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Metro Manila tops a big budget night for low budget films

Metro Manila tops a big budget night for low budget films

A Philippine-set thriller, in the little-known language of Tagalog, has won the most awards – including the top awards – at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. The BIFA for Best British Independent Film went to Metro Manila and the Best Director prize went the man behind i...

Starred Up and Selfish Giant lead BIFA nods

Starred Up and Selfish Giant lead BIFA nods

A prison drama that won the Best Newcomer honour for its first-time writer at the London Film Festival last month has scooped the most nominations at the British Independent Film Awards – the opening ceremony of a long film awards season that will end with the Oscars in February. Starred Up wi...

Master and pupil honoured by LFF on the same night

Master and pupil honoured by LFF on the same night

A visiting tutor at the National Film and Television School in Buckinghamshire has won the top prize at the London Film Festival Awards and one of his pupils has collected the award for the Best First Film on the same night. Pawel Pawlikowski, the Polish director best known for the films My Summer o...

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