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Daniel Kaluuya

UK actor Hayley Atwell will preside over the main jury for the 2022 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa).

Joining Atwell are fellow actors Daniel Kaluuya, Jenna Coleman, Kosar Ali, Ray Panthaki, Joanna Scanlan and Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

Boiling Point director and recent Big Screen winner Philip Barantini will also sit on the jury alongside The Souvenir producer Luke Schiller, filmmaker Sadie Frost and presenter Leila Latif.

The main jury will select the winners for best director, best screenplay and the new gender-neutral acting categories of best lead, best supporting, best joint lead, best ensemble and breakthrough performance.

The new talent jury will be presided over by producer Hester Ruoff.

The other new talent jury members are Censor director Prano Bailey-Bond; The Long Goodbye director Aneil Karia; documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto; director Sam H. Freeman; director John Ogunmuyiwa; 16 Days 16 Films founder Johanna von Fischer; journalist Manori Ravindran; former Sundance director Tabitha Jackson; and We Are Parable co-founder Teanne Andrews.

Charlotte Well’s Aftersun leads this year’s nominees with 16 nominations, followed by Georgia Oakley’s Blue Jean at 13 and Sebastian Lelio’s The Wonder with 12.

The winners will be announced at the Bifa awards ceremony on December 4.