BIFA Announces the Long List Nominees for 2017 Best British Short Film

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have announced the long list of nominees for the 2017 Best British Short Film.

12 films have made it in the 2017 lineup, including:

1745 (dir. Gordon Napier)

Blue Christmas (dir. Charlotte Wells)

Cracked Screen (dir. Trim Lamba)

Diagnosis (dir. Eva Riley)

Edith (dir. Christian Cooke)

The Entertainer (dir. Jonathan Schey)

Fish Story (dir. Charlie Lyne)

La Madre Buena (dir. Sarah Clift) (pictured)

Tickle Monster (dir. Remi Weekes)

Vibration (dir. Jo Bareun)

Work (dir. Aneil Karia)

Wren Boys (dir. Harry Lighton)

The BIFA Best British Short Film award is supported by BFI NETWORK, a UK-wide partnership of film agencies which supports new and emerging filmmakers. Every year, the partnership invests around £2.5 million of National Lottery funding in new and emerging filmmakers, helping develop and produce over 300 shorts and 60 first features.

The five nominees will be revealed on Wednesday, the 1st of November, and the winner will be announced at the BIFA ceremony on Sunday, the 10th of December.