Sunday, October 2, 2022

The 2017 British Independent Film (BIFA) Award Winners

By Matt Neglia

The winners for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards have been announced.

​Click below to see the winners.


​Best British Independent Film

“The Death of Stalin”
“God’s Own Country”
“I Am Not a Witch”
Lady Macbeth
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best International Independent Film
The Florida Project
Get Out
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Loveless”
The Square

Best Director
Armando Iannucci – “The Death of Stalin”
Francis Lee – God’s Own Country”
Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Rungano Nyoni – “I Am Not a Witch”
William Oldroyd – “Lady Macbeth

Best Screenplay 
Alice Birch – “Lady Macbeth
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin – “The Death of Stalin”
Francis Lee – God’s Own Country”
Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Rungano Nyoni – “I Am Not a Witch”

Best Actress 
Emily Beecham – “Daphne”
Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margaret Mulubwa – “I Am Not a Witch”
Florence Pugh – “Lady Macbeth
Ruth Wilson – “Dark River”

Best Actor
Jamie Bell – “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
Paddy Considine – “Journeyman”
Johnny Harris – “Jawbone”
Josh O’Connor – “God’s Own Country”
Alec Secareanu – “God’s Own Country”

Best Supporting Actress
Naomi Ackie – “Lady Macbeth
Patricia Clarkson – “The Party”
Kelly MacDonald – “Goodbye Christopher Robin
Andrea Riseborough  – “The Death of Stalin”
Julie Walters – “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

Best Supporting Actor
Simon Russell Beale – “The Death of Stalin”
Steve Buscemi – “The Death of Stalin”
Woody Harrelson – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Ian Hart – “God’s Own Country”
Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Most Promising Newcomer
Naomi Ackie – “Lady Macbeth
Harry Gilby – “Just Charlie”
Cosmo Jarvis – “Lady Macbeth”)
Harry Michell – “Chubby Funny”
Lily Newmark – “Pin Cushion”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
Deborah Haywood -“Pin Cushion”
Francis Lee – “God’s Own Country”
Thomas Napper – “Jawbone”
Rungani Nyoni – “I Am Not a Witch”
William Oldroyd – “Lady Macbeth

Debut Screenwriter
Alice Birch – “Lady Macbeth
Gaby Chiappe – “Their Finest
Johnny Harris – “Jawbone”
Francis Lee – “God’s Own Country”
Rungani Nyoni – “I Am Not a Witch”

Breakthrough Producer
Gavin Humphries – “Pin Cushion”
Emily Morgan – “I Am Not a Witch”
Brendan Mullin, Katy Jackson – “Bad Day For The Cut”
Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly – “Lady Macbeth
Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson – “God’s Own Country”

The Discovery Award 
“Even When I Fall”
“Halfway”
“In Another Life”
“Isolani R”
“My Pure Land”

Best Documentary
“Almost Heaven”
“Half Way”
“Kingdom Of Us”
“Uncle Howard”
“Williams”

Best British Short Film
“1745”
“Fish Story”
“The Entertainer”
“Work”
“Wren Boys”

Best Cinematography
Ben Davis – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
David Gallego – “I Am Not a Witch”
Tat Radcliffe – “Jawbone”
Thomas Riedelsheimer – “Leaning Into the Wind”
Ari Wegner – “Lady Macbeth

Best Casting
Shaheen Baig  – “Lady Macbeth
Shaheen Baig, layla Merrick-Wolf – “God’s Own Country”
Sarah Crowe – “The Death of Stalin”
Sarah Halley Finn – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Debbie McWilliams – “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

Best Costume Design
Dinah Collin – “My Cousin Rachel
Suzie Harman – “The Death of Stalin”
Sandy Powell – “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”
Holly Rebecca – “I Am Not a Witch”
Holly Waddington – “Lady Macbeth

Best Editing
Johnny Burke – “Williams”
David Charap – “Jawbone”
Jon Gregory – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Peter Lambert – “The Death of Stalin”
Joe Martin – “Us And Them”

Best Effects
Nick Allder, Ben White – “The Ritual”
Luke Dodd – “Journeyman”
Effects team – “The Death of Stalin”
Dan Martin – “Double Date”
Chris Reynolds – “Their Finest

Best Make Up & Hair Design
Julene Paton – “I Am Not a Witch”
Jan Sewell – “Breathe
Nadia Stacey – “Journeyman”
Nicole Stafford – “The Death of Stalin”
Sian Wilson – “Lady Macbeth

Best Music
Carter Burwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Fred Frith – “Leaning Into The Wind”
Matt Kelly – “I Am Not a Witch”
Paul Weller – “Jawbone”
Christopher Willis – “The Death of Stalin”

Best Production Design
Jacqueline Abrahams – “Lady Macbeth
Cristina Casali – “The Death of Stalin”
James Merifield – “Final Portrait”
Nathan Parker  – “I Am Not a Witch”
Eve Stewart – “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

Best Sound
Anna Bertmark – “God’s Own Country”
Maiken Hansen – “I Am Not a Witch”
Andy Shelley, Steve Griffiths – “Jawbone”
Joakim Sundström – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sound team – “Breathe

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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