger via the Lava …

Film4 Receives 12 Nominations for the British Indepdendent Film Awards 2016

01 Nov, 2016 Productions Posted in: Uncategorized

Film4 received a total of 12 nominations for the British Independent Film Awards 2016, announced this morning.

Sasha Lane in American Honey

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey received six nominations, there were three nominations for debut filmmaker Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us, two for Ben Wheatley’s recent LFF Closing Night film Free Fire, and one nomination for Susanna White’s Our Kind of Traitor.

Director of Film4 Daniel Battsek commented: “I’m thrilled for all our nominees whose work was recognised in this morning’s announcement, …