'Boiling Point'

Source: Karlovy Vary

‘Boiling Point’

The shortlist for The Big Screen Awards 2022 has been announced, with Philip Barantini’s Boiling Point leading the way with six nominations.

Two of the new categories, Breakthrough British Filmmaker and Actor, include the likes of Reggie Yates, Bella Ramsey, Honor Swinton Byrne and Jim Archer. 

Companies nominated for this years awards include The Walt Disney Company, Picturehouse, Vue, Odeon, Altitude, Curzon, Lionsgate UK, Everyman Group, Cineworld, Sony Pictures, MUBI, Modern Films and BFI Distribution. 

  • Scroll down for full nominations

The Big Screen Awards were rebranded from the Screen Awards, last held in 2019, and aim to recognise the achievements of marketing, distribution, publicity and exhibition teams and companies for their work releasing films into UK cinemas and connecting them with audiences.

In addition to the breakthrough UK filmmaker and actor awards, there are three other new categories for 2022: Big Screen Event; the Green Screen Award; and the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

The shortlist will now be debated by an independent jury of industry experts, who select the final winners. This year’s Big Screen Awards judges are listed here.

The Best British Film category will be decided by a public vote.

The Big Screen Awards ceremony will be held on November 24 at the Brewery, London.

For more information on this year’s nominees, click here.

The Big Screen Awards 2022

Best British Film of the Year

  • After Love (UK distributor: BFI Film Distribution; producer: Matthieu de Braconier)
  • Ali & Ava (UK distributor: Altitude Film Distribution; producer: Tracy O’Riordan)
  • Belfast (UK distributor: Universal; producers: Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas)
  • Boiling Point (UK distributor: Vertigo Releasing; producers: Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli)
  • The Father (UK distributor: Lionsgate UK; producers: Philippe Carcassonne, Simon Friend, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Christopher Spadone)
  • Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (UK distributor: Lionsgate UK; producers: Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski)
  • The Power Of The Dog (UK distributor: Netflix; producers: Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman)
  • The Reason I Jump (UK distributor: Picturehouse Entertainment; producers: Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow)
  • The Souvenir: Part II (UK distributor: Picturehouse Entertainment; producers: Ed Guiney, Joanna Hogg, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Luke Schiller)

Big Screen Event of the Year

  • Baby Lame presents Showgirls Live!, Rio Cinema
  • Gentleminions Screenings, Vue Entertainment
  • Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film
  • Irish premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, Belfast Film Festival
  • Kino Dreams – A Wim Wenders Retrospective, Curzon Film
  • Nightmare Alley at Screen on the Green, Pearl & Dean, Everyman, IM Marketing, Searchlight Pictures & Jaguar
  • UK Royal Premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, Odeon Luxe Leicester Square

Brand Partnership of the Year

  • The Batman and Nissan, Bridge Partnerships & Marketing/Warners Bros
  • The Batman Oreo Experience, Rio Cinema
  • Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear & Hyperoptic, The Walt Disney Company & Lime Communications
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Walkers, Lime Communications with Sony Pictures
  • Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love And Thunder and Actiph Water, The Walt Disney Company & Lime Communications
  • Nightmare Alley powered by Jaguar, Everyman Group
  • No Time To Die schools marketing partnership, Into Film & Universal Pictures UK
  • Nope for Icee, Cineworld
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home and GoHenry, Lime Communications with Sony Pictures

Breakthrough British Actor

  • Lauryn Ajufo, Boiling Point
  • Bella Ramsey, Catherine Called Birdy
  • Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon
  • Tom Stourton, All My Friends Hate Me
  • Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir: Part II

Breakthrough British Filmmaker

  • Jim Archer, Brian And Charles
  • Prano Bailey-Bond, Censor
  • Philip Barantini, Boiling Point
  • Aleem Khan, After Love
  • Reggie Yates, Pirates

Cinema of the Year (24 screens or under)

  • Highland Cinema, Fort William
  • Ilkley Cinema
  • Keswick Alhambra Cinema
  • The Living Room Cinema, Liphook
  • The Regal, Stowmarket
  • The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

Cinema of the Year (25 screens or over)

  • Cineworld Basildon
  • Everyman Edinburgh
  • The Ritzy, Brixton
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
  • Tivoli Cinema, Cheltenham
  • Vue, Glasgow St. Enoch

Cinema Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Fan Event, The Arc Cinema
  • TikTok/4DX, Cineworld
  • Under 25 Membership Launch, Curzon
  • New Cinema Brand Awareness and Community Engagement, The Highland Cinema
  • Picturehouse Outdoor Cinema, Picturehouse Cinemas
  • UK Heatwave: Free tickets for redheads, Showcase Cinemas
  • Get Lost in Great Stories (Jurassic World: Dominion), Vue Entertainment

Distributor of the Year – Independent

  • Altitude
  • Curzon Film
  • Dartmouth Films
  • Modern Films
  • MUBI
  • Picturehouse Entertainment

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

  • Audience Development Programme – Picturehouse Cinemas
  • Critics Mentorship Programme – BFI London Film Festival
  • Descriptive Subtitles – Matchbox Cinesub
  • Film for Everyone – Odeon Cinemas Group
  • LGBTQI+ Weekly Film Club – Rio Cinema
  • The Reason I Jump UK Release Campaign
  • Reclaim The Frame – Birds Eye View
  • Showcasing East & Southeast Asian Cinema – MilkTea

Documentary Film Campaign of the Year

  • The Alpinist, Universal Pictures Content Group with Dogwoof
  • Cow, MUBI
  • Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War, Dartmouth Films
  • Flee, Curzon Film
  • The Reason I Jump, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Rebel Dykes, Birds Eye View, BFI Distribution, Bohemia Media & Screen Scotland
  • Summer Of Soul, Searchlight Pictures - The Walt Disney Company
  • The Velvet Queen: Snow Leopard, Modern Films

Event Cinema Campaign of the Year

  • a-ha: The Movie, Modern Films
  • Anything Goes The Musical, Trafalgar Releasing
  • George Michael Freedom Uncut, Trafalgar Releasing
  • Oasis Knebworth 1996, Trafalgar Releasing
  • NT Live: Prima Facie, Empire Street Productions, National Theatre Live
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, Universal Pictures Content Group

Green Screen Award

  • Curzon
  • Depot  
  • Picturehouse Cinemas

Industry Rising Star Award

  • Nuala Clarke, Lionsgate UK
  • Milly Maloco, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Harriet Robinson, Curzon
  • Olivia Ter-Berg, Cineworld

International Feature Film Campaign of the Year

  • Drive My Car, Modern Films
  • Hit The Road, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Mama’s Affair, Trinity CineAsia
  • The Quiet Girl, Curzon Film & Break Out Pictures
  • Titane, Altitude
  • The Worst Person In The World, MUBI

Poster Design of the Year

  • After Love, BFI Distribution
  • Benediction, Vertigo Releasing & Hoo Ha
  • Boiling Point, Vertigo Releasing & Hoo Ha
  • Flee, Curzon
  • Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Lionsgate UK
  • Hit The Road, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Last Night In Soho, Creative Partnership
  • The Reason I Jump, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • The Story Of Looking, Modern Films
  • True Things, Picturehouse Entertainment

PR Campaign of the Year

  • After Love, Chris Lawrance Publicity & BFI Distribution
  • Boiling Point, Vertigo Releasing & DDA
  • Censor, Premier
  • The Father, Lionsgate UK
  • Hit The Road, Jon Rushton & Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Massive Cinema: Best British Film of the 21st Century, elevenfiftyfive

Theatrical Campaign of the Year (199 sites and under)

  • After Love, BFI Film Distribution
  • Ali & Ava, Altitude
  • Boiling Point, Vertigo Releasing
  • Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Lionsgate UK
  • The Quiet Girl, Curzon Film & Break Out Pictures
  • The Worst Person In The World, MUBI

Theatrical Campaign of the Year (200 sites and over)

  • The Batman, PHD UK & Warner Bros
  • The French Dispatch, Searchlight Pictures - The Walt Disney Company
  • Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love And Thunder, The Walt Disney Company

Trailer of the Year

  • Ali & Ava, Altitude and Intermission Film 
  • All My Friends Hate Me, BFI Film Distribution
  • Benediction, Vertigo Releasing & Intermission Film
  • The Father, Lionsgate UK
  • Official Competition, Curzon
  • Pirates, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • The Princess, Altitude and Intermission Film 
  • The Reason I Jump, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • The Souvenir: Part II, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • True Things, Picturehouse Entertainment
  • Wildfire, Modern Films
  • The Worst Person In The World, MUBI
  • Should cheap ticket promotions become a regular feature of UK cinemas?