The team at CM would like to congratulate all the winner’s at the 20th British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), that took place this Sunday at London’s Old Billingsgate.
God’s Own Country, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production, were the favourites of the night picking up a total of 4 BIFA’s, including best British Independent Film. As well as winning the previously announced Sound Award, the film also won Best Actor for Josh O’Connor, and Best Debut Screenwriter Francis Lee.
I Am Not a Witch, with whom CM worked closely with, took home 3 awards on the night, including Best Director and The Douglas Hickox Award for Rungano Nyoni, and Breakthrough Producer (sponsored by Creativity Media) for Emily Morgan. (This is only the second time a director has won both awards.)
Lady Macbeth also did exceptionally well, winning trophies for Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer.
The Honorary Awards included The Variety Award for Gary Oldman, The Richard Harris Award presented to Vanessa Redgrave, and Femi Oguns for the Special Jury Prize.
See the full list of Sunday’s winners below…
Best British Independent Film – God’s Own Country Francis Lee, Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson
Best International Independent Film – Get Out Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Edward H Hamm Jr, Sean McKittrick
Best Director – I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
Best Screenplay – Lady Macbeth Alice Birch
Best Actress – Lady Macbeth Florence Pugh
Best Actor – God’s Own Country Josh O’connor
Best Supporting Actress – The Party Patricia Clarkson
Best Supporting Actor – The Death Of Stalin Simon Russell Beale
Most Promising Newcomer – Lady Macbeth Naomi Ackie
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) – I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
Debut Screenwriter – God’s Own Country Francis Lee
Breakthrough Producer – I Am Not A Witch Emily Morgan
The Discovery Award – In Another Life Jason Wingard, Hannah Stevenson, Rebecca Clare Evans
Best Documentary – Almost Heaven Carol Salter
Best British Short Film – Fish Story Charlie Lyne, Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing
Best Cinematography – Lady Macbeth Ari Wegner
Best Casting – The Death Of Stalin Sarah Crowe
Best Costume Design – Lady Macbeth Holly Waddington
Best Editing – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory
Best Effects – The Ritual Nick Allder, Ben White
Best Make Up & Hair Design – The Death Of Stalin Nicole Stafford
Best Music – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Carter Burwell
Best Production Design – The Death Of Stalin Cristina Casali
Best Sound – God’s Own Country Anna Bertmark