British Independent Film Awards 2016: The Debut Directors Long List

From the Hollywood Reporter

The British Independent Film Awards – the BIFAs to those in the know – is set to unveil its official nominations on Nov. 1 ahead of the Dec 4. ceremony in London. To celebrate the addition of several new categories aimed at highlighting new and emerging names, The Hollywood Reporter has teamed with the organizers to profile those who have made it onto the nominee long lists…

‘Swallows and Amazons’: Philippa Lowthorpe, director – A BAFTA-winner for her work on TV, Philippa Lowthorpe’s credits include episodes of Call the Midwife and Jamaica Inn and TV movies such as The Other Boleyn Girl, Cider With Rosie and Beau Brummell: This Charming Man. Her feature debut Swallows and Amazons, based on the much-loved children’s adventure novel by Arthur Ransome, came with backing from BBC Films and starred Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott and Kelly Macdonald. StudioCanal released the film in the U.K. earlier this summer.

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