British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) 2016 – Full list of winners

The 2016 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) winners were announced at a star-studded ceremony last night.

Here’s who took what home:




BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

  • AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa – WINNER
  • COUPLE IN A HOLE Tom Geens, Zorana Piggott
  • I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Rebecca O’Brien
  • NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
  • UNDER THE SHADOW Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

    • HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Matt Noonan, Leanne Saunders
    • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan, Kimberly Steward, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin J. Walsh
    • MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner – WINNER
    • MUSTANG Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour, Charles Gillibert
    • TONI ERDMANN Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Michel Merkt

 

BEST DIRECTOR

  • ANDREA ARNOLD American Honey – WINNER
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • BEN WHEATLEY Free Fire
  • KEN LOACH I, Daniel Blake
  • PETER MIDDLETON, JAMES SPINNEY, Notes on Blindness

BEST SCREENPLAY

    • ANDREA ARNOLD American Honey
    • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow – WINNER
    • BILLY O’BRIEN, CHRISTOPHER HYDE I Am Not a Serial Killer
    • PAUL LAVERTY I, Daniel Blake
    • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills




BEST ACTRESS

  • HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake
  • JODIE WHITTAKER Adult Life Skills
  • KATE DICKIE Couple in a Hole
  • NARGES RASHIDI Under the Shadow
  • SASHA LANE American Honey – WINNER

BEST ACTOR

  • DAVE JOHNS I, Daniel Blake – WINNER
  • MAX RECORDS I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER Trespass Against Us
  • SHIA LABEOUF American Honey
  • STEVE BRANDON My Feral Heart

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    • AVIN MANSHADI Under the Shadow – WINNER
    • GEMMA ARTERTON The Girl With All the Gifts
    • NAOMIE HARRIS Our Kind of Traitor
    • SHANA SWASH My Feral Heart
    • TERRY PHETO A United Kingdom




BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

    • ARINZÉ KENE The Pass
    • BRETT GOLDSTEIN Adult Life Skills – WINNER
    • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD I Am Not a Serial Killer
    • JAMIE DORNAN Anthropoid
    • SEAN HARRIS Trespass Against Us

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • THE CONFESSION: LIVING THE WAR ON TERROR Ashish Ghadiali, James Rogan
  • DANCER Steven Cantor, Gabrielle Tana
  • THE HARD STOP George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
  • NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne – WINNER
  • VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH Louise Osmond, Rebecca O’Brien

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CRAFT

  • JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM Sound – Notes on Blindness
  • PAUL MONAGHAN, MAT WHITECROSS Editing – Supersonic
  • ROBBIE RYAN Cinematography – American Honey – WINNER
  • SEB BARKER Visual Effects – The Girl With All the Gifts
  • SHAHEEN BAIG Casting – Free Fire

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (DEBUT DIRECTOR)

  • ADAM SMITH Trespass Against Us
  • ALICE LOWE Prevenge
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow – WINNER
  • PETER MIDDLETON, JAMES SPINNEY Notes on Blindness
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills

DEBUT SCREENWRITER – NEW FOR 2016

  • ED TALFAN The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad)
  • HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling
  • JOHN CAIRNS, MICHAEL McCARTNEY A Patch of Fog
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills – WINNER
  • SIMON FARNABY, JULIAN BARRATT Mindhorn

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER – NEW FOR 2016

  • CAMILLE GATIN The Girl With All the Gifts – WINNER
  • DIONNE WALKER The Hard Stop
  • MICHAEL BERLINER Adult Life Skills
  • MIKE BRETT, JO-JO ELLISON, STEVE JAMISON Notes on Blindness
  • PAUL FEGAN Where You’re Meant to Be

THE DISCOVERY AWARD

  • BLACK MOUNTAIN POETS Jamie Adams, Jon Rennie
  • THE DARKEST UNIVERSE Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Jo-Jo Ellison
  • THE GHOUL Gareth Tunley, Jack Healy Guttmann, Tom Meeten
  • GOZO Miranda Bowen, Leo Scott
  • THE GREASY STRANGLER Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood – WINNER

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

  • ClARE BINNS, Picturehouse Cinemas

BEST BRITISH SHORT

  • JACKED Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson – WINNER
  • MOTHER Leo Leigh, Scott O’Donnell
  • OVER Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister
  • RATE ME Fyzal Boulifa, Taina Galis
  • THE WRONG END OF THE STICK Terri Matthews, Chris Cornwell, Sam Bank

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

  • DAVE JOHNS I, Daniel Blake
  • HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake – WINNER
  • LETITIA WRIGHT Urban Hymn
  • SENNIA NANUA The Girl With All the Gifts
  • STEVE BRANDON My Feral Heart
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