EIFF Films Among BAFTA Nominees

Today the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2014 were revealed – and films from EIFF 2013 feature in the line-up.

This morning saw the announcement for the 2014 BAFTAs.

Among the big hitters, Gravity received 11 nominations, followed by 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, each nominated in ten categories.

But many more films from closer to home have also been nominated for this year's Awards, including some audience favourites from EIFF 2013.

Paul Wright, director and writer of For Those in Peril has been nominated for Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer.

The star of the film, George MacKay, who you may recognise from Edinburgh-set Sunshine on Leith, also received a nomination for the coveted EE Rising Star Award.

Our friends at Pixar are also up for a major award, with Monsters University, which received its UK premiere at EIFF, earning a nomination for Best Animated Film.

Last year's fantastic documentary programme included We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, which is also receiving a nod for Alex Gibney. The director has received a double nomination this year, for We Steal Secrets and his much-anticipated upcoming documentary The Armstrong Lie.

But it's not all features as some of our audience favourites from the McLaren Animation programme at EIFF receive nominations. All three of the films nominated in the British Short Animation category were in this year's programme. They are:

Everything I Can See From Here by Bjorn-Erik Aschim and Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor
I Am Tom Moody by Ainslie Henderson
Sleeping With the Fishes by James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa

Congratulations to everyone nominated!

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 16 February 2014. Read the full list of nominatons on the BAFTA website. 


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