British Independent Film Awards Set 2024 Dates & New Venue


The 2024 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) will take place on December 8 at the Roundhouse in Camden. The ceremony will mark a return for the BIFAs, which were last held at the storied London venue in 2007. 

“We’re delighted to be returning to Roundhouse this year. The opportunity to work with our production partners and the brilliant team at the venue to do something different and really special in the space is incredibly exciting for us, and we hope for the industry we celebrate too,” said BIFA directors Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace. 

The BIFAs have been staged at Old Billingsgate in the City of London for the last 14 years. The awards body’s last outing in Camden was hosted by James Nesbitt. Guests and honourees included Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Ray Winstone, Jamie Bell, Sam Riley, Carey Mulligan, and Tilda Swinton. Film winners on the night included Control, Notes on a Scandal, Eastern Promises, Sunshine, and The Lives of Others. That year was the BIFA’s 10th edition. This year, the indie awards body will mark its 27th edition. 

Gustin and Wallace added: “It’s an especially fitting partnership as a key focus for both the Roundhouse and BIFA is nurturing, supporting, and platforming young creatives and emerging talent in the UK. Our move to the Roundhouse is one of a number of positive steps we’re taking towards raising the public profile of BIFA, which we hope will help renew support for our mission to champion British independent film and talent through our annual awards and year-round initiatives, and safeguard BIFA for the future.”

Key 2023 BIFA Dates

Mid June — Entry opens

2 August — Early entry deadline: Features

9 August — Early entry deadline: Shorts

23 August — Final entry deadline: Shorts/Late entry deadline: Features

4 September — Final entry deadline: Features

16-23 Sept. — Selected longlists released

5 November —  Nominations Announced

26 November — Craft Winners Announced

8 December — Ceremony



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