BBC Film and the BFI today announce a new season of British films beginning on BBC Two on Saturday 24 October with Daniel Kokotajlo’s BAFTA-nominated ‘APOSTASY.’
British Film Premiere: New Films from New Voices will present a brand new premiere every Saturday night, celebrating a new wave of British filmmakers who are offering fresh perspectives on UK life and experiences.
Each film will be available on BBC iPlayer after its transmission on BBC Two, and all will be accompanied by a short introduction from a UK film critic. Most of the films will also be available for free on BFI Player.
The films premiering in the British Film Premiere season are all backed by BBC Film and the BFI, which awards National Lottery funding. They are all critically acclaimed feature films which premiered at top tier international film festivals, with many nominated for or winning major awards.
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The majority of films in British Film Premiere were released in cinemas in 2020, with BBC Film and the BFI working closely with producers, distributors and exhibitors to experiment with traditional release windows and bring them to television audiences early. They showcase a range of filmmaking talent, many making their debut feature films, and include actors such as Henry Golding (CRAZY RICH ASIANS), Molly Windsor (Three Girls) and Nichola Burley (WUTHERING HEIGHTS). The aim of the British Film Premiere season is to complement theatrical release strategies, supporting the UK’s independent filmmakers and creating a national platform for exciting new cinematic voices on the BBC.
The films in the season are:
- APOSTASY – writer/director Daniel Kokotajlo
- MAKE UP – writer/director Claire Oakley
- PERFECT 10 – writer/director Eva Riley
- LYNN + LUCY – writer/director Fyzal Boulifa
- MONSOON – writer/director Hong Khaou
- ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES – director Yemi Bamiro
- DIRTY GOD – writer/director Sacha Polak
British Film Premiere: New Films from New Voices starts on BBC Two on Saturday 24 October and will run weekly until mid-December.