Asif Kapadia’s F1 doc Senna (pictured) leads the non-fiction nominees for the 14th annual British Independent Film Awards, picking up nods in a trio of categories including a nomination for best British independent film, as well as for best documentary.
In the main awards category, the film is up against fiction films Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tyrannosaur and We Need to Talk about Kevin. The film’s editors Chris King and Gregers Sall are also nominated in the best technical achievement category.
In the best documentary category, Senna is up against Danfung Dennis’s Afghan war doc Hell and Back Again, Kevin Macdonald’s YouTube collaboration Life in a Day, James Marsh’s ape tale Project Nim, and Richard De Aragues’s motorcycle racing doc TT3D: Closer To The Edge.
Wim Wenders’ ballet film Pina also gets a mention, nominated for Best Foreign Independent Film alongside fiction efforts Animal Kingdom, Drive, A Separation, and The Skin I Live In.
In a statement, the British Independent Film Awards’ joint directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said: “This year’s nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today. We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide, helping to bring British talent and independent filmmaking to the international stage.”
The winners will be named at an awards ceremony on December 4 at the Old Billingsgate in London, England.