“20,000 Days on Earth” leads BIFA doc nominees

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's hybrid doc on musician Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth (pictured), leads the doc nominations for the 17th annual British Independent Film Awards.
November 3, 2014

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s hybrid documentary on musician Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth (pictured), leads the documentary nominations for the 17th edition of the British Independent Film Awards.

The doc – which presents a fictionalized account of 24 hours in the life of the Australian musician – is nominated for best documentary alongside Mike Brett and Steve Jamison’s football doc Next Goal Wins; James Hall and Edward Lovelace’s forgotten memory project The Possibilities are Endless; Orlando von Einsiedel’s endangered gorilla doc Virunga; and Andre Singer’s Night Will Fall, on an unfinished Holocaust film edited by Alfred Hitchcock.

Meanwhile, 20,000 Days on Earth directors Forsyth and Pollard are both up for the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director, while the film is also nominated for best achievement in production – the only documentary nominated in the category.

The winners will be announced on December 7 at a ceremony in London.



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