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BAFTA Film Awards relocates to Royal Albert Hall

By Tom Grater

Decade-long residency at Royal Opera House on hold as building undergoes refurbishment; Stephen Fry returns to host for the 12th time.

Nine movies that popped at autumn festivals

By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan notes the films that stood out from the pack at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals.

KEY DATES 2016/17

  • Oct 21 Entry deadline
  • Dec 14 Round One voting opens
  • Dec 15 Qualified films must screen to BAFTA members by this date
  • Jan 3 Round One voting closes
  • Jan 10 Nominations Announcement
  • Jan 10 Round Two voting opens
  • Feb 8 Round Two voting closes
  • Feb 10 All entered films to open on general release to the public by this date
  • Feb 12 British Academy Film Awards

AWARDS FEATURES

Arrival

Oscars 2017: Lead and supporting actress, who's in the running?

Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay analyses this year’s lead and supporting actress contenders. (Comment)

The Big Short

'The Big Short': prophets of loss

Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and director Adam McKay of The Big Short tell Elbert Wyche how they made an entertaining, informative film about the build-up to the calamitous global banking meltdown.

ex machina

'Ex Machina': rise of the machine

As Alex Garland’s Ex Machina vies for five Baftas and two Oscars, the film-makers look back on its production and debate the pros and cons of an international release strategy that saw the sci-fi film become a sleeper hit in the US. Mark Salisbury reports.

Bryan Cranston

'Trumbo': from blacklist to shortlist

Bryan Cranston, the Oscar and Bafta-nominated star of Trumbo, talks to Jeremy Kay about digging deep to find the truth behind one of Hollywood’s screenwriting greats.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Interview: 'The Revenant' composers, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Alternative music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto and his regular collaborator, the leading electronic musician known as Alva Noto, talk to Tiffany Pritchard about their Bafta-nominated work on The Revenant.

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell: the dress maker

UK costume designer Sandy Powell has four Bafta and Oscar nominations this year for her work on Cinderella and Carol. She talks to Tiffany Pritchard.

Tim Angel Angels Costumes

The angels and their outfits

London costume house Angels has made and supplied outfits to hundreds of films, from Lawrence Of Arabia to Maggie Smith’s muddy boots in The Lady In The Van. As Bafta is poised to honour the company, Sarah Cooper meets the family of Angels.

BAFTA Stephen Fry

Awards countdown: Bound for glory

With just two weeks to go until the Baftas on February 14, we are into the final stretch of awards season.

COMMENT

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Locarno: 'Standing Tall' team win inaugural European Casting Director Award

Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon took home the prize, which has been founded to recognise an overlooked film-making sector.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

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Wildgaze: building on 'Brooklyn'

Celebrating six BAFTA nominations and three Oscar nominations, Wildgaze Films duo Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey look back at Brooklyn’s journey and ahead to their future slate and ambitions

Emmanuel Lubezki on the set of The Revenant

Emmanuel Lubezki on the gruelling shoot of 'The Revenant'

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki talks to Mark Salisbury about the gruelling shoot in ice and snow that ensured The Revenant became a wholly immersive viewing experience

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay talk '45 Years'

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay speak to Elbert Wyche about portraying a married couple shocked from their quietude by a ghost from the past, in Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years 

Where To Invade Next

Michael Moore talks 'Where To Invade Next'

Michael Moore reveals how his electrifying Where To Invade Next was made under the radar.

Heart Of A Dog

Laurie Anderson reveals the inspirations for 'Heart Of A Dog'

Laurie Anderson talks the inspirations for her intimate documentary Heart Of A Dog.

Palio

Cosima Spender on making 'Palio'

Cosima Spender talks about making Palio under the watchful eye of Siena’s authorities.

Cartel Land

Matthew Heineman on entering the dangerous world of 'Cartel Land'

Matthew Heineman reveals why he simply picked up a camera and headed into the dangerous world of Mexico’s drug wars.

He Named Me Malala

'He Named Me Malala' producers talk switching from narrative to documentary

Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald reveal why they changed tack to make Davis Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala as a documentary rather than narrative feature.

Going Clear

Alex Gibney reveals Scientology intimidation

Alex Gibney describes the intimidation tactics deployed against his Scientology exposé.

Abi Morgan Sarah Gavron Faye Ward

Strength in numbers: the making of 'Suffragette'

The team behind timely historical drama Suffragette speak about bringing the story to the screen and playing a part in global cultural change.

DIGITAL EDITION

Screen Dec 9 2016

Screen December 9 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes interviews with the people behind La La Land and Lion, and Screen’s critics’ picks of the year.