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Filmgoers across the country can enjoy special theatrical screenings of Matt Palmer’s award winning thriller CALIBRE at Curzon cinemas nationwide and the GFT in Glasgow. The programme will commence on Sunday 21st October at Curzon Aldgate, London with a special Q&A screening with lead actor Jack Lowden, actress Kate Bracken and producer Al Clark at 2.30pm. The screenings are part of the latest BIFA Presents programme, a series showcasing and promoting the best of British independent cinema and bringing selected features to new and diverse audiences across the country.

CALIBRE follows two life-long friends on a weekend trip to a remote Scottish village that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident. The men wrestle with intense paranoia and escalating fear as their friendship disintegrates and the locals close in on the truth, turning a weekend hunting trip into a desperate struggle for survival. A fresh, exciting twist on genre conventions, blending echoes of John Boorman’s Deliverance with a social realist eye for character and community, CALIBRE subverts audience expectations, evolving into a taut moral dilemma about the limits of friendship and loyalty.

Premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June to wide critical and audience acclaim, CALIBRE was awarded the festival’s prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film in recognition of its originality, craft and outstanding perfomances. Following its global release on Netflix soon afterwards, CALIBRE has been nominated for a standout five BAFTA Scotland awards, the most for any film or series nominated in 2018; including Best Actor nominations for three of its powerful performances, by Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England Is Mine), Martin McCann (The Survivalist) and Tony Curran (Outlaw King, Red Road). Writer/director Matt Palmer has also been nominated for both Best Fiction Director and Best Writer for Film/Television for his remarkable debut.

Now in its 21st year, BIFA highlights and rewards the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK. Past Best British Independent Film winners include, American Honey, Sweet Sixteen, Vera Drake, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, Moon, Pride, Ex Machina and most recently God’s Own Country.

Sunday 21st October, 2.30pm
Curzon Aldgate plus Q&A with actors Jack Lowden, Kate Bracken and producer Al Clark

Monday 22nd October, 6.20pm
Curzon Oxford plus Q&A with actors Ian Pirie and producer Al Clark

Tuesday 23rd October, 6.20pm
Curzon Knutsford plus Q&A with producer Anna Griffin

Monday 29th October, 6.20pm
Curzon Bloomsbury plus Q&A with actors Ian Pirie and Martin McCann, producer Al Clark and director Matt Palmer

Wednesday 31st October, 6.20pm
Curzon Wimbledon plus Q&A with actor Ian Pirrie and producer Anna Griffin

Saturday 3rd November, 2.00pm
Glasgow Film Theatre plus Q&A with director Matt Palmer, producer Anna Griffin and members of the cast

Thursday 8th November, 9.00pm
Curzon Canterbury plus introduction

Friday 16th November, 6.20pm
Curzon Sheffield plus Q&A with producers Al Clark and Anna Griffin

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BIFA 2018 nominations will be announced on Wednesday 31st October. The winners will be unveiled at the ceremony on Sunday 2nd December at Old Billingsgate, which will mark the 21st anniversary of the awards.

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