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12/09/01
Film Awards Honour Homegrown Talent
- Newcomers battle it out with big names at British Independent Film Awards

THE BRITISH film industry has taken its fair share of flack for dishing out flops over the last few years - but the quality of nominees at this years British Independent Film awards (BIFA) suggests there is no shortage of home-grown talent.

Established names such as Kate Winslet, Ray Winstone and Timothy Spall are all nominated for awards. Winslet, nominated for her role in World War Two spy yarn Enigma, faces competition from rising star Kate Ashfield, who starred in the acclaimed indie flick Late Night Shopping.

Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley are nominated for Best Actor for their roles in Sexy Beast, alongside Timothy Spall for Lucky Break and Ian Hart for gritty working-class drama, Liam.

Film Four, renown for delivering quality independent British films, have several contenders in the running for the British Independent Film Award, including Ken Loach's Bread And Roses and the yet-to-be released quirky lo-fi comedy Jump Tomorrow.

Previous winners include Billy Elliot, East is East and Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

The results will be announced on October 24.




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