Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner Titane and Andrea Arnold’s Cow have made the longlists for best international independent film and best documentary respectively at the 2021 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa).
Titane is one of 19 titles on the international list, alongside fellow Cannes 2021 titles A Chiara, Compartment No. 6, Drive My Car, Great Freedom, Paris, 13th District and Red Rocket.
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Six of the 19 international titles hail from North America, with 12 from Europe and one from Japan. Nine of the 19 directors are women.
Alongside Cow on the documentary longlist is Mark Cousins’ The Story Of Looking, which debuted in Telluride last month. Also selected are Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s The Real Charlie Chaplin, Mo Scarpelli’s El Father Plays Himself, and Finding Jack Charlton, the sports documentary about the late English football player and manager directed by Pete Thomas and broadcaster Gabriel Clarke.
10 of the 14 documentaries are directed or co-directed by women and non-binary filmmakers.
The five nominations in each category will be announced as part of the full nominations on Wednesday, November 3; with winners revealed at the ceremony on Sunday, December 5.
Longlists for new talent categories were announced last week.
Bifa international independent film, documentary longlists
Best International Independent Film
A Chiara (It-US) dir. Jonas Carpignano
Compartment No. 6 (Rus-Fin) dir. Juho Kuosmanen
Drive My Car (Jap) dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi
First Cow (US) dir. Kelly Reichardt
Flee (Den) dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Great Freedom (Austria) dir. Sebastian Meise
The Hand Of God (It) dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Hive (Kos) dir. Blerta Basholli
Hope (Nor-Swe) dir. Maria Sodahl
Paris, 13th District (Fr) dir. Jacques Audiard
Petite Maman (Fr) dir. Celine Sciamma
Pleasure (Swe-US) dir. Ninja Thyberg
Red Rocket (US) dir. Sean Baker
Shiva Baby (US) dir. Emma Seligman
Souad (Egy-Tun-Ger) dir. Ayten Amin
Sound Of Metal (US) dir. Darius Marder
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (US) dir. Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson
Titane (Fr) dir. Julia Ducournau
Zola (US) dir. Janicza Bravo
Bank Job dirs. Daniel Edelstyn, Hilary Powell
Cow dir. Andrea Arnold
Dying To Divorce dir. Chloe Fairweather
El Father Plays Himself dir. Mo Scarpelli
Finding Jack Charlton dirs. Gabriel Clarke, Pete Thomas
Hostile dir. Sonita Gale
I Am Belmaya dirs. Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali
Keyboard Fantasies dir. Posy Dixon
Misha And The Wolves dir. Sam Hobkinson
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché dirs. Paul Sng, Celeste Bell
The Real Charlie Chaplin dirs. Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Rebel Dykes dirs. Harri Shanahan, Sian A. Williams
Sisters With Transistors dir. Lisa Rovner
The Story Of Looking dir. Mark Cousins