The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have set their next awards for Nov 30, 2008.

James Nesbitt will again host the awards, to be held at Old Billingsgate Market in London in its 11th year, moving from last year's venue of The Roundhouse.

BIFA directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said: 'Old Billingsgate is an exciting new space for us in another part of London and lends itself perfectly to the vibrant yet intimate party atmosphere that BIFA has always been known for.'

This year's jury and nominees will be announced in late October.

To be considered, a film must be intended for theatrical release and had a public paid screening or UK festival screening between Dec 1 2007 and Nov 30 2008. Films must have been majority co-produced by a British company, British qualifying under DCMS guidelines or have more than half its financing from a British source. Films have to be budgeted $20m or less if they are studio-backed, and have to be produce or majority co-produced by a UK company or 51% or more UK-financed or qualifying as British under UK DCMS rules.