Celebrating the best in independent film with Bifa January 04, 2018 16:22

Welcome back to the Creative Awards blog, bringing you the very best in custom awards, custom trophies and dazzling design. In today’s entry we profile one of our most recent awards for an amazing organisation that is close to our heart the British Independent Film Awards, or Bifa for short.

Bifa trophy engraved by Creative AwardsFrom humble beginnings in 1998 to receiving over 300 submissions a year and working with one of the world’s leading champagne houses and global media outlets, Bifa has become an important institution within the British filmmaking and cultural landscape of independent film within the UK. Borne out of a spontaneous decision to host a party by Elliot Grove and Suzanne Ballantyne of the Raindance Film Festival, the Bifa recognise and celebrate talent within British independent filmmaking and film. In addition to the coveted awards, the Bifa also work to develop talent across the nation and film screening programmed with the aid of Creative Skillset and the BFI.

As you may or may not know Creative Awards have both a personal and professional interest within the film industry. Aside from making awards for a host of other film ceremonies, we also love working with film festivals because we all used to write and direct films. Our staff have backgrounds in media, film and television and have worked on various productions over the years. Whilst none of our endeavours quite reached the heights of the entries to the Bifa awards, we enjoy working with an organisation that champions up and coming directors and independent film.

The eye-catching award was designed by sculptor Fredrikson Stallard and is effortlessly artistic and deeply meaningful. Created in conjunction with Swarovski, the beautiful piece captures the meaning of the Bifa and resonates inspiration and aspiration. Intricate gold, piercing crystal and soft lines intermingle to create a trophy that is both thought-provoking and rewarding not only for the recipients but within the creative space itself.

BIFA Trophy designed by Fredrikson Stallard, created by Swarovski from BIFA TV on Vimeo.

Creative Awards assisted in the engraving of this impactful trophy liaising closely with representatives from the Bifa to ensure that the work we produced reflected the outstanding quality of the recipients and the films submitted.