BIFA winners

Well, what a delight it has been to find out that I will be getting involved as a champion for the BIFA in Manchester just in time for the awards. If there was ever any doubts about British talent in cinema, this list is more than enough to prove differently.

Here’s a full list of all the winners, as well as nominees.

Best British Independent Film

American Honey (Winner)

Couple in a Hole 

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best Director

Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Winner)

Ben Wheatley (Free Fire)

Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)

James Spinney & Pete Middleton (Notes on Blindness)

Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)

Best Screenplay

Under The Shadow (Winner)

Adult Life Skills

American Honey

I am not a Serial Killer

I, Daniel Blake

Best Actor

Dave Johns (I Daniel Blake, Winner)

Shia Labeouf (American Honey)

Max Records (I am not a Serial Killer)

Steve Brandon (My Feral Heart)

Michael Fassbender (Tresspass Against Us)

Best Actress

Sasha Lane (American Honey, Winner)

Jodie Whittaker (Adult Life Skills)

Kate Dickie (Couple in a Hole)

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)

Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)

Best Supporting Actor

Brett Goldstein (Adult Life Skills, Winner)

Jamie Dornan (Anthropoid)

Christopher Lloyd (I am not a Serial Killer)

Arinzé Kene (The Pass)

Sean Harris (Trespass Against Us)

Best Supporting Actress

Avin Manshadi (Under The Shadow, Winner)

Gemma Arterton (The Girl with all the Gifts)

Shana Swash (My Feral Heart)

Naomie Harris (Our Kind of Traitor)

Terry Pheto (A United Kingdom)

Most Promising Newcomer

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Winner)

Sennia Nanua (The Girl with all the Gifts)

Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)

Steve Brandon (My Feral Heart)

Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn)

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow, Winner)

Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills)

Pete Middleton & James Spinney (Notes on Blindness)

Alice Lowe (Prevenge)

Adam Smith (Trespass Against Us)

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Robbie Ryan (American Honey, Winner)

Shaheen Baig (Free Fire)

Seb Barker (The Girl with all the Gifts)

Joakim Sundström (Notes on Blindness)

Paul Monaghan & Mat Whitecross (Supersonic)

The Richard Harris Award

Alison Steadman

Best Documentary

Notes on Blindness (Winner)

The Confession: Living the War on Terror


The Hard stop

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

Best International Independent Film

Moonlight (Winner)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Manchester by the Sea


Toni Erdmann

Best British Short

Jacked (Winner)



Rate Me

The Wrong End of the Stick

The Discovery Award

The Greasy Strangler (Winner)

Black Mountain Poets

The Darkest Universe

The Ghoul


The Variety Award

Naomie Harris

Breakthrough Producer

Camille Gatin (The Girl with all the Gifts, Winner)

Michael Berliner (Adult Life Skills)

Dionne Walker (The Hard Stop)

Mike Brett & Jo Jo Ellison & Steve Jamison (Notes on Blindness)

Paul Fegan (Where You’re Meant To Be)

Debut Screenwriter

Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills, Winner)

Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling)

Simon Farnaby & Julian Barratt (Mindhorn)

Ed Talfan (The Passing, Yr Ymadawiad)

John Cairns & Michael McCartney (A Patch of Fog)


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