BBC Films has scooped 21 nominations for the 2012 British Independent Film Awards which were announced yesterday.

Rufus Norris’ Broken leads the way with 9 nominations, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear have been recognised for their performances in the film, along with Eloise Laurence who has been included in the Most Promising Newcomer category.

Broken has also been nominated for Best Technical Achievement and Best Debut Director, making it the most nominated film at this year’s BIFAs.

Acclaimed gritty drama ILL Manors has garnered 3 nominations, including Best Actor for Riz Ahmed and Best Debut Director for Ben Drew.

Set in 1960s London, Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa has also received 3 nominations, including Best Actress for Elle Fanning’s portrayal of Ginger, and Best Supporting Actress for Alice Englert’s performance of Rosa.

James Marsh’s tense thriller Shadow Dancer has received two nominations - Andrea Riseborough as Best Actress and Domhnall Gleeson as Best Supporting Actor.

Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet has been recognised with a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Billy Connolly’s performance as Wilf.

Mat Whitecross’s Spike Island has received a nomination for Elliot Tittensor as Most Promising Newcomer. Julien Temple’s London - The Modern Babylon has been nominated for Best Documentary. Acclaimed filmmaker Lynne Ramsey’s Swimmer has been nominated in the Best British Short category.

BIFA 2012 will take place at Old Billingsgate in Central London on Sunday December 9th, 2012 hosted by James Nesbitt.