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Hallam Foe up for indie film honours

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Scottish film Hallam Foe has received six nominations for the British Independent Film Awards, including best actor and actress for its stars Jamie Bell and Sophia Myles.

It is also in the running for best film, technical achievement, best screenplay and best director for David Mackenzie.

The annual awards honour the best British cinema outside the mainstream and winners will be announced on November 28.

This year’s awards will mark the 10th BIFA ceremony.

Control, Anton Corbijn’s biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, is up for 10 awards, while drama And When Did You Last See Your Father? also received multiple nominations.

Meanwhile Ray Winstone will receive the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor for his role in Nil by Mouth.

Founder Elliot Grove said: ‘It is my hope that British filmmakers, whose work these awards were set up to honour, continue to entertain, astound, delight and inspire and take their rightful place at the forefront of international independent cinema.’

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