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|National Film Awards UK|
|Awarded for||The best in film|
The National Film Awards UK are presented in an annual award show hosted by the National Film Academy (NFA). As of 2015, it has taken place in Central London at the Porchester Hall . The 2nd National Film Awards UK was held on 31 March 2016.
National Film Academy (NFA) was founded in 1999 and went on to launch The National Film Awards in 2015 as an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent film makers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry. The National Film Awards is scheduled to produce four award ceremonies annually in the United Kingdom, United States, South America, Africa and Australia. All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. National Film Academy has as its core mission to support, develop, promote and celebrate the achievements of the motion picture industry worldwide. The Academy has over 275,000 members worldwide and runs a year-round programme of premieres, festivals, seminars, conferences, educational events including film screenings and tribute evenings.
The ceremony takes place annually in March. The awards are mostly open to all nationalities but all nominees or films must be based in the country of origin except the Best Foreign Film category.
During the ceremony, National Film Awards UK pauses to pay tribute to those in the industry who died over the previous twelve months, with a montage of images accompanied by music. In 2016 the legendary late actor Alan Rickman was honored.
In 2015 Dame Judi Dench was voted by academy members to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award whilst the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Dame Helen Mirren  David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst were awarded the 2017 lifetime achievement award.
|1st ||30 March 2015|
|2nd ||31 March 2016|
|3rd ||29 March 2017|
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